Austin, TX, May 1st 2015 – AffiniPay’s Chief Executive Officer, Amy Porter, has been recognized as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Central Texas region. The awards program acknowledges entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to businesses and communities. Porter was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Friday, June 5 at the JW Marriott Austin.
“This year marks AffiniPay’s ten year anniversary. Being recognized as an EY finalist for 2015 is the perfect way to celebrate everything we have accomplished over the last decade,” said AffiniPay’s Amy Porter. “I am both humbled and honored to be included in this group of successful entrepreneurs.”
AffiniPay provides payment processing to associations for dues, donations, conference registrations, and more. AffiniPay’s proprietary technology is also the engine behind their popular LawPay solution, a payment program designed specifically for attorneys. LawPay is used by over 25,000 attorneys, and has partnered with 40 state bar associations, including the American Bar Association. The Austin-based company also offers custom member benefit programs for other key professional industries such as financial, psychological and medical.
Now in its 29th year, EY has expanded its program to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
In Central Texas, sponsors also include BBVA Compass, ADP, CLS Partners, Andrews Kurth, Bridgepoint Consulting, Austin Business Journal and San Antonio Business Journal.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. 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 through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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AffiniPay is the market leader in professional services payments serving legal, accounting, architectural, engineering and construction firms. AffiniPay has been recognized as one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies for 10 years in a row. Each of its brands leads the market it serves with solutions purpose-built by industry including LawPay, ClientPay, CPACharge, and AffiniPay for Associations. AffiniPay’s solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 professionals with more than 150 strategic partnerships and endorsements, including the American Bar Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Visit affinipay.com to learn more.