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: www.nnda.org.
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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.
The Boundary Peak Exceptional Nonprofit Award honors the Nonprofit who has scaled new heights in providing service(s) to the community.
The Battle Born Sustainability Leadership Award honors the innovative company protecting the environment while growing a profitable business.