Recently I was invited by James Todd, sales manager for Ferrari Maserati of San Francisco, to a Ladies’ Afternoon Tea.
It gave new meaning to “High Tea,” as it was a gathering of businesswomen and it was a wonderful success. Since the great wall of income barriers were brought down, it makes sense to invite women to shop in the high-end exotic car market.
Women are no longer barefoot in the kitchen, but barefoot on a beach, moving their toes in the sands of opportunities gained. As a bay area businesswoman, whose community efforts and heart are embraced by Danville, you may wonder why I am blogging about an outside event.
There is a definite correlation. Jim and Chris Edlund, owner's of Christe James Fine Jewelry Works and founders of Danville’s Concours d’Elegance Foundation, of which, Ferrari Maserati of San Francisco are one of the sponsors.
It began in 2004. Danville d’Elegance, highlighted by the Danville Concours d’Elegance, showcased “Cool Cars for a Cause.” It has raised more than $1 Million for Parkinson's research and patient care. This disease personally touched Jim when a family member was diagnosed with it.
As it stands, he’s not alone, with the “majority of those diagnosed with Parkinson's suffering from late-onset (after age 40).” There are “1.5 million Americans age 50 and over have Parkinson's Disease (PD) and the numbers are rising. PD is a chronic, degenerative, neurological disorder affecting both voluntary/ involuntary movement.”
As business owners and business people, we can all help to make a positive difference, like Jim and Chris Edlund of Christe James Jewelry Works who have graciously shown their support of community by donating an auction item at our Veteran's Memorial Pre-Opening Gala.
As for me, I love meeting and greeting all people, volunteering to make a positive difference or interviewing those who already are. For in life and or in business, I never know when someone I meet will serendipitously become a vehicle that drives me back to Danville.
This time it was Ferrari Maserati.
For more information about the upcoming Danville Concours d’Elegance on September 14 and 15, or for donations, go to www.danville-delegance.org/index.aspx.
Also, on Thursdays go to www.DanvilleRADIO.com, click Exotic Cars, and see The Exotic Car of The Week brought to you by James Todd, Ferrari Maserati of San Francisco.