The Blue Ribbon Awards were created in 2007 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, the Chamber solicits nominations in the six key categories that represent the breadth of business on the South Shore. Each nomination is carefully considered by the Blue Ribbon Awards Committee and after weighing each nomination against the award criteria. 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.
2019 Award Recipients
Geotourism Award – Sample the Sierra
Tourism Award – Edgewood Tahoe
Public Agency Service Award – Jean Norman, U.S. Forest Service
Experience Award – Design Workshop
Entrepreneur Award – Ted Kennedy, Tahoe Investment Capital and Stewardship
Customer Service Award – Clayton Stoll, Vail Resorts Retail
Tallac Achievement Award: Tahoe Arts Project
Tahoe Arts Project (“TAP”) was established in 1987 by a group of parents, professional musicians and teachers to bring performing arts and cultural enrichment to schools in the South Lake. Their annual fundraiser, Dancing with the Tahoe Stars, is a community favorite and TAP’s artists-in-schools programs meet the need for high quality fine arts education for children in grades K -12 and reach over 5,000 students, within 10 schools.