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2019 Blue Ribbon Award Winners Announced

  Tahoe Chamber  |   November 19, 2019   |   Chamber NewsCommunity NewsFeatured Events

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November 15, 2019 (South Lake Tahoe, CA/NV) – The winners of the 12th Annual Blue Ribbon Awards were announced Thursday, November 14, at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. Over 300 community members attended to celebrate the winners of seven awards that honor outstanding South Shore businesses, organizations and individuals for civic contributions, tourism experiences, customer service and entrepreneurial achievements.

Congratulations to the following winners of the 12th Annual Blue Ribbon Awards:

Geotourism Award – Sponsored by Bike the West
Winner: Sample the Sierra
Honorable Mention: Clearly Tahoe

Tourism Award – Sponsored by Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Winner: Edgewood Tahoe
Honorable Mention: Tahoe Brewfest

Experience Award – Sponsored by Marriott Grand Residence Club
Winner: Design Workshop
Honorable Mention: Barton Center for Orthopedics and Wellness

Entrepreneur Award – Sponsored by Getaway Reno/Tahoe
Winner: Ted Kennedy, Tahoe Investment Capital and Stewardship
Honorable Mention: Kyle McSparron, Blue Sky Electrical Solutions

Customer Service (Public Agency) Service – Sponsored by South Tahoe Refuse & Recycling
Winner: Jean Norman, US Forest Service- Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Honorable Mention: Chris Fiore, City of South Lake Tahoe

Customer Service (Business) Award – Sponsored by Heavenly & Kirkwood
Winner: Clayton Stoll, Vail Resorts Retail
Honorable Mention: Kyler Crouse, Barton Health

Tallac Achievement Award – Sponsored by Zephyr Cove Resort
Winner: Tahoe Arts Project

The evening began with the Chair Reception where guests were greeted with champagne and photo opportunities before enjoying a three-course dinner and awards presentation. The event’s Master of Ceremonies, Jack Fife of JackFifeLive, entertained the room while highlighting the top three nominees in each category and announcing the award winners.

The Tahoe Chamber would like to thank Benko Gallery for providing art displays for the evening, as well as all of the local artists and creative individuals that provided centerpieces for the dinner tables; Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, Cloud Nine Event Co., Create with T, ED Practical Art, Elizabeth and Marin, Enchanted Florist, Fontine Letterie, Kelly Smith Cassidy, Lavish Floral, Live a Tahoe Day, Lovin’ Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, South Shore Gutters, Tahoe Grown, Thran’s Flowers, and Wildwood Makers Market.

The Tahoe Chamber would also like to thank Harrah’s Lake Tahoe for hosting the 12th Annual Blue Ribbon Awards, as well as the event’s Title Sponsor, Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority; Presenting Sponsor, South Tahoe Alliance of Resorts; Spotlight Sponsor, Tahoe Beach Club; and Media Sponsors, Tahoe Daily Tribune, Lake Tahoe TV, Tahoe.com, and Tahoe Quarterly.


The Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce (Tahoe Chamber) is dedicated to developing, promoting and representing the South Shore business community on both sides of the state line as the local chamber of commerce. The Tahoe Chamber provides resources, programs, services and opportunities to members with the goal to sustain a high quality of life for the community by achieving economic vitality. For more information about Tahoe Chamber, visit www.tahoechamber.org.

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