It was the winter of 1986 and I had been doing small catering jobs and food gift baskets for about a year and a half in Augusta. The food gift basket was a break-even scenario but was a great marketing tool to get my name established while enjoying samples of my wares. The produce department
From Head to Toe: The Rest of the Southern Living Story
I am so honored to have been featured in IN HER SHOES this month. So many friends, business associates, former staff members and fans of The VeryVera Show have reached out and I have enjoyed catching up with old friends. I’ve had a number of folks inquire about “my style.” I am honestly so flattered
Living Life Deliciously: A Visit to Madison with Sub-Zero Wolf and Cove
Though I have known Vera for many years, I recently joined the VeryVera team to lead our media and brand partnerships for The VeryVera Show. The show is in its 9th season and has expanded from Augusta, Georgia into 30 syndicated markets across the United States. Our marquee sponsor is Sub-Zero Wolf Cove, the pioneers
Happy Birthday Ann!
Ann Boardman was one of the first women I recognized in Augusta as a strong leader. The importance of her trust in me, as she secured caterers as a volunteer for organizations or for her own private gatherings, basically launched my career. She always said, “She’s not afraid of hard work.” As I began to
Entrepreneur of Over 35 years Learns How to Train a Mouse!
An update from Vera in light of the current COVID-19 situation: What could be worse than the situation we all find ourselves in today? Surely the death of a loved one from the Coronavirus would be the ultimate tragedy. This is why our Team, as well as many of you that we follow and that
The VeryVera Show: “My 3 Sons”
Filming with My 3 Sons This weekend a very special episode of The VeryVera Show is airing! Entitled, “My 3 Sons” this episode holds a special place in my heart. Don’t worry – I’m not recreating an episode of the classic 60’s sitcom. Rather, my three sons, Cord, John and Daniel, join me for an
Vera’s Favorite Things: As seen on the Nutcracker Tea
We know the holidays can be a busy time. This year, spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your family with some of Vera’s favorite pre-prepared products! Featured in episode 15 of season 8,Vera used all these products to create a beautiful “Nutcracker Tea.” Take a page out of Vera’s book and
The Return to Madison
Three months ago, I visited Madison, WI for the first time for a site visit at the headquarters of Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove. Since then, I haven’t really stopped talking about Madison. I couldn’t wait for the rest of the team to experience what I did back in May. Last Monday, the four of us
The Value of Growth
Olivia Mann is the newest member of the VeryVera team. Her work during the Masters opened the door to a full-time position at our company and she is excited to share her story! — When I look back to see where my relationship with Vera Stewart began, I remember the very first email I sent
An Unexpected Opportunity
April 10, 2011. I remember this date well. We had been married less than a week and were now making the drive back to Augusta as newlyweds. Augusta would now become my new home for the next three years as my husband, Clay, finished his dental school education. After unpacking and settling into my new
My name is Nick Thompson. I am from, and currently reside in, Augusta, Georgia and work in Health Care Reform at ADP, Inc. I’m fortunate to have worked for VeryVera from 2009 to 2013, much of that time as the Mail Order Manager. Whenever I share about my time at VeryVera, it’s not just a
A Visit to Madison with Sub-Zero and Wolf
Creative Director Emily Yates traveled to Madison, WI for a site visit at Sub-Zero and Wolf’s facilities and to discuss filming with their in-house media team this fall. It doesn’t take much persuasion to get me on a plane. Tell me there’s cheese, great weather, state-of-the-art appliances, and gorgeous farm views on the other side,
The Fundamentals of Phone Etiquette
My iPhone is my lifeline! It contains precious family photos, all of my contacts, calendar, etc., and, like a lot of you, I don’t go anywhere without it. So when it comes to phone etiquette, I try to practice the following (and hope you will too!): You excuse yourself to the restroom, so have the
Your child will be the talk of the classroom with these simple Valentine ideas! Click here for the Play-Doh Valentine card. Print on cardstock. Click here for the You’re the Bomb Valentine card. Print on cardstock.
Hey! My name is Rachel Schifter and I worked at VeryVera from fall of 2016 to spring of 2018 as the Associate Producer of The VeryVera Show. In this role I learned many lessons about being a valuable (and valued) employee. Being afforded the opportunity to learn and grow in my position on the VeryVera
Reindeer Treat Bag Template
Make your own reindeer treat bag with this simple template! Print the reindeer antlers and ears on brown construction paper, print the noses on red construction paper, and print the eyes on white construction paper or card stock. Fill in the pupils however you want for different reindeer personalities!
Finding Your Worth
Lindsey Brumlow is a former employee of VeryVera. Today, she’s sharing her experience of working for Vera out of college. When I came to VeryVera, I was much like any other college graduate. I did not know what direction I wanted my life to take and worried endlessly that I would make the wrong decision.
Halloween Recipe Roundup
Halloween is less than a week away! If you’re scrambling for a recipe for this weekend’s Halloween gathering or just want to make something festive, here are some of my favorites for this time of year! Savory Little League Chili The first time Carrie Morey joined