Betty Vergets spent 25+ years as a Vacation Rental Travel Agent. She was a South Pacific (Australia & New Zealand) and Europe Specialist. Travel is still her passion! She and her husband, Mark, have a blended family with 6 kids and 17 grand kids! Christmas and birthdays are a challenge to say the least! Betty married into the hardware business! Mark promised her they would still travel if she came to work with him and he has upheld his promise! She absolutely loves what she does!
What do you like most about what you do?
Most definitely the people! I enjoy working with our customers and our staff is amazing! Unfortunately, I have to spend a lot of time in the office, but I love being on the sales floor, especially first thing in the morning. It's a little quieter and we can visit with our regular customers who come in and get their coffee & popcorn and talk about their day ahead.
Why did you join WOW and what is the most rewarding or valuable aspect of being a WOW member?
Women understand the challenges of having balance in their lives. If you throw in running a business or working full time, it can be even more stressful. This is one of the most amazing group of women I have had the pleasure of getting to know. I always feel uplifted after spending time with them. The organization has grown so much and it's nice to see the younger women getting involved as well. I also love that we're able to recognize and reward smart and talented young women with the Cathy Stoller Scholarship program.
Who could be an ideal potential client for you?
We do have a unique store, but we specialize in anyone who needs help! Our staff is great at trying to help you repair something that's broken or helping you find what you need to create your special project. I love when a customer says, "It was such an odd item, I didn't think you'd have it, but you did!" If a customer wants something we don't stock, we'll special order it for them, if it's available to us.
In our Boutique area "Gypsy Crossing", we love helping women feel special. Whether they're looking for a new outfit, need help finding a gift, or maybe ready to do some redecorating, our 'Gypsies' enjoy helping them find something unique and fun! We get really excited when a woman wants to try something outside of her normal comfort zone. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but they have fun in the process!
What do you like to do for fun?
Travel!!! We love good food & wine, so we enjoy cooking, checking out new restaurants & wine tasting year around. In the summer, we enjoy riding our Harley, camping in our 5th wheel and taking our white water raft out with friends.
What are five things you cannot live without?
My faith, family, friends, laughter and sad, but true...my makeup!
Where is your favorite place to vacation?
MY favorite place in the world is Italy! We don't get to go as often as I would like, so our "go to" vacation spot is Belize! We call it forced relaxation and it fills our need for the sun when we need to escape the gray! We enjoy the water, the culture & the locals remember us when we come down. It's like a second hometown!
CONTACT INFO: Betty Vergets, Owner
Location: Newberg Hardware and Gypsy Crossing; 2100 Portland Rd. – Newberg, OR 97132
Phone: (503) 538-5460