About

The Vine Vendor Network was established as a Facebook Group for a small group of about 10 local New York vendors by Kristen Fusaro-Pizzo in March 2016 and quickly expanded to cover New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania with hundreds of members. It’s a place where we collaborate, learn, inspire, and empower one another through sharing events, experiences, and advice. We expanded so quickly, we became a team and a family; a place for small business to support small business.

We are open to new members and would love to have you and your small business join us, no matter what level you are or where you are in your journey as a business owner. We work together to build stronger businesses and can’t wait for you to become a Vine Member.

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Kristen Fusaro-Pizzo
President

Kristen Fusaro-Pizzo, named Artisan Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 by the Indie Business Network, is a ten-year high school English teacher veteran and entrepreneur with experience leading and managing student activities, college-and-career readiness programs, and creating her own curriculum. When she’s not shaping the minds of students, she’s the owner and founder of Bath, Body, Candle Moments, a cruelty-free vegan soap and candle company, and President of the Vine Vendor Network, a network of small businesses on the East Coast. She has given business talks at Creative Product Blueprint, Zen Trading Post, and Butter Angels. She has been featured in Handmade Seller Magazine, CEO Blog Nation, Work-at-Home Success, CarolRoth.com, the Staten Island Advance, Wholesale Supplies Plus, Leaping Bunny Program, and more.

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Sandra D’Auria
Vice President

Sandra D’Auria has been working in the business field for many years, including owning her own Origami Owl business where she is a mentor, team leader, and top saleswoman for her region.

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Brooke Haramija
Chief Consulting Officer

Brooke Haramija is a natural Renaissance-woman, ranging in multiple fields including not-for-profits, ghostlore, and theater. She is a published author, expert in vintage toys, as well as owner and founder of Brooke’s Nook.