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Bently Heritage project honored by NNDA

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Carlo Luri accepts the Northern Nevada Development Authority Golden Hammer Award on behalf of the Bently Heritage Estate Distillery project.
Adam Trumble

The Bently Heritage Estate Distillery of Minden was honored Thursday night by the Northern Nevada Development Authority.

The project was honored with the Golden Hammer Award during NNDA’s Pioneer Awards at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.

The Nevada Builders Alliance presented the award. The Bently Heritage Estate Distillery project is expected to draw visitors from the Tahoe Basin and beyond, generating additional revenues for local retailers, restaurants, and lodging establishments.

Other award winners were:

The Battle Born Award Winner is Edgewood Tahoe which incorporates sustainability innovation, leadership, and business practices into its business model. Its extensive use of sustainable energy and land improvements demonstrates the organization’s dedication to the conservation of resources and protection of the environment.

Aquasyn, LLC is the Silver Forge Award winner. It focuses on providing customers worldwide with innovative fluid control solutions and associated components of uncompromising quality. The company is proud all of its manufacturing materials, processes and services are performed or sourced in the U.S. Some of its products were included as part of the Smithsonian Institution’s “The Birth of Biotech” exhibit in Washington, D.C.

Quick Space of Mound House is the Kit Carson Award winner. Quick Space provides solutions to several industry sectors for infrastructure projects and special events throughout Northern Nevada. The 2018 Inc. 5000 recognizes Quick Space as one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S.

The 2018 Pioneer of the Year is Aaron West, CEO of the Nevada Builders Alliance (

Boundary Peak Award for Nonprofit of the Year is The Comstock Foundation for History and Culture (Virginia City – The preservation work of the historic and cultural resources within the Virginia City National Historic Landmark District repurposes historical industrial properties and public spaces for use and enjoyment by the general public.