Ernst & Younger named The Lumistella Company Co-Chief Working Officers and Co-Founders Christa Pitts and Chanda Bell Entrepreneur of The 12 months 2023 Southeast Award winners.
The Entrepreneur of The Year Awards program celebrates distinguished entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth firms throughout all kinds of industries. Pitts and Bell have been chosen by an impartial judging panel made up of earlier award winners, CEOs, buyers, and different regional enterprise leaders. Pitts and Bell’s win was awarded on the idea of spirit, objective, development, and impression, amongst different attributes.
The Lumistella Firm is accountable for creating The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Custom. Since its debut in 2005, the corporate has racked up some spectacular stats: it has 150 client merchandise obtainable in retailers throughout 24 nations on 5 continents, greater than 75 world licensees, a sizable social media following, an in-house manufacturing firm, and budding partnerships with Netflix and HarperCollins.
“It’s onerous to imagine it’s been practically 20 years since my mother, sister, and I launched into a journey to share our household’s Christmas elf custom with the world,” says Bell. “When conventional publishers declined, we got down to do it ourselves with no expertise, cash, or connections. At the moment, my sister and I are extremely lucky to see how our work in beginning and operating The Lumistella Firm has reworked the season of Christmas by serving to followers all around the world to create joyful household moments.”
As Southeast Award winners, Pitts and Bell at the moment are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of The 12 months 2023 Nationwide Awards, for which winners shall be introduced in November on the Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs, California. The Entrepreneur of The 12 months Nationwide General Award winner will then transfer on to compete for the World Entrepreneur of The 12 months Award in June 2024.
“This achievement marks an enormous milestone for us as a female-owned and -operated firm,” says Pitts. “We’re indebted to our complete workforce at The Lumistella Firm for serving to our characters, tales, and lore grow to be a world phenomenon.”