Tell Your Story: Vero Vine Wants You!

Be a Community Maven“Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.”

Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea

Community Mavens, Vero Vine wants you!   Tell us your story.   You all have a story, perhaps many stories to share.  Vero Vine has been sharing these rich stories about the Treasure Coast since its inception.  Community involvement is the heart and soul of Vero Vine.  We have you, the community, to thank for become the fastest growing online “grapevine” on the Treasure Coast.  Keep these stories and sharing alive, communicate with Vero Vine.  Share, share and share much more.

So what the heck is a Community Maven?  According to Wikipedia:

“A maven (also mavin) is a trusted expert in a particular field, who seeks to pass knowledge on to others. The word maven comes from Hebrew, meaning “one who understands”, based on an accumulation of knowledge.

Vero Vine thrives on the sharing of our Community Mavens.  We are committed to bringing you a slice of Vero Beach and the Treasure Coast with our monthly contests, weekly emails, daily Facebook posts and community events calendar.  The information and photos we gather comes from your sharing.  “Think of Vero Vine as an anonymous yet trusted source for local consumer information. When you have a good experience with a person, place or local business, or information on an upcoming event, you can share it with others on the Vine and then everyone can benefit.”

Each and every one of us knows something about our community through our experiences. Share with us your best sunset, sunrise, fishing, surf or treasure hunting spot.  We are always happy to hear about the best steak, burger, seafood or ice cream spot.  We can never hear enough about community events and get really excited when you share seemingly hidden places off the beaten path.

Vero Vine wants to know what your know.  Share your story.  It may be a life story; a happening in Vero Beach; the story of what brought someone to Vero.  Share memories of life in Vero:  why it is such a wonderful place to grow up, live and raise a family.  Share your knowledge of Vero’s or the Treasure Coast’s history.  Share your photos.  Participate in our contests by submitting, sharing or both.  Vero Vine can never get enough of your sharing.

“No man is an island,’ said John Donne. I feel we are all islands — in a common sea.” ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea

Be a Community Maven.  Share what you know.  Vero Vine will carry your sharing forward!

Here are some of the many ways you can share as a Community Maven:

Tell Your StoryTell Your Story, Did Something Unusual Happen Today?

This is you soap box. Did you see the One Million Acts of Kindness Bus? Did you see bobcats near the beach? Did you see the demolition of the Lobster Shanty or the construction rebuilding the beaches?

a picture is worth 1000 words   Google SearchShare a Photo

A picture is worth one thousand words. We are working on a mobile app to make this process easier but until it is ready you can always email any photo to us at and we will share it on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. If it is unique enough we may interview you and write a story about it for you.

RecommendMake a Recommendation for a Business or Service

Making recommendations is how businesses get exposure to our community. Without them no one would know what you think is so great. Recommendations can be anonymous. You might just help them make it to the Vero Vine Top Nine.

Add EventAdd an Event or Community Function

We try to do a good job keeping up with all of the events around town. With so many events going on in Indian River County we are likely to miss a few. If you don’t see an event, please add the event.  If you do not have all of the details, that is okay, we will use what you do submit and complete the rest.   This is teamwork.

Add Your BusinessAdd Your Business or a Business you Frequent

Vero Vine is relatively new. We do have 4,000 businesses in the Viner directory. That leaves us with about 40,000 more businesses to discover and promote. Help your friends by adding their business to Vero Vine. Everyone can use the Vine’s free advertising.

Monthly ContestsEnter  a Monthly Contest

Our monthly photo contests are always going to be fun. We try to make our contests engaging for everyone.  Please snap a photo and submit to Vero Vine.  No matter what the date, you can be sure we are hosting a contest where Viners can win amazing prizes from your favorite local spots.

Free ClassifiedsCreate a Community Ad, Ask the Community a Question

Advertising is the most underutilized part of Vero Vine AND your MOST powerful tool to reach the community. This feature allows you to ask any questions you want. The community can then respond. It is called a “Classified” because that is the most identifiable moniker. These classifieds have been used to rent property, sell homes, host school uniform exchanges, find a dog a home and matched a nine-year old girl with a free bike from a community member after hers was stolen.  If you can dream it, we can help make it happen!

Sherry Nist