Nominations open for 2nd annual Existing Industry Awards

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Updated: 7/26/2013 10:34 am
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- Nominations are now open for the inaugural Existing Industry Awards hosted by the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN).

Awards will recognize primary employers, companies with the majority of their customers outside the region, doing business in Northern Nevada. Nominations for the "Company of the Year" award and other honoree categories are due by Thursday, August 23rd, 2013 at 5 p.m.

The Existing Industry Awards serve to recognize primary companies in Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe which have made valuable contributions to the community through business growth and expansion by adding high-quality jobs or increasing capital expenditure. The awards, which will be given to one small (50 employees or less) and one large company (51 employees or more) in every category, also identify companies going above and beyond to "Think Local," reduce carbon footprint and place high priority on corporate citizenship.

Nominations will be accepted from individuals, companies, community partners and an EDAWN partner nominating committee. Companies eligible for nomination are primary employers doing business in Washoe County or the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. The "Company of the Year" must fall into one of EDAWN's target industries:

Aerospace/Aviation/Defense, Back Office/Business Support, Clean Energy/Geothermal, Distribution/Logistics, Financial and Intangible Assets, eCommerce Fulfillment, Manufacturing and headquarter operations in any industry. Click here for a nomination form, complete awards criteria and more information on the awards process.

The awards ceremony takes place on Thursday, October 03, 2013 at 5 p.m. at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Registration for the event will open September 03, 2013. For more information contact Nancy McCormick, vice president of business retention, expansion and workforce development, at 775.829.3719 or

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