our story

10 years ago, we were mulling over the name of this exciting new company we were about to build. We were determined to find a name that was philosophically aligned with who we were going to be and not necessarily what we were going to do. We knew then that our deliverables would inescapably change over time, but our genetic code had to be like granite, impervious to the inclement business weather we were sure to encounter as a startup. It needed to be modern in theory and application, but ancient in its philosophy, with values so complex that they were simple.

Chakra – noun. A Sanskrit word meaning wheel, signifying the seven spinning energy centers in the body, considered the loci of life energy.

We were drawn to the many parallels. Balance between product and service lines, alignment between organizational divisions, harmony between our clients, associates and partners. We were was also drawn to the circular geometry and how it would drive one of our cornerstones of excellent client service. Rather than the traditional pyramidical organizational hierarchy structure, we adopted a circular one, where we all exist on concentric circles supporting those on concentric circles around us. It is within our mission to provide support and resources to our associates who surround us until we reach our clients on the outermost concentric circle. Thus, we indirectly and directly all focus on and support our clients. This outward looking model has proven to be instrumental in building strong and lasting relationships and will always be relevant irrespective of what we do.

That was ten years ago. Since then, we continue to build an agile marketing production company aligned with strong values and ethics. We nurture relevancy and create recurring value. We do our best work in a collaborative environment, are heavily vested in contributing to the success of our clients and are passionate about providing the highest levels of client service. And we do our best to be responsible corporate citizens giving back to the Western New York community as often as we can.

We have refreshed our brand after a decade to better reflect modern design and branding trends. Our new logo is representative of the all important 5th chakra, the highest of the spiritual chakras and the voice of the body.

10 years have gone by in a flash. We are buoyed by the confirmations from our clients about who we are, what we do and how we do it. And we are energized by the fact, that unlike seasonal management theories, our vision and strategy on day one continue to be hugely relevant, firmly in place and our driving force today.

Exciting things are coming from Chakra. Stay tuned…

 

    testimonials

    • I have worked with Chakra Communications for several years and remain very impressed with their expertise and top customer service. They are a treasure! I highly recommend the Chakra team.

      — Rosemary Collins, Director of Community & Foundation Relations, Schofield Care, Kenmore NY —
    • We had many options when selecting an online literature fulfillment company. We chose Chakra because of their dedicated production staff and knowledgeable sales team. Unlike some of the larger companies we looked at, Chakra’s employees are accessible to contact and are always willing and able to help meet our needs. It has been a pleasure working with everyone at Chakra and we look forward to a continued successful relationship.

      — Josh Paufler, Specified Air Solutions —
    • It has been a pleasure to work with Chakra as they developed our new TouchPoint website and created a new site that simplified the vendor registration process for this year’s F&B summit. I look forward to working with Chakra on future projects.

      — Eric Fraas, Delaware North —
    • We were thoroughly impressed with the results from Chakra, from the design phase through the final product and their continued support, which is key for us.

      — Dan Boergers, Mollenberg-Betz —
    • Costanzo’s is excited to enter our third year utilizing Chakra Communications as our marketing services full solution provider. The quality and timeliness of their work along with their ability to be a full marketing services provider has allowed us at Costanzo’s Bakery to focus on what we do best, baking the finest breads and rolls for our growing national customer base.

      — George Martone, Costanzo’s Bakery —
    • You took a black and white concept I presented and made me look like a hero!  Almost immediately on the GO LIVE we received glowing comments.  We consider ourselves a first class operation, pros at what we do, and we love teaming up with the same.

      — Mark Jerge, Salvatores Grand Hotel —
    • Chakra consistently supplies prompt, accurate, and affordable prepress work with none of the typical issues and mistakes that seem to plague so many others.

      — Matthew Sirois, Lidestri Foods —
    • Our long standing relationship with Chakra has been excellent. We consistently rely on them to deliver high-quality and creative solutions to our marketing needs in a quick and efficient manner

      — Steve Eden, Delaware North —
    • We had many options when selecting an online marketing collateral management solution. We chose Chakra because of their robust on-line platform, OrderStream and because of their dedicated production staff and knowledgeable sales team. Unlike some of the larger companies we looked at, Chakra’s employees are accessible to contact and are always willing and able to help meet our needs. It has been a pleasure working with everyone at Chakra and we look forward to a continued successful relationship

      — Josh Paufler. Specified Air Solutions —
    • Chakra consistently supplies prompt, accurate, and affordable prepress work with none of the typical issues and mistakes that seem to plague so many others. In a world of “want it now” customers, their “get it right the first time” skills and excellent customer service are an absolute blessing!

