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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 MarketsHOUSTON, 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 [...]

2013 Franchisee Satisfaction Award

Franchise Business Review announced the receipts of its 2013 Franchise Satisfaction Awards, part of a national project that looks at franchisee satisfaction at some of the country’s most popular franchise brands. FBR is the only awards program to rank companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction. FBR completed an independent satisfaction review of the Pinot’s Palette franchise system in January 2013. All Pinot’s Palette franchisees (with open studios) were contacted and asked to participate in a 33 question survey [...]

Behind the Business Plan: Pinot’s Palette – Business News Daily

By: David Mielach, BusinessNewsDaily Staff WriterEver wonder how successful businesses get started? Do they start with a structured business plan and stick to it or do they evolve over time? BusinessNewsDaily asks small businesses to take us behind the scenes and reveal the truth about the struggles of starting and running a small business.Charles Willis is hoping the "paint and sip" trend continues its current growth. Since opening in 2009, Willis, the president Pinot's Palette a franchise where patrons [...]

LSU’s Fun-infused Culture Spurs Grads’ Entrepreneurial Concept

Though growing a young enterprise brings its challenges, smiles persist on the faces ofCraig Ceccanti (2003 BACH BUS, 2003 BACH SCI) and Charles Willis (2004 BACHENGR).  Pictured above are Charles Willis, Beth Willis, and Craig Ceccanti.The friends founded Pinot's Palette in 2009 and, with an assist from their LSU roots,have expanded their BYOB art studio from a single Houston-based location into aswelling national operation. "Driving a brand that’s fun at its core is something welearned fundamentally at LSU, where [...]

Pinot’s Palette Signs 22 New Franchise Agreements And Opens Nine New Studios In 2012

Rapidly Growing Paint and Sip Franchise Experiences Exponential GrowthHOUSTON - Jan. 8, 2013 // PRNewswire // - Pinot's Palette, a national Paint and Sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, announced today a successful year of growth in 2012 with the signing of 22 new franchise agreements and the opening of nine new studios. The agreements include growth in major metropolitan cities across the country in New York, N.Y., Atlanta, Ga., San [...]

Pinot’s Palette Signs Franchise Agreement In San Francisco

Rapidly Growing Paint and Sip Franchise to Open First Studio on West CoastHOUSTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /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 today that it has signed a franchise agreement with San Ramon resident Fabiola Ortiz to open a studio in the East Bay area of San Francisco. The location is scheduled to open in Spring 2013 and will be [...]

Houston’s Pinot’s Palette Rolls out National Franchise Expansion – 2012

Pinot’s Palette, a Houston-based “paint and sip” franchise, is growing nationally.The concept of giving people the chance to sip wine while learning to paint has so far been a success in the Houston area if 2011 revenue is any indication. Founded in 2009 in Houston, Pinot’s Palette started out with two locations that were corporate-owned before the company began offering opportunities to franchisees.The corporate locations — in the Galleria and Montrose areas — saw about $594,000 and $358,000 in [...]