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Blue Ribbon Awards Dinner- Tahoe Chamber

Close to 70 nominees will be celebrated at the 12th annual Blue Ribbon Awards on Thursday, November 14that Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino. Join the Tahoe Chamber in celebrating the businesses and individuals that make the South Shore a great community to live, work and play. Admission to this event is $65 for Tahoe Chamber members and $85 for non-members. Tickets include champagne, wine and full 3-course dinner prepared by Harrah’s executive culinary team. Table sponsorships are also available for purchase.

The Blue Ribbon Awards were created in 2007 by the Tahoe Chamber to honor excellence in business on the South Shore. This awards program recognizes businesses, organizations, and individuals for achievements, community contributions, and milestones. It is one of the largest business awards programs on the South Shore bringing together over 250 local business leaders, entrepreneurs, organizations, and government officials. Each nomination is carefully considered by the Blue Ribbon Awards Committee and after weighting each nomination against the award criteria; six award winners are chosen to receive one of the following honors; Experience Award, Customer Service Award, Public Agency Service Award, Entrepreneur Award, Tourism Award, Geotourism Award.

The newest award category, The Tallac Achievement Award, will be awarded by popular vote to an exemplary business, recreation, or infrastructure project that revitalizes or enhances the economy and community of the South Shore. The three nominees for the award are the Tahoe Arts Project, the Upper Truckee River Restoration Project, and the City of South Lake Tahoe’s Sierra Boulevard Complete Street Project. To weigh in on which project you think deserves this honor, visit TahoeChamber.org or click here.

Congratulations to our 2019 nominees;

Geotourism Award

Providing an authentic Tahoe experience

  • Camp Richardson Resort & Marina
  • Clearly Tahoe
  • Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum
  • Sample the Sierra
  • South Tahoe Now
  • Tahoe Trout Farm
  • TAMBA - Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association
  • Zephyr Cove Resort and Lake Tahoe Cruises

Tourism Award

Innovative program, promotion, or product for our visitors

  • Edgewood Tahoe
  • Lake Tahoe Yoga
  • Sample the Sierra
  • Tahoe Tastings
  • Video Velocity
  • Zambelli Fireworks

Experience Award

Businesses providing compelling and captivating experiences

  • Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness
  • Design Workshop, Inc.
  • Lake Tahoe Adventures
  • Lake Tahoe Balloons
  • Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series at Harveys
  • Live at Lakeview
  • Puzzle Room Tahoe
  • Round Hill Pines
  • Tahoe Tastings
  • Ten Crows BBQ
  • Zephyr Cove Resort
  • Zephyr Cove Snowmobile Center

Entrepreneur Award

An innovative individual who assumed the risk of starting a new business

  • Alex Silgalis & Jaime Pirozzi / Local Freshies
  • Cody Bass / Tahoe Wellness Center
  • Joe Stewart / SierraCon, Inc.
  • Kyle McSparron / Blue Sky Electrical Solutions
  • Leon Abravanel / Tahoe Training Camps
  • Michelle Langmayer / L'Atelier Hair Studio
  • Parker Alexander / Tahoe Heartbeat
  • Robin Bender / Revive Coffee and Wine
  • Shane and Diondra Colquhoun / Tahoe Tastings
  • Shannon Leibel / Still Water Yoga Lake Tahoe
  • Steve Ardagh & Lynda Ronaldson / Eagle Protect PBC
  • Ted Kennedy / Tahoe Investment Capital & Stewardship
  • Nate Riffle & Jerry Seagraves / The Hangar Taproom Bottle Shop

Customer Service Award

An individual who consistently provides quality service

  • Anik Dean / Anik’s Books
  • Arthur Hervey / Arty All Star Party
  • Ashley Middlebrook / The Coachman Hotel
  • Bhil Dolph / Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
  • Captain Scottie Hoffman / Lake Tahoe Boat Rides
  • Chelsea Grabham / Blue Sky Events
  • Clayton Stoll / Vail Resorts Retail at Heavenly Cal Lodge
  • Cliff Jamison / Harrah's/Harveys Lake Tahoe
  • Dr. Darin Haworth / Summit to Shore Chiropractic
  • Elisha Scott / Yellow Submarine
  • Irma Salazar / Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
  • Jim Doherty / Doherty Landscaping
  • Kyler Crouse / Barton Performance by ALTIS
  • Liz Heape-Caldwell / Elder Options, Inc.
  • MacDuff Team / MacDuffs Public House
  • Marissa Muscatt / Tahoe Coalition of the Homeless
  • Steve Crowder / Bank of the West
  • Tina Shannon / Flight Deck Sports Bar and Grill
  • Tori Bowler / Grass Roots Natural Foods

Customer Service (Public Agency) Award

Quality service in the not so usual places (DMV, City, County, TRPA, etc.)

  • Emily Abernathy / Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce
  • Chris Fiore / City of South Lake Tahoe
  • Frank Rush / City of South Lake Tahoe
  • Jean Norman / US Forest Service - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
  • Kelley Edwards / City of South Lake Tahoe
  • Shannon Nevins / The Ridge Tahoe Resort

The Tallac Achievement Award – This award will be chosen by popular vote online at TahoeChamber.org. Click here to vote now.

An exemplary business, recreation, or infrastructure project that revitalizes or enhances the economy and community of the South Shore

  • Tahoe Arts Project
  • Upper Truckee River Restoration Project
  • City of South Lake Tahoe’s Sierra Boulevard Complete Street Project

To purchase tickets for the 12th Annual Blue Ribbon Awards, please visit TahoecChamber.org or click here.

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