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Thank You Chico! CELEBRATING 22 YEARS FIRST PLACE BEST FINE DINING

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big thank you to the community for participating in the annual Best of Chico contest. You stepped up and voted your favorite businesses, services, people and events that allowed the CN&R to announce the best of everything that makes Chico so great. This special Winners’ Issue is a follow-up to the 2022 Best of Chico issue, “the greatest show of the year”! And now it gives our winners a chance to thank the community for their support and shining a spotlight on them. Every first place winner receives a personalized 2022 Best of Chico plaque!

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Rolling Hills Casino & Resort

Youth For Change

2655 Everett Freeman Way, Corning, (530) 528-3500

260 Cohasset Road, Ste 120, (530) 894-5933

1st Place: Best Casino - Regional

2nd Place: Best Youth Organization

Thanks for making Rolling Hills Casino & Resort the ‘Best Casino in the region’! We are proud to be known for our exceptional gaming and lifestyle experiences. However, we believe it’s our other amenities that really sets us apart. The Event Center is the newest premier entertainment destination in the North State. The Amphitheater at Rolling Hills features world-class performances by some of the finest acts around. ‘Golf Week’ magazine named The Links at Rolling Hills Casino and Resort as “best casino golf course” because of its versatile design with moveable tees and expansive beauty.

Earl’s Performance Plumbing 2264 Park Avenue, (530) 343-0330

1st Place: Best Plumber Earl’s Plumbing celebrates 24 years serving the North State by being voted #1 Plumber by Chico News & Review’s readers in the Best of Chico contest for the 4th year in a row! For complete plumbing service and repair of your home or business, including, tank & tankless water heaters, filtration systems, toilets, showers, sinks, faucets, garbage disposals, well pumps & systems and septic pumping, you can trust Earl’s. Schedule online, text, or call today and see why Earl’s Plumbings was voted BEST plumber in Chico 4 years in a row. When you need a plumber, Earl’s plumbing pros will come with a truck neatly filled with enough supplies to fix your problem! With Earl’s, it’s Fixed Right, Right Now. 4

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The Equestrian Center at Rolling Hills offers world-class equestrian in the heart of northern California, right on I-5. And of course, there are endless options for great food and drinks in our restaurants and bars. Rolling Hills Casino, i-5’s neighborhood casino.

Youth for Change (YFC) is a diversified private non-profit dedicated to enhancing the lives of children, individuals, families, and communities. We work from a set of core values that allows us to deliver traumainformed, culturally sensitive, and client-centered services. YFC was established by George Siler in 1991. He implemented countless Social Service and Behavioral Health collaborative partnerships and programs. YFC employs between 100200 Northern California residents at any given time. In 2018, twelve of our buildings and structures, along with a portion of our staff’s homes, were destroyed by the

devastating Camp Fire. All group home clients were taken to safety on the day of the fire, but our Group Home structures did not survive. All other services and programs have continued to be delivered seamlessly, and new services and programs continue to be added. A new administrative and service delivery site has been established in Chico.

Janet Lombardi Blixt Chico Art School & Gallery 261 E. Third Street, (530) 570-3895

1st Place: Best Visual Artist 2nd Place: Best Instructor/ Professor Thank you for the past 15 years of support and the Living Legend award for Best Visual Artist this year. My passion for creating art, and having the opportunity to share that with all of you makes every day a treasure. I have been painting and drawing since I was a child, and focused on studying fine arts. My professional career in the arts has encompassed everything from graphic design, to jewelry and interior design, to teaching art lessons for both children and adults. Instructing my students is the most rewarding aspect of my career. Classes are tailored to all ability levels and ages. Parents and grandparents can create alongside their children and grandchildren. Homeschool and after school lessons are also available. Class sizes are limited to allow for individual attention. Follow us on Facebook for updates and visit our website ChicoArtSchool. com for more information and to register today! A SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE CN&R


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5th Street Steakhouse 345 W Fifth Street, (530) 891-6328

Spencer Automotive

1st Place: Best Fine Dining • 1st Place: Best Local Restaurant – Chico

2540 Dominic Drive, (530) 345-5600

At 5th Street, you’re special. Just by virtue of being there, you’re treating yourself, or being treated. And that’s fantastic. Whether you’re grabbing a few drinks and appetizers, celebrating a birthday on the patio, sitting down for a romantic dinner for two, or enjoying a group event in the banquet room, 5th Street has you covered—and then some.

2nd Place: Best Auto Repair Shop There are a lot of gifted, talented shops and techs out there. What sets us apart at Spencer Automotive is the way we genuinely care for those who walk through our doors and care for the members of our team. John and Randy up front keep the office flowing while Mike, Dave, Tucker and Anthony keep things humming in the shop. Don and Lisa opened Spencer Automotive 12 years ago, but Don has been servicing vehicles since he was a young man and doing it professionally since he was a junior in high school. He’s learned to learned to slow down, listen to the customers, and do the very best to meet their expectations and even exceed them if possible.

The thing we love the most is taking a situation that seems unsalvageable and just making someone’s day. Seeing that smile, getting that hug, just makes it all worth it.

