TOP OF THE TOWN - Truckee Chamber’s 70th Annual Awards Celebration

Awards Categories

We are happy to present new award categories for our 2023 Top of the Town – Truckee Chamber Annual Awards Celebration! Please remember that nominees must be a Truckee Chamber member in good standing. Nominations are due by August 9th! Not sure if the outstanding business that you are nominating is a member? Search our Business Directory on or reach out to Jessica Penman, President & CEO, at 

Top of the Town – Business of the Year

The Top of the Town – Business of the Year award represents the pinnacle of excellence among Truckee businesses. Nominees in this category are recognized as the epitome of success, consistently delivering exceptional service, products, and experiences. This award acknowledges businesses that have distinguished themselves through their commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction. The recipient of this award is a role model for other businesses, embodying the best of what Truckee has to offer.

New Business Award 

The New Business Award recognizes outstanding businesses that have been operating in Truckee and the surrounding community for less than two years. This category aims to acknowledge the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation demonstrated by these new ventures. Nominees in this category should have shown significant growth, success, and potential in their respective industries.

Community Impact Award – Business

The Community Impact Award – Business category highlights Truckee businesses that have made a positive difference in the local community. Nominees for this award are recognized for their contributions beyond their products and services. Whether through philanthropic initiatives, community involvement, or unique programs that address local needs, these businesses have made a lasting impact on the Truckee community.

Employee of the Year

The Employee of the Year award celebrates the exceptional individuals who consistently go above and beyond in their work. Nominees in this category are recognized for their dedication, outstanding performance, and positive influence on their colleagues and customers. Whether through their exceptional customer service, problem-solving abilities, or their ability to create a positive work environment, these individuals have made a significant impact within their organizations.

NonProfit of the Year

The Nonprofit of the Year award acknowledges the invaluable contributions of nonprofit organizations in Truckee. Nominees in this category are recognized for their tireless efforts in improving the lives of individuals and the community as a whole. Whether through their advocacy, support services, or community outreach programs, these nonprofits have made a significant impact in addressing local needs and enhancing the well-being of Truckee residents.


2022 Winners

Entrepreneur Award: Jeff Brown, Tahoe Mountain Realty

Resilient Business Award: Tahoe Mountain Fitness

Stewardship Award: Truckee Trails Foundation

Rising Star Award: Grizzly Menswear

Creative Award: Truckee Roundhouse

Innovation Award: Alibi Ale Works

Chairman’s Award: Good Anya