Tempe, AZ (PressExposure) May 09, 2014 -- Local entrepreneur and Now Communications Founder and CEO, Joshua Hadley, has been chosen as a semifinalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. This prestigious award celebrates business leaders who wholeheartedly believe in their mission, embrace and take on challenges and want to make the world a better place for the future generation.
The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award celebrates strong entrepreneurs who creatively find ways to raise capital and grow their enterprises and Joshua Hadley is no exception. He started Now Communications in a friend's spare bedroom in 2009, and has since transformed his media company into the preferred DirecTV retailer and the top volume dealer in Arizona.
Hadley was acknowledged for excellence in the topic of telecommunications, as one of the winners in the state of Arizona for 2014.
Hadley is excited to pour that momentum in to his new venture Farmers Brand, which developed Green Lightningâ¢, a safe, all-purpose fertilizer product with a groundbreaking Nano Organic Technologyâ¢ that creates rapid nutrient absorption and amazing growth in all plants.
"Arizona is a great place to raise a family, and I want to give back by creating a 1,000 jobs in the next 5 years with this amazing product," said Hadley. "I believe that if we focus on making the world a better place through entrepreneurism, we will make a huge impact on the quality of life."
Hadley is honored by the Ernst and Young nomination and for the chance to be mentioned in the likes of many great entrepreneurs who had previously won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, such as Dara Khosrowshahi, President and CEO of Expedia, Inc., Nicholas Woodman, Founder and CEO of GoPro, Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow, Inc. and John Sperling, Founder of the Apollo Group.
"I am honored and grateful to be counted among the Ernst and Young Entrepreneurs across the globe, it is an extremely elite class. Ernst and Young is an amazing company with a high level of operational integrity, in the world of business they are as good as it gets" said Hadley.
As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them in more than 150 cities in more than 60 countries. Ernst & Young is a global leader and are committed to building people's trust in professional services firms and the quality of financial reporting. Their Entrepreneur of the Year program is meant to honor those entrepreneurs who have a good idea and an even better method of making that idea happen.
Now Communications was also on The 2013 Inc. 500 List, ranked number 36 for one of the fastest growing companies in the country.
About Farmers Brand: Farmers brand is a company dedicated to creating amazing products for an amazing world. Our team is passionate about creating premium quality products that can be enjoyed by consumers everywhere.
We have a team comprised of INC 500 executives, retail experts, and an advisory team with Wall Street and main street experience. We love solving problems and are dedicated to providing the market with revolutionary products that make the world a better place. Learn more at http://www.farmers-brand.com/