Blue Ribbon Award winners honored Thursday |

Blue Ribbon Award winners honored Thursday

Roseann Keegan/TribuneCalifornia Highway Patrol Officer Jeff Gartner, center, was honored at the Blue Ribbon Awards Thursday at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Resort. Gartner was the winner for service in a public agency. Patrick Atherton, chamber board chairman, right, and Pat Ronan, LTVA board president, left, congratulated nominees and winners.

The Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority announced the winners of the annual Blue Ribbon Awards during a ceremony Thursday at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Resort.

The event was presented by the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. Event sponsors include RSN, Tahoe Daily Tribune, Tahoe Beach & Ski Club, Sealed with a Kiss, South Tahoe Lodging Association, Lake Tahoe Gaming Alliance, TravelHost and Tahoe Supply Co.

The nominees and winners are:

Marcus Ashley Galleries, Ashley & Marcus Matilla – winner

Overland Meat Co., Brian Cohen – honorable mention

Embassy Suites, all team members

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Mountain Aloha Massage, Lauren Payne

Beach Hut Deli

Scotty’s Hardware, Ryan Armstrong

DYE Tech, Pat LaVallee

Embassy Suites Resort, David Hansen – winner

968 Park Hotel, Chris Minnes – winner

Sierra Sustainable Builders, Cory Hannaford and Dan Webb – honorable mention

Custom Floor Care, John Helmer

Tahoe Solar Designs

Sierra Colina, Steve Kenninger and Gail Jaquish

Officer Jeff Gartner, California Highway Patrol – winner

Gary Weigel, TRPA – honorable mention

Rick Angelocci, city of South Lake Tahoe

Margaret Shimono, Safeway Floral Center, Roundhill Center – winner

Tamara Burns, Barton Health – honorable mention

John Galea, Keys Deli

Paul Nanzig, Tahoe Outdoor Living

Kevin Treder, Beach Hut Deli

Tamara Hollingsworth, Vacation Resorts International

Melisa Richardson, Leave It To Mel Travel

Heather Tanner-Cowen, Deerfield Lodge at Heavenly

Larry Foster, Tahoe Clinic for Plastic Surgery

Dave Robberson, Lakeside Inn & Casino

Brian Cohen, Overland Meat Co.

David Stryder Franklin, Tahoe Beach & Ski Club

Victor Diaz, Tahoe Beach & Ski Club

Silvia Rivera, MasterCorp

Brandi Ledbetter, RSN

Becky Bell, Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture – winner

Jason Blakely, Paradice Motel – honorable mention

Baumann Family, Swiss Chalet

Mark Brown, Big Blue Painting

Brian Cohen, Overland Meat Co.

Tammy Cohen, K9 Bliss Dog Behavioral Guidance

Mike Wanzer, Fat City Food Company/Lake Tahoe Catering Company

Amy Thompson, Tahoe Tot Spot