Lori M. Flink, MAS is the Founder and CEO of Allegro Business Products, located in Canton, GA.  She has worked, managed and trained for over 30 years in the print, promotional products, custom decorated apparel, office supply and financial industries.  Lori’s unique and personable ability to identify and solve clients marketing problems has contributed to the success of many corporations and non-profits.  She studies trends to deliver results, and makes marketing authentic, effective, engaging and fun which allows her, and Allegro Business Products to stand out as leaders in the industry.  She gives back to the community passionately by serving on several boards and committees, showing up, being involved, advocating, and volunteering. 

Lori worked for a small woman owned company for 18 years primarily focused in the financial industry prior to opening Allegro.  When she started Allegro Business Products, she began to focus on all company sectors.  She is passionate about helping businesses brand and market to their community in order to gain and retain customers, enhance corporate culture, introduce new products and services to the market and online company stores through promotional products, decorated apparel, and print media.  Today Allegro Business Products works locally and nationally with Government, Insurance, Technology, Manufacturers, Non-Profits, Financial, Education, Small Businesses and many more.

Lori grew up in Marietta, Georgia and moved to Canton, Georgia in 2001.  She is married to David and mom to Alexandria & Holden.  She loves to spend time with family and friends, out and about in the community volunteering, traveling, UGA Football, board games, cook and spoil her cats.

 

·         PPAI

o    Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Certification 2020

o    Certificate of Advertising (CAS) 2016

o    PPAI Code of Conduct

o    PPAI Product Safety Aware

·         Georgia Association of Promotional Products Professional (GAPPP) Member

·         Sage Member-Sage Industry Insider

·         WBENC Woman Owned Small Business Certification 2018-Present

·         WOSB Certified 2018-Present

·         Waste Management Share the Green - Women Entrepreneurs 2021

·         Cornell University Women in Leadership Certification December 2021

·         ASI Member 2012-2013

·         Chamber of Commerce – Cherokee County, Ga

o   Board of Directors 2024-2026

o   2023 Volunteer of the Quarter March

o   2020 Small Business of the Year

o    Member 2015-Present

o    Education Committee 2016-Present

o    Government Committee 2018-Present

o    Workforce Development Committee 2019-2023

o    Partner in Education 2015-Present

o    Partner of the Year – Freedom Middle School 2017, 2018

o    Leadership Cherokee 2017

o    Chairman’s Council 2017-2023

o    Volunteer of the Quarter October 2018

o    Leading by Feeding 2018-2019    

·         Cherokee County E-911 Foundation – March 2024

            o    Founding Board Member, President 2024

·         G. Cecil Pruett YMCA and Cherokee Outdoor YMCA

            o    Board Member 2021-Present

·         Friends of Holly Springs Police Foundation 2018-March 2024

o    Board Member, President 2019-March 2024

o    Financials 2018

·         Rotary Club of Canton 2019-Present

o    2023 Inaugural Sam R. Galanti Distinguished Community Service Award

o    Secretary 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 

o    Rotary Leadership Institute - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.2, 3.3, 3.5

·         Canton Optimist Club 2018-Present

o    President 2019-2021

§  Gateway District Optimist International 2nd Quarter 2020-2021 Achievement and Awards Size B Club

o    Foundation Representative 2021-2022

o    Teasley Middle School Raider Junior Optimist Club (JOI) 2023

·         Southeast Cherokee Business Network

o    Member 2015-2018

o    Board Member 2016 and 2017 – Membership

·         Freedom Middle School 

o    School Advisory Council 2015/2016 & 2016/2017

o    Partner in Education 2015-Present

o    Cherokee County School District School Partner in Education of the Year 2017

o    Career Day Presenter 2015-Present

·         L.R. Tippens Education Center

o    Partner in Education 2017-Present

o    Cherokee County School District School Partner in Education of the Year 2020, 2021 & 2023

·         Free Home Elementary Partner 2018-Present

            o    Cherokee County School District School Partner in Education of the Year 2022

·        Teasley Middle School 

             o    Partner in Education 2023

·         Public Safety Business Partner of the Year - Holly Springs Police Department Partner of the Year 2022

·         Cherokee County Education Foundation Gala Sponsor 2018-Present

·         Encompass Ministries/Papa’s Pantry -  Board Member 2019

·         Cherokee High School Swim Booster Volunteer 2015/2016

·         Spirit of Atlanta Alumni Association

o    Member

o    Board Member 2016, 2017, 2018

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