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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, [...]

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Friendship’s Brush with Business: Duo Debuts Nutley Pinot’s Palette

Trailblazer Colleen Carlee spent months researching potential franchises, searching for a unique and different venture, before signing with Pinot’s Palette® a few years ago. Her Montclair, New Jersey studio became the first of its kind in the entire Northeast as she introduced the town’s artistic community to the entertaining culture of upscale paint and sip. The studio garnered so much business that she soon turned her thoughts to opening a second location. But Colleen had learned that solo trailblazing can [...]

After her two-decade corporate career ended, Sonja Kapoun-Roof found a new opportunity in Pinot's Palette.

Window of Opportunity: La Vista Pinot’s Palette Brings Welcome Change

“Don't waste a minute not being happy,” Brooke Shields once said. “If one window closes, run to the next window – or break down a door.” Sonja Kapoun-Roof didn’t have to resort to destruction of property when the window on her two decades of corporate employment closed. Nevertheless, she ran to the next window of opportunity, and threw it open to let in the fresh breeze of a new career. That breeze smelled of relaxation and entertainment, the scents that permeate [...]

Top 10 Pinot’s Palette Bartender Extraordinaires

Meet our favorite bartenders who make Pinot's Palette a hot spot for entertainment and fun! Alyssa Alexander - Fayette Mall I love bartending at Pinot's Palette because it doesn't even feel like work! It is a fun, enjoyable, and upbeat environment instead of working in a dull restaurant bar or at a late-night college bar with the stresses and late nights that come with bartending at those types of establishments. Our customers are always eager to try something new and bring out [...]

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Painting Her Way to VIP Status

Where’s your happy place? For Val Franchel of Dulles, Virginia, it’s her local Pinot’s Palette studio in Herndon. In June of 2015, Franchel, who has no previous painting experience, took her first class at Pinot’s Palette with her mom and from then on she was hooked. Franchel has since attended at least one Pinot’s Palette event a week- and now has more than 155 paintings to show for it. “I keep going back, because I enjoy the challenge of painting [...]

Divine Appointment: Helotes Pinot’s Palettes Debuts

Some people call their Pinot’s Palette® franchise a stroke of luck. Others attribute it to divine intervention. Jimmy and Renee Gutierrez fall into the latter category. The couple, whose Helotes, Texas studio opens in November, say they were supernaturally guided to Pinot’s Palette. “When we first found the opportunity a year ago, it was just research and getting excited and praying about it,” Renee says. At that time, both Jimmy and Renee were entrenched in corporate jobs, and they [...]

Father-Son Pair Paint a Colorful Retirement Dream in Business

“Retirement is the ugliest word in the language,” Ernest Hemingway once said. Rick Beam seems to agree. The recent retiree had considered entrepreneurship from time to time during his career in international banking. But after a 40-year career, Rick recently decided to retire -- from banking, that is. But whiling away his golden years on leisurely pursuits is not Rick’s style. Instead, he decided to go into business with his son, Ryan, opening a Pinot’s Palette® in Woodmere, Ohio. “I only [...]

Want a Cure for Job Dissatisfaction? Open a Family-Friendly Pinot’s Palette®

Jeremy Sherwood’s job search requirements were simple. He wanted to own his own business and he wanted a job where he didn’t get screamed at all the time. At the time he started looking for franchises, he had enough experience with the latter. Although his debt collection business was profitable, enduring all the yelling had become grueling. Jeremy was ready to move on to a more personally rewarding business… he just needed to find the right opportunity. As he searched, [...]

A Sign of Success: Laura Venetucci Opens Wall Township Pinot’s Palette

As Laura Venetucci whipped her car out of a parking space at a New Jersey shopping center, a sign caught her eye. That sign--an advertisement for upscale paint and sip franchise Pinot’s Palette®--became a sign that guided her next career move. Laura had long considered entrepreneurship. She had looked up information on various franchise opportunities from time to time. But until seeing that sign, nothing had grabbed Laura’s attention like this. She researched the painting and wine franchise, put in [...]

Chris and Asja Randell Join Wave of Millennial Franchisees

“It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.” — Winston Churchill Chris and Asja Randell tend to agree with Churchill. After all, his philosophy explains how an Estonian woman planning to take over her parents’ private school wound up co-owning a paint and sip studio in Texas. Chris and Asja, whose Pinot’s Palette® studio in Garland, Texas, opens this month, met at college in Abilene, Texas. [...]