November 7, 2019


5:30 – 9:30 p.m.


Atlantis Casino, 3800 S Virginia St, Reno

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ABOUT THE PIONEER AWARDS & GALA / Come Celebrate with Us

The annual Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA) Pioneer Awards & Gala 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 & Gala is attended by approximately 200 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 & Gala 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, 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:

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Network with the award winners and business leaders of the Sierra Region. Support Economic Development. Enjoy a night out!

Pioneer Award Winners


Jim Peckham

2019 Pioneer Award Winner


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

Battle Born Award

The Battle Born Award salutes leadership and excellence in achieving sustainability which benefits their company and community.

Silver Forge Award

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

Kit Carson Award

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

Boundary Peak Award

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

Pioneer Awards Gala Program

Coming Soon

Event FAQS

Suggested Dress: Cocktail attire. We recommend a jacket and tie for men.
The Atlantis offers valet parking, but if you would prefer to park your own vehicle they recommend parking in the back parking lot for easy access to the convention center floor.
The easiest way to find the ballrooms is by taking the elevator next to the Starbucks up to the Convention Center/Ballroom floor.

Event Location

Atlantis Casino,

3800 S Virginia St, Reno

NV 89502, USA

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Nominations / Sierra Region Economic Impact Recognized