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Allegra in Providence Earns Business Award

Award-Winning Marketing Print Mail Company

Helping Local Businesses Reopen Safely 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Allegra Marketing Print Mail in Providence was recently honored with an award from leading marketing, print and graphic communications franchise network, Alliance Franchise Brands.

The annual award recognizes excellence in sales and customer service. It comes as Allegra is providing critical resources to help local businesses reopen safely and quickly as restrictions are lifted. Allegra in Providence is one of only seven businesses to be recognized with this award by Alliance Franchise Brands, a network of more than 600 locations.

“We are all in this together, contributing to the reopening and comeback for our business community,” said Bud McCann, owner of Allegra. “This recognition reminds us that no one does it alone. Our loyal customers are the ones we honor, and we share this award with them.”

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Allegra quickly moved to support local businesses and continues to serve the community with creative and innovative signage solutions.

As Providence works to reopen amidst local restrictions lifting, Allegra has created resources for businesses, including reopening guidelines that offer a comprehensive checklist methodology. Allegra can also provide all necessary graphics and signs needed to reopen swiftly and easily, creating a safe environment for customers and employees.  

Located at 102 Waterman Street, Allegra is a professional services business serving the digital and print marketing communications needs of small and medium-sized organizations – direct mail, advertising, email marketing, signs and branding.

Allegra is independently owned and operated and is a member of the Alliance Franchise Brands network, linking more than 600 locations throughout North America.

For more information about Allegra in Providence, visit www.allegraprovidence.com or call (401) 421-5160.

Purchase of ALC Copies

We are very pleased to have purchased ALC Copies recently from John Chmil. One of the reasons I felt this acquisition would succeed is the common way we each bring value to our customers, through outstanding service and quality products. Also, our customer bases are similar in that we both serve the Professional Offices, Nonprofits, Educational Sectors, and Small Local Businesses.

I would like to give you some background on our company. Allegra Providence has been serving Rhode Island businesses for over 25 years and we are located on the East Side of Providence. My wife and I bought the business 3 years ago. So after having spent 35 years working in the Corporate world, where my career took us to other parts of the country, our plan was always to come back home to RI and be closer to our family and friends.

We have had very good success in the 3 years we owned the business which has more than doubled in revenue during this time. We have accomplished this by assembling an incredible team, providing excellent customer service and products, as well as expanding the products and services we offer. What we are most proud of is our team. And although everyone has a primary role, we all do what is necessary to make sure we meet our customers’ expectations. Also, what is unique about our business is all our team members have a College Degree in Graphic Design. As such I would like to take this opportunity to introduce Our Team to you.

Allegra’s services include: Printing, Mailing Services, Signs & Graphics, Labels, Tradeshow and Displays, and Promotional Products.

Please know you can continue to use the ALC Copies telephone number and email address. But you may want to update your records with the Allegra contact information which is below.

  • Telephone # (401) 421-5160
  • Email address: print@allegraprovidence.com

We wish John the best in his new life in Colorado and we look forward to working with all of you to earn your business and trust.

Sincerely,

Bud McCann


Allegra in Providence Awards More Than $7,000 to Area Nonprofits Through Annual FootPRINT Fund® March 2020

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Allegra Marketing Print Mail in Providence has established an annual FootPRINT Fund® to help area nonprofit organizations “leave a footprint” in the community by awarding print services for promotional and informational materials.

The third annual Allegra FootPRINT Fund has awarded over $7,000 this year to nonprofit organizations and associations seeking financial assistance for graphic design, printing of brochures, newsletters, forms, invitations, posters, mailings and other print communications. Since the establishment of the fund, Allegra in Providence has given over $20,000 in services to local nonprofits and organizations.

“Providing community support is an important goal at Allegra,” said Bud McCann, owner of Allegra. “The FootPRINT Fund was created to provide a means of helping local organizations receive assistance in an area that may not be addressed by other funding sources.”

Award recipients are selected based on how the print services will be used to further organization goals including service expansion, program enhancement and maximization of existing resources, as well as the organization’s innovation and resourcefulness.

To be considered for a FootPRINT Fund award, nonprofit groups, associations and charitable organizations that serve the greater Providence area must submit a completed application, proof of nonprofit certification and a copy of their most recent 990 form.

“This program is a way for us to make a difference in our community, one step at a time,” said McCann. “Here at Allegra, we feel that it is extremely important to reach out to those in need and help our local organizations and associations leave their ‘footprints’ in the community.


ALLEGRA MARKETING PRINT MAIL 2019 FOOTPRINT FUND® AWARDS OVER $5,000 TO AREA NONPROFITS 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Allegra Marketing Print Mail in Providence has recently unveiled the winners of its second annual FootPRINT Fund®. . Since the program’s launch last year, Allegra has earmarked more than $7,000 in awards to support area nonprofits with marketing and printing services for their promotional and informational materials.

This year, a total of $5,000 in services was awarded to the following FootPRINT Fund recipients:

  • A Wish Come True
  • Alliance for Artists Communities
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters RI
  • Breakthrough Providence
  • Brown-RISD Catholic Community
  • Childhood Lead Action Project
  • Connecting Children and Families
  • Inspiring Minds
  • Nonviolence Institute
  • Old Colony Habitat for Humanity
  • Providence Animal Rescue League
  • Providence Preservation Society
  • Providence Singers
  • Reach Out and Read RI
  • RI Council for the Humanities
  • RI for Community & Justice
  • Southside Community Land Trust
  • The DaVinci Center
  • Tides Family Services
  • Woman's Fund of RI

“It is a core part of our company’s mission to give back to our community,” said Allegra owner Bud McCann. “We are lucky to have such a wide variety of organizations in the Providence area that touch on and serve so many important aspects of our community. We are proud to support these organizations and help advance their goals.”

