Peekskill's Inner Group COO Given Lillian Vernon Award

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Marjorie Finer, COO of The Inner Group in Peekskill, was among two women awarded the prestigious 2012 Lillian Vernon Award Tuesday. Photo Credit: Art Cusano

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Marjorie Finer, COO of The Inner Group in Peekskill, was among two women Tuesday awarded the prestigious 2012 Lillian Vernon Award by the Women's Enterprise Development Center.

The award was given at the organization's annual Women's Business Networking Event in White Plains. The awards are given by the group each year to women business owners who, like Westchester entrepreneur Lillian Vernon, have demonstrated exceptional service to the community. Nancy Gold, president of The Gold Standard in Katonah, also was a recipient.

 “Over the years, Nancy Gold and Marjorie Finer have given generously of their time and talent to numerous causes, especially those helping women entrepreneurs succeed," said Anne Janiak, executive director of the group. "They have made numerous contributions to WEDC throughout the years, including their service on our board of directors. They also helped WEDC found the Alliance of Hudson Valley Women Business Owners (“The Alliance”) and served as its co-chairs from 2006 to 2011.”

Finer is the chief operating officer of The Inner Group, a marketing and advertising agency in Peekskill she founded in 1999. Since then, her firm has developed creative marketing strategies for luxury condominiums, national cable channels, boxing gymnasiums and international theatrical agents. Clients have included Photo District News, The Black Book, Common Ground, Performance Flight and many other local and regional companies.

Finer has been recognized by How Magazine, The National Calendar Marketing Association and Design USA’s Desi Awards for her campaigns.

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Congratulations Marjorie. Well deserved.