With the experience of growing a triple bottom business from the ground up, Allegra brings her entrepreneurial mindset to the SBN team.
Since 2008 Allegra has run Birchtree Catering, taking it from a team of 3 to over 100 employees. As co-owner of green company in a competitive market, her drive and resourcefulness led Birchtree to be one of the most decorated caterers in the Philadelphia region.
She participated in two entrepreneurial growth programs in 2016: the SBA-funded “Scale-Up Philadelphia” through The Enterprise Center, and the “Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses” through the Community College of Philadelphia. In 2019 her team won the ImpactPHL Excellence Award through the Chamber of Commerce.
Her strengths are in implementing operational processes and procedures, staff management and retention, and branding and marketing. She found extreme value as an SBN member, joining the organization’s board in 2018. The deeper she immersed herself in the nonprofit world, the more she saw how her skills would benefit SBN and help better serve its members. Now as COO she oversees each department to ensure success and growth within the city.