Giftbeat, the premier trade publication serving the gift industry, voted Vera Bradley as the Vendor of the Year for 2018, an award given to the vendor that contributed the most to the reporting stores’ bottom lines.
Congratulations to Emily Sanzone, our Top Accounts Director, who was named one of the specialty channel’s “40 under 40.” The Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards recognize the next generation of specialty retail industry leaders based on leadership qualities, creativity, innovative thinking and commitment to the industry.
Greater Fort Wayne Inc. presented the Maclyn Parker Swagger Award for Community Vision and Leadership to Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, co-founder of Vera Bradley Inc. and driving force behind a new boutique hotel being built in downtown Fort Wayne.
Vera Bradley and Riddle & Bloom, our agency partner that helped execute our campus ambassador program, won the silver award for Best Millennial Campaign at the 2018 Ex Awards (the world’s largest recognition program for experiential marketing).
Patricia Miller, co-founder and current director of Vera Bradley, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Indiana University. Miller was Indiania’s first Secretary of Commerce, appointed in 2005.