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The Truckee Donner Chamber announces award candidates

The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce announced Annual Awards nominations, to be presented at the Chambers Annual Dinner and Pandoras Auction, Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Resort at Squaw Creek.Nominations for Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, the Hospitality Award, and Nonprofit Organization of the Year have been received.Nominations for Small Business of the Year 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 were recognized for their involvement in solving issues facing the community; enhancement and investment in the areas economy; contributions to the local labor market through career opportunities; contributions to the community and support of Chamber programs.The Hospitality Award is given to an individual who 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 have given their time and energy to the community.Nonprofit candidates are organizations nominated for their valuable service to the betterment of our community. The efforts of these organizations are felt by many citizens or businesses and make a tremendous impact to the communitys well being.A highlight of the evening is the annual Pandoras Auction, a Silent Auction extravaganza made possible by Chamber member donations as a fundraiser for the Chamber. Master of Ceremonies this year will be Jim Simon. Cost for attending is $75 per person after Oct. 14. Dinner is included; reservations are required and seating is limited.For more information, contact the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at (530) 587-8808 or e-mail info@truckee.com.Small Business:Auto Glass Express, The Pour House, the Cooking Gallery, White Buffalo, Wandamp;T Graphics, TIP Inc. Printing and Graphics, Villager Nursery, Fair andamp; Green, Bradburys Office Supply and Services, SmallPond Studio, Spirit Interior Design andamp; Gallery, Full Belly Deli, KTKE 101.5 FM Radio, Riverside Studios, Truckee Rents, ODette Mortgage Group, Bookshelf at Hooligan Rocks, and Porters Truckee. Large Business:Auto Doctor, Bank of the West, Rock andamp; Rose, Inc., Mountain Hardware andamp; Sports, Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Boreal Mountain Resort, Clear Capital, Sitkoff/ONeil Accountancy, Tahoe Forest Hospital, Truckee Tahoe Lumber Company, Moodys Bistro andamp; Lounge, Kelly Brothers Painting Inc., Sierra Pet Clinic, Mountain Home Center, and Plumas Bank. Hospitality:Stefani Olivieri, Tamsen Rosario, Truckee Book andamp; Bean, Pattie and Hartley Lesser, Tahoe Mountain Club, Eric Larussen, Riverside Studios, Fair andamp; Green, Feathers Edge Finery, Jeff and Carrie Ridgel/Bradburys, Maia Schneider, Mountain Hardware, Sherilyn Laughlin, Sierra Pet Clinic, Ed Coleman, Zanos Family Italian and Pizzeria, Billy and Phebe McCullough.Volunteers:Nikki Streegan, Trinkie Watson, Bobby Carter, Ed Candler, Neil Cunningham, Sarah Trebilcock, Jake Hudson, Jeff Sparksworthy, Kevin Murphy, Jim Simon, Judy Dunlap, Georgia Smith and Ruth Geresy.Non-profits:Truckee Donner Land Trust, Truckee Trails Foundation, Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner, Trails and Vistas, Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee, and Relay for Life of Truckee.