Existing firms win recognition
NOW Foods of Sparks was recognized as Large Company of the Year, and NevadaNano was recognized as Small Company of the year in the annual Existing Industry Awards last week.
The awards program, now in its third year, is overseen by the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada with title sponsorship by Dermody Properties and United Construction.
Nearly 50 companies were nominated for the Existing Industry Awards.
Primary employers, those that draw more than half of their revenue from outside the region, are eligible for the awards program’s 12 categories.
Other winners included:
Access Event Solutions, Biggest Little WOW (an award that recognizes eye-catching products or services).
Computerized Screening Inc., Corporate Citizen (Small).
Haws Corp., Corporate Citizen (Large).
Fortiber Building Systems Group, Putting Employees First.
EP Minerals, Founders Award.
Trex Company Inc., Leadership in Sustainability.
AVA Logistics, Supply Chain Excellence.
AD Hawk, Think Local (Small).
Belnick Inc., Think Local (Large).
Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority: Community Partner.
Q-and-A with UNR President Sandoval: ‘We’re going to strengthen our relationships with private industry’
“Economic diversification is inextricably intertwined with higher education and the university,” former Gov. Brian Sandoval told the NNBW last week. Read more in a Q-and-A with the UNR president, in which he discusses the university’s role in the economy and what opportunities are on the horizon in 2021 and beyond.