Our January 2017 Spotlight :: Joyce DeLong

In 1983, Joyce DeLong and her husband, Richard, decided to open their own business and purchased an Insty-Prints quick printing franchise.  At the beginning, Joyce worked part-time in the business but became full time in 1999.  As the business grew, there was great need for a marketing and sales position and it was decided that Joyce would take on that important role.

Although she had no formal sales or marketing training, Joyce jumped into the position and found she was a natural working with customers.  In order to network and spread the word about her business, Joyce became active in numerous organizations. She discovered it was a great way to meet new people and get involved in the WNY community.

The exciting news for 2017 is that Joyce and Richard have upgraded their brand and have changed the name of their business to Allegra Marketing-Print-Mail.  This is the premier printing brand within their franchise and they are extremely proud to carry the new name for their business!

Joyce is a member and past president of the local chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)and New York State Women, Inc, Buffalo Niagara.  Currently she is also a member of the Women Presidents Organization and serves on the Board of The Rotary Club of Buffalo.  Joyce graduated from the UB CEL program in 2007, completed the Leadership Buffalo program in 2014 and is a member of the Canisius Women’s Business Center as well as the Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo.  It has been extremely rewarding being a part of these groups and she has enjoyed the many close relationships she has made over the past 33 years.

Because of her involvement in so many different organizations, Joyce has been the proud recipient of numerous awards and honors including:
Women of the Year- Business and Professional Women of Buffalo
Member of the Year- NAWBO Buffalo Niagara

Women in Business Champion – SBA, Eighth District
Small Business of the Year- Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce

Woman of Influence – Buffalo Business First
Paul Harris Award- Rotary Club of Buffalo

Joyce and Richard have been married for 40 years and are life-long residents of the Buffalo area.  They are proud supporters of the WNY community and are avid Buffalo Bill's fans. They have 2 grown daughters.  Nicole is married to Patrick Krough, living in Clarence, NY and are parents to Mia, Patrick, Olivia and Will.  Younger daughter, Jill and her spouse Jason Niemann, live in Cincinnati, OH with their 2 daughters, Addison and Emerson.

Joyce is very excited to become a member of ABWA and looks forward to being a part of this great organization and to making lasting relationships with the other members! 

In 1983, Joyce DeLong and her husband, Richard, decided to open their own business and purchased an Insty-Prints quick printing franchise.  At the beginning, Joyce worked part-time in the business but became full time in 1999.  As the business grew, there was great need for a marketing and sales position and it was decided that Joyce would take on that important role.

Although she had no formal sales or marketing training, Joyce jumped into the position and found she was a natural working with customers.  In order to network and spread the word about her business, Joyce became active in numerous organizations. She discovered it was a great way to meet new people and get involved in the WNY community.

The exciting news for 2017 is that Joyce and Richard have upgraded their brand and have changed the name of their business to Allegra Marketing-Print-Mail.  This is the premier printing brand within their franchise and they are extremely proud to carry the new name for their business!

Joyce is a member and past president of the local chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)and New York State Women, Inc, Buffalo Niagara.  Currently she is also a member of the Women Presidents Organization and serves on the Board of The Rotary Club of Buffalo.  Joyce graduated from the UB CEL program in 2007, completed the Leadership Buffalo program in 2014 and is a member of the Canisius Women’s Business Center as well as the Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo.  It has been extremely rewarding being a part of these groups and she has enjoyed the many close relationships she has made over the past 33 years.

Because of her involvement in so many different organizations, Joyce has been the proud recipient of numerous awards and honors including:
Women of the Year- Business and Professional Women of Buffalo
Member of the Year- NAWBO Buffalo Niagara

Women in Business Champion – SBA, Eighth District
Small Business of the Year- Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce

Woman of Influence – Buffalo Business First
Paul Harris Award- Rotary Club of Buffalo

Joyce and Richard have been married for 40 years and are life-long residents of the Buffalo area.  They are proud supporters of the WNY community and are avid Buffalo Bill's fans. They have 2 grown daughters.  Nicole is married to Patrick Krough, living in Clarence, NY and are parents to Mia, Patrick, Olivia and Will.  Younger daughter, Jill and her spouse Jason Niemann, live in Cincinnati, OH with their 2 daughters, Addison and Emerson.

Joyce is very excited to become a member of ABWA and looks forward to being a part of this great organization and to making lasting relationships with the other members!