• 2014 Blue Ribbon Award Winners

    2014 Blue Ribbon Awards 

  • Experience Award Experience Award

    Winner: Blue Sky Events


    Blue Sky Events is your one stop event planning and production business. They cater to the needs of their clients by personalizing every event to fit the needs of the business and the attendees.  Large local businesses continually use Blue Sky Events to fill their event production needs. Their production team utilizes live music, jugglers, ice carvers, celebrity athletes, fireworks and the use of a Gondola car in place of traditional New Year’s Eve ball to entertain locals and visitors from all over the world. Each event created by Blue Sky Events is a unique experience that will be remembered for years to come.

    Want to know more? Watch the video here.

    Honorable Mention: Ciera Steak & Chop House

  • Tourism Award Tourism Award

    Winner: Tahoe Sport Fishing


    Tahoe Sport Fishing does a spectacular job of offering visitors and locals a true South Shore experience. With a fleet of eight boats they can accommodate parties of all sizes, groups and special occasions all year round. Tahoe Sport Fishing has partnered with local restaurants to truly complete their client's fishing experience. If guests wish to taste what they have just reeled in, they can bring their catch in to these restaurants and have it professionally prepared for them by local chefs.

    Want to know more? Watch the video here.

    Honorable Mention: Getaway Reno/Tahoe

  • Geotourism Award Geotourism Award

    Winner: Lake of the Sky Outfitters

    Lake of the Sky Outfitters is a hiker's and backpacker's informational hub. Their backpackers lounge provides a place for Pacific Crest Trail hikers to relax and recoup while also providing them resources to better help them follow leave no trace practices. Just this year alone, over 550 Pacific Crest Trail hikers passed through the doors of Lake of the Sky Outfitters. The shop serves as a gateway to South Tahoe and our amenities. With the inception of their Trail Angels program, hikers can get rides in to town to restock supplies and then a ride back to the trailhead after a day or two of rest.

    Want to know more? Watch the video here.

    Honorable Mention: South Tahoe Standup Paddle

  • Entrepreneur Award Entrepreneur Award

    Winner: Brandi Brown, Tahoe Production House

    brandibrown.jpgTahoe Production house has given a working space to those individuals and businesses that need access to a fully equipped production studio. Space and equipment is available to meet any audio, visual or photography production need. Brandi opened Tahoe Production House during the toughest of economic times but has continued to grow and expand despite those challenges. Tahoe Production House is able to keep their rates competitive while continually providing top quality production.

    Want to know more? Watch the video here.

    Honorable Mention: Brian and Angela Luke, Artemis Mediterranean Grill

  • Customer Service Award Customer Service Award

    Winner: Bob Trim, Friday's Station

    bobtrim.JPGBob's philosophy on customer service is "treat people as you like to be treated and then go the extra mile." Bob goes the extra mile by really getting to know his guests and his team. He is quoted as saying, "A good reliable team is half the battle; on second though, it's all the battle!" After celebrating his 50th anniversary with Harrah's just last year, Bob continues to go above and beyond. Bob believes in order to provide the highest quality service you truly have to be an ambassador for the business you represent. His outlook on service and business recently won him the Food and Beverage Employee of the Year from the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association.

    Want to know more? Watch the video here.

    Honorable Mention: Matt Smithermier, Eloise Automotive & Alignment

  • Public Agency Service Award Public Agency Service Award

    Winner: Eric Guevin, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District

    ericguevin.jpgIn his position as Tahoe Douglas Fire Marshall, Eric is required to draw hard lines and follow strict enforcement policies. He does this with a humorous, respectful and empathic style that even when disclosing bad news leaves those that he works with feeling at ease. No matter the situation, Eric always keeps a level head and leads his teams to do the same. Being employed in a highly stressful and dangerous line of work always presents its challenges, but Eric faces those challenges with his many years of knowledge and unmatched integrity.

    Want to know more? Watch the video here.

    Honorable Mention: Chris Stanley, South Tahoe Public Utility District 

  • Large Green Business Award Large Green Business Award

    Winner: Lake Tahoe Cruises | Zephyr Cove Resort

    zephyrcoveresort.jpgAs one of the first large businesses on the South Shore to implement a full composting program, Lake Tahoe Cruises and Zephyr Cove Resort have been leaders in green practices for many years. With a full recycling program in place, the resort compacts its own cardboard and properly disposes all batteries, computers, electronics and oil. Just last year the restaurant at Zephyr Cove Resort underwent a full remodel. Logs that were downed from the Spooner Summit Area where they operate a snowmobile operation were used in the remodel instead of being thrown away. The restaurant also sources local products and adheres to the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch purchasing program.

    Want to know more? Watch the video here.

    Honorable Mention: Sierra-at-Tahoe

  • Wendell Award for a Small Green Business Wendell Award for a Small Green Business

    Winner: Connie's Clothesline Thrift Store

    conniesclothes.jpgBy accepting and sourcing used clothes, accessories, household items and furniture then displaying these items in a creative way to sell, Connie's keeps things out of the waste stream and back into the hands of savvy consumers. All items in Connie's Clothesline have been owned by at least one person before it makes its way to the shop. These pre-owned items have been carefully sourced by Connie's fashionable eye, making it one of the best places to sustainably enhance your wardrobe on the South Shore.

    Want to know more? Watch the video here.

    Honorable Mention: Base Camp Pizza Co.

  • 2014 Event Sponsors 2014 Event Sponsors

    This event would not be possible without the suppport and generosity of our sponsors.

    Title Sponsor
    Tahoe South Logo - Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority


    Presenting Sponsor

    South Tahoe Alliance of Resorts - STAR
    Networking Sponsors

    Experience Award

     Marriott Vacation Club Logo

    Tourism Award

     Tahoe South Logo



    Geotourism Award

     El Dorado County Seal

    Entrepreneur Award

     Getaway Reno Tahoe Logo



    Customer Service


     Public Agency Service


     Tahoe Supply Company Logo



    Large Green Business

    Small Green Business


     South Tahoe Refuse Logo



    South Shore Sponsors





    Blue Business Sponsors


     Lakeside Inn



    Liberty Utilities



    Media Sponsors



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    Posted by Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, November 20, 2014