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Awards Program

The Summit Award and Excellence in Business Award

Excellence in Business Awards

The Chamber recognizes outstanding Big Bear Valley businesses in June at its Awards Breakfast and Annual General Membership Meeting. Award recipients are chosen after careful consideration based on specific criteria, including excellence in growth and performance, operations, response to business challenges and risks, the use of unique and innovative business practices, community image and contribution, and collaboration and partnerships with other Big Bear businesses. 

To be considered for the honor, a business must be a Chamber member and located in the Big Bear Valley, serving the immediate area and/or beyond the Valley and must meet the criteria.  Nominations are submitted by members of the Chamber Board of Directors.  

The Excellence in Business Award (Ebbie) is awarded to a business that meets or exceeds these criteria.  

The Summit Award is given to a longstanding business in the community that exceeds the criteria, but is not awarded each year.  Recipients receive a year of marketing through the Chamber, a handsome plaque, guest breakfast for owners and their guests, and an opportunity to address the business community at the presentation.  

Business Award Recipients

2020 & 2021

Excellence in Business Award
The Annual General Meeting was cancelled and no awards were presented in years 2020-2021 due to COVID. 


Excellence in Business Award
Sonora Cantina
Stalcup Landscape Innovations, Inc.


Excellence in Business Award
Alpenhorn Bed & Breakfast
Goldsmiths Sports

Summit Award
Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain


Excellence in Business Award
Community Market
O Koo Ran
The Copper Q


Excellence in Business Award
Summit Dental
Action Tours

 Summit Award
KBHR Radio and Outdoor


Excellence in Business Award
Helicopter Big Bear
Big Bear Lake Brewing Company
REMAX Big Bear

Summit Award
Big Bear Mountain Resorts