NNBW 2021 Best In Business contest winners announced

The Northern Nevada Business Weekly is pleased today to announce the winners of our 2021 Best In Business contest.

The winners were determined after a nomination period from Aug. 18 to Sept. 7, followed by the Sept. 22-Oct. 5 voting period, which led to a total of 
180 finalists — 10 in each of the 18 categories.

Below is the list of 18 winners and runners-up. Go 
here to read more about each winner.

From left: Leader To Know (High Profile) winner Karen Purcell; Most Influential Professional (Thought Leaders) winner Dr. Anthony Slonim; and New Nevada Innovator (Movers & Shakers) winner Amber Howland.


You can also read more about each winner inside the 14th annual Northern Nevada Book of Lists, the 132-page specialty magazine packaged for subscribers with the Dec. 29, 2021, print edition of the NNBW.

Interested in purchasing extra copies of the Book of Lists? Go to 
nnbw.com/book-of-lists to learn about print and digital options.

And contact NNBW Associate Publisher Melissa Saavedra at 
msaavedra@nevadanewsgroup.com to learn more about our annual Best In Business contest.

Also, you can go here to see the winners from the 2020 contest.



Most Influential Professional (Thought Leaders)

  • FIRST PLACE: Anthony Slonim, MD, DrPH, FACHE, President & CEO, Renown Health
  • 2nd: Mark Estee, Chef & Restaurateur, Reno Local Food Group
  • 3rd: Britton Griffith, Vice President of Operations, Reno Engineering Corporation

Leader To Know (High Profile)

  • FIRST PLACE: Karen Purcell, P.E., President, PK Electrical, Inc.
  • 2nd: Marilyn D. York, Exclusive Family Law Attorney & Owner, Attorney Marilyn D. York, Inc.
  • 3rd: Rod Jorgensen, Senior Business Development Advisor, Nevada Small Business Development Center

New Nevada Innovator (Movers & Shakers)

  • FIRST PLACE: Amber Howland, President, Dragonfly Media LLC
  • 2nd: Cam Sorenson, Principal, Nevada HR Team
  • 3rd: Adam Kramer, CEO, Ledger8760


Most Philanthropic Company (Community Give-Back)

  • FIRST PLACE: Renown Health
  • 2nd: United Federal Credit Union
  • 3rd: Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Most Sustainable Company (Green & Earth Friendly)

  • FIRST PLACE: Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
  • 2nd: Reno Bike Project
  • 3rd: Elemental LED Inc.

Most Diverse Company (Workforce Diversity)

  • FIRST PLACE: Renown Health
  • 2nd: Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
  • 3rd: The Abbi Agency


Best Accounting Firm

  • FIRST PLACE: Albright & Associates
  • 2nd: Eide Bailly
  • t-3rd: Barnard Vogler & Co.
  • t-3rd: Keystone CPAs

Best Bank/SBA Lender

  • FIRST PLACE: Plumas Bank
  • 2nd: Nevada State Bank
  • t-3rd: First Independent Bank
  • t-3rd: Meadows Bank

Best Commercial Real Estate Company

  • FIRST PLACE: Dickson Commercial Group
  • 2nd: Kidder Mathews
  • 3rd: LOGIC Commercial Real Estate

Best Commercial/Residential Developer

  • FIRST PLACE: Dermody Properties
  • 2nd: Tolles Development Company
  • 3rd: Di Loreto Homes of Nevada

Best Construction Company/Firm

  • FIRST PLACE: Newtron
  • 2nd: Brycon Corp.
  • 3rd: United Construction Co.

Best Credit Union

  • FIRST PLACE: United Federal Credit Union
  • 2nd: Greater Nevada Credit Union
  • 3rd: One Nevada Credit Union

Best Hospital & Healthcare Provider

  • FIRST PLACE: Renown Health
  • 2nd: Carson Tahoe Health
  • 3rd: Northern Nevada Medical Center

Best Law Firm

  • FIRST PLACE: Lewis Roca
  • 2nd: Allison MacKenzie
  • 3rd: Fennemore

Best Loan & Title Company

  • FIRST PLACE: First Centennial Title Company of Nevada
  • 2nd: Signature Title
  • 3rd: Bay Equity Home Loans

Best Manufacturing/Logistics Company

  • FIRST PLACE: Novo Logistics
  • 2nd: ITS Logistics
  • 3rd: ZLINE Kitchen and Bath

Best Residential Real Estate Company

  • FIRST PLACE: Sierra Nevada Properties
  • 2nd: Dickson Realty
  • 3rd: Stitser Properties

Best Technology Company/Firm

  • FIRST PLACE: Sierra Miles Group LLC
  • 2nd: Dragonfly Media LLC
  • 3rd: BluePeak Technology Solutions


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