Extra Mile Award / Hospitality Hero Award

The Extra Mile Award recognizes local businesses for going above and beyond the requirements set forth in the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act (NCIAA) making the conscious decision to go smoke-free when the law does not require them to. 

The Hospitality Hero Award recognizes businesses that have to comply with the NCIAA for exemplifying a growing movement to increase smoke-free hospitality venues.  The demand for non-smoking venues in our city is increasing; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nearly 83% of U.S. adults do not smoke. Here in Washoe County the non-smoking rates are slightly higher at 85%.

Locations that can allow smoking per the NCIAA are:

  • Gaming areas of casinos where loitering by minors is restricted by law
  • Completely enclosed areas within stand-alone bars, taverns, and saloons in which patrons under 21 years of age are prohibited from entering:
  • Strip clubs or brothels
  • Retail tobacco stores
  • Areas of convention facilities during tobacco-related trade shows, that are closed to the public
  • Private residences, including those used as an office workplace except if it is used as a child care or health care facility

Minimum criteria for each award are below:

Extra Mile Award

  • Location can legally allow smoking per the NCIAA, but chooses not to allow smoking.
    • i.e. A bar that only allows patrons over 21 to enter and prohibits smoking; A casino that prohibits smoking indoors. 

Hospitality Hero Award

  • Local service-industry businesses that provide a smoke-free environment for customers and employees
    • i.e. A bar or sports lounge that allows minors to enter and prohibits smoking.

Nominations

  • If you would like to nominate a business please complete this form
  • If you are a business who meets the criteria for the Extra Mile Award or Hospitality Hero Award please complete this form

Past Awardees

2017 


Wild Island – Extra Mile Award

Ole Bridge Pub – Extra Mile Award

Carl’s – The Saloon – Extra Mile Award

Ceol’s Irish Pub – Extra Mile Award

2016


Whitney Peak – Hospitality Hero Award

Our Bar – Hospitality Hero Award

The Stick – Hospitality Hero Award

2015


The Housing Authority of the City of Reno – Extra Mile Award

2011


Access to Healthcare Network – Extra Mile Award

CommRow – Extra Mile Award

2010


Artown - Extra Mile Award

RTC Board - Extra Mile Award

Reno Aces - Extra Mile Award

Silver Dollar Court, INC. - Extra Mile Award

2009


Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare - Extra Mile Award

Northern Medical Center - Extra Mile Award

Renown Health - Extra Mile Award

Saint Mary’s - Extra Mile Award

Whole Foods Market, Reno - Extra Mile Award

The Purple Bean - Extra Mile Award

2008


Bill’s Casino Lake Tahoe - Extra Mile Award

Nikki Beach - Extra Mile Award

Silver Peak - Extra Mile Award

Last modified on 05/31/2018