Chamber Press Releases

95th Annual Awards Recipients Announced

The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce welcomed close to 300 guests to their 95th Annual Awards Gala sponsored by Washington Federal. The gala is the time when the Chamber recognizes dedicated efforts on behalf of the Chamber members and entire community. Before the gala, Chamber members were asked to nominate businesses and/or individuals who showed support and dedication to our community. From the nominations, a committee selects the winner of each award. This year, the Chamber presented awards to recognize entrepreneurship, environmental practices, innovation, commitment to community, and more. The recipients of this year’s award were:

*         Ambassador of the Year: Victoria Haley

*         Best Place to Work (15 or less employees): Monte Johnson Insurance Services, Inc.

*         Best Place to Work (16 or more employees): Running Y Ranch Resort

*         Big IDEA Innovation: Gaucho Collective

*         Commitment to Community: Millard Dental

*         Environmental Leadership: Oregon Tech

*         Pathfinder: Kathryn “Kat” Rutledge

*         Spirit of Entrepreneurism: Darren and Jen Roe

*         Lifetime Achivement: Dan and Susan Beach

The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who made a nomination for these awards and congratulates all of the winners. For more information on this event or the Chamber, call (541) 884-5193 or visit