Exclamation Points! – October 2013

Patti Parish-Kaminski and Lisa Fredricksonat Imperial Arts’ Red Carpet Event.

Patti Parish-Kaminski and Lisa Fredrickson at Imperial Arts’ Red Carpet Event.

Dear Fort Bend Friends,

It amazes me that every October as we are arranging our Breast Cancer Awareness issue that women are still not getting their mammograms done. It takes a village, not only to raise a child but to take care of each other. And, one of the ways that Fort Bend Focus is doing our part to take care of our community is via our October issues we produce every year dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness. As you may know, Michael and I have lost both of our mothers to breast cancer, so helping create more awareness about this disease means a great deal to our family. Please do your family a favor, and schedule a mammogram. Remember, early detection is the key to surviving!

We are so vested in our community here at absolutely! focus media that we cover both sides of the river with our two magazines devoted to Fort Bend County. The fine-arts are just an example of an institution that takes a village to maintain. We partnered with Imperial Arts in Downtown Historic Rosenberg for a red carpet event to kick off their arts season. What a great turn out on the red carpet! Imperial Arts sold over 40% of their season tickets in just one night. Thank you to all those who supported the arts, and look for photos from this stellar event in our November issues of Fort Bend Focus and absolutely! Brazos.

For the past five years, Fort Bend Focus has honored women in our community with the JEWELS of Fort Bend. This year, we decided to honor the men of our community with a premiere event called the GEMS of Fort Bend. The Generous, Enthusiastic Men Serving or GEMS honors three men who truly serve our community. Carl P. Favre, Joe M. Gurecky and S. Scott West understand that it truly does take a village to maintain, promote and support a vital and growing community in which we are all proud to live. Thank you, gentlemen, for serving as such great role models to our youth and community.

We still have some great and exciting things to wrap up what has been an amazing year for Fort Bend Focus. We have celebrated out 100th issue, launched a new signature event, created a new magazine specifically for our friends in Richmond, Rosenberg and Fulshear and the best is yet to come. So please keep reading Fort Bend Focus and support our advertisers who bring you this free community magazine every month.

Stay focused!

Lisa Fredrickson