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Chamber award nominations announced

Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce

The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce announced nominations for its annual swards to be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner and Pandora’s Auction, Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Northstar-at-Tahoe.Nominations for Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, the Hospitality Award and Non-Profit Organization of the Year have been received.Nominations for Small Business of the Year include: Bookshelf at Hooligan Rocks, Florian’s Fine Wines & Specialty Foods, Gratitudes Gourmet Gifts & Baskets, Mountain Home Center, Pettit Gilwee Public Relations, Switchback Public Relations & Marketing, Truckee River Llama Ranch, and W&T Graphix.These businesses were recognized for their staying power and growth in business; innovativeness of product or services; ability to respond to adversity in the economy and their service and contribution to the community.Nominees for Large Business of the Year include: East West Partners, Pine Forest at Truckee, Plumas Bank and Truckee Tahoe Lumber.These businesses were recognized for involvement in solving the issues facing the community; enhancement and investment in the area’s economy; contributions to the local labor market through career opportunities and contributions to the community and support of chamber programs.The Hospitality Award has five nominees: Hemig & Erle (Ron Hemig/Paula Erle), Moody’s Bistro & Lounge, OB’s Pub, Safeway and Tahoe Forest Hospital.Each conveys a commitment to the community and its economy; portrays the warmth, charm and character of Truckee and is a leader in setting standards in excellence and customer service.Nominees for the Volunteer of the Year are Mark Brown, D.C., Bob Cassidy, Deb Flaherty, Larry Larson, Hartley & Pattie Lesser, Chris McGraw and Kathleen Semrad.Non-Profit Organization of the Year nominations include Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe (CATT), Nevada County Community Health Department, Project Mana, Sierra Nevada Children’s Museum/KidZone, Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education, Truckee Donner Historical Society and Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation.These organizations are nominated for their valuable service to the betterment of the Truckee community. The efforts of these organizations are felt by many citizens or businesses and make a tremendous impact to the community’s well beingA highlight of the evening is the annual Pandora’s Auction, a silent auction made possible by chamber member donations as a fund-raiser for the chamber.A buffet dinner is included in the ticket price.Our Town Bard, Steve Coniglio is heading up the surprise entertainment segment. Cost for attending the 50th Annual Chamber Awards Dinner & Pandora’s Auction is $35 per person before Oct. 8, and $40 per person after Oct. 8. Reservations for this event are required and seating is limited. Call the chamber office at 587-2757 for reservations.


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