Vicki Harnden

Vicki Harnden


Grand Island, NY

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flexibility. income. fun. want your own business?

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shop or host with me

Want to shop or have a party with your friends? I'd love to help!
We've got all kinds of new foods and all-time favorites you and your family will love. Whether your taste is sweet, spicy or a little sassy, just think of me as your own personal shopper and party planner.
So what do you have in mind? Let's get started!

my story

Thank you for taking time to read my story. I live on Grand Island, NY with my husband, son and daughter. We also have cats and dogs to round out our household. I began my Tastefully Simple career in March 2003. I was looking for a something to get me out of the house to socialize with adults and make a little cash. After attending my first party, I was hooked. The products sold themselves, they were easy to make, high quality and reasonably priced. Many of my friends were surprised since I was shy and not able to speak in front of others. I am amazed how I have grown personally thanks to Tastefully Simple.

In 1995, Jill Blashack Strahan (CEO) and Joani Nielson (COO) had the dream to start Tastefully Simple, I will always be thankful for the opportunity they have given me. The culture of Tastefully Simple is wonderful; everyone you meet is kind and supportive. I have found this to be true so many times in my career. When you start your own business you receive support to help you succeed. This support comes from our Headquarters, sponsor, fellow teammates and other consultants. Even after 8 years, the encouragement is still going strong! I also enjoy being recognized for a job well done whether it is an incentive trip, a gift card or a ribbon. Tastefully Simple allows us to SHINE and be proud of our accomplishments.

Owning your own business allows you to be in control of your life, your finances and your time. When my kids were younger, I was able to be home for them when they got off the bus, help in schools and go on field trips. I now enjoy volunteering at the local animal shelter and working a part-time job along with my Tastefully Simple business. I contribute to our household expenses and am thankful that we have been able to send our son to college debt free. By choice I travel to conferences for Tastefully Simple, I have met so many consultants nationwide; the friendships I have made are invaluable.

I am thankful not only for the women and men I have met as hosts and clients but also those who have joined my team. I never thought of myself as a leader and have grown so much over the years. I love celebrating my teammates when they hit a goal or earn an incentive. I continue to learn and share so we will all grow together. Is Tastefully Simple right for you? Why not give me a call and see what we have to offer.

Our Taste-testing parties are the heart of our business. When you combine food, friends and family you are bound to have fun! Add one of our drink buckets and the laughs are plenty. I also offer catalog parties, Gourmet to Go’s and fundraising options. We can discuss what is best for you. I love working with my hosts so they can get the most out of their parties.

I love what I do! Can I share with you? Whether you want to place an order, book a party or are interested in starting your own Tastefully Simple business, I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for stopping by and feel free to find me on Facebook.

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