Saturday, November 30, 2013

Small Business Saturday: Windsor Neckwear on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile organizations and leaders who lead by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these organizations and leaders embody "Be the change you want to see in the world".

Throughout 2013, listeners have heard from presidents of organizations who are global change agents. We will also hear from CEOs of social enterprise businesses who are changing communities and college educators who are taking their students out of the classroom and into surrounding neighborhoods to learn and serve others.



On Small Business Saturday, November 30, 21013, tune in to hear the founders of Windsor Neckwear, Michael McPherson and Mace Neal, III. Listen as the duo, who started their company with $80.00 and a necktie pattern in 2008, share their company's highlights of 2013.

They will also share how they have conquered selling menswear without a brick and mortar store and the power of successful social media marketing campaigns. Also, listen as McPherson and Neal share insights on their business best practices, lessons learned from setbacks, family and work life balance, and giving back to the community.


McPherson and Mace have become synonymous with rallying the community to come together. From their highly successful launch party at Lexus of Nashville to their community family reunion, tune in to hear about their goals to continue to provide events and engagements with a purpose in 2014.

Living Your Best Life, a radio show that empowers, inspires, and motivates us to live our BEST life, is heard on 760AM The Gospel in the Middle-TN area, Tune In, Inspirational Networks, military bases and on Ustream.TV worldwide from 9:00-10:00am CST.

More About Windsor Neckwear


What began in 2008 as a common passion for men's neckwear has become a rapidly growing business venture between Michael McPherson Jr. and Mace Neal III.  The concept for Windsor Neckwear was first thought of on one of many shopping voyages between Michael and Mace.  One day while shopping for a new tie in a popular men's store the duo walked away disappointed in the lack of variety and similarity in a sea of what looked like repetitive ties!  After a brief discussion about the lack luster experience Mike said "we should start our own necktie line" and Mace simply responded "yeah we should".  From that day forward the duo never looked back.  Windsor Neckwear began with a total $80.00 investment between Mike and Mace who purchased fabric and a quick sew necktie pattern.  Initially they began making hand made ties, ascots, and pocket squares.
The plan was to always have their line manufactured on a larger scale so they spent the first year and a half learning the manufacturing business and building capital to develop their first line.  In late 2009 after garnering the support of a manufacturing facility they made their first line of four designs.  There were several issues with their first experience but they managed to sell out of all four designs in three weeks!  From that point Windsor Neckwear has expanded to offering a vast array of beautiful neckties each unique in their own way.
To not fall into the pit of "designers block" and creating a basic collection, Windsor Neckwear made it their practice to produce limited quantities per design.  The most they will produce of any one tie in a specific color is 50 pieces, they do this to constantly introduce new products, keep their items exclusive and to always keep the creative juices flowing.  This has worked well for Windsor Neckwear and because of this they always tell their customers "if you see it and like it then get it, because it won't be available long".


More About Small Business Saturday 


First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. November 27, 2010 was the first ever Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is the day we celebrate the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S.

More than 200 organizations have already joined American Express OPEN, the company’s small business unit, in declaring the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Stacey McBride and Kara Thompson on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

As 2013 year is drawing to a close, join Living Your Best Life  as we profile businesses, serial entrepreneurs, and non-profits that will empower, inspire, and motivate you to love your BEST life.

On Saturday, November 30, 2013 tune in to hear from designing women, Stacey McBride and Kara Thompson. Both women turned their love of fashion into entrepreneurial ventures that are making young and old fashionistas alike say "ooh" and "aah".

Stacey McBride's Prettie Girls are now available in time for the Christmas buying season. After designing for an international toy company for nearly two decades and launching the successful So In Style Dolls, Stacey took a leap of faith and decided to start her own line, One World Doll Project. Stacey created Prettie Girls to celebrate global diversity. Tune in to hear her inspiring story.



Also on the show will be Kara Thompson of  Kara's Creations. Kara Thompson is an attorney, public relations professional, and event manager by day who turned her hobby of designing jewelry into a business. Family and friends were her initial customers but it was not long before her handcrafted semi-precious stone custom pieces were in hot demand in Atlanta and beyond. Listen as Kara share how Kara's Creations was launched and hear her plans for her line in 2014.

