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About Charlene Finerty

Plans & Profits is owned by Charlene Finerty. Charlene is a long-time entrepreneur, mainstay of the Southern New York business community, and business columnist for the Times-Herald Record.

A graduate of Albany Business College, Charlene began her career in the Fortune 500, with The Arrow Shirt Company. She specialized in budgeting, actual-to-budget comparisons, and detailed cost-per-dozen studies in distribution and transportation.

Charlene was a Manager and Corporate Officer at Tri-State Business Equipment, Inc. In her eight years there, the company prospered across New York State, growing from one office to five, 7 to 85 employees, and from one-half million in yearly sales to over $10,000,000.

When her family moved to Ohio, Charlene switched from managing other people's businesses to growing her own entrepreneurial pursuits. She simultaneously started an office-services firm and an imprinted clothing outlet. At the same time, Ohio is where Charlene began her work as a Small Business Development Center counselor, advising clients on business operations and finance, and especially guiding clients through the writing and editing of their business plans. She later added financial planning and analysis credentials while working with a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania.

“Charlene’s expertise opened my eyes to many potential problems which were solved even before they happened!”


Today, Charlene supports even more entrepreneurs via her bi-weekly "Advice From the Field" column for the Times Herald-Record. Read Charlene's recent columns on the Times Herald-Record's website. She has also been published in the Orange County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Resource, the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce Business Insight and in regional publication HVBizSUCCESS

A native of Sullivan County and a longtime resident of Orange County, Charlene is, many times over, a successful entrepreneur and adviser to other successful entrepreneurs. Plans & Profits is a member of the Orange County and the Sullivan County Chambers of Commerce. Charlene is an instructor for NY EAP and presents at SCORE workshops. She has presented for meetings of the Sullivan County Community College Entrepreneurial Conference, Rotary Cluibs, the Childcare Council, Professional Insurance Agents, and at many events sponsored by business lenders.

Plans & Profits LLC is a NYS Certified Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE).


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News and Public Appearances

You can meet Charlene at events sponsored by the Chambers of Commerce of Orange and Sullivan County, all over the region.

Charlene is also an instructor for NY EAP and presents at SCORE workshops.

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