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Franchise 500 Award

Pinot’s Palette Makes Prestigious Entrepreneur Franchise 500 List

Nation’s Fastest-Growing Paint and Sip Franchise Rises to 178th (HOUSTON) January 2018 – For the fifth consecutive year, Pinot’s Palette, a pioneer in the paint and sip experience, ranks among the best in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Pinot’s Palette, the nation’s fastest-growing franchise in the creative entertainment industry, ranks 178th — the highest ranking on the prestigious list for the paint and sip franchise to date. The company’s growth, financial strength, stability, and [...]

Put Yourself First: Multi-Unit Franchise Investments

The investment world is intimidating for many people. Do you put everything in real estate? Play the stock market? Trust your broker’s plan to riches? Or play it safe and stick your savings in a bank? The answers are different for every person. But after working with hundreds of franchisees, we’ve learned that investing in yourself is an investment you won’t regret. Groundwork for a Financial Future We want to let you in on an investment secret that many of our [...]

2018 Franchise Business Review

Pinot’s Palette Named a 2018 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

(HOUSTON) January 16, 2018 - Pinot’s Palette®, a pioneer in the creative entertainment industry, is named to the list of top franchises for 2018 according to Franchise Business Review’s 13th annual ranking of the top 200 award-winning franchise opportunities. Pinot’s Palette has put an artistic spin on traditional girls’ night out, date night and corporate events by creating a social experience that combines guests’ favorite cocktails and snacks with an opportunity to create their own masterpiece. Headquartered in Houston, Pinot’s Palette [...]

Pinot’s Palette Franchisee Satisfaction

Pinot’s Palette Franchisee Satisfaction

Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Happiness is not a goal...it's a by-product of a life well lived.” Pinot’s Palette® tweaks that quote a little, stating that happiness is a by-product of a company well run. Co-founder and president Charles Willis helped start the paint and sip franchise in 2009. He says they hoped for a fun-loving, character-driven culture from the beginning. His team made strategic personnel decisions toward that goal. “At the end of the day, when you work in a fun place where you [...]

Painting It Forward at Pinot's Palette

Painting It Forward: Pinot’s Palette Promotes Art of Giving

One of the Pinot's Palette company values is commitment to community and partners. And one of the most notable ways this paint and sip franchise system lives that value is through Painting It Forward. Nationally and locally, Pinot’s Palette partners with nonprofits to host charitable paint nights as fundraisers and awareness raisers, often with custom paintings for participants to create. Pinot’s Palette has hosted charitable paint nights for most of its nine-year history. Each year it designates a charity for [...]

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 in Ellicott City, MD

“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 [...]