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2023 Winners of the Business Excellence Awards

November 1, 2023

The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce 7th Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala was held on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at Main Lodge. The Gala is the business community's event to honor the businesses and professionals in Mammoth Lakes. Our motto is, "Growing Businesses, Building Community." Every nominee was mentioned, all finalists recognized and the winners were celebrated. Thank you to all the event sponsors who helped make this event possible!

Allow us to introduce you to our 2023 Business Excellence Award Winners!

Green Business of the Year

High Point Solar

Since 2008, this business has installed hundreds of low-income homes, through a nonprofit partnership. They prioritize their employees with housing incentives. During unfortunate utility guideline changes, they worked triple time, securing long-term renewable benefits for clients, and keeping Mammoth green.

Highpoint Solar

Honorable Mention: Skadi

Top 3: Gomez's Restaurant Tequileria



Non-Profit of the Year

Mammoth Hospital Foundation

Our 2023 Non-Profit of the Year award went to an organization that provides the margin of excellence for health care in the Eastern Sierra. This foundation and its philanthropic partners invest in our residents' and guests' health and well-being, upholding Mammoth Hospital’s “patients first” mission, and offering support to those in need.

Mammoth hospital

Honorable Mention: Mono Arts Council

Top 3: Whitebark Institute

Best Looking Business Front of the Year

Dish Bistro

This local bistro provides a peaceful atmosphere, warm lighting, and an ever-changing menu that adjusts to its patrons' desires along with its owner's creative flow. They strive to make people feel welcomed and at home with a great food selection and a revamped outdoor patio.

Dish Bistro

New Business of the Year

The 2023 New Business of the Year award goes to a local food truck known for its innovative fusion cuisine. Their food offers a combination of flavors from South and Central America, Argentina, Peru, Cuba, and Mexico as their main focus. In addition, they offer services for private events and festivals. Keep Rolling Mammoth & Bishop!

the Rolling Chef 395

Customer Service Person of the Year

"This individual has worked for his employer for 12 years. He fosters a positive company culture leading to a long-standing staff and one of the business and customer-focused restaurants in town. Even with multiple leg surgeries, he has kept his and his staff's Customer Service standards high over the past years."

Chad Phillips

Honorable Mention: Maurice Cooper from MC Entertainment

Top 3: Bri Thaubault from Footloose Sports

Young Professional of the Year

This individual has been at the Mammoth Hospital for seven years and is the Administrative Services Director. She has overseen the marketing of ELEVATE, Mammoth Hospital Foundation, Little Lupins Preschool, and more. The preschool is the result of many years of her dedication and effort, resulting in improved recruitment and retention of hospital professionals.

Sarah Vigilante

Honorable Mention: Aloso Escobar from MUSD Board President and MAC Policy Director

Top 3: Chad Phillips from OnTrack Construction

Business Person of the Year

You can find this joyful local, and her personally-mentored staff serving beloved locals and converting the mountain curious into stoked repeat guests. She has a commitment to a high-end guest experience while offering unique souvenirs, zany and on-trend games, legit milkshakes, classic sweets, and authentic smiles. Congratulations to our 2023 Business Person of the Year!

Camille Miller

Honorable Mention: Cristi Quesada-Costa from Dos Alas CubaRican Cafe

Top 3: Karla Perry, Elixir Superfoods

Business of the Year

This creative and needed business stands as the area's most advanced off-road recovery service in the area. Specializing in rescuing and aiding adventurers who navigate the demanding terrain of Mammoth Lakes and surrounding areas. Their expertise and passion make them the choice for off-road enthusiasts seeking assistance.


Thank you to all who attended the Gala and showed their support for our vibrant business
community.  A special thanks to all those who worked so hard to keep our town safe in the past Winter 2022-23. To view additional photos from the event, click HERE.


This year we received a record number of nominations, and broke record on final voting submissions! Check them out HERE.