Author Archives: Stacy Cook

About Stacy Cook

Stacy Cook, co-founder of VeroVine.com, is a results driven, business development professional with more than 20 years experience in the digital marketing world. A unique combination of entrepreneurial spirit, programming expertise, marketing genius, creativity, vision and people skills has enabled Stacy to garner experience in a multitude of digital organizations. His emphasis has been in early-stage start-ups and he has been programming, managing and developing new ways of "using" computers since his high school days in Lexington, Kentucky. Stacy was a Computer Lab Administrator for the University of Kentucky's MLK Microlabs AND ran his own website development/management firm while still in high school. While earning his BS in Telecommunications at UK, he became a New Media Developer at Mikrotek ISP; performed Internet Development for Host Communications/Total Sports, the NCAA AND was Vice President of Development for iHigh.com, a venture-funded start-up providing real-time sports statistics to media and internet users. Since graduating, Stacy founded Edit-X in Denver, Colorado. At that time, Edit-X was THE most innovative software on the market, combining CMS and Ecommerce in a single software package. Edit-X became known as the most trusted resource for advanced online business development and has played crucial roles in a multitude of other internet businesses, including the largest privately held online dating sites and companies. Successful management of the online dating businesses gave Stacy access to tens of millions of dollars of new clients and marketing work, propelling Stacy and his company into the Fortune 500 world. After moving from Kentucky to Denver, Colorado and on to Miami, Florida, Stacy decided Vero Beach was the ideal spot to plant his feet and grow his family. He has lived in Vero since 2011 and he and his wife, Meghan, welcomed a new baby girl in October 2014. When not coding; marketing; chasing children: Ava, 9, Colin 7, Aden 7 & Myla 2; or promoting Vero Beach via VeroVine.com; Stacy enjoys the Arts, dabbles in photography, enjoys Vero's nightlife with his wife, dreams of snowboarding and runs his family all over the Treasure Coast exploring the new & cool.

Best Holiday Decor Photo Contest Winners

Beachiest Kids Photo Contest

I don’t know about you but the holidays are a lot of fun and a time of year that I personally go all out. This contest was a chance to show off all of our effort and amazing decorating skills.  I especially liked the beach trash tree aka Trashmess Tree. Everyone please thank Elite Holiday Decor as our top sponsor they ensured the success of this contest and also offered up $250 in holiday decorations for one of our lucky winners!

Don’t forget, every month we have a new contest. This month is one of our most popular, Vero’s Beach Lifestyle Photo Contest. Already 150+ photos have been submitted in just 4 days. Please be sure to check it out and vote your favorites.

1st Place prize is an original Highwaymen painting! The raffle prize is valued at $644 and every single photo submitted has a chance to win. Happy New Year Vero Beach and check out our 2016 Year in Review video and Year Review of Food 2016 video. And now on to our awesome winners!!


1st Place


Under The Sea Christmas by Krysta Marquis

Votes: 302   |   Views: 981

Value: $505

Felicity Images: A photo session with Nellie Quiros at Felicity Images, and a custom photo app with your favorite twenty images., valued at: $350. Sea Turtle Real Estate: $100.00 gift certificate to Varietals and More, valued at: $100. The Buggy Bunch: Two (2) 2017 Buggy Bunch Discount Cards, valued at: $30. Baci Trattoria: 1 Gift Certificate, valued at: $25.


2nd Place


RE/MAX Crown Christmas Reflections by Alexandria Huf

Votes: 152   |   Views: 88

Value: $399
Signature Art Gallery of Vero
: A 16″ x 20″ print on HD Aluminum (Metal) or Canvas., valued at: $150. Community Veterinary Clinic: A (one time) yearly pet wellness exam which includes all vaccines and a heartworm test., valued at: $100. Riverside Theatre Comedy Zone: Four Tickets to any Comedy Show, valued at: $64. Eminence Hair Design: 1 Gift Certificate for a Mens or Womens Haircut (Sebastian), valued at: $55. The Buggy Bunch: Two (2) 2017 Buggy Bunch Discount Cards, valued at: $30.


3rd Place


Wonderland by Teresa

Votes: 88   |   Views: 1,046

Value: $150

Vero Beach Karate Association: One Month of Karate Lessons, Includes Uniform, valued at: $120. The Buggy Bunch: Two (2) 2017 Buggy Bunch Discount Cards, valued at: $30.


