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  • November 9, 2017 | Harrah's Lake Tahoe Ballroom

    Chairman's Reception, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Dinner & Awards Ceremony, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Blue Ribbon Awards were created in 2007 by the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce to honor excellence in business on the South Shore. The awards program recognizes businesses, organizations, and individuals for achievements, community contributions, and milestones. It is one of the largest business awards program on the South Shore bringing together over 300 local business leaders, entrepreneurs, organizations, community members and government officials

    Each year, Tahoe Chamber solicits nominations in the seven key categories that represent the breadth of business on the South Shore.  Each nomination is carefully considered by the Blue Ribbon Awards Task Force and after weighting each nomination against the award criteria; seven 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

    Tallac Achievement Award

    The Blue Ribbon Awards position nominees and finalists as leaders in their industry and offer unparalleled opportunities to spotlight organizations before an audience of business and civic leaders.

    2017 Nominees 2017 Winners

    2017 Blue Ribbon Awards Sponsors

  • Geotourism Award Geotourism Award

    Providing an authentic Tahoe experience. (Geotourism Definition  - sustains or enhances the  place  and engages the visitor) 

    Winner: Taylor Creek Visitor Center

    Honorable Mention: Lake Tahoe Bike Coalition

  • Tourism Award Tourism Award

    Innovative program, promotion or product for our visitors

    Winner: The Loft

    Honorable Mention: The Coachman Hotel

  • Experience Award Experience Award

    Business providing compelling and captivating experiences.

    Winner: Alpine Sierra Tours


    Honorable Mention: KRLT/KOWL's Treat Street​

  • Entrepreneur Award Entrepreneur Award

    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)

    Winner: Debbie Brown, Coldwater Brewery & Grill 

    Honorable Mention: Cassy Burnside, FATCO

  • Customer Service (Business) Award Customer Service (Business) Award

    An individual who consistently provides quality service.

    Winner: Tommy Walker, Ciera Steakhouse at Montbleu Resort Casino and Spa

    Honorable Mention:  Kimberly Templeton, Hard Rock Cafe

  • Customer Service (Public Agency) Award Customer Service (Public Agency) Award

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

    Winner: Jody Filgo, South Lake Tahoe Senior Center

    Honorable Mention: Irma Salazar, Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

  • Wendell Award for a Green Business or Program Wendell Award for a Green Business or Program

    Business that is minimizing impact on the environment 

    Winner: Tahoe Mountain Lab


    Honorable Mention: League to Save Lake Tahoe