BLUE RIBBON AWARDS

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

2024 TAHOE CHAMBER
BLUE RIBBON AWARDS

Date: Thursday, May 16th, 2024

Location:
Tahoe Blue Event Center
75 Hwy 50, Stateline, NV 89449

Doors: 5:30pm

Schedule:
5:30pm – Happy Hour
6:30pm – Buffet Dinner
7:30pm – Blue Ribbon Awards Presentation

Dress: Tahoe Cocktail – Show up and Shimmer in Sapphire and Silver

ABOUT

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 programs on the South Shore bringing together over 300 local business leaders, entrepreneurs, organizations, community members and government officials.

PURCHASE TICKETS

Join us for an evening of celebration, connection, and recognition at the Tahoe Chamber’s esteemed “Blue Ribbon Awards.” Secure your spot at this inspiring gathering and be part of an experience that not only honors excellence but also fosters a deeper sense of unity among our members. For Tahoe Chamber members, we’re excited to offer exclusive ticket pricing as a token of our appreciation for your continued support and commitment.

$50

Members

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$65

Non-Members

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WHAT TO EXPECT

The process begins with the community. The Tahoe Chamber is asking for the help of all Tahoe South residents to nominate Chamber Members into each category. Simply login to the Tahoe Chamber website to view the list of members and categories, then nominate by completing a brief questionnaire. If your nominee isn’t listed, you can send them a link to join as a member and become eligible for next year’s awards.

COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT AWARD

Sponsored by Margaritaville Resort Lake Tahoe

A business, non-profit, or agency that has worked to improve the South Shore community.

  • Has made significant contributions to sustain and strengthen the local community
  • Promotes cultural diversity and programs that foster inclusivity
  • Responds to needs of the community through advocacy or long-term strategies
  • Demonstrates commitment to community through investment of resources, community dialogue, and partnerships.
CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD – BUSINESS

Sponsored by Vail Resorts

An individual who is appreciated by the community for going above and beyond to offer the highest quality customer service.

  • Treats each customer, guest and peer with respect
  • Seeks opportunities to exceed expectations
  • Handles crisis and challenges with integrity
INNOVATION AWARD

Sponsored by The Idle Hour

An innovative entrepreneur/ non-profit / business that has affected significant change in the community through a unique idea or the improvement upon one.

  • The innovator creatively filled a need in our community
  • Exhibits resourcefulness and perseverance in overcoming challenges
  • Has potential for future investment
  • The innovation has proven to be beneficial to the community
EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS AWARD

Sponsored by Azul Latin Kitchen and Base Camp Pizza Co.

A business  that exemplifies excellence in managing their enterprise. Has made 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)

  • Corporate stewardship
  • Operational excellence
  • Dedication to employees
  • Commitment to customer service
  • Philanthropy/ community involvement
NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

Sponsored by The Cork and More

A new business that has gained an increasingly positive reputation and who exhibits distinction.
(Business must have been in operation for at least one (1) year and no more three (3) years)

  • Innovation in the market
  • Quality management
  • Marketing
  • Customer service
  • Integrity
CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD – PUBLIC AGENCY

Sponsored by South Tahoe Refuse & Recycling

An individual who goes above and beyond to provide the community with support, to effect change and to benefit the overall quality of life in South Tahoe.

  • Provides incredible service that goes beyond those described for their position.
  • Treats each customer, guest and peer with respect and creates a welcoming environment.
  •  Benefits the community within and outside of their workplace
  • Is recognized as a valued member of the community
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AWARD

Sponsored by Marriott Grand Residence Club, Lake Tahoe

A business or organization that serves visitors while benefiting the community through education, sustainability, environmental stewardship and local practices.

  • Provides a unique consumer experience that encourages new visitors and generates repeat visitors
  • Promotes collaboration with local partners
  • Contributes to the local economy (please use specific examples or quantifiable data)
  • Recognizes responsible and sustainable tourism practices and initiatives.
  • Supports the South Shore image
  • Educates visitors about sustainability, environment and local practices
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Sponsored by Pay It Forward Project

An individual dedicated to making a positive impact on the agency they serve and on the community at large.

  • Volunteers their time to improving the community through various contributions and community service
  • Considered to be mentor to others based upon their volunteer efforts
  • Demonstrates qualities of compassion, commitment to service, creativity, cooperation, and/or leadership.

SPONSORS

Support a category, nominee, table and more. Sponsors of the event will be recognized for their financial and in-kind contributions. Contact us to learn more about our sponsorship levels.

Presenting Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Venue Sponsors

Lifestyle Partners

Award Sponsors

South Shore Sponsors

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MEET YOUR HOST

Join the Tahoe Chamber, nominees and your community for an evening of cocktails, food, awards and dancing. Your evening begins on the second floor of the Tahoe Blue Event Center with cocktails and appetizers. You’ll be invited into the beautiful conference space where a buffet dinner will be served prior to the event.

Prepare to be dazzled as we celebrate the brightest stars of the Tahoe South community with the prestigious Tahoe Blue Ribbon Awards! This star-studded event, hosted by the captivating and hilarious Jenay Aiksnoras, promises an unforgettable night of recognition, celebration, and pure Tahoe magic.

This is more than just an awards ceremony; it’s an experience! Be there to witness history in the making, raise a glass to your community champions, and immerse yourself in the spirit of Tahoe Blue.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the magic! Secure your tickets now and get ready for an unforgettable night. Tickets are limited, so don’t wait! Buy here, or call (775.588.1728) to reserve your spot today.

Join us for the Tahoe Blue Ribbon Awards and be part of a night that will shine brighter than the Tahoe stars! #TahoeBlueRibbon

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