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Sold-out crowd celebrates best business winners in Citrus Heights contest

Citrus Heights Vice Mayor Bret Daniels, left, stands next to Sacramento County Supervisor Sue Frost and Assemblyman Josh Hoover, during a “Best of” awards ceremony on June 13 at the Citrus Heights Community Center. // M. Hazlip

By Mike Hazlip—
In a sold-out event Tuesday night, civic leaders and business owners filled the Community Center for the 2023 Best of Citrus Heights award ceremony.

The winners in each of the 38 categories were announced during the ceremony that included Vice Mayor Bret Daniels, Sacramento County Supervisor Sue Frost, Assemblyman Josh Hoover, as well as representatives for U.S. Representative Ami Bera, and Senator Roger Niello.

Winners were given a certificate from each dignitary along with a framed award from the Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce. The event lasted about two hours, with award winners including Sunrise Rollerland, Crepes & Burgers, El Tapatio, The Citrus Heights Sentinel, and All Star Printing, in their respective categories. Patelco and SAFE Credit Union tied for first place in the banking category.

Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Diane Ebbitt called the event a success, saying attendance exceeded her expectations. Vote counts were also up this year, with a total of 4,383 votes cast in the contest, up from 3,173 last year, according to the Chamber.

Winners in each category are listed below:

  • Best Accounting and Tax Services: Powers Bookkeeping Service
  • Best Advertising and Marketing: Finesse Screen Printing
  • Best Automotive Parts and Repair: Scott’s Affordable Care Care and Fast Lube
  • Best Banking Financial (Tied): Patelco and SAFE Credit Union
  • Best Beauty Services: Evan’s Barber Shop
  • Best Beverage and Food: Just Tea It
  • Best Car Wash and Detailing Service: Bauer’s Car Wash
  • Best Childcare, Preschool: EmpowerME Preschool and Childcare
  • Best Church or House of Worship: Advent Lutheran Church
  • Best Community Association: Sunrise Marketplace
  • Best Community Organization: Citrus Heights Homeless Assistance resource Team (HART)
  • Best Dentist or Orthodontics: Almond Orchard Dental Care
  • Best Education, Schools and Training: On the Go Academy
  • Best Entertainment and Recreation: Sunrise Rollerland
  • Best Financial and Investment Services: Edward Jones, Christine Cao
  • Best Funeral Services: Mount Vernon Memorial Park
  • Best Government Services: Citrus Heights Police Department
  • Best Health and Fitness: Kaia FIT Citrus Height
  • Best Information Technology: Prestwood IT Solutions
  • Best Insurance Services: Legacy Benefits and Insurance Services
  • Best Legal Services: Hernandez Law Group
  • Best Massage: Good Hands Massage
  • Best Medical, Vision and Chiropractic: River City Chiropractic
  • Best Printing/Design Services: All Star Printing
  • Best Professional Services: Diana Miller Photography
  • Best Publication: Citrus Heights Sentinel
  • Best Quick Service Food Services: Crepes and Burgers
  • Best Residential/Commercial Contractor: Gordon Plumbing and Tankless
  • Best Residential, Commercial Real Estate: Joe Wyatt at Neighborly Realty
  • Best Residential Communities: Big Oak Mobile Home Park
  • Best Restaurant: El Tapatio
  • Best Retail: Sacramento Black Rifle
  • Best Senior Living Community: The Oars Senior Living
  • Best Service Provider: Aba Daba Rents and Ready Mix
  • Best Storage Facility: Armor Self Storage
  • Best Utilities and Services: Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
  • Best Veterinarian and Pet Services: Sylvan Corners Pet Hospital
  • Best Waste Collection Services: Republic Services
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