The Virginia Shop Owner Tiffany Smith Joined Jerry Miller On The I Love CVille Show!


Entrepreneur Tiffany Smith, the intelligent and fabulous owner behind The Virginia Shop and The Virginia Shop Web Store, joined us on The I Love CVille Show powered by Greenberry’s Coffee at Barracks Road and Dr. Scott Wagner of Scott Wagner Chiropractic and Sports Medicine.

On today’s show, we discussed the following:

(1). How has The Virginia Shop evolved into a Charlottesville icon? Seriously, The Virginia Shop is an institution in town, especially at Christmas time. I’ve purchased Christmas gifts at The Virginia Shop in 16 of the last 18 Christmases. How has Tiffany done this?

(2). What are the challenges Tiffany faces in retail? How has the internet impacted her business? Tiffany, a visionary with entrepreneurial courage, launched The Virginia Shop Web Store to strategically position her brand across the world. Today, The Virginia Shop is a critical component of her business. We put these efforts into perspective with Tiffany.

(3). How have the events from August 12, 2017 impacted The Virginia Shop? Has A12 negatively impacted sales? What should we do about this? What is our plan to help rehab Charlottesville’s image moving forward?

(4). Tiffany is actively involved in Live Arts!! We put this wonderful organization into perspective. Live Arts is a true asset and a bonafide gift to our community!! Tiffany explains why!

(5). We discuss some of Tiffany’s favorite spots to eat, drink and have fun, including Dean Maupin’s famous C & O Restaurant, Travis Croxton’s Rocksalt Charlottesville in the The Shops at Stonefield and The Jefferson Theater, where you could see Tiffany dancing the night away!

(6). We discuss Tiffany’s love for Charlottesville. She’s lived in CVille off-and-on since 1989. She is TRULY passionate about Charlottesville and our community’s best interests.

(7). While this embarrassed Tiffany on-camera (hey, it’s hard to embarrass Tiffany!), I need to emphasize this again: Tiffany Smith is an influential leader in our Charlottesville community. She’s creating jobs, running a successful retail business and doing it all in a positive, “Golden Rule,” type of way. We should celebrate entrepreneurs like Tiffany Smith in our community!

(8). I asked Tiffany Smith if she felt comfortable with our current City Councilors Mayor Nikuyah J Walker, Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy, Councilor Kathleen Galvin, Councilor Heather Danforth Hill and Councilor Michael Signer.

(9). To close the show, I ate a couple Ghost Pepper Peanuts on-camera. Tiffany and The Virginia Shop have the best peanut assortment in Central Virginia.

Tiffany, I’m truly grateful for you and your time. I know you are super busy around Christmas, and you didn’t have to give me your most valuable commodity today. Thank you, kindly, Tiffany, for coming on The I Love CVille Show and for making us better today! I’m truly grateful.

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CEO Jerry Miller

Jerry Miller is the CEO of The Miller Organization, The I Love CVille Network, VMV Brands, The Blue Ridge Venture Fund, I Love CVille Real Estate and Charlottesville Business Brokers which are all headquartered in Downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. Jerry is passionate about the #ShopLocal movement and supporting locally-owned businesses. Get to know Jerry at