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Blue Ribbon Award winners announced

Tribune staff report

TahoeChamber announced the winners of its eight Blue Ribbon Awards at a ceremony held Thursday at Embassy Suites.The Blue Ribbon Awards committee — made up of board members, community members, chamber staff and past award winners — chose the winners from more than 160 nominations were made for this year’s program.The winners are as follows: The Geotourism Award, sponsored by El Dorado County:Finalist – Discover Lake Tahoe Tour Honorable Mention- Sustainable TahoeBlue Ribbon Award Winner –The Tahoe Tallac AssociationThe Tourism Award, sponsored by the Lake Tahoe visitors Authority:Finalist – Lake Tahoe Adventures Honorable Mention- MontBleu’s Outdoor Events CenterBlue Ribbon Award Winner –South Tahoe Standup Paddle The Experience Award, sponsored by the Marriott Vacation Club, Timber Lodge:Finalist – South Tahoe Standup Paddle Honorable Mention- South Shore BikesBlue Ribbon Award Winner –On Course EventsThe Entrepreneur Award, sponsored by Getaway Reno/Tahoe:Finalist – Amy Thompson, Tahoe Tot Spot Honorable Mention- Teresa Bertrand, BioSpirit Day SpaBlue Ribbon Award Winner- Paul Reder, PR Entertainment, Inc.The Small Green Business Award, sponsored by South Tahoe Refuse & Recycling:Finalist – Tahoe Resource Conservation District Honorable Mention- Connie’s ClotheslineBlue Ribbon Award Winner- Elevated FitnessThe Large Green Business Award, sponsored by Heavenly & Kirkwood Mountain Resorts:Finalist – Vail Resorts, Echo Program Honorable Mention- South Tahoe Refuse & RecyclingBlue Ribbon Award Winner- Harrah’s & Harveys Lake TahoePublic Agency Customer Service Award, sponsored by Tahoe Supply Company:Finalist – Brandy Johns, Kingsbury General Improvement DistrictHonorable Mention- Dee Kline, El Dorado County Human ServicesBlue Ribbon Award Winner- Judy Finn, City of South Lake Tahoe Customer Service Award, sponsored by Well’s Fargo:Finalist – Paige Rice, Tahoe Best FriendsHonorable Mention- Paula Morris, John’s CleanersBlue Ribbon Award Winner- Tommy Gunnell, Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe For more information on the 2012 Blue Ribbon Winners or how to nominate for 2013, visit

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