The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) has awarded Elemental LED as the Company of the Year-Large. The honor was presented at the 7th Annual EDAWN Existing Awards event Oct. 18 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nev, U.S. The annual awards event brings together community leaders and dignitaries to celebrate the successes and accomplishments of the existing primary companies in Nevada, the powerful drivers of regional economy.
“To be nominated and selected amongst all the outstanding companies in Reno … is a momentous occasion for our organization.”
—Chris Le Blanc, president and COO of Elemental LED
Forty-three companies were recognized for their valuable contributions and success in the areas of partnership with education, philanthropic support of the community, investment in their employees, long-standing presence in the region, and outstanding contributions to the growth and economic prosperity of Northern Nevada.
“The existing primary companies in Northern Nevada make up the backbone of our regional economy. They are responsible for approximately 50% of our jobs. This event provides an opportunity to the community to thank these companies and let them know we truly appreciate their investment, commitment to the region, and their many contributions to our economic vitality,” says Mike Kazmierski, CEO of EDAWN.
“The recognition by EDAWN and the Nevada business community naming Elemental LED as Company of the Year-Large means the world to our team,” says Randy Holleschau, CEO of Elemental LED. “It’s validation that we made the right choice in transitioning our headquarters and manufacturing operations to a region that acknowledges our contributions to our industry, local community, and employees.”
“We want to thank EDAWN and the surrounding community for choosing to highlight our company in such a significant way,” says Chris Le Blanc, president and COO of Elemental LED. “To be nominated and selected amongst all the outstanding companies in Reno—Amazon, Microsoft, Zazzle Inc., Patagonia, Server Technology, Panasonic Energy of North America to name a few—is a momentous occasion for our organization. We couldn’t be prouder.”