Greetings from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, home of Phillips 66 and my Hometown! On our journey here I was honored to meet many of those special people who are making a difference in our workplace and our lives! I committed to showcasing to you those stories of hope and success!
Meet Valere Rene Gregory, Owner and Designer of Valere Rene-Handbags & Totes of Rogers, Arkansas! I was attracted to her business, which is located in downtown Rogers, with her creative window displays. As I entered the door she greeted me with a warm welcome, and invited me to touch and feel her handmade bags and totes. She also carries a creative line of jewelry and other gift items.
Her store was very organized and the colors are outstanding! As I wandered I noticed there were open doors in the back leading into the work area. It was well designed, and there was another person at work.
As I talked further with Valere, I learned her husband is a civil engineer, but found he also had some design skills and had created a wonderful design place for her, the front counter, and the work space. All are totally “green” and an inviting place to come and do what she does best!
In looking at Valere and her bright and wonderful smile, you would not imagine she has a serious health problem that had forced her to resign from a successful corporate career. Still feeling the need to contribute to the family income, she began making her handbags and totes out of her home, and using Social Media as her marketing plan, Valere soon found the demand was greater than she could accomplish out of her home and by herself.
So taking the risk she moved into this wonderful downtown area of Rogers, Arkansas, and hired an associate to help her keep the orders flowing and on time. They are now fully stocked and able to handle custom orders on demand.
I could not resist making gift purchases before leaving this wonderful place and experienced first hand the new “Square” display making it easy to do business with Valere Rene.
Valere is still able to be the creative artist, contributor to the future education of her children, wife, and Mom in spite of her health issues.
I was honored to meet and share Valere’s story of hope and success in a world where some feel that Entrepreneurship is not profitable in the times we are currently experiencing. What a great story of “reinventing” yourself and living out your passion and dreams! This is one of the many topics that our expert speakers and presenters here at “Simply” Sue Speaks! Global Booking Agency share with many audiences-globally.