Tuesday, October 13, 2020

October Ambassador of the Month — Joanne Balady


nglccNY is elated to announce our October Ambassador of the Month, Joanne Balady. Joanne is the Founder/President of Balady Promotions. The company assists its clients in advertising their brands, products and services through the use of promotional product and decorated apparel programs, printed marketing materials, trade show exhibits, and more. Joanne founded Balady Promotions in 1989, having started in the Promotional Products Industry in 1982 as a Program Administrator responsible for the Pepsi Cola Account. She enjoys the creative aspects of the industry and has combined that with her entrepreneurial spirit to create an organization that is truly customer-focused, competitive and enduring. Joanne maintains lasting relationships with her clients and has a deep appreciation for the loyalty and commitment that has developed between Balady and its clientele. 

Joanne calls the nglccNY Ambassador team “energetic and hard-working” and says she is “thrilled to learn from and share with this dynamic group of professionals.” 

“I have been in business for over 30 years and have been involved in many networking groups and organizations. The nglccNY is the most friendly, helpful and supportive organization I have worked with. The Chamber provides a truly fun and exciting environment to network with influencers, share successes and failures, connect members to potentially expand their economic opportunities, practice and perfect our elevator pitches and so much more.” 

Phyllis Mehalakes, Chair of The Ambassadors Committee shares high praise for Joanne’s robust contributions to the Chamber: “Joanne has been a volunteer for nglccNY for a number of years as a member of our Supplier Diversity committee and, more recently, our Ambassador committee. I was absolutely delighted when she decided to come on board as an Ambassador. Her first-hand knowledge of supplier diversity and what it means to be a LGBT certified business has contributed greatly to our committee’s overall understanding of the benefits and importance of getting certified. Joanne is professional and responsive in every way. She has been a pleasure to work with, always assisting our members and her fellow Ambassadors without hesitation. She has been a tremendous asset to our committee and nglccNY.” 

Joanne continues to lead the growth at Balady Promotions through her strategic partnerships with vendors and clients who also understand and appreciate the incredible impact that promotional products and well executed programs have on the success of companies worldwide. Joanne has an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University. 

Congratulations, Joanne! Your Chamber family is extremely thankful for your service!

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