Small Business Connector
One of the ways to actively support our business-minded “branches”– those who have ventured into the blessing of entrepreneurship–is to participate in giving their products and/or services visibility, via our platforms. Sound, effective marketing, including friends-supporting-friends partnerships, is key in helping our brothers and sisters ensure increased success. TCV is on board, and excited to be a free connector for small business!
Please take a moment to view/visit the sites below. Hopefully, you will find products and services that fit your need or ones in which you can be the connector for your family, friends, acquaintances, business associates, and networks.
*Please email email@example.com to request to have your business posted. Each request will be carefully vetted and may be denied if it doesn’t fit the platform for The Cherry Vine.
Joe Bell Photography
Booking thru website only.
Individual and group photos, portraits and video shoots. Specializing in quality professional and eclectic projects.
*Official photographer and video producer for The Cherry Vine, LLC
Music feeds the heart and soul and uplifts! The right song, no matter the genre, can be just the right thing we need to refocus and put us in a good frame of mind…Puts perspective front and center. As manna was the substance miraculously supplied as food in biblical times, hopefully, these songs will nourish and speak to your spirit.
*The Cherry Vine does not own rights to music/videos posted on this page.
Be blessed by these good stories!
If you have one to share, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include a title and your name or it can be anonymous. Your story can be a couple of sentences or a paragraph. Any length is acceptable, as the purpose is solely to share a good word–to encourage, uplift, inspire, and bless others.
I woke up this morning to go grocery shopping. I decided to put on The Cherry Vine’s A Man Who Prays tee-shirt. As I was putting away the groceries in the trunk of the car, an older man asked me to come over and pray for him. He said that he noticed the shirt and wanted me to pray for him. I asked him what he wanted me to pray for, and he said, “Wisdom.” I prayed for him in the parking lot of Walmart. He was a pastor, and simply needed and requested prayer.
The message: “You never know what God is up to. When I woke up this morning, that is not what I expected.”
March 24, 2021
“I Just Try To Be Nice”
Walking up to grocery counter, an older lady gives me a stare, checking out my WSSU t-shirt. She doesn’t say anything, looking a little grumpy, but proceeds to scan my grocery items.
Bagger(teenager): How are you?
Me: Fine, thank you.
And how are you?
Bagger: I’m good. Thanks for asking.
Me: No, thank you again for asking.
Bagger: Well, I just try to be nice, you know?
Me: Well, it matters. That’s a great thing. (smile)
The little ole lady: (Finished my checkout, seeming so reluctant) — Have a good day. Come again. (no smile)
Me: Thank you. (smile)
The message: It’s so amazing how a little kindness can rub off. No matter how old we are, we can learn the value of kindness from children.
August 7, 2019
Money Love On Valentine’s Day!
Shopping in Walmart in Ahoskie, NC on Valentine’s Day, my mom and I ran into two ladies down a food aisle. One of the ladies happened to have a handful of bills. I proceeded to jokingly ask her, “Don’t y’all want to share the love?” She said, “Sure!”, then handed me and my mom $10 each. I was shocked! I gave the young lady a hug and thanked her. My sister was further down the aisle, so we thought that she had missed out on this blessing. After we had teased her about it for a few minutes, we ran into the ladies again. The same woman walked up to my sister, telling her that she didn’t know that she was with us. She then pulled another $10 bill from her stash and gave it to her. The lady then smiled and simply said, “I’m glad to be a blessing to y’all!”
February 14, 2019
2018 Was Good!
On New Year’s Day, I realized that I had some cool things to happen in 2018. In one year, I got a girlfriend who I love and adore, a new job, my own apartment, and a new car. God is really good. #goodstories
January 1, 2019
God Changes People
“Wow. You just caught me on my knees. I just finished praying” is the response that I received when I called a family member on New Year’s Day morning. Taken aback by the response, as I’ve never heard this person utter those words, I immediately thought, God is so good! Thank The Lord!! Continuing the conversation, the person shared, “I’m just praying for God’s will, that’s all.” Music to my ears! God is able to do all things!
January 1, 2019