Blue Ribbon Awards

Each year, the Tahoe Chamber spends an evening recognizing and celebrating outstanding South Lake Tahoe businesses and organizations.

The 14th Annual Blue Ribbon Award winners were announced on January 27th during a private event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and in a live broadcast for virtual public attendance.

Congratulations to the 14th Annual Blue Ribbon Award Winners


Tourism Award by the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority 

  • Lake Tahoe Balloons / Award Winner 
  • Weddings at Lakeside Beach / Runner-up 
  • Flatstick Pub / Finalist 


New Business of the Year Award by Luna Lending 

  • Cuppa Tahoe / Award Winner 
  • Tahoe Bagel Co. / Runner-up 
  • Test Well / Finalist  


Excellence in Business Award by Marriott Grand Residence Club  

  • The Hangar / Award Winner 
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino / Runner-up 
  • Cold Water Brewery & Grill / Finalist 


Entrepreneur Award by Sustainable Community Advocates 

  • Chris McNamara, Outdoor GearLab and Tech GearLab / Award Winner 
  • Lizzy Kirkpatrick, Tahoe Kids Trading Co. / Runner-up 
  • Christy Wilson, Embarc / Finalist 


Customer Service Award by Heavenly & Kirkwood Mountain Resorts 

  • Mike Peron, Sierra Nevada Media Group / Award Winner 
  • Daniele Waterhouse, McDuff’s Pub / Runner-up 
  • Peter Sereno, Encore / Finalist 


Public Service Agency Award by South Tahoe Refuse & Recycling 

  • Chief Brad Zlendick, Lake Valley Fire Protection District / Award Winner 
  • Katie Sheehan, Clean Tahoe / Runner-up 
  • Kevin Fromherz, Nevada Division State Parks / Finalist 


Community Enrichment Award by Tahoe South Events Center 

  • South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center / Award Winner 
  • Clean Up the Lake / Runner-up 
  • Saint Joseph Community Land Trust / Finalist 


Volunteer of the Year Award by Bally’s Lake Tahoe 

  • Wendy David, Tahoe Magic / Award Winner 
  • Colin West, Clean Up the Lake / Runner-up 
  • Frank Gerdeman, ADVANCE / Finalist 


Tallac Achievement Award by Lake Tahoe Cruises 

This award recognizes exemplary organizational response during and after the Caldor Fire which uplifted the economy and community of the South Shore. Winner is determined through public voting. 

  • Heavenly Ski / Award Winner 
  • El Dorado Community Foundation / Runner-up 
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino / Finalist 


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.

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