Welcome to another feature of Main Street Moms on the Move! We’re excited to introduce you to three fabulous moms today – all of whom happen to be mompreneur extraordinaires from Winston-Salem. Yet, no matter what you do or where you live in the Triad, we are always looking to feature moms who make a difference in the lives of their families, friends, strangers, themselves and the community. Do you know such a mom? Are you that mom? Email us and tell us! We love to meet moms we can celebrate here on Triad Moms on Main! So let us introduce you to…
Clemmons resident and mom Felicia Crouch was looking to dress her son in fun, classic, colorful clothing that was unique and affordable, but she could never find what she was looking for. Rather than settle, Felicia decided to start her own line of children’s clothing and founded Vernell’s Baby and Kids Company, an apparel business that designs, manufacturers and markets children’s clothing (from layette to toddlers). She started this company in 2007 after the birth of her son. “Finding great clothes for your baby shouldn’t be so exhausting, so I decided to design my own line.” Right now, Vernell’s Baby and Kids is producing only boy’s apparel but is quickly in full garment development phase. “Our designs are ‘dad-tested and approved’ for sons to wear from the playground to the dinner table, in style, comfort and easy function.” Her first full line of garments, called VBee’s Classic Collection for Boys, was presented for late Spring 2011 at the ENK Children’s Club tradeshow in New York City, and all of her products will be available through local children’s boutiques in Fall 2011. Be sure to check out her site at www.VernellsBabyandKids.com. Maybe you’ll find that special, and affordable, outfit you’ve been hunting for too!To view the clothing lines, log into the site using the log in: Vernell1 (be sure to capitalize the V in Vernell), and password: Vernell (capital V).
For as long as she can remember, Robyn Holland (a mother of three) has been running – just about every day – for over 25 years and loving it. She ran her first run at age seven and became a North Carolina state cross country and two-mile champion in high school. She also attended Virginia Tech on an athletic scholarship. Robyn says she’s had the privilege of working with, and being coached by, many amazingly talented runners and coaches. She then turned to coaching herself – and after 10 years training middle and high school runners – it’s no surprise that Robyn put an entrepreneurial foot forward and founded Crazy Running, an eight-week program designed to increase the young athlete’s (ages 8 – 14) endurance, speed, core strength and flexibility. “I love to share my passion for running with young people and their families. Promoting a love for exercise is so important today, when adults and children alike lead an increasingly sedentary lifestyle. It is exciting to see their confidence grow with their endurance,” she said. Winter conditioning for Crazy Running starts in January and is held at Hanes Park Track in Winston-Salem. If you have a child who loves to run – or wants to get in better shape – consider Crazy Running! For more information and to register your child, visit Crazy Running’s web site at www.CrazyRunning.com.
Sarah is not only making a difference for herself and her family, but also for the world in which we live. Born and bred in New Jersey, Sarah moved to Greensboro to attend Greensboro College. She stayed in the Triad where she met her husband, got married, and started a family (they have two daughters). Just two years ago Sarah opened LEAP Realty, the Triad’s first and only green-minded residential real estate firm. Her husband, Jon, joined her as co-owner and the two work side-by-side to help their clients save money and live comfortably.” We love the opportunity to show green homes, but beyond that, we love the opportunity to educate people, clients and communities on the benefits of healthy living, the benefits of energy efficiency, and how all these things benefit them.” Sarah and her husband also recently launched EnVision Home Performance, an energy auditing, assessment and energy improvement service to help residents make the most of their homes’ energy performance. Additionally, Sarah just completed a two-year term on the board for the Piedmont Environmental Alliance. She currently sits on the board for the Winston-Salem Home Builders Association, as well as the residential committee for the US Green Building Council’s Piedmont chapter, and the executive board for the Triad Green Building Council. And if that’s not enough, Sarah has also been a Brownie troop leader, is a “taxi driver” for her daughter’s extracurricular activities, and is busy organizing a Girls on the Run chapter for her daughter’s school next year!
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