The Northern Nevada Development Authority held their inaugural Pioneer Awards event on Tuesday, recognizing new businesses that have relocated to Nevada along with those that have expanded in the past year.
This signature event also saw the largest attendance for this event in NNDA history with more than 340 participants. In addition to this annual recognition businesses were selected in nine different categories.
For six weeks NNDA collected more than 50 nominees in those categories with the winners being announced at the Pioneer Awards Banquet.
On hand for the event were Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and Gerald Gardner, Gov. Sandoval’s chief of staff to address the crowd and congratulate the winners. Staff from Sen. Reid and Sen. Heller’s office were on hand to distribute certificates to the winners. Representatives from the Nevada Legislature,
Nevada senators James Settelmeyer, R-Minden, and Mark Hutchinson, R-Las Vegas, along with Assemblymen Jim WheelerR-Gardnerville, and Tom Grady, R-Yerington, were also in attendence.