PHILLIP NAPPI OF NASHVILLE’S PETER NAPPI SELECTED AS FINALIST IN ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE’S “EMERGING ENTREPRENEUR OF 2013” CONTEST
(Nashville, TN) August 20, 2013 – Phillip Nappi, co-owner of the Nashville footwear company Peter Nappi, is one of five finalists in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Emerging Entrepreneur of 2013” contest. Now through September 17, friends and fans of Peter Nappi can vote for Phillip to become the Emerging Entrepreneur of 2013.
Peter Nappi is a luxury leather footwear and accessories company founded in 2009 by Phillip and Dana Nappi, who own and operate a design studio and retail store in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood. Inspired by the life and work of Phillip’s grandfather (the company’s namesake), an Italian boot-maker who immigrated to the United States in 1904, Peter Nappi eschews mass manufacturing in favor of small-batch production methods: the company’s boots are cut and sewn by hand, by specially trained artisans, in Italy. It’s this attention to detail and devotion to quality that has gained the company a strong international following.
“I’m extremely grateful and humbled to be recognized by a publication as highly regarded as Entrepreneur,” Phillip says. “The first few years after opening a business it’s like going to war ever day. There’s no script to follow and no one to tell you what needs to be done. You put your head down and fight your way through the obstacles. To be recognized for this is a welcome confirmation that what we’re doing is working and that we’re on our way to winning.”
Five finalists in each category—established, emerging and college—have been selected for their impact on their industry, community and employees. Videos featuring the category finalists’ companies and entrepreneurial journeys are now posted on the contest website, so that viewers can vote for their favorites until September 17.
To see Phillip’s full business profile and video and to cast your vote, go to entrepreneur.com/e2013emerging. Finalists will receive a percentage of points based on the number of online votes they receive, which together with voting points allocated to each of the panel of judges will determine the final winners.
About Peter Nappi
Peter Nappi is a luxury leather footwear and accessories company with a design studio and showroom in Nashville, Tennessee. Phillip and Dana Nappi opened the business in 2011, inspired by the craft of Philip’s grandfather, an Italian boot-maker who immigrated to the United States in 1904. More than a century later, Peter Nappi’s legacy is honored at a company where timeless design transcends fleeting trends, all products are handcrafted by specially trained artisans, and small-batch production in Italy ensures that quality is always valued over quantity.
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