Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Jessica Stanley and Amy Arnold, co-founders of Card My Yard, were named finalists of Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Central Texas Award. Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors unstoppable business leaders whose ambition, ingenuity and courage in the face of adversity help catapult us from the now to next and beyond.
Stanley and Arnold were selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced during a special virtual celebration on August 4 and will become lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world.
“Amy and I founded Card My Yard with the mission to spread positivity across our community in Austin, Texas,” said Jessica Stanley, co-founder of Card My Yard. “We were thrilled to receive so much support from friends and family in our neighborhoods, and we quickly realized that our vision to spread joy resonated with many families across the state, which later led to our national expansion. We’re excited to leave a positive impact across households nationwide and look forward to the bright future ahead.”
Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
“Card My Yard has grown tremendously across the nation since it was founded in 2014,”” said Amy Arnold, co-founder of Card My Yard. “We’re humbled to be finalists for this award and are ecstatic to continue our exponential growth in the years to come.”