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Finalists Announced for the 12th Annual Blue Ribbon Awards

  Tahoe Chamber  |   November 5, 2019   |   Chamber NewsCommunity NewsFeatured EventsPress Releases

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Purchase tickets to the 12th Annual Blue Ribbon Award

November 4, 2019 (South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.) – The public is invited to attend the Tahoe Chamber’s 12th Annual Blue Ribbon Awards to celebrate and honor South Shore businesses and individuals. The awards dinner and presentation will take place on Thursday, November 14 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. Admission to this event is $65 for Tahoe Chamber members and $85 for non-members, and includes champagne upon arrival, a delicious 3 course dinner prepared by Harrah’s executive culinary team, and a glass of wine.

After weighing each nomination against the award criteria, the Blue Ribbon Awards Committee has determined the three finalists in each award category. The winners will be announced during the awards presentation.

Congratulations to the 2019 Blue Ribbon Award finalists;

Geotourism Award

Providing an authentic Tahoe experience

  • Clearly Tahoe
  • Lake Tahoe Cruises & Zephyr Cove Resort’s M.S. Dixie II
  • Sample the Sierra

Tourism Award

Innovative program, promotion, or product for our visitors

  • Edgewood Tahoe
  • Tahoe Brewfest
  • Tahoe Tastings

Experience Award

Businesses providing compelling and captivating experiences

  • Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness
  • Design Workshop, Inc
  • Harvey’s Summer Concert Series

Entrepreneur Award

An innovative individual who assumed the risk of starting a new business

  • Kyle McSparron, Blue Sky Electrical Solutions
  • Parker Alexander, Tahoe Heartbeat
  • Ted Kennedy, Tahoe Investment Capital & Stewardship

Customer Service (Public Agency) Award

Quality service in the not so usual places (DMV, City, County, TRPA, etc.)

  • Chris Fiore, City of South Lake Tahoe
  • Jean Norman, US Forest Service – Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
  • Kelley Edwards, City of South Lake Tahoe

Customer Service Award

An individual who consistently provides quality service

  • Clayton Stoll, Vail Resorts Retail at Heavenly Cal Lodge
  • Cliff Jamison, Harrah’s and Harveys
  • Kyler Crouse, Barton Performance by ALTIS

The Tallac Achievement Award – This award will be chosen by popular vote

An exemplary business, recreation, or infrastructure project that revitalizes or enhances the economy and community of the South Shore

  • Tahoe Arts Project
  • Upper Truckee River Restoration Project
  • City of South Lake Tahoe’s Sierra Boulevard Complete Street Project

This year’s event will include some new elements, including a raffle contest. Three large prizes will be raffled off throughout the awards dinner to raffle ticket holders, including a two-night stay for up to eleven guests in Yosemite National Park, a one-night stay and breakfast for two at the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel, and a breathtaking Tahoe painting by Talia Koval, an artist who will be live painting throughout the event. Attendees can easily purchase raffle tickets by texting “BRA2019” to 52182. Learn more about raffle prizes here.

Also new to the event; an art auction to celebrating the local creative culture in the South Shore. The Chair’s Reception will feature several works hosted by Benko Art Gallery, and each dinner table centerpiece will have been created by a different maker, artist or creative individual. Attendees can text “BRA2019” to 52182 to purchase or bid on available centerpieces and pieces of art.

To learn more about the 12th Annual Blue Ribbon Awards and purchase tickets, please visit TahoeChamber.org.


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.



Contact: Annie Handrick | Communications and Marketing Coordinator

annie@tahoechamber.org | 775-588-1728 ext. 312

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