Hello & Welcome!

I'm Joanne, Encourager, Wife, Mom, Speaker, Blogger, and Entrepreneur. In 2008, I stepped out by faith and launched an appreciation services company from my living room to bring people joy and let them know they are valued. Well, something remarkable happened while doing so. I, literally by accident, found out it produces referrals for businesses.

I'm also a Person.
And, I have experienced firsthand that we are only as strong as our joy and being intentional about reclaiming it and extending it to others matters.



People are in families. People work jobs.

People run businesses. People matter.


That is why I have made it my mission to help you express appreciation and create joy in real life and business.


It is an honor I do not take lightly!

Joanne Funchess

"The joy of the Lord will make you strong." - Nehemiah 8:10


"Feeling appreciated is one of the most important needs that people have.

When you share with someone your appreciation and gratitude, they will not forget you. Appreciation will return to you many times."

- Steve Brunkhorst


from card to concierge

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Present Surprise




Plan your business holiday gifting today!
(hint, hint ... Thanksgiving Day is less than 6 weeks away)


"I am an attorney in a small firm. Every Thanksgiving I send about 200 holiday cards to clients and other contacts. Joanne handled all the details - she is super-organized and does a great job.
I would refer her without hesitation and look forward to continuing to use her services for years to come. Joanne is the best!"

- Michael, Attorney

Cohan Law Group

Joanne Funchess is a delight to work with. 
She did a detail questioning of my business, what I would need for my clients and my preference of style and color. 
Needless to say my clients love to get the personal cards from me, and I have received
several referrals. 

-Erika, Mortgage Consultant
Wells Fargo


"“Joy, collected over time, fuels resilience – ensuring we’ll have

reservoirs of emotional strength when hard things do happen.”

- Brené Brown

Blog, Vlog, Blog

It's all GUMBO!!
This vlog is a mix of encouragement, faith, transparency, wisdom and real life practical steps to help you reclaim and create joy in your life and business.