2013 Blue Ribbon Awards
Winner: Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association (TAMBA)
TAMBA trails enable locals and visitors alike to experience Lake Tahoe like no other. Through conservation and community involvement, TAMBA provides the community with trails that allow mountain bikers to traverse the Tahoe Basin.
Want to know why they won? Watch TAMBA's video here.
Honorable mention: Lake of the Sky Outfitters
Winner: Bike The West
Bike The West's two events, "World's Most Beautiful Bike Ride" and "Tour de Tahoe", bring thousands of visitors to Lake Tahoe each year, which has proven to be a powerful tourism tool for the Basin.
Want to know why they won? Watch Bike The West's video here.
Honorable mention: Edgewood Tahoe
Winner: Lake Tahoe Yoga
Lake Tahoe Yoga provides yoga enthusiasts with personal attention in intimate classes, as well as professional training for aspiring teachers. Classes on stand up paddle boards are also offered to blend nature and yoga.
Want to know why they won? Watch Lake Tahoe Yoga's video here.
Honorable mention: Ciera Steak & Chophouse
Winner: Tahoe Sports Entertainment
Tahoe Sports Entertainment took over the City Ice Rink and transformed the venue into a vibrant and fun place for individuals of all ages. TSE experienced a revenue growth of 18% in their first fiscal year.
Want to know why they won? Watch Tahoe Sports Entertainment's video here.
Honorable mention: The Divided Sky
Public Agency Award
Winner: Leah Brown, Child Protective Services
Leah treats her position with passion and respect. She has helped children during crucial times in their lives and has impacted thousands of people with her work.
Want to know why Leah won? Watch her video here.
Honorable mention: Debbie Beam, Douglas County Manager's Office
Wendell Award for a Small Green Business
Winner: Tahoe Beach & Ski Club
The Lake Tahoe Beach & Ski Club is committed to eco-friendly practices that reduce their impact on the Earth. They currently use energy efficient lightblubs and request gests reuse their towels.
Want to know why they won? Watch Lake Tahoe Beach & Ski's Club here.
Honorable mention: Clean Tahoe
Large Green Business Award
Winner: Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort
Sierra-at-Tahoe reduced its paper usage by 2,000 pieces per month by switching to employee pay cards from paper paychecks. Sierra reduced their energy consumption by switching to LED lightbulbs.
Want to know why they won? Watch Sierra-at-Tahoe's video here.
Honorable mention: Zephyr Cove Resort
The nomination period has closed.
Geotourism - Providing an authentic Tahoe experience
Geotourism Definition - sustains or enhances the place and engages the visitor
Tourism - Innovative program, promotion or product for our visitors
Experience - Business providing compelling and captivating experiences
Entrepreneur - An innovative individual who assumed the risk of starting a new business. Business must have been in existence for a minimum of 2 years and should have a business plan in place.
Customer Service (Business) - An individual who consistently provides quality service
Customer Service (Public Agency) - Quality service in the not so usual places (DMV, City, County, TRPA, etc.)
Small Green Business - Business that is minimizing impact on the environment
Large Green Business - Business that is minimizing impact on the environment