November 4, 2020


5:30 – 9:30 p.m.


Casino Fandango, 3800 S Carson St, Carson City

Countdown to the Pioneer Awards Event

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ABOUT THE PIONEER AWARDS / Come Celebrate with Us

The annual Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA) Pioneer Awards recognizes individuals and business professionals whose outstanding contributions to economic development have helped the Sierra Region of Nevada grow. Showcasing the many success stories in the area, the Pioneer Awards highlight the strength and innovation of the Sierra Region economic ecosystem.

The Pioneer Awards is attended by approximately 175 influential business leaders, executives, and management teams of companies in the Sierra Region dressed in their best cocktail attire. The program will include a cocktail hour, entertainment, a raffle, and the awards ceremony, The Pioneer Awards is NNDA’s annual fundraiser. Event sponsorships and ticket sales are used to support NNDA’s mission.

NNDA is the regional development authority for the Sierra Region of Northern Nevada and a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit. The Sierra Region of Nevada is comprised of: Carson City, Douglas County, Mineral County, Lyon County, and Storey County. Our mission is to influence, facilitate, and support the ongoing growth and prosperity of the economic ecosystem of the region. You can learn more at:

Pioneer Award Winners

Jim Peckham

2019 Pioneer Award Winner

Executive Director



2018 Pioneer of the Year

Collie Hutter

2017 Pioneer of the Year

Co-founder and Past President

Clickbond, Inc.  

William “Bill” Miles

2016 Pioneer of the Year

President & CEO

Miles Construction

The Honorable Robert Crowell

2015 Pioneer of the Year

Mayor of Carson City, Nevada

See all 2018 Award Winners - Coming Soon

Pioneer Awards


The Silver Forge Outstanding Manufacturer Award showcases the manufacturer who is an innovator and leader in the manufacturing industry.

Kit Carson Extraordinary

The Kit Carson Extraordinary Entrepreneurism Award applauds the visionary individual or company who trail blazed a new or unique path to meet market and customer needs.

Boundary Peak Exceptional

The Boundary Peak Exceptional Nonprofit Award honors the Nonprofit who has scaled new heights in providing service(s) to the community.

Battle Born sustainability

The Battle Born Sustainability Leadership Award honors the innovative company protecting the environment while growing a profitable business.

Event FAQS

Suggested Dress: Cocktail attire. We recommend a jacket and tie for men.
Recommended parking is in the Casino Fandango parking garage. Exit the garage to the casino side entry, and then head west towards the back of the building and the event!
The event rooms are in the back west-most part of the building near the escalators

Event Location

Casino Fandango,

3800 S Carson St, Carson City

NV 89701, USA

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