Editor’s Note: The following was written and submitted by the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores.
On Nov. 15, the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to welcome Inner-Circle Debt Solutions into their membership and the community.
Inner-Circle Debt Solutions hopes to introduce their credit and collection consulting services to the group. If you have accounts receivable or sell your product or service on credit, you are faced with risk. They specialize in presenting methods to reduce your risk, recover past due debts and to make your credit and collection function more of a profit center for your business.
Patrick Ingegno is a credit and collection professional; an MBA, certified paralegal and published author with numerous articles on a variety of issues related to the subject of credit and collection.
Ingegno has over 20 years of experience “behind the desk” at executive level positions in the credit and collection field and has managed debt portfolios, of both secured and unsecured balances, totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. He is considered an expert in the field by his peers having been named one of the “50 Most Influential Collection Professionals” in the country, in 2007, by Recovery Advisor Magazine.
In addition, he formerly owned and operated a successful collection agency which served the collection needs of many manufacturers and financial institutions.
Michele Cooke is an accountant with 20 years experience in the field. She has held a number of management level positions including Senior Accounting Manager for a debt acquisition company and Senior Accountant for a major local restaurant franchisee.
Cooke is a certified Federal and New York State tax preparer and has maintained a private accounting practice for over 15 years. Her clients include consumers and small businesses. She has knowledge of the tax ramifications of consumer insolvency as related to consumer debt write-off. She is lending her substantial expertise to assist in this venture.