Hello! My name is Crystal Vilkaitis. I’m a business owner, dog mama, girlfriend, daughter, Catan Champion, Millennial, wine lover, and an incredibly curious person. I believe we crave human connection now more than ever because of how advanced technology is. Oh, and I guess because of the Pandemic. I know I do. That’s why I (finally!) started Crystal Uncorked in 2021, to stay connected, share my stories and the stories of some pretty amazing entrepreneurs.
This show is all about opening up about business, because it can be challenging and sometimes feel lonely. I know I’ve felt that way over the 10+ years of owning a business and that was my inspiration for starting this show. I wanted to give aspiring and current entrepreneurs a look behind the curtain and have open and honest conversations. While we’re opening up, we’ll enjoy some wine too because wine not?! (There will totally be some cheesiness too, get used to it!)
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More about me:
For more than 15 years, Crystal Vilkaitis has been helping local businesses boost sales and drive more traffic through social media and marketing. In 2012, Crystal founded Crystal Media, a social media advertising and digital marketing agency. Crystal is passionate about alleviating business owners’ frustrations and confusion about social media and online marketing while making it both fun and profitable.
Crystal has spoken to business owners on various social media and marketing topics around the globe, including, across the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and Mexico. Crystal has also been featured as the leading retail social media expert in business and retail publications such as Fast Company, Where Woman Create Business, Retailer Now, Specialty Retail Report, Gift Shop Magazine, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Giftbeat, Southern Jewelry News, Residential Lighting, Floral Management and more.
Crystal most recently launched Crystal Uncorked, a podcast that features inspiring guests, and interesting business conversations, over a glass of wine. She started Crystal Uncorked to share open and honest conversations about her journey, and to talk to other entrepreneurs about their experiences. On the podcast, she pulls back the curtain and talks about the highs and lows of being a business owner.
Crystal lived in southern California for 12 years until she recently returned to Colorado at the end of 2021. She loves karaoke, dancing, game nights, her doggies Barry and Florence, and red wine. 🍷 When she’s not busy with social media, filming podcasts, or her hobbies, Crystal and her partner run the BWV Foundation (Bruiser Woods Vilkaitis Foundation), to help pet parents fund expenses related to a pet’s illness or death.
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