GE Bently Nevada named NNDA business of the year
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.