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EY Announces Denise Shields of Nych Group LLC as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Southeast Award Finalist

Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates ambitious entrepreneurs who are building bolder futures

Charlotte, NC April 27, 2023 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced today that Denise Shields, co-founder and CEO of Nych Brands, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Southeast Award finalist. Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous world for all.

Denise Shields was selected by an independent panel of judges. Entrepreneurs were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

Nych Brands designs and ships DIY backyard product kits exclusively designed for the dot com market. Shields moved from Canada more than 13 years ago to co-found the business. “Starting a business from the ground up has been a constant stream of highs and lows,” says Shields. “It is truly an honor to be recognized for these efforts by being named a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year. Nych Brands’ success is ultimately due to a great team of people working together, and I’m excited to see what the future holds for us.”

Regional award winners will be announced on June 22 during a special celebration. The winners will then be considered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2024.  

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 entrepreneurs throughout the US since its inception in 1986, and it has grown to recognize business leaders across 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National Overall Award winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. Visit ey.com/us/eoy.

About Nych Brands

Founded in 2009, Nych offers solutions to common backyard problems. They do this through different brands that offer unique product lines focused on serving a specific customer’s needs: wambamfence.com, encloscreens.com and zippity-outdoor.com.   

To learn more, please visit NychBrands.com.

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