NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a groundbreaking year that included an acquisition and impressive milestones with the company's national fundraising efforts, Painting with a Twist, the original and largest paint and sip franchise, is heading into 2019 with a colorful growth plan backed by a newly expanded corporate team.
Painting with a Twist has bolstered its leadership team in the past year by adding Joe Lewis as Chief Executive Officer, Nancy Bigley as Chief Operating Officer and Katherine LeBlanc as Chief Marketing Officer. In October, the company announced the acquisition of Bottle & Bottega, an art and wine concept with 20 studios in nine states, marking the DIY art industry's first ever merger and further cementing Painting with a Twist's position as the DIY art segment's largest and most established brand.
Other notable achievements in 2018 include:
- Hitting the $5 Million fundraising mark through Painting with a Twist's most popular Local Studio Marketing initiative: Painting with a Purpose. This program encourages franchisees to host fundraising events where up to 50% of proceeds are donated to local non-profit organizations.
- Celebrating the company's 10 millionth painting system-wide. Painting with a Twist is living up to its mission to inspire guests to have fun and create lasting memories through art. Painting with a Twist has more than 13,000 original pieces of copyrighted artwork, ranging from landscapes, abstracts and cityscapes, to creative renderings of animals, iconic buildings and floral, which have all been conceptualized and produced by Painting with a Twist art instructors.
- For the fifth year in a row, Painting with a Twist ranked the No. 1 Paint and Sip Studio in Entrepreneur Magazine's 39th Annual Franchise 500® edition.
"Since the brand's inception, Painting with a Twist has been focused on providing outstanding guest experiences while simultaneously giving back to the local communities. These milestones are an accomplishment shared by all of our franchisees and further cement Painting with a Twist as the nation's top paint and sip studio," said Lewis. "As we continue to expand our footprint nationally, we will focus on providing unmatched support for our existing locations as well as concentrating on exceeding our guests' expectations in service, product and experience. Nancy, Katherine and I look forward to the next era of Painting with a Twist and are set to reenergize the industry."
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About Painting with a Twist®
Painting with a Twist, based in the New Orleans, Louisiana metropolitan area is the original and leading paint and sip franchise with more than 300 studios in 39 states. Nationally, guests have painted more than 10 Million paintings at studios throughout the country since Painting with a Twist started franchising in 2009. The company maintains a strong focus on giving back to the local community, and was recently recognized by the International Franchise Association's Franchise Education & Research Foundation's Franchising Gives Back Awards. To date, Painting with a Twist has donated more than $5 million through its charity arm, Painting with a Purpose. As the fastest-growing franchise in the category, Painting with a Twist has been ranked the No. 1 Paint and Sip franchise as part of Entrepreneur magazine's annual Franchise 500 edition for the past five years. For more information about Painting with a Twist's franchise opportunity, visit www.paintingwithatwistfranchise.com.
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