Waters Edge Wineries, a rapidly expanding micro-winery franchise system bringing the cultural experience of wine to communities across the country, today announced the appointment of Jennifer Hulan as Director of Franchisee Support. As a former Waters Edge Winery & Bistro franchisee, she will provide resources and insight to support franchise owners to help them grow.

“As our system continues to grow with new locations nationwide, I believe it’s important to also expand our level of support for existing franchisees,” says Ken Lineberger, president and CEO. “Jennifer is perfectly equipped for this role as she owned and operated her own Waters Edge Winery & Bistro location successfully for several years, and I believe she will be an invaluable resource for our company moving forward.”

A graduate of Ferris State University, Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree in business administration which led her to pursue a 20-year career in marketing and business development. She and her husband Chad have always been passionate about exploring and pursuing dreams. In 2015, they joined the Waters Edge Wineries franchise and fell in love with wine and hospitality while running their micro-winery and bistro for more than six years.  

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue working with a brand that I am so passionate about – both personally and professionally,” says Hulan. “I learned so much while operating my own winery, and look forward to sharing my insight with our owners and helping them overcome any challenges they may face.”

Recently named one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing private companies, Waters Edge Wineries currently has 15 locations across the country, including new franchise agreements signed in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Franchise opportunities to open an urban winery franchise remain available in neighborhoods across the country. Each Waters Edge Winery & Bistro location is individually owned and operated by local entrepreneurs in their communities.

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