Stacey McBride and Kara Thompson will help ignite your fire to do something you always dreamed of accomplishing and how to face the "what ifs" that may be holding you back to having the best year yet in 2014.

Living Your Best Life, a radio show that empowers, inspires, and motivates us to live our BEST life, is heard on 760AM The Gospel in the Middle-TN area, Tune In, Inspirational Networks, military bases and on Ustream.TV worldwide from 9:00-10:00am CST.

More About Stacey McBride



As a child Stacey consistently played with dolls.  Barbie was her favorite.  She loved mixing and matching her clothes, and styling her hair.  Not long after Stacey stopped playing with Barbie™ dolls at the age of 13, she made the decision to enter the fashion world.  She started sketching fashion and going to the library and checking out books about fashion.

Stacey’s father had saved a newspaper article that featured Kitty Black Perkins, a Mattel™ designer.  With the encouragement of her father and her instructor of a fashion computer course at El Camino College, Stacey called Perkins.  In addition to showing her portfolio and resume during the interview, Stacey had to design a Barbie™ fashion.  It was approved and she was hired as an assistant designer which begin her career in the world of toys and doll design.

Stacey was a Project Designer for Mattel™ in El Segundo and was with the company for 15 years.  She is the creator of the So In Style™ line of African-American Barbie™ dolls which were released in 2009. While at Mattell, Stacey was tapped to design the sorority Barbie, Celebrating the Centennial year of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first African-American Greek Sorority, founded in 1908 at Howard University in Washington, D.C.  She designed a one of a kind take on the 1980’s Black Barbie.  She also designed some of the 2010 Barbie career dolls, including Pet Vet Barbie, Rock Star Barbie and Bride Barbie.

Stacey has been interviewed for magazines and newspaper articles such as Ebony, Essence, Heart & Soul, LA’s Beauty Beat, Upscale, Chicago Sun Times and Daily Breeze.  Stacey McBride-Irby made the front cover of Wall Street Journal Personal newspaper.  The So In Style TM dolls have been featured in Barbie and Jet magazine.

Stacey has appeared on CNN Prime News with Richelle Carey “New Barbies Look More Like Black Women”.  And on May 2, 2010 Stacey appeared on BETs My Black is Beautiful, Episode 1:  Celebration of Black Beauty.  She is currently a featured designer in the Barbie Exhibit at The Children’s Museum of  Indianapolis.

Stacey’s motto is, “A happy, inspired childhood creates happy, inspired and powerful women.”  She also loves the Lord with all her heart.  She knows that without God that none of her accomplishments and success would be possible

More About Kara Thompson

Kara L. Thompson is a strategic, team-oriented professional with more than 16 years of experience in legal advocacy, workforce management, public and community relations.  Kara has a passion for interacting with people from all walks of life and has created Kara Thompson Enterprises to create a business that capitalizes on her superior interpersonal skills and talent for connecting people and problem solving.   


Prior to launching Kara Thompson Enterprises, Kara was an employment law attorney in Ogletree Deakins’ Atlanta office.  Before joining Ogletree Deakins, Kara practiced in the Atlanta offices of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker and Jones Day. Kara is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and Purdue University.

Kara’s experience includes representing and counseling both large and small employers in all facets of employment law, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, discipline, terminations, wage and hour, and Sarbanes-Oxley Act matters. She also assists employers with state and federal employment law compliance and in drafting employment policies and procedures.

Before attending law school, Kara worked for six years as a public relations professional for Spelman College, JacksonHeath Public Relations, and the American Red Cross. As a public relations professional, Kara created comprehensive public relations programs, successfully pitched numerous stories to the media, w
rote press releases, collateral, newsletter and magazine articles, created and managed special events, and organized community relations activities for various organizations. 


Kara is very active in the community and has a passion for philanthropic endeavors. Currently, she serves on the board of directors for Dress for Success Atlanta, the National Black MBA Association Atlanta Chapter and the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (“GABWA”).  Additionally, Kara is a member of Women’s Legacy Council of the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, the Atlanta Women’s Foundation Destiny Fund Class of 2009, The Girl Friends, Inc., The Buckhead Cascade Chapter of The Links, Inc., and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.   Kara has served on the boards of the Juvenile Justice Fund, Camp Fire USA Georgia Council, and the Samuel L. Jones Boys and Girls Club and is a graduate of the United Way’s Volunteer Involvement Program.  Kara is also a member of the American Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association, National Bar Association and the Gate City Bar Association, and served on the planning committee for the National Bar Association’s convention that was held in Atlanta in July of 2007. Kara is also the founder of a dinner club in Atlanta that was featured in the June 2007 issue of Essence Magazine.






