First Impressions Gears Up to Help with Beads of Courage Event

Guest Written for Local First Arizona by Gayle Petrillo of First Impressions Image Consulting

Gayle Petrillo is the owner of First Impressions Image Consulting. After more than 30 years in leadership positions, Gayle stepped out on her own and created a business addressing several lost arts: etiquette (for people of all ages); social skills, networking strategies, and customer service training. As you can imagine, she’s seen the good, bad, and the UGLY! So she coaches her clients on resume and cover letter writing; job application and presentation skills; dressing for every occasion; gossip avoidance; and more. In today’s world of technology, she helps her clients to become the top candidates for available jobs.

Her corporate clients include for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Additionally, she works with individual clients transforming their closets so they no longer say, “I have all these clothes and have nothing to wear!” It is amazing how someone’s wardrobe can be transformed using just a few essential pieces and mixing it up.

Last year, First Impressions presented their inaugural IMPACT Your Style Your Community Fashion Show. It was a fundraising event benefiting locally founded, now international not-for-profit, Beads of Courage Last year’s event had 130 in attendance. Their goal for The 2nd Annual event is 200.

This year’s event, themed, “Be Your Best You”, will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa from 2 to 5 pm.

Tickets are $55. Attached is the pertinent information to be shared should you or someone you know be interested in either as a sponsor or an exhibitor. Silent auction items are also being sought.

IMPACT Your Style Your Community Fashion Show Schedule:

2-3 PM - Meet/Greet with Sponsors and Exhibitors, Bid on Silent Auction Items and Raffles, Enjoy Refreshments and a No-Host Bar

3-4 PM - The resort will lead a tequila toast; Sahuarita’s Walden Grove High School Dance Troupe will perform; Illusionist Michael Howell has a few surprises; the Rodeo City Wreckettes will dance; a potential vocalist will perform; and others also will grace our stage.

4-5 PM - Fashion Show Emcees Matt Brode and Priscilla Casper of KVOA Channel 4 will introduce the audience to Laura Tanzer Designs, featuring her Fall Clothing Line; SteinMart’s showcasing sports wear, casual and business attire; and Arturo Valenzuela’s models wearing a pieces from his gala collection.

This event will be produced by Jonas Hunter Productions (lighting, sound and music), and award-winning Jessica Korff, the owner of Fleur de Lea Photography, will be on hand. Sponsor Robert Markley Salons (AVEDA) will provide hair and makeup services.