Carrollton, TEXAS, May 6, 2018 – EY announced today that Merrilee Kick is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Award in the Southwest region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs with a commitment to innovation, achievement and growth for their business and community. She will join other finalists at the awards gala on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, where regional winners will be announced.
Kick, who has been a finalist for the award in previous years, said the honor recognizes her humble beginnings in the liquor business to becoming a leader in the marketplace. “From the beginning, my focus was to grow a family-oriented business and make great tasting products. In addition, as a result of my scientist parents, it is important to me to be environmentally sound. We grew this company into making global brands with global audiences, and we are very proud of that accomplishment,” said Kick.