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A Tulsa “Overachiever” Opens her Second Pinot’s Palette Franchise

“I love that people are having a great time doing something they didn’t’ think they could do – that’s probably the best part of my job.  I tell people all the time that I sell fun.  People love Pinot’s Palette.” The first time Lisa Riley visited Pinot’s Palette, it was as a customer.  At the time, she was working in a management position for a large Houston oil refinery.  A client took a group from her company to the paint [...]

“Franchisees Say Online Marketing Support Is Key in Selecting a Brand” – Franchising.com

Franchising.com recently released an article revealing 9 out of 10 service industry franchisees said online marketing support was a key factor in choosing a franchise brand. We asked our Franchise Marketing Director, Brian Gray, to describe Pinot’s Palette online marketing support: “Online Marketing is a main staple of the Pinot’s Palette marketing mix and a key area of support that we offer our franchise owners.  It all starts with providing our partners with a best in class local customer website [...]

Valencia CA: Welcome to the team, Stephanie Sewell and Kathy Guccione!

We are excited to announce our first southern California studio, located in Valencia, California! Since getting to know Stephanie and her family earlier this year we were impressed by their passion for the concept and community involvement. Please join us in welcoming Stephanie and her mother, Kathy, to Team Pinot.  Stephanie, how did you become interested in Pinot's Palette? I have been looking for an opportunity to combine both my business acumen as well as my personal passion for many years. [...]

A Pinot’s Palette Artist Moves Home – Ashley Gardner

“One of the most rewarding parts of this experience was when I had my soft opening and all my friends and family came – it was so much fun.  Everything came together so perfectly.  It was really awesome to see everyone having a blast at something I’d worked so hard on.” The word “artist” has certain connotations:  Artists are creative types; free spirits.  They’re quirky – maybe even a little eccentric.  Artists are not, generally speaking, known for their business [...]

Pinot’s Looks at the 10 Best Cities to Start a Business

It’s good to be on top! Entrepreneur Magazine announced the ten best locations for new business opportunities, and here at Pinot’s Palette, we couldn’t agree more. With studio locations in more than half of these markets, our studio owners are planning on riding this business tidal wave. 10. Omaha, Neb. 9. Houston, Texas – Our friendly HQ is located here, along with 3 franchise partners’ studios 8. Minneapolis, Minn. 7. Seattle, Wash. 6. Tampa, Fla. – Opening in the Tampa/St. Petersburg market, Summer 2013 5. [...]

Pinot’s Palette A Leader In Growth And Franchisee Satisfaction

Fastest-Growing Paint and Sip Franchise Earns Top Industry Recognitions HOUSTON, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinot's Palette, a national Paint and Sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, has kicked off 2013 by earning several commendations for its continued growth and success. In March 2013, Pinot's Palette became the only Paint and Sip franchise included on Entrepreneur Magazine's Top New Franchises list.  All companies included on the list were ranked according to financial strength, [...]

Congratulations, Franchise Council Elected Members

Pinot’s Palette proudly announces the inaugural, 2013 Franchise Council creation and elected members. Each elected member has been nominated and elected by peer franchise partners, demonstrating a new franchise leadership opportunity for Pinot’s Palette paint and sip studio owners. Craig Ceccanti, Pinot’s Palette CEO, relates plans for a partner-lead organization has been a long term goal for the growing system, “The Franchise Council is something we’ve been waiting to enact since the inception of Pinot’s Palette Franchise. We’re excited to [...]

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Pinot’s Palette Kicks Off 2013 With Continued Growth

Fastest-Growing Paint and Sip Franchise Announces 5 New Studios, Including New Markets HOUSTON, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Pinot's Palette, a national Paint and Sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, announced five new franchise agreements this week. The fast-growing brand will expand its presence in Illinois with a new location in Naperville, and in Texas with a new franchise in College Station. This latest expansion will also include the company's [...]

Face to Face with Pinot’s Palette CEO Craig Ceccanti

Many art studios tout the concept of painting while sipping on a glass of wine, but Houston-based Pinot’s Palette doesn’t aim to groom the next Salvador Dalí or Claude Monet. Rather, CEO and co-founder Craig Ceccanti says it’s all about the experience of having a good time — checking the stress of daily life at the door and putting paint to canvas, step by step, with a glass of vino in hand. Since 2009, patrons have been coming in droves to [...]

Pinot’s Palette Claims Solo Paint and Sip Industry Ranking in Entrepreneur’s 2013 Top New Franchise

Every year, Entrepreneur Magazine compiles a list of some of the newest stars in the franchising world. Pinot’s Palette was ranked as one of these prestigious Top New Franchises in 2013, claiming the only Paint and Sip industry spot out of 75 franchises awarded. All of the companies on the Top New Franchises list began franchising in the last five years. Along with that requirement, the 75 companies were ranked according to Entrepreneur’s objective, quantifiable criteria, including financial strength [...]