Date

November 8, 2018

Location

Harrah's Lake Tahoe Convention Center Sand Harbor Rooms 1,2,3, NV 89449

Tickets

500 Remaining

Sponsor Packages

8

Available Awards

6

Countdown to the Pioneer Awards Event

113Days 21Hours 38Minutes 44Seconds

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 350 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 silent auction, 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: www.nnda.org.

Nominations / Sierra Region Economic Impact Recognized

  • The Battle Born Award salutes leadership and excellence in achieving sustainability which benefits their company and community.
  • The Boundary Peak Award honors the Nonprofit who has scaled new heights in providing service(s) to the community.
  • The Silver Forge Award showcases the manufacturer who is an innovator and leader in the manufacturing industry.
  • The Kit Carson 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.
  • The New Sarah Winnemucca Award acknowledges the company who is an active economic development ambassador for the Sierra Region.

 

Nominations must be submitted by 11:59 pm on August 30, 2018.

Auction Items / The auction starts online October 15th!

Pioneer Awards Gala Program / Coming Soon

Past Pioneer Award Winners / 2018 Winners Coming Soon!

Collie Hutter

2017 Pioneer of the Year Award Winner

Co-founder and Past President

Clickbond, Inc.  

William “Bill” Miles

2016 Pioneer of the Year Award Winner

President & CEO

Miles Construction

The Honorable Robert Crowell

2015 Pioneer of the Year Award Winner

Mayor of Carson City, Nevada

See all 2018 Award Winners - Coming Soon

Amethyst Sponsorship

Minimum "$5,500" - 2 Available

  • Second tier billing of your logo on all promotional pieces & at the event
  • Logo and link inclusion on second tier of Pioneer Website recognition
  • Logo included on The Pioneer Awards & Gala Official Media Sponsor’s Sierra Nevada Media Group (SNMG) print, digital, and social promotional pieces: four ½ page ads in the Sunday editions of the Nevada Appeal & Record Courier, two ¼ page ads in Northern Nevada Business View, email announcements to thousands of NNDA & SNMG business contacts, and the 2018 Pioneer Awards & Gala program.
  • Awards presenter – a company representative participates during our awards show
  • À la carte options: Choose 2 from “level 1”
  • À la carte options: Choose 4 from “level 2”

Minimum "$5,500" - 2 Available

  • Second tier billing of your logo on all promotional pieces & at the event
  • Logo and link inclusion on second tier of Pioneer Website
  • Logo included on all Pioneer Awards Official Media Sponsor’s Sierra Nevada Media Group (SNMG) print, digital, and social promotional pieces: four ½ page ads in the Sunday editions of the Nevada Appeal & Record Courier, two ¼ page ads in Northern Nevada Business View, email announcements to thousands of NNDA & SNMG business contacts, and the 2018 Pioneer Awards & Gala program.
  • Your Logo and acknowledge of sponsorship at the bar(s)
  • À la carte options: Choose2 from “level 1”
  • À la carte options: Choose 4 from “level 2”

Minimum "$2,500"

  • Name on third tier of Pioneer Website recognition
  • Name included on Pioneer Award Program and email announcements
  • À la carte options: Choose 4 from “level 2”

Minimum "$1500"

  • À la carte options: Choose 2 from “level 2”
  • Name included on Pioneer Award Program and email announcements
Don’t see the price or package you wish to sponsor? Contact us!
Maggie Scott
mscott@nnda.org
  • 2 single entry Pioneer Awards tickets ($300 value)
  • Invitation to Elite/Premier partner exclusive NNDA event

    OR

    Additional two guests complimentary admission to a Partners Vantage™ Elite/Premier only partner event if your business is already an Elite or Premier partner

    *Must be used within 6 months of the Pioneer Awards

  • 1 monthly educational event sponsorship - $300 Value

    *Must be used within 6 months of Pioneer Awards

  • Your logo on the photo booth picture frames
  • Opportunity to show a 20 second promotional video at the awards gala

    *Must be provided to the NNDA no later than 1 month prior to the Pioneer Awards

  • Your company spotlight article, and/or video clip featured on the NNDA website

    *Minimum run time of 2 weeks on front page of NNDA website

    *Must be used within 6 months of Pioneer Awards

  • Social Media spotlight of your company.
  • 1 promotional item table at an NNDA The Business Edge™ Event

    *Must be used within 6 months of the Pioneer Awards

  • Your logo on each coat check ticket

    *2 available – First come first served

  • 8 additional drink tickets
  • 3 admission tickets to NNDA The Business Edge™ Event

    *must be used within 6 months of Pioneer Awards

  • Table for 8 to invite your clients & colleagues to the awards dinner. Table will include your company logo.
  • Your logo on each guest’s entree selection ticket

    *2 available – First come first served

  • Sponsor the color guard & veteran’s table, Includes 2 admission tickets, 8 additional drink tickets, & table will include your logo.

    *Max of 1 table available

Turquoise Sponsorship Packages

Minimum "$1,000"

  • Pioneer Award & Gala tickets for recognized employee and a guest to the gala
  • On-stage recognition of employee and company name with other award winners
  • Group photo of recognized employees and their companies on the NNDA Pioneer Awards website and social media
  • 2 additional drink tickets
  • 2 tickets to an NNDA The Business Edge™ Event
  • Interested in adding benefits to your sponsorship? Contact us for additional information.

Minimum "$1500" - 2 Available

  • 2 Pioneer Award & Gala tickets
  • Your logo on each centerpiece
  • Social Media spotlight
  • 2 additional drink tickets
  • 2 tickets to NNDA The Business Edge™ Event
  • Centerpieces may be part of a giveaway to grace the offices and homes of our guests
  • Interested in adding benefits to your sponsorship? Contact us for additional information.

Minimum "$1,500" - 1 Available

  • 2 Pioneer Award & Gala tickets
  • Your company name verbally recognized at the event for the photography sponsorship
  • Social Media company spotlight
  • Recognition of professional photography sponsorship on social media and Pioneer Awards website
  • Professional photos of your company representatives provided to you post event
  • Pioneer Awards website acknowledgement of photography sponsorship post-event
  • 2 additional drink tickets
  • 2 tickets to NNDA The Business Edge™ event
  • Interested in adding benefits to your sponsorship? Contact us for additional information.
Don’t see the price or package you wish to sponsor? Contact us!
Maggie Scott
mscott@nnda.org

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

Event FAQS / find your answers

Suggested dress: Cocktail attire.
Harrah’s provides complimentary valet garage parking and self parking behind Harrah’s.
The Sand Harbor event rooms are located upstairs in the Harrah’s convention space. It is recommended you enter the building from the main entrance directly into the hotel lobby. The other option is to enter Harrah’s from the back entrance where there are some steep stairs to the hotel lobby. Signage with directions to the Sand Harbor Rooms will be located near the elevators and escalators.

Event Location

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Convention Center

Sand Harbor Rooms 1,2,3

Stateline, NV 89449

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