Each year, award recipients are selected based on how services will be used to further organizational goals including service expansion, program enhancement and extension of existing resources, as well as the organization’s innovation and resourcefulness.

To be considered for a FootPRINT Fund award, nonprofit groups, associations and charitable organizations that serve the greater Providence area must submit a completed application, proof of nonprofit certification and a copy of their most recent 990 form. Located at 102 Waterman Street, Providence, Allegra features high-impact printing services, marketing consultation, graphic design, mailing services, signs & banners, promotional products and web-to-print (ecommerce). For more information about Allegra in Providence, visit http://allegraprovidence.com or call (401) 421-5160.



ALLEGRA OF PROVIDENCE EARNS SALES ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

RECOGNIZED FOR TRACK RECORD OF SUPERIOR GROWTH

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Allegra Marketing – Print – Mail in Providence was recently recognized for its excellence in sales by Alliance Franchise Brands, Marketing & Print Division, a world leader in marketing, print and graphic communications

Owned by Bud McCann, Allegra of Providence earned the monthly award for being one of the top ten centers in sales growth within the international network of nearly 250 centers.

“We’re proud to be the resource that local businesses, nonprofits and educational institutions turn to for addressing their goals – their success is our success,” said Karen McCann, Director of Digital Marketing for the Providence center. “Without their continued support, we wouldn’t be able to receive this kind of recognition. We work to be true solutions providers and business partners to our customers so they can continue to grow and have a positive impact on our local communities – we credit our achievements to them.”

In addition to its sales achievements, Allegra of Providence is also making strides in the nonprofit sector. Earlier this month, the center hosted a “Lunch & Learn” seminar in which area nonprofit organizations from the greater Providence area gathered to learn about strategies for successful marketing. At the seminar, Allegra also introduced its FootPRINT Fund® to help area nonprofit organizations “leave a footprint” in the community by awarding marketing and print services for promotional and informational materials. The application process is expected to begin in early 2018.

Allegra is a full-service marketing communications provider offering advanced printing technologies, including full-color offset and digital printing. In addition, it offers mailing services, graphic design, marketing consultation, digital color signs, posters and banners, complete finishing services, promotional products and print management solutions.

For more information about Allegra in Providence, visit https://www.allegraprovidence.com or call (401) 421-5160.



ALLEGRA MARKETING-PRINT-MAIL GETS NEW OWNER, ACQUIRES OCEAN STATE PRINTERS 250 centers.

PROVIDENCE – Allegra Marketing-Print-Mail has been purchased by Providence resident Bud McCann, the company announced on Wednesday.

McCann purchased Allegra, a marketing and communications company, from Ted Stein. McCann subsequently acquired Ocean State Printers, adding Peter Adams and David Toj to the Allegra team, bringing the company’s ranks to five.

Both companies will consolidate at 102 Waterman St. on the East Side of Providence.

“Allegra has provided design, marketing, print and mailing services in Providence for 20-plus years,” said McCann in a statement. “Joining forces with the well regarded ‘Peter the Printer,’ allows us to offer our customers leading-edge technologies under the same superior customer service they’ve always known and trusted from both Allegra and Ocean State Printers.”

McCann said he expects company growth, by utilizing Ocean State Printer’s skills and providing service to Allegra’s new clients via acquisition.

McCann declined to disclose the financial details of either purchase.

Allegra Marketing-Print-Mail is a member of the Alliance Franchise Brands network, a marketing and communications company that links more than 600 locations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.



ALLEGRA PROVIDENCE ANNOUNCES NEW OWNER

STRATEGIC CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP, NEW ACQUISITION MADE TO BETTER SERVE PROVIDENCE METRO BUSINESS COMMUNITY

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The ink is dry on a deal merging two prominent Rhode Island marketing and print businesses under new ownership.

Allegra Marketing-Print-Mail . – announced today its ownership transition to Providence resident, Bud McCann. With more than 35 years of experience in working for Corporate America, Bud and his wife Karen have returned to his Rhode Island roots to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a business owner..

The strategic change in new ownership will allow McCann to grow the company, which has served local businesses, nonprofits and the educational sector for more than 20 years.

In addition to new ownership, Allegra’s recent acquisition of Ocean State Printers will allow the center to serve its customers in new ways, bringing a comprehensive range of marketing and print services under one roof, centrally located on the East Side of Providence at 102 Waterman Street in Providence.

“Allegra has provided design, marketing, print, and mailing services in Providence for 20+ years, said McCann. “Joining forces with the well regarded ‘Peter the Printer,’ allows us to offer our customers leading-edge technologies under the same superior customer service they’ve always known and trusted from both Allegra and Ocean State Printers.”

In addition to marketing consultation and graphic design services, Allegra features advanced printing technologies including full-color printing, digital color signs, posters and banners, complete finishing services, mailing services, variable data capabilities, and promotional products.

Allegra is independently owned and operated and is a member of Alliance Franchise Brands network, a world leader in marketing and visual communications, linking more than 600 locations in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom.

For more information about Allegra in Providence, visit https://www.allegraprovidence.com or call (401) 421-5160.

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