Saturday, November 16, 2013

Dr. Annelle Primm and Siane Wilson on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile organizations and leaders who lead by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these organizations and leaders embody "Be the change you want to see in the world". 

Throughout 2013, listeners will hear from presidents of organizations who are global change agents. We will also hear from CEOs of social enterprise businesses who are changing communities and college educators who are taking their students out of the classroom and into surrounding neighborhoods to learn and serve others.



Dr. David Satcher

On Saturday, November 16, 2013 join us to hear from nationally renown psychiatrists, Dr. Annelle Primm, of the American Psychiatrists Association's Office of Minority and National Affairs (OMNA). Dr. Primm will update the audience on OMNA's partnership with the American Association of Community Psychiatrists and the Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association event “Transcendence and Resilience Following Trauma.” The special event was held at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, to celebrate the triumph of African Americans after the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, an act of racial hatred that killed four young girls 50 years ago. The event's keynote speaker was former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.

Also on today's show, Disney Performer and native Nashvillian, Siane Wilson. Siane will discuss how she beat out thousands who competed for the "role of a life time" to perform for Disney. She will share her resiliency in not giving up when others doubted her and advice on staying focused on your goals that may seem unreachable to others. She will also share what it is like to travel the world performing for one of the most iconic brands known around the globe. 

 Living Your Best Life can be heard on 760AM in the Middle Tennessee Region, on Tune In, streaming live online at UStream.TV, and on military bases on Saturdays from 9:00-10am CST. This show will also air on the HBCU Network.
More About Annelle Primm, M.D., MPH

Annelle B. Primm, M.D., MPH is the Director of Minority and National Affairs for the American Psychiatric Association. She is also an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. From 1993 until 2004, she served as the medical director of the Johns Hopkins Community Psychiatry Program, a community mental health center, where she has developed and overseen a variety of mental health services for adults. 
 Dr. Primm is a graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe College and Howard University College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Psychiatry, fellowship in Social and Community Psychiatry, and Masters of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins. She is a nationally recognized expert on cultural issues in psychiatry and co-occurring psychiatric illness and substance abuse and has written and lectured widely on these topics. Dr. Primm has been a leader in collaborative public educational outreach and mental health screening initiatives focused on medically underserved populations.



More Siane Wilson


(Excerpt from Mocha Market and GenmaSpeaks)

Siane Wilson was attending Clark Atlanta University in the spring of 2012. Having always wanted to follow her dreams of performing on Broadway, she began researching performing arts’ auditions at the school’s library. Siane, a longtime lover of all things Disney, was looking for Disney’s Lion King auditions.

“All it takes is Faith and Trust” - Peter Pan

To her surprise, Disney was holding auditions. Unfortunately, the auditions were being held in New York City. Traveling to New York would mean missing two days of class but she continued searching. By chance, Siane saw a link for www.disneyauditions.com. As luck would have it, they were holding auditions in her hometown, Nashville, Tennessee. With great anticipation, Siane printed the information and dashed back to her room to call her mother, Seanne Wilson. The mother-daughter duo discussed plans for Siane to attend the Nashville auditions. Two days later, Siane was on a bus home as the auditions were that weekend. She would be able to audition for Disney without missing classes. (Click here to continue reading.)





Thursday, November 14, 2013

Soldiers Turned Songwriters to Perform at SAFE's Nashville Breakfast

SAFE, Soldiers and Families Embrace, is continuing to help active military men and women and veterans seek healing from the traumas of war. In September, SAFE paired Nashville songwriters with soldiers to share their stories through songs. On November 8 2013, a benefit concert was held for love ones and the public to hear the music that blood, sacrifice, and tears help produced.

