Cathy Deano Co-Founder - Painting with a Twist

Catherine Deano started her journey to become, along with her partner Renee Maloney, founder of Painting with a Twist, the largest Paint and Sip system in the United States, by volunteering in her community. After Hurricane Katrina roared into town, flooding her home. She was looking at ways to bring a little joy to her area. She found it with the idea of an art studio where women could gather, paint and relieve the stress of the day. Adding wine to the mix didn’t hurt! She and Renee opened their first location under the name Corks n Canvas in 2007. In 2009 with four studios under their belt they started franchising.

At the beginning of 2014 they merged Corks n Canvas with Painting with a Twist. To date Renee and Cathy have licensed 346 studios in 39 states. Cathy has one son, Ryan, 19. Her hobbies are travel, reading, cooking and laughing.

Catherine’s past volunteer service include, President and board member of St. Tammany Parish Hospital’s Parenting Center, PTA President Cedarwood School. President and board member St. Tammany Art Association. Board member Pontchartrain Yacht Club. Presently she serves on the board of The Friend of the Dew Drop which host concerts at the Dew Drop, the oldest unaltered jazz hall in the world as well as fostering music education throughout the schools in St. Tammany Parish. Catherine is also on the Advisory Committee for the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce.

Presenting in the following seminars/workshops:

Friday, June 16, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Franchisee Growth Summit: From Single-Unit to Multi-Unit Enterprise Part 1

Room: 1B03

Moderated by: Ron Feldman, CFE, Chief Development Officer, ApplePie Capital

Panelists: Cathy Deano, Co-Founder, Painting with a Twist; Louise McKeown, Lawrenceville, NJ and Philadelphia, PA Franchisee, Camp Bow Wow; Susan Steron, Rochester and Buffalo, NY Multi-Unit Franchisee, Sylvan Learning; Ralph Yarusso, CFE, COO- Franchising, Grease Monkey International

In franchising, there have historically been two general types of franchisees: Single-Unit and Multi-Unit. Historically, Single-Unit Franchisees have been the bedrock of franchising. Over the last couple of decades, the Multi-Unit franchisee has increased in volume, power, and influence. For those single-unit owners looking to grow their business, this program will provide you with the tools to take that next step. Learn how to build a team to scale your franchise operations, create the internal financial reporting to help you manage multiple locations and utilize best practices when graduating from an owner operator to managing multiple locations. Click here for more details.
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