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Welcoming another incredible sponsor to the Miss Virginia Volunteer family -- BitterSweet Clothing & Accessories!👗👠👛
Since opening its doors in 2001, BitterSweet has always been a place to find quality women’s clothing and accessories for reasonable prices! At first, the owners didn't know if the shop was going to be filled with lacy dresses or leather and chains, but that's where the name BitterSweet comes into play - it encompasses all of those things! Paula took over the BitterSweet business in 2017 and now has four locations throughout Virginia, including Richmond, Charlottesville, Roanoke, Lynchburg, with hopes to open more in the future!
What sets BitterSweet apart from other stores is their diverse selection of lines and designers, representing the latest and best from Gentle Fawn, Frye, Alternative Apparel, Tano, La Made, Nick & Mo, TOMS, and more. Working with small, independent designers ensures that every purchase from BitterSweet is unique and one-of-a-kind.
BitterSweet will be offering our Miss Virginia Volunteer winner a $100 gift certificate to pick out any clothing or accessories of her choice! We are thrilled to have their support and can’t wait to see who will receive this amazing shopping spree!
Beyond excited to announce that the winner of our pageant will also have full use of our designated Miss Virginia Volunteer housing for the duration of her reign! Located in Forest, VA, this fully furnished, 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo will be the perfect place for our new Miss Virginia Volunteer to stay when traveling through town, hosting get-togethers, or even living full time if she chooses.
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Please meet another one of our amazing judges –– Lisa Meriwether!
As a skilled connector, Lisa enjoys bringing people and projects together. Having spent more than 35 years in hospitality, sales, and tourism, she knows how to align resources to make events – from the smallest conferences to the largest conventions. Lisa’s professional background includes key sales positions with major hotel chains and luxury properties such as the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. She also previously held the position of vice president of tourism for the Lynchburg Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau. Lisa currently serves as the tourism sales manager for the Office of Economic Development & Tourism for the City of Lynchburg, Virginia.
Recognized as a respected leader in her field, Lisa has been honored for her contributions by the YWCA of Central Virginia as their Professional Woman of the Year in Business. She was also honored with the Cecil H. Bailey, CMP Mentoring Award by Meeting Professionals International – Virginia Chapter for exhibiting the highest commitment to influencing the life of another member, demonstrating commitment as a confidant and trusted advisor to individuals in the meeting industry, while also supporting their professional development. Other than her career accomplishments, Lisa stays on the go, enjoying travel, restaurants, and live music and theatre. She has a son at LECOM Dental School and loves to share her Lynchburg home with her rescue pets.
Introducing another amazing sponsor for the Miss Virginia Volunteer Pageant — Wyndhurst Medical Aesthetics 👄💆🏻♀️
Wyndhurst Aesthetics was started in 2008 by Dr. Craig Petry. At their practice, they offer a wide variety of treatments and services to meet all their clients aesthetics and wellness needs! Their medical aestheticians specialize in laser treatments, body contouring, as well as chemical peels and facials. Dr. Petry is a master injector with over 10 years of experience specializing in injectables such as Botox and Dermal Fillers. Dr. Petry has also started their Bioidentical Hormone Clinic and Medical Weight Loss Program which have had wonderful success and are continuing to grow! Wyndhurst Medical Aesthetics strives to always provide 5 star service with each and every one of their clients.
Wyndhurst Medical Aesthetics will be gifting our winner a personalized Obagi skincare kit and a Deluxe Hydrafacial. We are so excited to have their support and cannot wait to see who will walk away with these amazing services!
Our Miss Chatham Volunteer, Elizabeth Durham, is currently CPR certified and in school to become an EMT. She wants to be as prepared as she can for medical school and has been volunteering in her community to gain experience and overall help those around her.
We love seeing how each of our amazing contestants are using their skills and passions to impact others each and every day.