On Friday, November 15, 2013, some of the songs will be performed again at SAFE's Nashville Breakfast. The SAFE Nashville's Breakfast will be held at Ben Folds’ Studio, 30 Music Sq. W. Ste. 310, Nashville, TN 37203 8:30 am.

One of the songs that will be performed at breakfast was co-written by Vietnam Veteran Bill Fritschler (sic), Jason Jones, and Keni Thomas, entitled "Unspoken."  The song expresses the pain of veterans and members of the military not being able to talk to their families about their war experiences. The song tells us about Bill's father's Silver Star, an award for valor in combat that Bill did not know his father had received in WWII until after Bill's father died. He and his mother never knew why or what had happened.  The three will share and sing the song.  Veteran David Bradley will also be there to share and sing his song, "Get a Hero Home." 
More About the Performers

In the summer of 1993, Sergeant Keni Thomas was deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia with the 3rd Ranger Battalion as part of an elite special operations package called Task Force Ranger. Their mission was to find a capture a criminal warlord named Mohammed Farrah Aideed. On the 3rd of October, Keni and his fellow rangers distinguished themselves in an eighteen hour fire-fight that would later be recounted in the highly successful book and movie “Blackhawk Down”. Nineteen Americans gave their lives and 78 were wounded in the worst urban combat seen by US troops since WWII.

Jason Jones is the son of a Vietnam Veteran and has shared that he has been able to talk to his dad more since the retreat than ever before about his war experiences. 

David Bradley is a veteran of Britain's Royal Air Force who donates a great deal of his time to veterans and their families and who personally recruited about a third of the songwriters who participated in the retreat and now the concert on Nov. 8. 

More About SAFE
SAFE is a resource for the region to ease the readjustment and reintegration of military members returning from our current wars and their families, as well as veterans from previous eras. The counselors and staff of Soldiers And Families Embraced are made up of veterans, family members of veterans or active duty military, or have extensive experience working with them. All services are confidential and provided free of charge.


For media interviews, contact: Jodi McCullah
jodi@thesafenetwork.org
For more photos from last week's concert, click here.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Felicia Figlarz Anchor on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile leaders who lead by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these leaders embody "Be the change you want to see in the world".

Throughout 2013, listeners will hear from presidents of organizations who are global change agents. We will also hear from CEOs of social enterprise businesses who are changing communities and college educators who are taking their students out of the classroom and into surrounding neighborhoods to learn and serve others.


On Saturday, November 9, 2013,  tune in to hear Felicia Figlarz Anchor, daughter of Holocaust survivors and a longtime advocate for Holocaust remembrance and education. For 27 years, Anchor has served as a commissioner on the Tennessee Holocaust Commission, which was created by the state legislature in 1984.  In 2012, Anchor stepped down as the Commission's chair after serving in that role for 16 years but continues to serve as a commissioner.

Anchor is our Doing Good's volunteer of the month. Doing Good works with other non-profits to promote volunteers and increase volunteerism. Kim "Brownie" Vaughn shines the spotlight each month on volunteers who are making a difference in our community on Living Your Best Life.

Tune into 760AM in the Middle Tennessee Region, on Tune In, streaming live on line at UStream.TV, and on military bases on Saturdays from 9:00-10am CST. This show will also air on the HBCU Network.

More About Felicia Figlarz Anchor



The Commission’s primary role is Holocaust education.  During Anchor’s years as chair, the Commission participated in the publication of two books, “The Holocaust and Other Genocides: History, Representation, Ethics” and “Living On: Portraits of Tennessee Survivors and Liberators.” 

The Commission has supported annual Days of Remembrance at the state Capitol each year, has recognized teachers for Holocaust education through the annual Belz-Lipman Holocaust Educator Award, and has collaborated with the Cumberland County Playhouse and Nashville Ballet to bring the ballet “Anne Frank” to the rural county east of Nashville.

The Holocaust Commission’s “Living On” exhibit of survivors’ and liberators’ stories has been widely shown through the state.  Efforts also are under way, with the help of several foundations, to preserve filmed interviews of Tennessee residents who survived the Holocaust or helped liberate concentration camps during World War II.  The films will be converted to a digital format, making them more accessible to students, teachers and researchers. Educational programs for teachers have been held across the state, and the Commission has made it possible for teachers to attend educational programs at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Anchor helped make the Nashville Holocaust Memorial a reality.  The outdoor memorial on the grounds of the Gordon Jewish Community Center was dedicated in October 2006.  Its 12 memorial walls contain the names of relatives of Nashville families who either survived or perished in the Holocaust. (Excerpt from the Jewish Observer. For the complete article, click here.)