4th Place


The Bromeliad Tree by Fran Anderson

Votes: 84   |   Views: 59

Value: $30

The Buggy Bunch
: Two (2) 2017 Buggy Bunch Discount Cards, valued at: $30.


Raffle


Bubble Lights & Snowflakes by Ashley Kennedy

Votes: 31   |   Views: 39

Value: $634
Elite Holiday Decor
: A single $250 Gift Certificate., valued at: $250. Plank Pilates: Three (3) half hour (30 minute) sessions. , valued at: $150. Chaney’s House O’ Flowers: 1 Custom Bouquet of Flowers Delivered, valued at: $75. The Amber Ribbon: .925 Sterling Silver & Opal on an 18″ Sterling Silver chain. , valued at: $69. Main Street Vero Beach: A City Scapes Drawing, Unframed, valued at: $35. The Buggy Bunch: Two (2) 2017 Buggy Bunch Discount Cards, valued at: $30. Carmine & Lucia’s: Your choice of a 200ml bottle one each of an oil and a vinegar., valued at: $25.


Most Creative


Styro, The Floatman by Linda Curtiss

Votes: 124   |   Views: 668


Value:
$55

The Buggy Bunch: Two (2) 2017 Buggy Bunch Discount Cards, valued at: $30. Chive: 1 Gift Certificate, valued at: $25.

Vero’s Best Cat Photo Contest Winners 2016

This month over the holiday we had so much fun! Over 11,000 votes and 230 submissions. Some of the fuzziest, whackiest, purriest cats in all the land. The third annual Vero’s Best Cat Contest has come to an end, Check below to see all of the prizes that were just awarded. Over $1,400 in really great prizes. Also please thank Community Veterinary Clinic for making this contest possible. They are true community minded individuals, located downtown and a part of the Vero Vine family.

Beachiest Kids Photo Contest

1st Place


“You Are Now Under My Spell” by Kelly Stubbs

Votes: 311   |   Views: 1,189

Value: $480

Felicity Images: A photo session with Nellie Quiros at Felicity Images, and a custom photo app with your favorite twenty images., valued at: $350. Community Veterinary Clinic: A (one time) yearly pet wellness exam which includes all vaccines and a heartworm test., valued at: $100. The Buggy Bunch: Two (2) 2016 Buggy Bunch Discount Cards, valued at: $30.


2nd Place


Spooky For President! by Bridgette Earney

Votes: 264   |   Views: 437


Value:
$324

Signature Art Gallery of Vero: A 16″ x 20″ print on HD Aluminum (Metal) or Canvas., valued at: $150. Riverside Theatre Comedy Zone: Four Tickets to any Comedy Show, valued at: $64. Eminence Hair Design: 1 Gift Certificate for a Mens or Womens Haircut (Sebastian), valued at: $55. The Buggy Bunch: Two (2) 2016 Buggy Bunch Discount Cards, valued at: $30. Baci Trattoria: 1 Gift Certificate, valued at: $25.


3rd Place


Gizmo by Emily Jarrett

Votes: 262   |   Views: 419

Value: $150

Vero Beach Karate Association: One Month of Karate Lessons, Includes Uniform, valued at: $120. The Buggy Bunch: Two (2) 2016 Buggy Bunch Discount Cards, valued at: $30.


4th Place


Regal Scout by Leslie

Votes: 220   |   Views: 362

Value: $55

The Buggy Bunch: Two (2) 2016 Buggy Bunch Discount Cards, valued at: $30. The Hair Shop for Men: 1 hot towel, straight razor shave gift card., valued at: $25.


Raffle


The King by Jessica Koppe

Votes: 37   |   Views: 33

Value: $384

Plank Pilates: Three (3) half hour (30 minute) sessions. , valued at: $150. Chaney’s House O’ Flowers: 1 Custom Bouquet of Flowers Delivered, valued at: $75. The Amber Ribbon: .925 Sterling Silver & Opal on an 18″ Sterling Silver chain. , valued at: $69. Main Street Vero Beach: A City Scapes Drawing, Unframed, valued at: $35. The Buggy Bunch: Two (2) 2016 Buggy Bunch Discount Cards, valued at: $30. Carmine & Lucia’s: Your choice of a 200ml bottle one each of an oil and a vinegar., valued at: $25.


Most Creative


Hanging In There by Claudia Harrison

Votes: 12   |   Views: 7

Value: $80

The Buggy Bunch: Two (2) 2016 Buggy Bunch Discount Cards, valued at: $30. The Hair Shop for Men: 1 hot towel, straight razor shave gift card., valued at: $25. Chive: 1 Gift Certificate, valued at: $25.


