CertaPro Painters 'Painting Smiles' National Campaign Kicks Off in the Hudson Valley

Company Offers Art as a Creative Outlet for Children at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital

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(businesspress24) - OAKS, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/22/11 -- Over 20 children became budding artists at the " event held at at Westchester Medical Center, the children's hospital for New York's Westchester County and its Hudson Valley region. Each child received a canvas and courtesy of Oaks, Penn.-based , the largest painting company in North America. Peter Buttenwieser, managing partner of CertaPro's Westchester location, had the honor of hosting the event as ®, CertaPro's fun-loving paintbrush mascot.

of Westchester's event is the kick-off for the company's "Painting Smiles" campaign, a community outreach initiative that aims to bring creative outlets to patients in children's hospitals across the country. The second event is being planned for February in London, Ontario. The campaign title originated from Bristles®' trademarked purpose, "™."

"I'm thrilled that this campaign has finally come to fruition," said Anne (Maurer) Gillaspie, CertaPro's brand manager. "It's so important for small businesses to give back to the communities that have contributed to their success. Bristles®, our mascot, was a huge inspiration for the project -- children love him so it was the perfect opportunity to get involved with the hospitals."

Founded in 1991, Oaks, Pa.-based is the largest in North America and provides a customer-driven painting experience that is unparalleled in the industry (both commercial and residential). The company expects to add 50 new franchises in 2011, working toward its goal of having more than 400 locations by the end of 2012. CertaPro franchisees establish large-scale, regional, painting companies backed by CertaPro's proven business system that has made them North America's most referred painting company. Visit for more information or follow us at and .

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Date: 12/22/2011 - 14:52
Language: English
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