Angie Bergren – The Corky Canvas

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Angie Bergren grew up with an entrepreneurial spirit and has always wanted to own her own business.  She found the perfect opportunity when she opened The Corky Canvas which combines her business background with her love for painting.  The Corky Canvas is a fun and unique alternative to Lincoln’s nightlife.  With a paint brush in one hand, a glass of wine in the other and the music pumpin’, you will have a blast creating your masterpiece.  Angie knows that everyone has some hidden artistic ability in them somewhere and she is excited to help you discover it!  The Corky Canvas is perfect for girls’ night out, date night, bachelorette parties, team building, holiday parties, birthdays, club outings and more!

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Educating the public on the concept of The Corky Canvas has been challenging.  This is a new experience in Lincoln and people think that you have to be artistic; so, they are hesitant to give it a try.  I know once I get them in the door, though, they will be hooked!!!  People are always amazed at how great their paintings look when they leave! I’ve heard many times, “My husband’s never going to believe I did this!”

Tell us a little about your family.
I have the most supportive family who has taught me that anything is possible!

What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Deciding to start this business was a turning point for me.  It was a huge commitment and I knew that my life would never be the same.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I love being outside!  Camping is at the top of my list.  It allows me to get away…no projects, no work, just time to relax.

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
Most people in Lincoln don’t know that I have an identical twin sister.  As kids we looked exactly alike…I can’t even tell us apart in school pictures.  We still confuse people all the time and have the exact same voice.  Maybe I should hire her to take my solicitation calls!

What are you the most proud of?
I’m most proud that I have earned and worked hard for everything I have!

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Never put off ‘til tomorrow what you can do today.–Thomas Jefferson  I have to tell myself this all the time because I’m the world’s biggest procrastinator!

What is the one goal you would most like to accomplish?
My goal is to own a successful business, get married and start a family all at the same time!

How would your friends describe you?
Passionate, determined, and someone who hasn’t returned their calls in the last six months!

What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
The E-Myth is a great book and a must read for any new business owner!

What is your favorite movie?
Christmas Vacation- I bring it out when I need a good laugh!

What is your favorite TV show?
The only TV I watch these days is Husker football games.  GBR!

What is your favorite Lincoln restaurant?
Greta’s Gourmet and Venue and for dessert Cupcakes and More…so hard to pick just one!

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
Van Gogh – I’m sure he has a few good stories to tell including why he cut his ear off!

What is the best way to contact you?
Call 402-421-6731 or visit The Corky Canvas online at http://www.corkycanvas.com/