Increase your Odds

Don’t wait, submit now, for Decembers Best Holiday Decor Photo Contest.

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Vero’s Best Food Photo Contest Winners

Check out some the best food plates in Vero Beach on the Best Food Photo Contest or on the Vero Beach Food Blog. We just gave away $1,313 in really great prizes and all you had to do was submit a photo. Also we just published our 54th food review. Vero Vine and Vero Beach Foodie are now the largest food blog in the Treasure Coast. The most popular food reviews in Vero Beach.

Beachiest Kids Photo Contest

This month is the Vero’s Sea Turtle Scavenger Hunt 2016. Help promote mental health awareness month in October by taking a photo of a sea turtle sculpture in Vero Beach or Sebastian and win more really great prizes. New raffle this month for all contestants with more than 10 submissions will receive a chance to win a Bose Soundlink Mini valued at $199.

Many restaurants are now available for delivery via Chow Cab. Use code “verovine” for Free delivery.

Please be sure and thank these fine sponsors…

All Prizes Total Value: $1,313

Felicity Images
Felicity Images
Plank Pilates
Plank Pilates
Vero Beach Karate Association
Vero Beach Karate Association
Chow Cab
Chow Cab
Community Veterinary Clinic
Community Veterinary Clinic
Chaney's House O' Flowers
Chaney’s House O’ Flowers
River King Cruise
River King Cruise
Riverside Theatre Comedy Zone
Riverside Theatre Comedy Zone
Eminence Hair Design
Eminence Hair Design
Main Street Vero Beach
Main Street Vero Beach
The Hair Shop for Men
The Hair Shop for Men
Chive
Chive
Vero Vine
Vero Vine
Carmine & Lucia's
Carmine & Lucia’s
Bistro Fourchette
Bistro Fourchette
Chealsea's
Chealsea’s
Trattoria Dario
Trattoria Dario

 

And the winners of the 2016 Vero’s Best Food Photo Contest are…

1st Place


Crab Stop Of Vero Beach Feast by Dana

Votes: 430   |   Views: 465

Value: $375

Felicity Images: A photo session with Nellie Quiros at Felicity Images, and a custom photo app with your favorite twenty images., valued at: $350. Bistro Fourchette: One (1) $25 Gift Certificate, valued at: $25.

 


2nd Place


Village Sandwich Shop And Grill by Samantha

Votes: 257   |   Views: 209

Value: $215

Community Veterinary Clinic: A (one time) yearly pet wellness exam which includes all vaccines and a heartworm test., valued at: $100. Eminence Hair Design: 1 Gift Certificate for a Mens or Womens Haircut (Sebastian), valued at: $55. Main Street Vero Beach: A City Scapes Drawing, Unframed, valued at: $35. Chealsea’s: One (1) $25 Gift Certificate, valued at: $25.


3rd Place


Salmon Costa D Este by Omar Ocasio

Votes: 88   |   Views: 435

Value: $209
Vero Beach Karate Association
: One Month of Karate Lessons, Includes Uniform, valued at: $120. Riverside Theatre Comedy Zone: Four Tickets to any Comedy Show, valued at: $64. Trattoria Dario: One (1) $25 Gift Certificate, valued at: $25.

 


4th Place


Burrito Cafe Mexican Grill – Picadillo Burrito by R. Scott Duncan

Votes: 74   |   Views: 35

Value: $89
River King Cruise
: Two (2) River King Cruise Tickets, valued at: $64. The Hair Shop for Men: 1 hot towel, straight razor shave gift card., valued at: $25.

 


Raffle


Casual French Breakfast At The Patisserie by Ale

Votes: 19   |   Views: 40


Value:
$350
Plank Pilates
: Three (3) half hour (30 minute) sessions. , valued at: $150. Chow Cab: 1 Gift Certificate, valued at: $100. Chaney’s House O’ Flowers: 1 Custom Bouquet of Flowers Delivered, valued at: $75. Carmine & Lucia’s: Your choice of a 200ml bottle one each of an oil and a vinegar., valued at: $25.

 


Most Creative


Kilwin’s At The Beach by Dayla Boldt

Votes: 409   |   Views: 1,600
Value: $50


The Hair Shop for Men
: 1 hot towel, straight razor shave gift card., valued at: $25. Chive: 1 Gift Certificate (Vero), valued at: $25.