I am excited to be in my second year as Regional Director for FGI-AZ and to also be writing this letter on our new blog. Our dedicated Board of Directors are continuing to work towards another stellar year of programming and bring new relevant topics to the forefront of the fashion community here in Arizona. Our 2013 action plan will be revealed at our Annual Meeting on January 30th 2013 we encourage to all to attend.
The past few years still continue to be challenging as everyone in the fashion community tries to find direction on the ever changing social highway of technology. This year opens with FGI-Arizona’s first ever blog-please visit fgiarizona.com monthly for the latest and greatest on what is happening in our Community. We will have regular contributors keeping us up to date on bridal fashion, mens & womens fashion trends, happenings in the valley and much more! Scottsdale opens the year with new brands like Kendra Scott Jewelry entering our community with a new brick and mortar store at the popular Scottsdale Quarter, Hearts.com based in Scottsdale, AZ launches as a new socially responsible e-commerce site while we have also seen long standing brands celebrate 25 years in business! As you can see many exciting things are happening in our community and FGI is proud to be part of it!
I’d like to extend an invitation to take full advantage of your membership by joining a committee, guest blogging, sharing ideas and getting involved this year! Please send me or any one of your board members an email to help within your area of expertise or offer ideas and feedback. I’d also like to encourage you to submit news, events and special member offers to Julie Parchesky, our Newsletter editor. Here’s to a bright and prosperous year with lots of sparkle!
All my Best,
Regional Director FGI-Arizona