“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 [...]
Beth Willis is the true Queen of Paint and Sip. As an innovative pioneer in the wine and painting industry, Beth has shaped Pinot’s Palette into the premier paint and sip experience. Early on in development, Beth had an eye for detail and knew what the customer truly wanted. She was relentless in demanding that a modified painting class was just not enough, it needed to be a true fun night out experience.
With over one hundred thousand painters in [...]
We asked Pinot’s Palette President, Charles Willis, to share seven things small business owners should do every single day. Check out his leadership list below.
1. See the opportunity to make something better – Everyday something happens; good, bad, or indifferent. Accept it, and use this as a perfect situation to make sure it does (or doesn’t) happen again.
2. Pinch yourself – Because you are doing what you love, but remember it is hard work to maintain success and grow.
Today marks a special occasion in the world of Paint and Sip. Pinot's Palette turns 4 years old today! The picture to the right, is Beth Willis, Craig Ceccanti (me), and Charles Willis at the very first Pinot's Palette class on May 8th, 2009. We had big plans to revolutionize the paint and wine industry by providing a new and different experience.
With our mission set, "Bringing art to the masses through a fun and entertaining experience with extraordinary customer [...]
Charles, Beth and I opened our very first Pinot's Palette in May 2009. Remember, this was before Paint and Sip was an industry, and there were no options to drink wine and paint in a truly fun setting. We had so much passion towards making the place an incredible experience for our painters. In a few short months, Houstonians were booking classes weeks in advance.
In June of 2009, we had a special class that spontaneously broke out into a [...]
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
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]