Since 2012, Eugene Padgett has owned the “paint and sip” franchise, Pinot’s Palette in The Woodlands, Texas, just outside of Houston. His business fuses both entertainment and art, allowing customers to create their own product. Eugene and his wife came to LiftFund when they needed capital to continue the opening of their new business in 2012. LiftFund was able to assist them during their time of need and the business continues to be a huge success in their community. Eugene returned in 2014 to LiftFund for additional capital and used the small business loan to make upgrades to his business.