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Former NY Senator Fuschillo to Address Business Community at Image of Success Networking Series February 4, 2014

Acting in his new capacity as head of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), former senator Charles Fuschillo will be a guest speaker at the popular “Image of Success Networking Series” on February 4th at Mio Posto in Hicksville. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the AFA.

“We are delighted that Mr. Fuschillo will be joining us and helping to draw attention to this devastating disease,” says Cathy Berger, founder and president of Business Societé, which organizes the networking series. “Currently over 5 million Americans are afflicted with Alzheimer’s.  The AFA’s mission is to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia and to their families – through member organizations dedicated to improving their quality of life. This is so important to patients and their loved ones.”

The Image of Success Networking events run throughout the year and feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, first rate opportunities to connect with prominent members of the business community on Long Island and beyond and noted speakers to provide fresh business ideas. On February 4th, Mr. Norman Wasserman will be the featured presenter. Norman is a successful producer of concerts and fundraising events throughout the metro NY area and Las Vegas since the late 80’s. He is also the founder of Friend Entertainment USA, which appeals to all ages and adds a new dimension to an old idea – creating highly profitable fundraising events. His topic is “CONCERT + OPM = FUN-RAI$ER.” The event runs from 6-8pm. Mio Posto is located at 600 W. Old Country Road in Hicksville.

Fuschillo, who served New York's 8th Senate District, on Long Island, noted that he is ready for a new challenge. "Joining AFA as the new CEO presents an exciting opportunity to improve the lives of others and effect change in a disease state that is reaching crisis proportions," Fuschillo said.

NEW YORK (January 2, 2014) — Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) Chairman Bert E. Brodsky announced today that Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., an eight-term New York state senator, has been appointed chief executive officer of the leading national nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to optimal care for individuals with dementia and their families.

Standard and VIP tickets include the program, raffle prizes and  hors d’oeuvres. Standard admission is $18 online or $30 at the door: VIP admission, which is only $39 online or $55 at the door, gets you over $100+ worth of goodies plus a ticket to premium raffle prizes. Online tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/K3JQl1. To learn more about this event and future events in the Image of Success Networking Series visit businesssociete.com. If you prefer a direct line to the company, email cathy@fashionsociete.com or call 347.574.4600.

10th Annual Pet Peeves Gala, Woodbury, NY March 20, 2012

The night sizzled as guests enjoyed a lavish buffet dinner and colorful cocktails. The room was filled with exquisitely designed animal-themed decor, from ice sculptures to creatively “carved” dogs on the serving stations. Très magnifique!! There was a huge array of beautifully wrapped raffle baskets, with all ticket sales going to benefit animals in need on Long Island.

The Pet Peeves’ 10th Anniversary Celebration took place on Tuesday, March 20, at the Crest Hollow Country Club. Janine Dion’s production was utterly delightful: chicly decorated, scores of stylish Long Islanders, an abundantly friendly and warm vibe, and catered with extensive choices of fine food. Scores of reasons why it is worth the time, effort and funds to make sure you put this on your calendar for next year!!

Enjoy these images of just some of the beautifully dressed (and fun!) attendees, while everyone there enjoyed the colorful lounge theme, decadent food, extensive bar with NO lines and outrageous display of raffle baskets.

JoAnn Winkhart, Corporate Relations Development Director of FOUR Food Studio & Cocktail Salon and K. Pacho Cocina & Tequila, is ALWAYS dressed so pretty!

Yolanda Giunta of East Rockaway is styling a Ralph Lauren top and skirt and Jimmy Choo stilettos - Wow!!

Pet Peeves volunteers Monet Lee rocks a sporty striped dress while Nikki Friedman looks ready for spring in an asymmetrical chic blue acetate dress.

Laura Hartman and Joanne Hutchins from the 501(c)(3) breast cancer charity "Moms Who Kick" were on hand to show off their fabulous figures and the results that avid physical fitness coupled with a nutritious diet can keep women strong and avoid certain cancers.

This gentleman was happy to pose for Fashion Societé to exemplify what a well-dressed man wears . . . )

These ladies love their shoes! Kayla sports a one-shoulder pretty printed pink top and black pencil skirt paired with purple t-strap peeptoe heels- sweet! Marianne's bright body-skimming shirred dress is a great match for her multi-colored stilettos with lime heels - You go girls!

Great evening out, where animals in need were supported generously on Long Island. Pet Peeves, Inc. is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, is completely volunteer-driven. They have a hands-on board, wonderful volunteers and no paid staff members. The proceeds of ALL efforts go to the animals! Check out their website to learn more about Pet Peeves at: http://www.petpeeves.org.