      — Matt Sirois, LiDestri Food & Beverage —
    • Chakra is a true extension of the Buckingham enterprise. They make themselves available for brainstorming, execution and support from the president of the company, across to development and customer service.

      — Cathryn Bunker, Buckingham Manufacturing Co., Inc. —
    • I have had the privilege of knowing and working with members of the Chakra team on two very important and diverse projects for my law firm. In both cases I have been impressed and very pleased with their professionalism, reliability, and fairness as well as the technical and artistic abilities of their experts.

      — Daniel Zendel, Ladas & Parry —
    • The entire team was wonderful from idea generation to design to production. They even suggested a better way for me to process the cards (and they stuck with me until that process was in place and fully functioning). Everyone was committed to seeing it all the way through until it was perfect. And it is.

      — Joy Ann Wrona, UB Alumni Association —
    • Our long-standing relationship with Chakra has been excellent. We consistently rely on Chakra to deliver high-quality & creative solutions to our marketing needs in a quick &  efficient manner. I would recommend them to anyone who needs professional design & marketing services done right.

      — Stephen Eden, Delaware North Companies —
    • The entire team at Chakra was instrumental in the organization and implementation of the global rebranding efforts for Delaware North.  They were one of our key partners in the successful launch of our new brand on many levels including final paper selections, as well as the set-up of an online portal—which now allows our global locations to comply with new brand guidelines via the on-line ordering of business cards, stationery and other printed items.

      — Kerry Hassen. Delaware North Companies —
    • “Quotes are always promptly received and very detailed. Communication during the course of working together is excellent. Queries are always given full attention and responses are immediate. Pricing is very good and the quality of the art prep has been outstanding.”

      — Margaret Anne Miles, Houghton Mifflin Publishing —
    • I have worked with Chakra for many years now, and I have always been happy with their exceptional work.  Be it their customer service (excellent) or help with a quote, their professionalism is second to none.  I am always happy with the quality of the print work and their on-time shipping to my vendors. I would recommend Chakra to help with all your printing and digital needs.

      — Tammy Webb-Primus.Senior Managing Editor.Simon & Schuster Audio —
    • It has been a pleasure to work with Charka as they developed our new TouchPoint website and created a new site that simplified the vendor registration process for this year’s F&B summit.  I look forward to working with Chakra on future projects.

      — Eric Fraas, Delaware North —
    • We were thoroughly impressed with the results from Chakra, from the design phase through the final product and their continued support, which is key for us.

      — Dan Boergers, Mollenberg-Betz —
    • Costanzo’s is excited to enter our third year utilizing Chakra Communications as our marketing services full solution provider. The quality and timeliness of their work along with their ability to be a full marketing services provider has allowed us at Costanzo’s Bakery to focus on what we do best, baking the finest breads and rolls for our growing national customer base.

      — George Martone, Costanzo’s Bakery —
    • You took a black and white concept I presented and made me look like a hero!  Almost immediately on the GO LIVE we received glowing comments.  We consider ourselves a first class operation, pros at what we do, and we love teaming up with the same.

      — Mark Jerge, Salvatores Grand Hotel —
    • I have worked with Chakra Communications for several years and remain very impressed with their expertise and top customer service. They are a treasure! I highly recommend the Chakra team.

      — Rosemary Collins, Director of Community & Foundation Relations, Schofield Care, Kenmore NY —
    • The team at Chakra are committed, reliable, and communicative, and we feel very lucky to have their support in all of our projects as a non-profit institution. They always go above and beyond to cater to our needs, and we are impressed by the professional and quality work they deliver every time

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    • Over the last year, Chakra has proven to be the best marketing solutions company around.  From unique print projects and speedy shipping, to creative concepts and even mobile apps- there is no limit to what Chakra will do for your property. My rep listens to my marketing needs and provides quick, workable solutions that fit inside my budget.  I highly recommend reaching out to see what they can do for you today.

      — Daisy Hall. Marketing Manager , The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake —
    • From the very first meeting we knew that you knew how to properly and professionally connect us to this ever changing technology world. Our planning and strategy meetings were concise and productive. Your staff was both respectful and sensitive to the role we play within our community. It was important and necessary for us to begin to communicate outside of the normal/traditional venues we used effectively for years.

      The families we serve today want instant and accurate information delivered via a professional platform. We also need to stay connected because we are in the forever business. Chakra has provided us with an information based App that allows us to share upcoming events, provide necessary information about the products and services available and lets families search their genealogical history here at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Inc. via their device.

      — Jeffrey M. Reed. President. Mount Calvary Cemetery, Inc. —
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