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VetFran Pinot's Palette Owners

Veteran Franchisees Open South Hill Paint and Sip

What do Harry Truman, George W. Bush, and Pinot’s Palette® franchisees Ray and Heidi Leonard have in common? They all served in the National Guard. While the former presidents may have focused on national security and foreign relations, Ray and Heidi are learning to focus on local community and customer relations as owners of the South Hill, Washington Pinot’s Palette. But Ray and Heidi haven’t left their day jobs. The couple met in the Army National Guard, were deployed on [...]

Chelsea Ermer Fort Collins Artist

Painting to Her Own Tune: Chelsea Ermer’s Grand Piano

Artist Chelsea Ermer believes in painting the town. Literally. She’s involved in artistic endeavors all over Fort Collins, Colorado – from teaching high schoolers art at Fossil Ridge High School to leading adults in relaxing evenings of paint and sip at the Fort Collins Pinot’s Palette®. Over the summer she found another outlet in Pianos About Town, a vibrant public art display. Pianos About Town The program, which recruits local artists to paint donated pianos, started in 2010 as a collaboration between the [...]

Hurricane Relief Fundraisers from Pinot's Palette

Pinot’s Palette Studios Organize Harvey Relief Events

Nationwide Franchise System with Roots in Houston Rallies to Support Gulf Coast The Pinot’s Palette franchise system, which includes 137 paint and sip studios nationwide, launched a series of fundraising events for Hurricane Harvey relief. The independently-owned studios organized quickly, as Houston-based corporate teams and Gulf Coast studio teams battled historic flooding in their homes and communities. The fundraisers are painting and drinking events hosted by numerous Pinot’s Palette studios from coast to coast. Proceeds from these Painting It Forward events [...]

Couple Buys Established Pinot's Palette Studio

Opportunity Knocks: Couple Buys Established Pinot’s Palette Studio

“Present opportunities are not to be neglected; they rarely visit us twice,” Voltaire said. Rod Vese and Lisa Pape may not have been reading 18th century philosophy when opportunity knocked on their door, but they still embraced Voltaire’s advice. The couple had visited various paint and sip studios and particularly enjoyed relaxing evenings at the Pinot’s Palette® in Ellicott City, Maryland – so when they heard the studio was up for sale, they were quick to take the opportunity. Purchasing an [...]

Pinot's Palette Awards: What Do They Mean?

What Do The Awards Really Mean?

Happy franchisees and satisfied customers: These are the only markers of success that really matter. But we also know that awards reflect the success of our franchise as a whole... and that they will contribute to increased exposure and sales for our franchisees. Many of the awards we’ve earned may not be familiar to potential franchisees just learning the paint and sip industry. So, let's take a closer look at a few of the awards and what they really mean for franchisees. Franchise [...]

Career Change: Engineers Open Paint and Wine Studio in Orange County

Engineering a Partnership: Orange County Pinot’s Palette

There’s an adage for a balanced life: “Don’t take work home with you.” Mahesh and Sree Ghanta respectfully disagree. Both trained as professional engineers, the couple enjoyed spending relaxing evenings together discussing complex engineering challenges and bouncing ideas off each other. Throughout their careers, they kept the dream of entrepreneurship on the back burner. But when the right opportunity presented itself--opening a Pinot’s Palette® franchise in Rancho Santa Margarita, California--the couple knew that business partnership would be a natural fit. After [...]

Pinot's Palette Earns Made the Grade Franchise Designation

Pinot’s Palette® Earns a Made The Grade™ Listing for Franchise Investment

Earlier this year, Franchise Grade® designated Pinot’s Palette a Made The Grade Certified Franchise, giving it an A Grade for franchise investment. Franchise Grade annually performs 2,500 franchise evaluations, focusing on investment risk for prospective franchisees. The evaluation is based on franchise system qualities that most affect franchisees’ financial investment. Those qualities are: Low annualized cost. Fair royalty rate. Protected territory. Established franchisee advisory council. Low turnover rate. High growth. Disclosed expense data. Pinot’s Palette is honored to be a Made the Grade [...]

Houston sisters open Pearland paint and sip

Sister Venture: Family Foray into Pearland Pinot’s Palette

Growing up, sisters Nadia and Arub Alam enjoyed playing pranks on their longsuffering aunts. And when the sisters reached their twenties and found themselves in respectable careers – Nadia as an event planner and Arub as a medical practice manager – they missed that sense of adventure in the joint endeavors they had once shared. So, the sisters decided to take on an ambitious and exciting adventure – opening a Pinot’s Palette® studio together. They had researched different franchise opportunities, [...]

How much can you make owning a franchise? Here's how to find out.

How Much Can You Make with a Franchise? Here’s How to Find Out.

"How much money can I make owning a franchise?" is the number one question franchisors receive from candidates looking to open a business. And for good reason! It takes a lot of time and money to get a business off the ground and you want some assurance that you will see a return on the money that you put into starting the business. The great thing about joining a franchise, is you can sometimes get a sneak peek at locations’ [...]

Pinot's Palette Art Scholarship Program

Pinot’s Palette Launches Scholarship Program

$1000 to be awarded to aspiring art student HOUSTON (June 14, 2017) – Calling all aspiring artists! Pinot’s Palette, a pioneer of the paint and sip entertainment category and one of the largest employers of professional artists in America, has announced the launch of the Pinot’s Palette Scholarship for Artistic Excellence. The scholarship program is open to all graduating high school students in the United States planning to pursue any arts or arts education related degree at an accredited U.S. [...]