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Shirleen E W  Finney

Founder

 

Shirleen is extremely proud to have launched this venture at the time when she did as it could not have been any more perfect. She has completed the work within the different facets of the hospitality/planning industry which provides a solid footing on the ins and outs of “service” in every sense of the word which is why it is no surprise that she has made “service” the cornerstone of this company.

The years of experience working for prestigious hotels such as The Ritz Carlton and Treasure Island at the Mirage (now known as the TI) and having lived and breathed the Four Seasons hotel company’s standards and way of life for its guests for a lot of years had given Shirleen the opportunity to develop her innate talent in planning, organization and creativity. Additionally, her time working in the Convention and Visitors Bureau (in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada), Pasadena Convention Center and Food & Beverage Service industry also bring a lot of knowledge and skills learned over time in this business that clients are sure to benefit from.

From finding the right venue, booking hotel rooms for guests, what to look for when meeting with prospective chefs, catering and event management staff, pricing and how they are determined and vendor qualifications are just a few to mention.

And while Shirleen had enjoyed every aspect of her successful career, she is quick to admit that the most fun and satisfying feeling she has had was working as Catering Sales Director where she was blessed to have worked with truly wonderful brides, grooms, and mothers and fathers of either bride or groom (or both). With varying budgets and simple to grand visions of their celebrations, she delivered such remarkable events and memorable experiences for them while making sure that they enjoyed the planning process. She also sold and planned so many different amazing events and worked with some pretty impressive list of clients representing major corporations and organizations in the United States including Chase Bank, UNCF (United Negro College Fund), Wells Fargo Bank, Alma Awards,  City of  Hope and Tournament of Roses to name a few.

To add to her long line of credentials, the love of travelling to some of the world’s most exciting cities enhances her discerning eye for style and unlimited creative options that surprisingly enough she believes don’t always have to come with big price tags as most people would assume.

Lastly, the founder of Let’s Plan It Together is known by both clients and colleagues to have such dedication and love for what she does and just one either personal or phone meeting with her would have you quickly conclude that Shirleen would truly be a joy to work with.