Deb Miller of Hugrz Boot Wraps to Receive Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of Year
Deb Miller, President/CEO, DB Designs, LLC, dba Hugrz™ Boot Wraps, will receive the Gold, Silver or Bronze Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the 9th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. According to the Stevie Awards, "this is a significant achievement for Miller. Receiving the award means that independent judges agreed that she is worthy of international recognition." The award will be conferred at a gala event November 9th in New York City.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards. Finalists were chosen by more than 130 business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. More than 90 members of the five final judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging. Miller's award is in the category Consumer Products – 10 or Less Employees,
Deb Miller is an accidental entrepreneur from Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She never intended to create a product, and certainly did not set out to start a company. Yet, within the last 12 months, Miller has turned her fashion creation into a mainstream must have fashion accessory. She is the creator of Hugrz™ Boot Wraps, the original, patent-pending, boot cover that allows you to change the look of your boots to express your personal style and/or imitate the top boot trends of today. Hugrz™ are now available in over 160 stores in the USA, and can be found in Canada and Austria. However, what means more to Miller is that the success of Hugrz™ Boot Wraps has helped create over 30 jobs in the hard hit manufacturing areas of Detroit, MI and Fall River, MA. Additionally, 2 families who can’t easily travel to work have pulled their homes out of foreclosure sewing one of the product’s accessories in their living room. "The response to the product has been overwhelming, but what means the most to me is the opportunity it provides for me to help others," Miller told a local ABC reporter.
Hugrz™ Boot Wraps were featured on the “Made in America” series on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer; named top swag at the Sundance Film Festival; as well as chosen as a luxury gift for celebrities at the Country Music Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Emmy Awards, Academy Awards and NY's Fashion Week. Miller was also featured in a Huffington Post profile about women who start a new chapter after age 40.
“We’re very excited about this year’s Finalists in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “The judges have told me that they think this is the best and most inspiring crop of nominees we’ve ever had. We look forward to seeing the judges’ final decisions. More than 1,200 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year."
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 9. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend.
For more information on Deb Miller or Hugrz, contact Elizabeth Purtill, 855-448-4479
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.