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This year saw a record number of votes — more than 150,000 — for the Best of Central Valley Business Readers' Choice Awards

published on December 5, 2017 - 10:29 AM
Written by Gabriel Dillard
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The 2017 Best of Central Valley Business in 35 different categories were honored in a packed room at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Fresno Monday night.

In its fourth year, Best of Central Valley Business gives online readers of The Business Journal the opportunity to vote on their favorite people, firms and organizations. More than 150,000 individual votes were cast in the competition, which ran from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31.

The top three finalists from each category were invited to the event.

New categories this year included Best Local Morning Radio Show, Best Interior Design Firm, Best Local Lunch Spot to Eat During the Work Week, Best Family Owned Business, Best Title Company and Best Local Annual Event to Attend.

The winners for 2017:

Best Company to Work For
London Properties
Finalists: Granville Homes, Central Valley Community Bank

Best Politician on Business Issues
Fresno Mayor Lee Brand
Finalists: Assemblyman Jim Patterson, Rep. Devin Nunes

Best Business Supporting Local Charities
Granville Homes
Finalists: Table Mountain Casino, De Young Properties

Best Nonprofit
Hinds Hospice
Finalists: Poverello House, Marjaree Mason Center

Best Commercial Real Estate Company
London Properties
Finalists: Guarantee Real Estate, Realty Concepts

Best Residential Real Estate Company
London Properties
Finalists: Guarantee Real Estate, Realty Concepts

Best Real Estate Property Management Company
Manco Abbott
Finalists: Granville Homes, I&I Property Management

Best Architectural Firm
Darden Architects, Inc.
Finalists: TETER, The Taylor Group

Best Engineering Firm
Blair, Church & Flynn
Finalists: Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group, Precision Civil Engineering

Best Homebuilder
Granville Homes
Finalists: Wathen Castanos, De Young Properties

Best Business Bank
Central Valley Community Bank
Finalists: Wells Fargo, Chase

Best Employment Service
PrideStaff
Finalists: Denham, Select Staffing

Best Property/Casualty Insurance Company
DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance
Finalists: Der Manouel Insurance Group, Alliant Insurance Services

Best Credit Union
Educational Employees Credit Union
Finalists: Golden 1 Credit Union, Noble Credit Union

Best Auto Dealership
Hedrick’s Chevrolet
Finalists: Mercedes Benz of Fresno, Fresno Lexus

Best Accounting Firm
Baker Peterson Franklin
Finalists: Moore Grider & Co., Janzen Tamberi & Wong

Best Law Firm
McCormick Barstow LLP
Finalists: Dowling, Aaron inc., Baker Manock & Jensen

Best Advertising Agency
JP Marketing
Finalists: Jeffrey Scott Agency, Cohen Communications

Best Bar to Entertain Clients
Elbow Room
Finalists: Pismo’s Coastal Grill, FIVE Restaurant

Best Hospital
Clovis Community Medical Center
Finalists: Valley Children’s Hospital, Saint Agnes Medical Center

Best Technology Company
Valley Network Solutions
Finalists: PC Solutions, BCT Consulting

Best Shopping Center
River Park Shopping Center
Finalists: Fig Garden Village, Fashion Fair

Best Chamber of Commerce
Fresno Chamber of Commerce
Finalists: Clovis Chamber of Commerce, Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Best Woman-Owned Business
Casa de Tamales
Finalists: La Tapatia Tortilleria, JP Marketing

Best Office Equipment Company
California Business Machines
Finalists: Caltronics Business systems, Automated Office Systems

Best Commercial Printing Company
Dumont Printing
Finalists: Fast Signs, ValPrint

Best Catering Company
Pardini’s Catering & Banquets
Finalists: The Painted Table, The Meat Market

Best Security Company
Matson Alarm
Finalists: Turner Security Systems, AmeriGuard Security Service

Best Golf Course to take a Client
Copper River Country Club
Finalists: Fort Washington Country Club, San Joaquin Country Club

Best Interior Design Firm
Darden Architects
Finalists: CORE Business Interiors, Facility Designs

Best Morning Drive Radio Show
KMJ 580AM
Finalists: KISS Country 93.7FM, Valley Public Radio 89.3FM

Best Local Lunch Spot to Eat During the Work Week
Pismo’s Coastal Grill
Finalists: Sam’s Italian Deli, Mediterranean Grill

Best Family-Owned Business
Wawona Frozen Foods – Smittcamp family
Finalists: London Properties – Conner family, Valley Wide Beverage, Amendola family

Best Title Company
Chicago Title Company
Finalists: First American Title, Fidelity National Title Co.

Best Local Annual Event to Attend
The Big Fresno Fair
Finalists: Clovis Rodeo, Big Hat Days

See the upcoming Dec. 8 print edition of The Business Journal for more information about the winners. Subscribe or find a newsstand.


Winners, visit these pages to download a copy of the Best of Central Valley Business 2017 logo for your marketing campaigns.

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