• Business Excellence Awards

    Mammoth Lakes is home to many extraordinary businesses, so we invite the community to say thanks to their favorites each year through our Business Excellence Awards in seven categories.

    We're changing the voting process up a bit this year, and it's time to start nominating!

    To apply for Business Person of the Year, Green Business of the Year, Non-Profit Organization of the Year or Best New Business of the Year, fill out this application form.

    The number of applications doesn't matter for these awards -- these categories will be reviewed/judged by a panel of independent judges living outside of California.‚Äč

    You can nominate yourself or nominate a person or business you think highly of.


    To nominate someone for Business of the YearCustomer Service Business of the Year or Customer Service Person of the Yearsubmit your nomination here.The number of nominations DOES matter for these awards, so the more, the merrier! Encourage your friends, colleagues, etc. to vote for your business.


    Each October we extend nominations to the entire community. In November the community votes on several awards,and independent judges determine winners of other categories. Winners and honorable mentions will be announced at the Chamber's annual holiday party on December 6th. See photos from last year's awards ceremony.


  • 2017 Nominees & Winners

    Green Business of the Year

    Winner: Stellar Brew

    Honorable Mention: Sierra Conservation Project

    Other nominees: Green Fox Events & Guest Services, The Westin Monache Resort

    Non-Profit Organization of the Year

    Winner: Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra

    Honorable Mention: Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation

    Other nominees: Mammoth Lakes Foundation, Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre, Mono Arts Council, Wild Iris

    Customer Service Business of the Year

    Winner: Hugs Ice Cream

    Honorable Mention: Sierra Dog Ventures

    Other nominees: Mammoth Coffee Roasting Company, Mammoth Smogs, Ridge Merino

    Customer Service Person of the Year

    Winner: Johnathon Seely, Tailwaggers

    Honorable Mention: Jessie Melton, Stellar Brew

    Other nominees: Agustin Murguia, Billy Calhoun, Bodhi Silva, Breonna Pepaj, Camille Miller, Casey Penn, Colin Fernie, Emily Elwell, Emily Bryant, Jeremy Goico, Jesse Rea, Stacy Schabmayer, Quart Keyes, Zach Yates

    Business of the Year

    Winner: Stellar Brew

    Honorable Mention: Bleu Handcrafted Foods

    Other nominees: Black Tie Skis, Doorstep Deliveries, Green Fox Events, Sierra Nevada Resort

    Business Person/People of the Year

    Winner: Brandon & Theresa Brocia, The Eatery/Bleu Handcrafted Foods

    Honorable Mention: Cathleen Calderon, Doorstep Deliveries/Doorstep Concierge

    Other nominees: Colin Fernie, Black Tie Skis; Matt Hammer, Black Velvet/Shelter Distilling; Michael Ledesma & Russ Squier, Gomez's/Basecamp/Hugs Ice Cream