More About Doing Good 


Doing Good™ is dedicated to promoting volunteerism – for all non-profits and areas of public service in Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee.

Our Mission:  To promote making a positive difference in one’s own community, particularly through volunteerism.

Our Vision:  Doing Good inspires, educates and connects people and non-profits throughout the community to do good.  To promote volunteerism, Doing Good shares the stories of local volunteers who already make a difference in the community.  This gives a face to their non-profits which inspires, educates and empowers friends, co-workers and neighbors to volunteer and impact the community.  Doing Good promotes volunteerism by creating spaces within radio, television, print and the internet to regularly share volunteers’ stories to educate and inspire.

Our Goal:  To increase the number of volunteers and the number of hours per volunteer.

We Serve:  Our efforts benefit all non-profits and government agencies serving Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee.

More About Kim Vaughn 


 Kimberly “Brownie” Vaughn is a dynamic and energetic woman with magnetic compassion, delivering attractive, power-packed messages that target and hit the bull’s eye of the single woman’s heart. Actually living single in a world that often forgets to celebrate its single women, Brownie holds up the banner for her sisters in singlehood to love their God-given significance. Through speaking engagements and events, she adamantly shares how her journey to joy included pit stops such as bitterness over heartaches, settling for ungodly attraction, searching for validation, and understanding the reasons for rejection in single-hood. Those that are privileged to hear her speak continually rave about her captivating way to connect and empower women with solutions that alter negative thinking and boost self- esteem. To learn more about Kimberly, click here.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Brown is Genma Holmes New Black

I am known for donning black...often. Ten thousand pairs of black pants, skirts, blazers, and evening dresses galore it seems. I do not recall when the color of black took over my closet but I believe somewhere between raising teens and owning a business, I started wearing black. Lots of black.

After a health scare in the spring of 2013, I took assessment of life and decided to make sure I am doing things that I truly enjoy. Getting back to blogging about great finds for the fashionistas who love clothes and who love great deals has been on my must do list for sometime. I am collector, not a shopper, of timeless pieces that can flow effortlessly from day into evening and would be appropriate in the boardroom, volunteering in a school, in a radio studio, and of course, running a pest control company.

Brown has become my new black. Almond, amber, bay, brandy, bronze, chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, copper, mocha, and rich gold tones clothing and accessories have made their way to the check out counter with me since the day after Labor Day. Here is one of my new favorites outfits.


In WTST studios getting ready to interview Travis McVey
The Anne Klein gold silk blouse, the brown leather belt with gold embroidery, and the gold knotted necklace were from a wonderful store called The Sugar Pea in Old Hickory, TN.

The Bergdorf Goodman brown boulce skirt woven with gold metallic thread has a little swing action and can be paired with an evening jacket for a night on the town. This beautiful skirt is from Couture for a Cause in Brentwood, TN. The blouse and skirt look as if they were made for each other. My leopard print velvet tee is over twenty years old and felt brand new when I paired it with the skirt and blouse.

The tan flower bracelet with topaz gemstones peeping from under the cuff of my blouse is from my own line of jewelry that is debuting soon.

At the Southern Region IABC Conference with Diane Chase
I wore a pair of black boots and brown tights with this outfit. Compliments galore!

For more great finds like my ensemble above, visit The Sugar Pea and Couture for Cause. These boutiques are owned by women with wonderful hearts and are on a mission. They champion women with causes and I love them dearly. Tell them Genma sent you!

Pro Photos by Lawrence Taylor of  www.chicagraphyimages.com



Saturday, November 2, 2013

Heroes Vodka Founder Travis McVey on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Join Living Your Best Life as we celebrate our military heroes' journeys before and after their service to our country. Hear from men and women who are sons and daughters; husbands and wives; fathers and mothers; grandparents; siblings; and loyal friends. Hear members of the Marines, Army, Air Force, and Navy share personal stories and highlights from their military careers. All have roles that made them the "first" in many endeavors throughout their lives and in the military. We will hear about their rarely discussed acts of courage and sacrifice that embody servant leadership that will empower, inspire, and motivate listeners.


