This Franchise Friday we celebrate Gina Bennette of Leander, TX, who purchased her Abrakadoodle business in August 2015 and brought Remarkable Art Education back to Austin, Texas. Prior to this, Gina was Vice President with the Princeton Review, which equipped her with skills and vision to partner with Austin area schools, both public and private, as well as other organizations, to bring art education opportunities to children in her community. Of this new venture, Gina said, “My strength is building a business with heart, and I feel I have the tools to be successful. I truly believe that creative kids will be the next leaders and innovators, and I am excited to be a part of bringing Abrakadoodle’s remarkable programs back to Austin.” At Abrakadoodle’s Annual Conference this past November, Gina was awarded the Community Outreach Award for her impressive efforts to establish key Austin area partnerships, including after-school art enrichment in the Round Rock ISD schools (to begin this Spring) and exciting camp programs to be available Summer 2016 throughout the community. Abrakadoodle of Austin also offers art during the school day, Birthday Parties, In-School Field Trips, Workshops, Special Events and more! Gina and her team of talented teachers are eager to help children explore art and unlock their inner creativity! When Gina tucks away her paintbrushes at the end of the day, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children. Congratulations, Gina, for a great launch of your Abrakadoodle business!