Wine & Painting Studio Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary & Scores High Marks for Economic Boost by Women-Owned Business

Bottle & Bottega, a Chicago event business, enjoys rapid expansion after only one year giving boost to local economy.

Chicago, IL, February 23, 2012 --( Bottle & Bottega, a women-owned social event business that creates fun and unique BYOB artistic experiences, celebrates its 1-year anniversary on March 14, 2012. Several firsts for the small startup include continuous expansion with four new employees and 20+ locally contracted artists, a second company-owned location opening soon in the Chicago market, as well as its first franchise studio now open in Denver, CO. The official celebration will take place on Wednesday, March 14th from 6:00 – 9:00pm with an evening of complimentary painting, wine and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of its established partnerships with local wine and catering businesses.

“Ours is a story of Corporate American women leaving to make their mark in the world of business and doing their part to revive the economy. Thanks to our success and expansion, we’re thrilled to continue our mission to deliver an exceptional guest experience while supporting the local economy and artistic community and want to celebrate that with our guests and partners,” says Nancy Bigley the company’s CEO and Co-owner. “Furthermore,” says Bigley, “We are encouraged and confident in our continued growth for 2012 thanks to growing interest in our unique franchise model.”

The March 14th festivities will feature complimentary 6x6 canvases for guests to paint and take home as well as a wine tasting and Private Wine Tasting raffle courtesy of WineStyles on Belmont and light appetizers from local caterers and restaurants, including FoodSense Catering, Witt’s Tavern, Amazing Edibles, J&L Catering and Fiesta Mexicana.

Bottle & Bottega combines multiple forms of hands-on art instruction from artists with the enjoyment of wine, creating lasting memories for guests. Whether a bridal party, birthday celebration, team-building or conference activity, date night or gathering of friends, it’s fun, fresh and inspiring.

Launched in 2009, Bottle & Bottega is the artistic stroke of genius of Stephanie King-Myers. In 2010, the success, adventure, and potential of the business caught the attention of now partner and CEO Nancy Bigley. With more than 18 years of franchise leadership experience with companies such as Dunkin’ Brands, (Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins), Nancy recognized the signs of a unique and successful franchise opportunity for other young entrepreneurs.

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.

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 aspiration 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, President/COO and Co-Owner.

To learn more about Bottle & Bottega, call 773.750.0491 or visit

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 our guests. Whether a private or public party, with art from masters and 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 unleash your creative genius.

*bot·te·ga (boh-tey-guh): the studio of a master artist, in which students learn by participating in the work.


Bottle & Bottega Inc.
Stephanie King-Myers



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