Nominations open for EDAWN’s Arts & Business Awards |

Nominations open for EDAWN’s Arts & Business Awards

Special to NNBW

In partnership with the City of Reno, City of Sparks and Sierra Arts Foundation, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) will be presenting awards to recognize local businesses and individuals in Greater Reno-Sparks that have demonstrated exceptional support and engagement with the local arts and culture community. Nominations for the EDAWN Arts & Business Awards will be accepted from July 1 through July 31, 2017 and winners will be announced at a recognition luncheon on September 14, 2017.

A thriving arts and culture community is essential to the health and vitality of neighborhoods and can help breathe new life into areas once neglected. Investment in the arts is proven by many cities around the world to help build a stronger sense of community. The arts enhance community development to spur urban renewal, help create jobs, attract new businesses, and create an environment that draws skilled and educated workers. More and more companies find art to be an excellent business fit that helps to illustrate their brand or products, portray a sense of innovation and is an integral part of a rich work culture.

The community is encouraged to nominate a deserving company or individual in various award categories ranging from Business of the Year Award, Leadership Award, Advocate Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and Excellence in Arts Business Management.

“The EDAWN Arts & Business Awards is an opportunity for the community to show their appreciation for the arts, the businesses who support them as well as the significant economic impact they make to our region,” said Mike Kazmierski, President and CEO of EDAWN.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges representing both the business and the arts communities of the City of Reno and City of Sparks. Category descriptions, nomination criteria, and the nomination forms can be found at

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