On Saturday, November 2, 2013 we will kick off Veterans Month with U.S. Marine Presidential Honor Guard from 1989-1992, Travis McVey founder of Heroes Vodka.  Listen as McVey shares about his journey from a one red light town in Indiana to the Marine Corps to the serving President George H. W. Bush. McVey talks about his life as a Marine but shares about the rich history of Washington, D.C. and the role of the United States Marine Corps in the most powerful city in the world. McVey witnessed many historical moments while serving as Presidential Honor Guard, listen as he reflects on how those moments are still relevant in his life today.
Travis McVey in the studios with Genma Holmes
McVey also gives several lessons in life that are applicable to anyone who desires to start a business. Listen as McVey talks about his road to entrepreneurship and the inspiration behind Heroes Vodka. McVey discusses how a single phone call to one of the most respected businessmen in the country, Robert Lipman, was one of the keys to opening doors for Heroes Vodka. McVey shares how being determined to make the best Vodka in the country led him to meeting many powerful individuals who believe in excellency as well. 

McVey leaves us with advice on caring for our veterans who have served faithfully, how we must not shy away from addressing PTSD, and the importance of supporting veteran owned businesses. He also talks about remembering the fallen and how important it is to never forget the freedoms we enjoy daily because of their ultimate sacrifice. 

Wall of Remembrance Visits Nashville

 Living Your Best Life can be heard on 760AM in the Middle Tennessee Region, on Tune In, streaming live online at UStream.TV, and on military bases on Saturdays from 9:00-10am CST. This show will also air on the HBCU Network.

More About Travis McVey


Heroes Vodka was founded in 2009 by Travis McVey, a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran who proudly served as a Presidential Honor Guard from 1989-1992. An innovative and determined entrepreneur, Travis endured the life-changing tragedy of a good friend dying in combat in the War Against Terror in Afghanistan. The experience paved the way for Travis to realize the American dream of owning a business…a business that would enable him to continue to serve his country. Travis’ vision was to develop a brand to partner with well-known Veteran organizations. His mission was to help Veterans get the care they deserve. With Heroes Vodka, Travis’ dream has become a reality. Every purchase of Heroes Vodka helps make a difference in the lives of the brave men and women who have sacrificed for our country and our freedom. Please enjoy Heroes Vodka responsibly and thank you for your support.


More About Heroes Vodka


Heroes Vodka is a Veteran-owned premium American vodka. It was first bottled on Veterans Day – 11.11.11 – a date that occurs only once in a century and epitomizes the rarity of this event. As the “Official Spirit of a Grateful Nation,” Heroes Vodka is made from 100% American corn grain; each hand-crafted batch is distilled 4 times to create an ultra-pure, world class spirit. The mission of Heroes Vodka is to deliver exceptional taste and superior value to consumers, while honoring Veterans and other American service organizations through charitable contributions.


Heroes Vodka's mission is to provide exceptional taste & superior value to consumers, while honoring Veterans & other American service organizations through charitable contributions.

Every Purchase of Heroes Vodka Supports American Veterans

HV AMVETS Logos
AMVETS is the Official Giveback partner of Heroes Vodka. A portion of proceeds from sales of Heroes Vodka is allocated to AMVETS to develop community assistance programs for active duty military, veterans and their families. More details about this partnership.

In 2012, Heroes Vodka supported the initiatives of multiple Veterans organizations through monetary and product donations, including Operation Stand Down and Troop Aid. View photos from the Veterans Day Check Presentation.

Heroes Vodka Accolades

Since its initial rollout in Tennessee in 2012, Heroes Vodka has received multiple accolades for exceptional taste. Honors include a 90-point rating from Ultimate Spirits Challenge, gold medals at the MicroLiquor Spirit Awards and the Spirits International Prestige awards, and silver medals at the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America’s 69th annual convention and exposition and the 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Read more about Heroes Vodka Accolades.

Photos of Heroes Vodka supplied by Travis McVey. Studio photos Lawrence Taylor and Genma Holmes. Wall of Remembrance photos Genma Holmes