Nick Nanton and The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency, From Orlando Honored to Be Included in Prestigious Empact Showcase and Recognized at United Nations


Founder, Nick Nanton, among the United States’ “Showcase of Top Companies Started by Young Entrepreneurs”
Orlando, Fl., Oct. 14, 2014 –The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency www.DNAgency.com, today announced that it has been named to the 2014 Empact Showcase by Empact, an organization that celebrates the impact and diversity of young entrepreneurs.
Now in its fourth year, the Empact Showcase recognized Nick Nanton, CEO and Co-Founder as being among the United States’ “Best Companies Started & Run by Young Entrepreneurs.”
“Entrepreneurship is the future of America, and the Empact Showcase is bringing this issue to the forefront. I’m extremely honored to be among such an amazing group of leaders,” Nanton said.
Empact Showcase companies were started and are run by entrepreneurs who are age 35 and under. In 2013, the companies comprising the Empact Showcase contributed more than 10,000 jobs to the economy, and controlled over $1 billion in revenue.
Founders in the Empact Showcase will be recognized for their achievements at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City in October. Past celebrations have taken place at the White House and United Nations.
“Young entrepreneurs are having a big impact on our economy, and it’s so powerful to have so many of these leaders in a room together,” said Sheena Lindahl, Co-Founder of the Empact Showcase. “Many of the companies are social enterprises that are also making a huge difference in people’s lives. It is never an easy road to build a successful organization, and we believe it’s important to celebrate all the spirit and grit these entrepreneurs have put into making the world a better place.”
About the Empact Showcase

In early 2014, entrepreneurs meeting the minimum criteria from across the country were invited to apply for the Empact Showcase.
Applications were then reviewed by Empact and Empact’s Academy of leading entrepreneurs, and include:

  • Jeff Hoffman, Founding Team Member, Priceline.com
  • Clifton Taulbert, Author and Speaker
  • Richard Caruso, Founder and Chairman, Integra Life Sciences
  • Elizabeth Gore, first Resident Entrepreneur at the United Nations Foundation and Chair of the UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council
  • Chip Paucek, Co-founder & CEO, 2U & Former CEO, Hooked on Phonics
  • Kay Koplovitz, Founder, USA Network & ScyFy Channel & Chairman, Springboard Enterprises

The Academy selected honorees in several categories including the Empact100 (the top 100 companies in the Showcase), Most Disruptive, Largest Potential, Biggest Social Impact, and Best Female Founder.
Honorees were selected with factors including revenue, employees, social impact, growth over the past year, and innovativeness coming into play.
For more information on the Empact Showcase, visit http://www.empactshowcase.com, or connect with Empact via Facebook at www.facebook.com/iEmpact or Twitter @iEmpact. Please direct any questions to Empact Showcase co-founder, Sheena Lindahl, at [email protected]
About Nick Nanton
A 3-Time Emmy Award Winning Director, Producer and Filmmaker, Nick Nanton, Esq., is known as the Top Agent to Celebrity Experts® around the world for his role in developing and marketing business and professional experts, through personal branding, media, marketing and PR.
Nick serves as the CEO of The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency, an international branding and media agency with more than 2200 clients in 33 countries. Nick has produced large scale events and television shows with the likes of Steve Forbes, Brian Tracy, Jack Canfield (Creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series), Michael E. Gerber, Tom Hopkins, Dan Kennedy and many more.
Nick is recognized as one of the top thought-leaders in the business world speaking on major stages internationally and having co-authored 34 best-selling books, including the Wall Street Journal Best-Seller, StorySellingTM.
Nick has been seen in USA Today, The Wall St. Journal, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, The New York Times, Entrepreneur® Magazine, Forbes, FastCompany.com. and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX television affiliates around the country, as well as E!, CNN, FOX News, CNBC, MSNBC and hosts his own series on the Bio! channel, Portraits of Success.
Nick is a member of the Florida Bar, a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (Home to The GRAMMYs), a member of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Home to the EMMYs), The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors, and spends his spare time working with Young Life, Downtown Credo Orlando, Entrepreneurs International and rooting for the Florida Gators with his wife Kristina and their three children, Brock, Bowen and Addison.
Learn more at http://www.NickNanton.com and http://www.CelebrityBrandingAgency.com
About Empact
Empact aims to facilitate a culture of entrepreneurship in communities around the world by exposing young people to entrepreneurship, convening entrepreneurs in peer support networks, and celebrating the vital role young entrepreneurs play in our economy. Empact has worked with over 500 colleges & universities, workforce development organizations, Chambers of Commerce, and Small Business Development Centers in the US and abroad to help promote entrepreneurship among aspiring entrepreneurs.
Learn more at http://www.iempact.com.