• Congratulations to all the 2016 Blue Ribbon Awards Nominees!

    2016 Blue Ribbon Awards Sponsors

    From quality shopping, accommodations, recreation and dining options to the myriad service providers and businesses, the Blue Ribbon Awards honor all that business should be. This important awards program salutes those businesses that are making significant contributions to the South Shore economy.

    Each year, Tahoe Chamber solicits nominations in the seven key categories that represent the breadth of business on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe.  Each nomination is carefully considered by the Blue Ribbon Awards Task Force and after a series of discussions, seven award winners are chosen to receive one of the following honors.

    See below for the 2016 winners!

  • 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


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