October 26, 2016 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON – Charles Willis, Co-founder and President of Pinot’s Palette, has been named to the Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2016. For the eighth year in a row, the prestigious award recognizes 40 of the Greater Houston area’s leading professionals under the age of 40.
Over 500 individuals from across all industries were nominated this year, according to the editors. A panel of judges then selected honorees based on leadership, overcoming challenges and community involvement.
“Houston is a very special place to me, and it’s an honor to be recognized with such a strong group of local leaders,” Willis said.
Headquartered in Houston, Pinot’s Palette was co-founded in 2009 when Willis opened his first paint and sip studio with his wife Beth, and friend-turned-business partner Craig Ceccanti. The business took off, and so did interest from people who wanted to own and operate their own locations.
Today, Pinot’s Palette is the fastest-growing paint and sip franchise in the world with more than 180 locations open or under development across 35 states and Canada, and new locations being awarded every month.
For more information about Pinot’s Palette, visit www.pinotspalette.com.
Pinot's Palette?is a pioneer of the paint and sip experience – a revolutionary way to enjoy art and wine, meet new people and bond with friends. With more than 180 locations open or under development across 35 states and Canada, and new locations popping up monthly, Pinot’s Palette?is the world’s fastest growing paint and sip franchise. Guests enjoy a no-skills-required art class—all supplies included—directed by trained, local artists, who guide guests step-by-step through a featured painting. By bringing fun, modern and creative ideas to their events,?Pinot’s Palette?curates a unique, rewarding experience while providing a worthwhile contribution to the community. For more information, visit www.PinotsPalette.com.
SOURCE Pinot’s Palette