Fifteen winners named in NNDA Pioneer Awards
Five companies won “Business the Year” honors, and 10 businesses, individuals and nonprofits were honored for their accomplishment during the 2013 Pioneer Awards last week.
The awards are sponsored by Northern Nevada Development Authority.
Business of the Year winners included:
Carson City: Click Bond Inc.
Churchill County: Fallon Auto Mall.
Douglas County: GE Bently Nevada.
Lyon County: Miles Construction.
Storey County: Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.
Other Pioneer Awards included:
Comstock Award for Innovator of the Year: Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
Doc Holliday Award for Best Healthcare Initiative: Health Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties.
Homestead Award for Best Agricultural Initiative: Bently Ranch.
Kit Carson Best Entrepreneur Award: Fran Pritchard of Killer Salsa.
Mark Twain Award for Best Marketing Initiative: No Place Like Home.
Pony Express Award for Best Community Involvement or Project: Star Anderson, general manager of the Carson Nugget.
Silver Apple Award for Best Education Initiative: Tie of Linda Devon and David Steiger, both of Western Nevada College. .
Silver Spur Award for Outstanding Employee: Jay Summerville of American AVK Co.
Wagon Wheel Award for Best Technology, Program or Patent: Sierra Kombucha for health tea from an old Chinese formula.
Reno-based design firm MBA Architecture and Design is assisting on the $47 million Caesars Entertainment project in downtown Reno.