Alchemy wins large company of year at EDAWN’s Existing Industry Awards
RENO, Nev. — The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada hosted its eighth annual Existing Industry Awards event Oct. 17 at the Grand Sierra Resort.
In all, 44 companies from Reno-Sparks, Fernley and Washoe and Storey counties, as well as a local nonprofit, were recognized as finalists for the awards at the event, according to an EDAWN press release.
“The existing primary companies in Northern Nevada make up the backbone of our regional economy,” Mike Kazmierski, CEO of EDAWN, said in a statement. “They are responsible for approximately 50% of our jobs. This event provides an opportunity to the community to thank these companies and let them know we truly appreciate their investment, commitment to the region and their many contributions to our economic vitality.”
Below is a list of this year’s winners, courtesy of EDAWN:
- Tech Innovation: Figure Technologies
- Corporate Citizen – Small: KPS3 Marketing
- Corporate Citizen – Large: UPS
- Employees First-Small: Full Tilt Logistics
- Employees First-Large: NOW Foods
- Small But Mighty: GroupGets LLC
- Leader in Sustainability-Small: Itronics
- Leader in Sustainability-Large: Switch
- Manufacturing Excellence: ERG Aerospace
- Engagement with Education: Bender Group
- Community Partner: 1 Million Cups Reno
- Company of the Year-Small: Davidson’s Organics Teas
- Company of the Year-Large: Alchemy
- President’s Award: The Village on Sage Street
“I point out many cases of where privately owned companies do just as bad a job as publicly owned companies,” says Reno resident and former teacher Robert (R.D.) Gardner.