Rogue River Lodge receives top award

The Chamber’s Excellence in Business Awards honor those who have contributed to the local business community and those who are pioneering new paths in the local economy. For almost a century, The Chamber and our community leaders have come together to recognize the talents and achievements of prominent companies and outstanding individuals who have not only progressed in business, but have also succeeded in setting a great example of community involvement, while becoming advocates in our community.

This year the Medford Chamber announced Rogue River Lodge as Winner of the “Small Business Excellence award for 2012.”

Having purchased the Lodge September 14th 2009 Lee and Anne proceeded to spend the next 11 months and $1.2 million in renovating the property.

They have quickly become well known members of the community, contributing to a number of fundraising opportunities for local organizations, along with participating in volunteer positions with the Upper Rogue Shady Cove Chamber, and this year, Anne was elected as a member of the Medford Chamber Board of Directors.

Lee and Anne work to create a “family” environment with their staff of 20 as they believe their employees are the heartbeat of the Lodge, representing the brand through their collective efforts with great food, service and ambiance while significantly contributing to the local economy as one of the largest employers in the Upper Rogue.

Lee Kimball had this to say regarding the news in receiving the award, “We’re thrilled to be recognized for this prestigious award, as it’s been both a challenging and rewarding experience, particularly with economic challenges that we have faced as a region over the last several years. We appreciate our customers continued support and patronage, as well as the great job that our staff does on a daily basis to ensure that guests have a great experience.”

The Rogue River Lodge, which reopened in August 2010 after an extensive renovation and has quickly established itself as a destination location for both upscale and casual dining. The Rogue River Lodge offers both indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the Rogue River, as well as overnight accommodations in the only remaining original cabin built in 1937.

For more information, please contact Lee or Anne Kimball at (541) 210-5230. Visit


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