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Lake Splash

Lake Splash, our annual awards dinner and auction, will look different this year but we’ll still be honoring some fantastic award winners virtually, and everyone can watch and join in on Thursday, November 12.

Community Awards

The nominations process will remain the same, so nominate someone you think is deserving of one of these prestigious awards:

The Guardian Award – will be presented to a first responder (law enforcement, firefighter, paramedic/EMT or 911 dispatcher) to recognize their fearless and unselfish service in helping keep our community safe. Click here to nominate.

Business of the Year - will be presented to a business in the Table Rock Lake area that has demonstrated outstanding customer service, a high quality product or service, and a strong commitment to the community. Nominees must have been in business in the area for a minimum of one year. Click here to nominate.

Trailblazer Award – will be presented to an individual in the Table Rock Lake area that has forged the path for others in our community. This individual has demonstrated invaluable leadership either in business or community development in the past (at least 10 years ago), and influenced the community in a positive manner. Click here to nominate.

Community Service Award – will be presented to an individual or an organization who, through unusual services and commitment, has improved one or more of the following characteristics of the community: quality of life, economy, educational opportunities, beauty, serenity and safety. Any person or organization is eligible to receive the award except that award cannot be made to a member of the current Board of Directors or an employee of the chamber or an elected or appointed local, state, or governmental official. Click here to nominate.

Be sure to be specific on why you think your nominee is deserving. Application deadline is September 30.

 

More information to come on our annual auction!

2019 Community Award Honorees

Guardian Award
The Guardian Award recognizes a first responder (law enforcement, firefighter, paramedic/EMT or 911 dispatcher) and their fearless and unselfish service in helping keep our community safe. The award was presented to Terry Plumb, a battalion chief with Southern Stone County Fire Protection District. While traveling, Mr. Plumb witnessed an automobile crash, stopped and pulled the driver from the vehicle, which had erupted in flames.
Business of the Year
The honoree for Business of the Year was Tanco II Lumber Company in Branson West, and owners John and Carla Stauffer were on hand to receive the award. The Business of the Year is presented to a business in the Table Rock Lake area that has demonstrated outstanding customer service, a high-quality product or service, and a strong commitment to the community. Tanco II Lumber is a family-run business that built a new location this year in Branson West, adding 30 new jobs and more than tripling its space.
Trailblazer
Long-time Table Rock Lake area businessman Ken Bowling was presented with the Trailblazer Award. This award recognizes an individual that has forged the path for others in the Table Rock Lake area, has demonstrated invaluable leadership either in business or community development in the past (at least 10 years ago), and influenced the community in a positive manner.
Community Service
Boys and Girls Club of the Ozarks, Reeds Spring Unit was the recipient of the evening’s most prestigious honor, the Community Service Award.

Past Community Award Recipients

Community Service  

2019       Boy's & Girl's Club of the Ozarks, Reeds Spring Unit

2018       Terri Tucker-Wiest

2017       Dee & Rick Uebel

2016       David Casaletto

2015       Jim Holt

2014       Gopala Borchelt

2013       Jim Elder

2012       Max & Dee Comeaux

2011       Jack King

2010       Randy Swanson

2009       Dale and Ruth Ann Schavey

2008       Dorothy Greenwald

2007       Skaggs Community Health Center

2006       Layne Morrill

2005       Dr. Debra Williams

2004       Mike Collins

2003       Ozark Lake Country Senior Center

2002       Betty Davis

2001       Bob Simmons

2000       Doad & Marilyn Childs

1999       Ken Ortman

1998       Dr M. Graham Clark

1997       Ralph Swanson

1996       Senator Emery Melton

1995       Jim Stetson

1994       Peggy Emerson

1993       George McNichols

1992       Jerry Jenkins

1991       Larry Price

1990       Earl King

1989       Hamilton Bros Auction

1988       Christian Associates

1988       Table Rock Lake Rotary

1987       None

1986       Richard Meyerkord

1985       W.K. Lewis

1984       Pat Dial

1983       Ray Smith

1982       Ray Smigla

1981       Dr. Avery

1980       Ken Runge

Guardian  

2019       Terry Plumb

2018       Sgt. Shawn Fields

 

Trailblazer   

2019       Ken Bowling

2018       Ralph Swanson

Business of the Year   

2019       Tanco II Lumber Company

2018       Pizza By The Chef

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