Chamber Blog

Jan 11, 2019 — by: Heather Tramp

Gala 2019 is almost here! Over the past two months, we have collected over 80 nominations from the Klamath Falls community for our eight different Gala awards. From there, recipients are chosen from the nominees by an independent committee and are revealed on stage at Gala 2019 on January 19th. What better way to see who won than to watch it happen? Grab your ticket and see who will win! Without further ado, here is our complete list of nominees!


Nominations by Category

Best Place to Work (16 or more employees) sponsored by Klamath Basin Home Builders Association:

  • Klamath Basin Senior Center
  • Fisher Nicholson Realty
  • Gino's Market
  • Cascade Comprehensive Care

Best Place to Work (15 or less employees) sponsored by Klamath Basin Home Builders Association:

  • Lighthouse Yogurt Company
  • Basin Mediactive
  • Shasta Family Dental
  • Borror’s Cabinets
  • Amcom Tax & Accounting, Inc.
  • Power Pac & Party Time Rentals
  • Seasons Change LLC
  • Relax Hot Tubs
  • Holliday Jewelry

Big IDEA Innovation Award sponsored by Klamath Community College Small Business Development Center:

  • Impressions Design and Marketing
  • Three Rivers Mosquito and Vector Control
  • Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union
  • Nerds R Us
  • Skyline Brewery
  • Flows Up
  • ZCS Engineering

Lifetime Achievement sponsored by Sky Lakes:

  • Ray Holliday, Holliday Jewelry
  • Jim Chadderdon, Discover Klamath
  • Paul Stewart, Sky Lakes
  • Rob Siems, Basin Mediactive
  • The Bocchi Family
  • Tim Steiner, Diamond Home Improvement
  • Ron House, House of Shoes
  • Alan and Neal Eberlein

Environmental Leadership sponsored by People’s Bank:

  • Klamath Lake Land Trust
  • Asana Yoga and Sole
  • The Ross Ragland Theater
  • Klamath Trails Alliance
  • Three Rivers Mosquito and Vector Control

Pathfinder Award sponsored by Waste Management:

  • Matt Bogatay, Bogatay Construction
  • AJ Davila, Crossfit Hogback
  • Fabrice Dolce, Full Circle
  • Dr. Mindy Brown, Shasta Family Dental
  • Debra Gisriel, Fisher Nicholson Realty
  • Tayo Akins, Cascade Health Alliance
  • Russ Carter, ZCS Engineering

Spirit of Entrepreneurism sponsored by Klamath IDEA:

  • Ty & Ry Kliewer , Skyline Brewery
  • Benjamin Fox, Foxy Stitches Upholstery
  • Jennifer McKoen, County Cork
  • Karen Lynch, Poppy
  • Sue Connelly Pace, Cranberry Station
  • Mike Voight, Relax Hot Tubs
  • Pikeys Irish Pub
  • Sara Irvine, Impressions Design and Marketing
  • Ryan Wheelock, Steel Sensations
  • Ed Medina, A Better Way Medicinal Alternative
  • Dr. Roberto Gutierrez, Klamath Community College
  • The Grocery Pub
  • Chad Elbert, Rudius Quest

Commitment to Community sponsored by Ken’s Body and Paint:

  • Ruby Blu
  • Klamath Freedom Celebration
  • Holliday Jewelry
  • Gathering Grounds
  • Shasta Family Dental
  • American Marine
  • Blooming Sol Juice Company
  • The Ledge
  • SJS Awareness Oregon
  • First Interstate Bank
  • Ace Towing
  • Fastbreak Ed Staub & Sons
  • Human Bean
  • Assistance League of Klamath Basin
  • Klamath Lake County Food Bank
  • Wood Brothers Construction
  • Elwood Staffing
  • Steel Sensation
  • Crossfit Hogsback
  • Meritts Appliance
  • Ross Ragland Theater
  • Klamath Falls Honda & Subaru
  • Holiday Market
  • Klamath Community College
  • Klamath Health Partnership
  • Impressions Design & Marketing
  • Klamath Dental Center
  • Green Blade
  • House of Shoes
  • Cascade Health Alliance

Anxious to see who will win? Attend our 2019 Gala awards ceremony to find out! With over 80 amazing businesses here in Klamath competing for one of our eight awards, the competition is definitely fierce! Still doesn't sound fun? Well, following the ceremony, join us for an open Casino Night! Have fun, enjoy the food and free drinks and win prizes sponsored by several local businesses! If you’re looking for a fun evening where we celebrate business here in Klamath, eat and play, Gala 2019 is right for you. Grab your ticket today!

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