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Maria Verven
Works at Vaping Vamps
Attended Vassar College
Lives in Minneapolis, Minn.
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How to Get a Job After Graduation
You've graduated! Now what?! After the teary goodbyes, and perhaps a little vacation or travel, you may face a lot of uncertainty about where you'll fit into the job market. If you’re wondering how to get a job after graduation, you’re not alone. The first ...
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How to Work the Room at a Career Fair
Career fairs can be a mixed bag. Sometimes they can feel overwhelming and a waste of time. But with some preparation and patience, career fairs can be an excellent way to make a positive impression on potential employers. Career fairs are great for job-seek...
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Best Careers for Moms
Starting a family doesn’t mean having to give up your career. Many moms successfully juggle careers while raising young children. In fact, in a record 40 percent of households with children, the mother is the primary or sole breadwinner according to a 2013 ...
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Environmental Careers Part II
Last week, we celebrated Earth Day early by giving you four environmental career ideas to fit any type of career personality . This week, as we celebrate Earth Day (April 22), we offer four more environmental career ideas for anyone who wants to dedicate th...
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E-cigarette poisonings represent .002 of calls to poison control centers. Something to get hysterical about?
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"I Hate My Job!" Portrait of a MAPP User
“I hate my job! If I don’t find a new job soon, I’m going to go nuts!!!!” That's what Amanda would say to herself every Monday morning when she got to her job as a sales clerk at an electronics store. She was discouraged and depressed, and it carried over i...
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How to Pick a Career You're Good At
Many people simply fall into a career and end up working at it for years, feeling lost and unfulfilled. But the ideal way to pick a career is to remember what you really love doing. You could start by remembering what you wanted to be when you grew up. Also...
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The FDA is confusing e-cigarettes with cigarettes and are trying to regulate them as tobacco products. One grazes and bleats, the other kills and eats. 
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The Teaching Personality: Is This YOU?
National Teacher Day is Sat., May 6, when we thank the special teachers in our lives. Most of us have had at least one great teacher. As we get older, we realize that teaching is a tough job. With a salary range that hasn't kept up with inflation and a lot ...
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Special for Earth Week: Environmental Jobs to Consider
Earth Day and Earth Week are worldwide events dedicated to raising awareness of the Earth's  environmental issues. From catastrophic oil spills to climate change, our environment needs help now more than ever -- and that spells opportunity for anyone intere...
Earth Day and Earth Week are worldwide events dedicated to raising awareness of the Earth's  environmental issues. From catastrophic oil spills to climate change, our environment needs help now more than ever -- and that spel...
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Good with Numbers? Math Careers that Add Up
During tax season, many Americans wish they were a little better at math. But if you’re a natural at percentages and a whiz at algebra, what are some math careers that could really add up? Good at math? Math careers can really add up. But first be certain i...
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Inbound Marketing Expert, PR Maven and Owner of the E-Cigarette Brand Vaping Vamps
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  • Vaping Vamps
    Owner and Lead Vamp, 2011 - present
    Vaping Vamps is the only e-cigarette brand created by women, for women. We offer e-cigarette starter kits, e-cigarette cases and e-cigarette flavors that women prefer.
  • VERVE Inbound Marketing
    P.R. and Inbound Marketing, 2008 - present
    VERVE Inbound Marketing helps businesses get found online using the best practices in SEO, social media, P.R. and inbound marketing.
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Minneapolis, Minn.
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Boston, Mass.
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Owner of Vaping Vamps and VERVE P.R.
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I own Vaping Vamps, the only e-cigarette brand created by women, for women. We sell the kinds of e-cigarettes women prefer, including e-cigarette starter kits, refill cartomizers and e-cigarette cases.

I also own VERVE, an inbound marketing firm that helps other small businesses build their brands and connect with customers using the best practices in website SEO and content, blogging, social media and P.R. In other words, we help small businesses get found online.

I love living in Minneapolis, Minn., but escape to Jamaica during the winter!

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I have two grown daughters, Rita and Emma. An e-cigarette helped Emma to finally quit smoking; this inspired me to found Vaping Vamps.
Education
  • Vassar College
    Music, 1973 - 1977
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I can't recommend Babette at Top Colour Shop in Hopkins highly enough. She is EXPERT in color and always gives me a great cut as well. Also, the shop is adorable -- it's a darling house with lovely music playing. It's therapy and a haircut all rolled into one. Oh, and did I mention she's also reasonably priced?
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I'm one of those people who doesn't like to eat HUGE portions of food. So thankfully, I'm not overweight. Neither is my daughter -- and when we go out to eat, we like to split things . . . we usually order a sandwich and a cup of soup or a sandwich and a salad and split them. But when we wanted to split a sandwich (with a bowl of soup) at Mort's (it was $11.50. . . not cheap), we were informed that they would charge us $2.75 for bringing us an extra plate! We were outraged, and then the manager came over and while he said he removed the charge this one time, he was rude and seemed to care less about how we felt. We'll never go there again.
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Nina Hale clearly LOVES search engine marketing, and her enthusiasm is infectious. I've become a total convert. . . to the principles of SEM as well as to Nina Hale and her team of SEM experts. I have been doing P.R. for over 25 years, but a lot of this is new to me. Nina was able to distill SEM down to the core strategies, made it easy to understand, and made me believe I could do at least the SEM basics for my P.R. clients. Anything beyond the real basics, you better believe I will send to Nina and her team. Thank you, Nina!!!
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