We want to recognize exemplary Reno businesses
The City of Reno has launched a Business Recognition Program to spotlight local businesses that add to creating a community that people are proud to call home and embody the spirit of the City of Reno.
Reno businesses are the heart of The Biggest Little City. They bolster the economy, provide quality jobs, and most importantly, create community and culture. Through the Business Recognition program, we can give due credit to the remarkable contributions these businesses have given our city.
The program will celebrate businesses that:
- are leading the way and selflessly adding to the richness of our city.
- through their service and dedication, enhance the quality of life of our residents.
- bring ideas and solutions to issues facing the City of Reno.
- have the best interest of our community in mind.
Individuals or businesses who give back to their community through charitable or civic contributions. Contributions that assist in creating a community that residents are proud to call home.
2018 Second Quarter - Smiling Hope Pizza
The City of Reno recognized Smiling With Hope Pizza as its second Business Recognition Program recipient at the July 25, 2018 Reno City Council meeting.
“Our mission statement is to create hope and meaning in the lives of people with disabilities,” said Walter Gloshinski, owner of Smiling With Hope Pizza. “We are very proud to accept this award.”
Smiling With Hope Pizza, located at 6135 Lakeside Drive Suite 101, currently employs five people with disabilities. These are people who would otherwise have a hard time finding a job due to the challenges they face. At #46, Smiling With Hope Pizza was also named to Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat list for the United States in 2017 and 2018.
2018 First Quarter - Dolan Auto Group
While Dolan Auto Group is a strong leader in the auto industry, this family-owned company takes pride in calling Reno home and makes philanthropic efforts a priority. Their community support for youth sports leagues, local charities, small business and education has continued to make a positive impact throughout northern Nevada, as well as enhance the lives of both children and adults living in the Reno area.
Dolan Auto Group continuously gives back to the community they call home. To take it a step further, they also fund and execute the Dolan Class Project each year, which provides funds to local classrooms that plan and execute community outreach projects of their choice. Proceeds given to classrooms allow teachers to improve their school and/or learning tools for students.
We invite you to nominate a business. Quarterly recognitions will be announced at a regular Reno City Council meeting. While we know there are many businesses giving back to the community every day, one business will be recognized every quarter.