Chicago Wine and Art Studio Opens Another Franchise, This Time in La Grange, IL

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Bottle & Bottega to Open in La Grange, IL As Company Continues to Seek Savvy Professionals Across the Country

Bottle & Bottega, a premier corporate and social event business that creates fun and unique artistic experiences paired with wine, announced the sale of another franchise location, this time in the La Grange, IL market, a suburb just outside Chicago, the company’s headquarters and home to its flagship studio. The new owners, Paul and Meg LeFaivre, call La Grange home and will launch their business on June 11, 2012.

“Interest in Bottle & Bottega franchise territories has been very strong since our launch, especially in our home state of Illinois, and we couldn’t be more pleased and encouraged to welcome our newest franchise less than 6 months from the launch of our franchise program,” says Nancy Bigley, the company’s CEO and Co-owner. Furthermore, says Bigley, “Our industry is booming and Bottle & Bottega continues to see year over year growth, thus we are encouraged and confident in this continued pattern for 2012.”

Pairing wine with multiple forms of hands-on art instruction from local artists, Bottle & Bottega offers an alternative to a typical night out with friends. The fun, fresh and inspiring concept is available to individuals at daily public events as well as private and corporate art parties—hosting bridal parties, birthday celebrations, team-building or conference activities, date nights or gatherings of friends.

Launched in 2009, Bottle & Bottega is the artistic stroke of genius of Stephanie King-Myers. Partnering with franchise executive Nancy Bigley in 2010, the two exceptionally creative and driven women left their successful corporate careers to pursue their passions and devote their vision, talent, and energy to a collaborative business of their own. “Nancy and I, after rewarding careers in corporate, found our true passion in owning our own business and creating unique and lasting experiences for our guests. By franchising, we want to give others the same opportunity to be their own boss and enjoy highly gratifying work while building their financial future,” says King-Myers.

Bottle & Bottega provides an opportunity for entrepreneurial-minded, fun-loving, savvy professionals to operate a year-round business that serves adults and organizations, with multiple revenue streams ranging from public and private parties to retail and more, provided in studio and off-site at residential and commercial venues. Franchisees also benefit from low start-up costs as well as proven systems and processes with an emphasis on e-marketing, a fast business launch and a highly experienced and committed franchise support team. With more than 18 years of franchise operations experience with such brands as Baskin-Robbins, Mr. Electric, and American Leak Detection, managing nearly 1,000 units, Nancy has built best-in-class franchise systems and support that drive guest satisfaction and business profitability. Bottle and Bottega is a member of IFA (International Franchising Association) and fully embraces the IFA code of ethics in serving and supporting our franchisees.

In addition to providing the right environment to create a unique and profitable business opportunity, Nancy and Stephanie’s goal for their franchisees, guests and employees is to inspire, empower and nurture the daring inner spirit that lives inside us all in a casual, hip atmosphere. “Our hope is for every guest that walks into our studios to feel like they’re having a party with friends in the comfort of their own living room, and to experience the empowering accomplishment of creating art,” says Stephanie King-Myers, COO/President and Co-Owner.

Learn more about starting a Bottle & Bottega franchise, call 760.322.9353 or visit http://www.bottleandbottega.com/franchise.

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About Bottle and Bottega*
Bottle & Bottega, Inc. (Chicago, IL), founded in March 2009, is a fun, unique alternative to a typical night out with friends, corporate groups, and for special events. Combining multiple forms of hands-on art instruction by Studio Artists with a BYOB (bring your own bottle) concept, Bottle & Bottega creates lasting memories for guests. Whether a private or public party, with art from masters as well as current, progressive, local artists, we empower and nurture the daring inner spirit that lives inside us all. Be in the moment, make new friends, enjoy the company of old friends, and uncork your inner artist. http://www.bottleandbottega.com.
*bot·te·ga [boh-tey-guh]: the studio of a master artist, in which students learn by participating in the work.

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