NEW YORK and ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer, HSN, and Good Housekeeping magazine have selected nine finalists from more than 600 qualified submissions in their search to find America's next great entrepreneur and game-changing consumer product. The finalists and their products will appear in the December issue of Good Housekeeping, on newsstands November 15 and on HSN on Monday, December 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. EST and Tuesday, December 6 from 7 to 8 a.m. EST. The winning product will be considered to receive the coveted Good Housekeeping Seal and its creator will be named an HSN American Dreams Entrepreneur.
Building on HSN's American Dreams initiative - a program designed to cultivate entrepreneurs and introduce innovative new products to the marketplace - HSN, which broadcasts to approximately 94 million homes and Good Housekeeping, which reaches an audience of more than 25 million, launched a nationwide search to find a passionate entrepreneur with a new and unique product. In August, a two-day judging event at HSN's headquarters in St. Petersburg, FL brought more than 75 dynamic entrepreneurs before a powerful panel of judges for the chance to be selected as one of nine finalists to appear on HSN. Consumers can learn about the nine finalists, watch them make their pitches, shop the products and vote for their favorite to be considered for the HSN Customer Choice Award on HSN's American Dreams page, beginning Monday, November 14. "HSN is the ultimate destination for entrepreneurs - there is nothing more gratifying than hearing their stories, bringing their product ideas to market and making their American Dreams come true," noted Bill Brand, President, HSN. "We are thrilled with the finalists and look forward to their on-air debut in December."