The marketing company celebrated 30 years of operation.
The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce last week celebrated the 30th anniversary of a member business, Allegra, a marketing, print and mail company at 12285 McNulty Road.
Arlene and Bill Logan opened American Speedy Printing in 1987 in the Leo Mall in Somerton. The company changed its name to Allegra in 1999, moving to its current site.
The move was delayed for about a year when a tornado ripped the side wall off the new location in 1998. Then-Lt. Gov. Mark Schweiker joined the Logans for a look at the damage.
In 2006, the Logans’ son, Mike, and his wife Aileen purchased the business. Mike Logan sits on the Northeast Chamber of Commerce board.
Allegra is also a partner with nonprofits such as the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame, Solly Stables, The Philadelphia Foundation and the National Association for Printing Leadership.
At the Sept. 14 party, at Allegra, there was food, cake, pastries and drinks.
Among the guests were Holy Family University President Sister Maureen McGarrity, the incoming 2018 Chamber board president, and Sandi King, the longtime city Department of Commerce business service manager in the Northeast.
Pam Henshall, president of the local Chamber, presented the Logans with a certificate of recognition.
City Councilman Al Taubenberger presented the family with a citation. ••