Annie Oakley Natural Perfumery Studio to Host 7th Anniversary Event July 23-27
Jul24

Annie Oakley Natural Perfumery Studio to Host 7th Anniversary Event July 23-27

ANNIE OAKLEY® PERFUMERY 300 Johnson Street, P.O. Box 203 • Ligonier, Indiana 46767 260-894-7219 • www.AnnieOakley.com For Immediate Release Contact: Renee Gabet, Annie Oakley® Founder and Owner, 260-894-7219 or Renee@AnnieOakley.com Annie Oakley Natural Perfumery Studio to Host 7th Anniversary Event July 23-27 Mix Your Own Fragrance and Essential Oils, and Enjoy Tours, Music, Refreshments and Gifts Ligonier, Ind.—The Annie Oakley Perfumery is hosting a five-day celebration for the seventh anniversary of its Annie Oakley Perfumery Studio. The celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 23-27 at the studio, located at 300 Johnson Street in Ligonier. The 7th Anniversary Bash and Gala Event will feature five full days offering sensory tours along with fragrance sampling and creating at Annie Oakley’s all-new Essential Oil Mixing Bar, along with refreshments, music, gifts and door prizes. Free Sensory Tours start at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. all five days. Guests will experience a one-of-a-kind tour of a real perfumery and learn about the use of essential oils as the first perfume. Annie Oakley’s Mixing Bar will provide an opportunity for guests to mix an Annie Oakley product that’s uniquely their own. They can customize their own body spray, body lotion, linen spray or essential oil custom blend, starting with Annie Oakley’s all-organic plant oils, pure essentials oils, and natural perfumer’s alcohol. “Get lost in our exclusive Mixing Bar ingredients such as zesty lemon, calming lavender, peaceful frankincense, invigorating mint and zingy ginger,” said Renee Gabet, Annie Oakley owner and founder. “With a full lab of pure essential oils and natural ingredients and over 50 ingredient combinations, there are so many ways to feel alive with nature’s beauty; come and discover on your own!” Free Gifts will be provided to each guest and there will be a drawing to win a free Annie Oakley product. Guests will be involved in naming Annie Oakley’s Anniversary 2018 Fragrance. In addition, the Perfumery Studio Gift Shoppe will offer special anniversary discount pricing on select products. Refreshments will be served each day—including Annie Oakley’s famous Indiana mint lemonade, Madagascar vanilla coffee and gourmet treats—and music will add to the event’s ambience. Large Tour Groups are welcomed, but Gabet suggests calling 260-894-7219 in advance to set up a specific tour time. For up-to-date details on the anniversary celebration, visit Facebook.com/AnnieOakleyPerfumery on Facebook. ABOUT ANNIE OAKLEY™ The Annie Oakley Perfumery and Studio facility can be accessed from State Highway 5 as it travels through Ligonier. Look for signage directing visitors to the studio at 300 Johnson Street, which is east of S.R. 5. More event information and a map can be found on the firm’s Facebook...

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I’m Not Wining – Entrepreneurship Spotlight
Nov21

I’m Not Wining – Entrepreneurship Spotlight

Businesses can come in all different shapes and sizes. Some of them are big – some of them are small. Little did I know one of our very own committee members has a small business she is running in addition to her full-time job and volunteer work with us in YLNI’s Living Fort Wayne blog committee and with the Emerging Leaders Alliance. Check out Victoria Sarjeant and I’m Not Wining and Essential Oils in today’s post. What made you decide to open a business in Fort Wayne/Northeast Indiana? I have been living and working here in Fort Wayne for about ten years. I needed a reason to keep myself here, so I started a business and began immersing myself into the community and advocating for other community causes seemed like the perfect way to do it. What resource in the community has helped you thrive in the community? I have received so much support from the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and they probably don’t even realize it. I have been a member of the Emerging Leaders Alliance since January and other members were like me doing side businesses along with day jobs and I realized that I could do it too. They really helped build my strengths, helped with professional development, gave networking options that I never would have had, and still give us real responsibility that most other places don’t. What is the biggest challenge you have worked to overcome in starting your business? Time and resources. I work a full time job and had no idea that I would have to work from the time I wake up until the time I go to sleep on the weekends and every evening in order to stay on target. When I create a product, I have to go get supplies and that costs money. Even having the right technology is huge these days. What person has helped you the most in your journey? I would say my mom and my friend Karen. They both have real patience in me as I learn everything. Karen is always giving me advice. My mom helps think of new products. What is some advice you would have for new entrepreneurs? Don’t go at it alone. Tons of people are willing to do something crazy. If you are at least going to have fun doing it, you might as well have fun with someone. What would be the best thing Fort Wayne could do for entrepreneurs in your opinion? Fort Wayne is actually great for entrepreneurs. I look back on where I came from and you couldn’t survive unless you were some big chain....

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