GE Bently Nevada named NNDA business of the year |

GE Bently Nevada named NNDA business of the year

Staff reports
Miss Reno Rodeo Ashley Espin, Bently Nevada Senior Finance Manager Brett Colton, Bently Nevada Community Relations Leader Holly Spiers , Bently Nevada Global Supply Chain Leader Ernest Carey, Douglas County Commissioner Nancy McDermid, Douglas County Commission Chairman Greg Lynn, and Douglas County Manger Steve Mokrohisky.
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The NNDA region is made up of Carson City, Churchill County, Lyon County, Storey County and Douglas County and each of them recognized their business of the year for 2013.

Douglas County - GE Bently Nevada

Carson City - Click Bond

Churchill County - Fallon Auto Mall

Lyon County - Miles Construction

Storey County - Tahoe Reno Industrial Center

The winners of the inaugural Pioneer Awards are as follows:

Comstock Award – Innovator of the Year

Nevada Rural Housing Authority

Doc Holliday Award – Best Healthcare Initiative

Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties

Homestead Award – Best Agriculture Initiative

Bently Ranch in Minden

Kit Carson Award - Outstanding Entrepreneur

Fran Pritchard of Killer Salsa in Minden

Mark Twain Award – Best Marketing Initiative

No Place Like Home

Pony Express Award – Best Community Involvement or Project

Star Anderson of the Carson Nugget

Silver Apple Award – Outstanding Education Initiative

Tie - Linda Devon and David Steiger of Western Nevada College.

Silver Spur Award – Most Outstanding Employee

Jay Summerville of American AVK in Minden

Wagon Wheel Award – Best Technology, Product or Patent

Sierra Kombucha in Douglas County

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.