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EDAWN announces Existing Industry Awards



edawn-4507218-9370605Even in the midst of economic hardship, there are local employers thriving, hiring, investing and contributing to our community. Companies found to have unique products, significant company expansion, corporate citizenship, environmental awareness and commitment to thinking local were honored by the business community and government officials at the second annual Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe “Existing Industry Awards” reception hosted by the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), with title sponsors Dermody Properties and United Construction.

Nearly 60 nominees were considered for a “small company” (under 50 employees) and “large company” (51 or more employees) award.

 Award Winners – Small and Large

Capital Investment Award
Small: Pestmaster Services (Sparks, NV)
Large: Zulilly (Sparks, NV)

 Leader in Sustainability Award
Small: Apropos International (Reno, NV)

Large: Ormat Technologies, Inc. (Reno, NV)

 We Think Local Award
Small: Tedesco Pacific Construction, Inc. (Reno, NV)
Large: Jensen Precast (McCarran, NV)

 Corporate Citizen Award
Small: Dermody Properties(Reno, NV)
Large: International Game Technologies (Reno, NV)

 Significant Industry Expansion Award
Small: B&J Nevada (McCarran, NV)
Large: ITS Logistics (McCarran, NV)

 Community Partner Award
Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency (TMRPA)

 Biggest Little Wow

Digital Solid State Propulsion

Company of the Year Award
Small: Noble Studios(Reno, NV)
Large: ITS Logistics (Reno, NV)

The nomination process for the Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe “Existing Industry Awards” was open to all primary industry companies doing business in Washoe County, Storey County and Fernley. Individuals, companies and community partners were able to nominate. Winners were chosen based on distinct criteria overviewed by a committee of local business leaders.

The “Existing Industry Awards” were founded to thank, celebrate and recognize the success and accomplishments of the many outstanding companies that have driven the growth and diversification of the economy in the Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe region over the past year.


EDAWN is a private, non-profit corporation founded by community leaders in 1982. EDAWN works to recruit and expand quality companies that have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe. In 2012 Nevada was named the No. 3 Most Business Friendly Tax Climate by the Tax Foundation and Reno was among the 50 “Best Places to Live” in BusinessWeek magazine. For more information, visit www.edawn.org.

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