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.