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Blue Ribbon Awards Winners Announced Through Virtual Awards Show

  Tahoe Chamber  |   November 20, 2020   |   Chamber NewsFeatured EventsPress Releases

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November 20, 2020 (South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.) The winners of the 13th Annual Blue Ribbon Awards were announced Thursday, November 19 during an awards show shown on Lake Tahoe Television. In place of the annual awards dinner, the community was invited to tune in virtually with hosts, Chris Fiore from the City of South Lake Tahoe and Meg Peart from the Tahoe Resource Conservation District, to enjoy a celebration of the 2020 finalists and winners. The awards show can be watched at https://tahoechamber.org/13th-annual-blue-ribbon-awards-show/.

The Blue Ribbon Awards event continues to honor local businesses, non-profits, and professionals for their contributions to the South Shore community. The Tahoe Chamber would like to thank all viewers who made a donation or purchased a celebration back to support this annual event and the Chamber’s ongoing commitment to supporting local businesses.

Congratulations to the 2020 Blue Ribbon Award winners:

Tourism Award, Sponsored by the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Innovative program, promotion, or product for our visitors
Winner: Clearly Tahoe
Honorable Mention: Roundhill Pines Beach Resort


Entrepreneur Award, Sponsored by Getaway Reno/Tahoe
An innovative individual who assumed the risk of starting a new business.
Winner: Melinda Choy / Elevate Wellness Center
Honorable Mention: Rachel and Greg Carlson / Black Bear Lodge


Customer Service Award, Sponsored by Heavenly & Kirkwood Mountain Resorts
An individual who consistently provides quality service.
Winner: Belen Urrutia / Sierra-at-Tahoe
Honorable Mention: Cassidy Hoehn / Barton Health


Public Service Agency Award, Sponsored by South Tahoe Refuse & Recycling
An individual that provides quality service in the not so usual places (Police, Fire, DMV, City, County, TRPA, etc.).
Winner: Kelley Edwards / City of South Lake Tahoe
Honorable Mention: Brad Zlendick / Lake Valley Fire Protection District


Excellence in Business Award, Sponsored by Marriott Grand Residence Club
A business that has made a substantial contributions to the overall good of business and the economic well-being of the community. (Business must be established and in operation for at least three (3) years)
Winner: Overland Meat & Seafood Co.
Honorable Mention: Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort


Community Enrichment Award, Sponsored by Bike the West
A business, non-profit, or agency that has worked to improve the South Shore community
Winner: Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe
Honorable Mention: Bread & Broth


New Business of the Year Award, Sponsored by El Dorado County and GO Local Tahoe
A new business that has gained an increasingly positive reputation and who exhibits distinction.
(Business must have been in operation for less than three (3) years)
Winner: Blue Granite Climbing Gym
Honorable Mention: High Mountain Greenery


Volunteer of the Year Award, Sponsored by Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa
An individual dedicated to making a positive impact on the agency they serve and on the community at large.
Winner: Katie Keith
Honorable Mention: Carol Gerard


Tallac Achievement Award, Sponsored by Zephyr Cove Resort
An exemplary infrastructure project that revitalizes and enhances the economy and community of the South Shore.
Winner: Lake Tahoe Community College Mobility

The Tahoe Chamber would like to thank the sponsors of the 13th annual Blue Ribbon Awards; Presenting Sponsor, the South Tahoe Alliance of Resorts, Spotlight Sponsor, Tahoe Beach Club, South Shore Sponsor, Barton Health, Blue Business Sponsor, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, and Media Sponsors, Lake Tahoe Television and Tahoe Daily Tribune.


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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