16 May 2014
Family Owned Business Awards 2014

Congratulations to all the winners of the fourth annual Family Owned Business Awards, presented by Nevada Business Magazine and sponsored by Nevada State Bank. 

Several hundred nominations were received, detailing the accomplishments and the history of family owned businesses in Nevada.  Judges then faced the difficult task of narrowing the entries down to 60 finalists in 10 different categories and choosing a winner from northern Nevada and a winner from southern Nevada in each category.  Southern Nevada finalists and winners were honored at a luncheon in Las Vegas on May 13.  On May 15, Northern Nevada finalists and winners celebrated at a luncheon in Reno.

Here at Nevada State Bank, we’ve been serving family owned businesses for more than 50 years, and we understand the challenges they face and the opportunities they provide — not only for their owners, but for their employees, their communities and the state.  This makes us especially proud to sponsor the Family Owned Business Awards and to extend our hearty congratulations to all the winners:

Whippersnapper: A business less than 10 years old, in the first generation of succession, with expectations for future generations to run the company

North: Critical Tattoo

South: Barroso & Sons LLC

Don’t Forget to Share:  A business that has made significant contributions to the community and prides itself on giving back

North: Adele’s Restaurant & Lounge

South: Academy of Hair Design

When the Going Gets Tough:  A business that faced adversity and made changes to adapt to tough times

North: Arbors Memory Care Community

South: Great Buns Bakery

Protector:  A business that has made significant efforts to go green within their organization and to reduce the company’s carbon footprint

North: Little Smudgeez

South: Yellow Checker Star Transportation

Swimming Upstream:  A business that is minority- or woman-owned

North: Comma Coffee

South: Sun Commercial Real Estate, Inc.

It’s Good to be on Top:  A business that is at the top of its game, doing better than ever

North: In1Spot-Photography, The Sidwell Group

South: London Medical Management, Inc.

The More the Merrier:  A business that has 50 employees or more

North: Haws Corporation

South: Jerry’s Nugget Casino

Wave of the Future:  A business that has made the most of technology and utilizes it daily to be more efficient and successful

North: The Caregiver’s Journal

South: Sting Alarm Inc.

Change is Good:  A business that has moved on to the second generation or further, and has successfully utilized the younger generation’s ideas

North: ABC Heating & Sheet Metal

South: Southern Nevada Pest Control

Wisdom of Age:  A business that has been operating for more than 25 years

North: Fallon Auto Mall

South: Gaudin Ford

Want to learn more about the 60 finalists and the 20 winning companies?  You can find a link on Nevada State Bank’s Family Business Resources page.   This page is a one-stop shop for a wealth of other resources designed especially for family owned businesses, including on-demand webinars, newsletters, and special events.


The information provided is presented for general informational purposes only and does not constitute tax, legal or business advice.


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