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What’s Up? Oh, This & That.

It’s been a busy few weeks for me! In the end, it’s always worth it. I am so grateful to have so many opportunities to work on and a promote Las Vegas. Plus, help the community and meet new people.

This week it was a joy to host the United Way Community In Blue Awards with Chet Buchanan. Great people, and the organization does a lot for our town. Remember the annual Women’s Suit Drive is coming up, one day only. It’s November 7th. So, get inside your closet asap!

Hosting Community In Blue Awards with Chet Buchanan
Hosting Community In Blue Awards with Chet Buchanan
Hosting Community In Blue Awards with Chet Buchanan
Hosting Community In Blue Awards with Chet Buchanan

On November 15th, I’m excited to be honored at the Beauty Inside and Out Tour. It stops in Las Vegas and about a dozen of us will receive awards from Las Vegas and Los Angeles. I don’t know how they found me, but I am thrilled to be a part of it. The event is being held at the Palazzo and there’s a great group of women being honored… including actress Barbara Niven and TV Correspondent Cheryl Truesdale. It should be a lot of fun!

This Friday, on Halloween, I’m hosting ladies night out at Insert Coins in downtown Las Vegas! If you’d like to join, we encourage costumes. Video game inspired would be a bonus!

Halloween Insert Coins

As far as career is concerned, I have some really exciting things coming up. Can’t wait to share. Slight changes and opportunities!  Thanks to everyone for always supporting and listening… in a world full of media “choices.”

And to my social media people… I just crossed 20,000 followers on twitter. It snuck up on me, but it makes me happy. You know, I always have tons of fun on twitter. I enjoy interacting with everyone and sharing news, thoughts, and pictures.

So – thanks again!

xoxo dayna

Women’s Suit Drive: Let’s All Help

United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) will host its 5th Annual “Women’s Suit Drive” from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, November 2nd at the NV Energy parking lot at 6226 W. Sahara Ave. WLC is collecting new and gently-used suits and other business attire to assist women in need. The drive helps women prepare for career opportunities and gain confidence to succeed during an interview and in the workplace.

Donations will benefit United Way accredited agencies with back to work programs for women. The agencies include Goodwill Career Connections, HopeLink, S.A.F.E. House, Safe Nest, The Shade Tree, Women’s Development Center, and W.O.R.C. (Work Opportunities Readiness Center) of Help of Southern Nevada.

As I go through my closet, I realize there are dresses and suits that I haven’t put on in a while, don’t fit, or simply aren’t my style any longer. I do realize though, that these will benefit others. So many people are out of work. Clothing is expensive. I’m ready to give up a bunch of my clothes, and hope that I can make a difference. It only takes a few minutes or half hour to go through your closet. I hope you can help too!  I attend so many events in our community and I hear stories every day. People are struggling. We can help them dress nice, appropriate, and feel good!  They need all sizes, so even if you only have a couple items, it will help.

Part of my closet!

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will be hosting a public suit drive October 22 through November 1, providing an additional drop-off point location. Those who donate at the Miracle Mile Shops location will receive a Miracle Mile Shops coupon book with $2,000 in savings.

United Way Suit Drive

Last year’s drive collected more than 5,700 professional items including suits, dresses, shoes, handbags and jewelry. For more information about WLC and the suit drive, please visit uwsn.org.  Here are some twitter handles and hashtags that may help too:  @UWSN, @NVEnergy, @MiracleMileLV, #WLCSuitDrive