Dr. Hodari & Rejuvené 80 Declaration Drive, (530) 342-8295 1st Place: Best Dermatologist • 3rd Place: Best Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kafele T. Hodari established Rejuvené in 2017 with a philosophy of “adding life to years, not just years to life”. This sums up the passion Dr. Hodari feels about skincare and how a patient’s clear, glowing skin reflects their energy, vitality, and overall health. The entire staff at Rejuvené are committed to inspiring and helping their clients activate that ‘WOW’ experience with a holistic approach, so you will ‘love your skin’. Dr. Hodari understands that patience and compassion go a long way, and that loving what you do, working hard and having fun are the ingredients to a successful life and career. He is proud of his comprehensive approach to skin care and welcomes all to experience Rejuvené, either for general advice, how to protect yourself and family from skin 6

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cancer, or how to get that clean, bright glowing look. Discover what sets Rejuvené Med Spa from the rest.

North State Ballet 2400 Notre Dame Boulevard, (530) 774-2364

1st Place: Best Dance Company/Studio 3rd Place: Best Place To Dance North State Ballet is Chico’s premier training school for the serious student with professional aspirations. Master instructors educate dancers ages 18-months and up in multiple styles, including classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, and tap. NSB also boasts current certification with the Acro Dance Teachers Association, and was the first studio in the area to do so. All classes are specifically designed to cater developmentally to the student, and all instructors are hand picked and personally trained by the Artistic Directors prior to teaching. NSB’s competition and performance team has earned top honors and awards year after year for excellence in technique and choreography, and

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has received numerous invitations to National events across the country. Or, if the professional route is not your goal, recreational division classes are also available in multiple dance styles. We teach it right the first time; come train with the best.


THANK YOU, CHICO!

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1ST PLACE: Local Health Care Provider Argyll Medical Group 1st Place

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Voted Best Pizza in Chico

18 YEARS!

We offer one of the

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2540 Dominic Dr. Chico 530.345.5600 SpencerAuto.com MON-THURS 7am-5:30pm

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Enhancing the well-being of Children, Families & Community since 1991 With your support this year, 6th Street Center will assist over 300 young people experiencing homelessness to access safety, obtain support and move towards stability. Your contributions go directly to help youth in need and bring us closer to the goal of ending youth homelessness! 8

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Affordable Automotive Best of Chico 2106 Park Ave., 892-1774; 906 Nord Ave., 343-8500

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1st Place: Best Auto Repair Shop

Affordable Automotive continues to be recognized as the Best Auto Repair shop in Chico by winning it’s 7th Best of Chico award in as313 many years. Walnut Street, Ste 150, (530) 892-2923 Affordable Automotive has been owned and oper1st Place: Best Martial Arts Studio ated by Mike Button since 1996. His automotive 1st Place: Best Volunteer Grandmaster Farshad service goal is to–provide each customer the Azad highest Azad’s Martial Arts Center more than quality, honestprovides and affordable automartial repairsarts and sertraining. Azad’s is athat hubtheir for a lifelong to understand vices car, truck learning or SUV needs. ourselves and Affordable have compassion for others. Grandmaster Automotive reputation has been built Azad’s award-winning programs and instructors known on one satisfied customer at a time.are They look for their greatforward skills and outstanding work notautomotive only in Chico to helping you with your mainbut internationally. Azad’s commitment students’ welltenance, repair and service to needs to keep your car, being is backed uporbySUV teaching over 15,000 truck safe, reliable and onstudents the road.in Chico since 1985. At Affordable Automotive they know how imporAzad’s center physical fitness, tantteaches it is to students maintainpractical a safe and reliable vehicle. leadership skills, mental empowerment, personal growth, That’s why they provide their customers with honemotional fitness, communityrepairs service,and andquality excellence. est automotive workmanship Grandmaster Azad’s philosophy is to nurture the whole that is guaranteed. person beyond throws, joint locks, and kicks. This is why Azad’s has been a community leader, bringing our North State together by helping those in need. From the Basket Brigade, Gimme-Some-Sole Shoe Drive to helping students experiencing breakthroughs in all aspects of their life. Thank you Chico for four decades of support and love!

Azad’s Martial Arts Center

Thank You Chico! Now with four locations serving you

Voted Best Automotive Shop

8 YEARS IN A ROW!

Flair Custom Cleaners 600 Mangrove Avenue, (530) 345-0522 2nd Place: Best Dry Cleaner Flair Custom Cleaners opened for business in 1968. Allison Rice and Gilbert Flores have been the owners since May 2021. With their key employees, Camille Silva, Carmen Vargas, Sara King, and Bella Lueck, they are dedicated to helping people in the community solve their clothing and household cleaning needs. Following their core value of quality, each item is treated with special care and consideration. They offer full service on-site dry cleaning, laundering, and a pressing facility. Feedback is always welcome to help them continue to grow, improve their process, and meet the needs of their customers. At Flair Custom Cleaners they are quality minded with an eye for detail and strive to connect with the people in their community. Come see the difference at 600 Mangrove Ave, you won’t be disappointed!

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Chico Hearing Aid Center

Budget Blinds of Chico

1600 Mangrove Avenue #160, (530) 342-8132

1st Place: Best Hearing Aid Specialist Chico Hearing Aid Center is here to help people enjoy life more by improving their hearing. It is easy to take hearing for granted, until it becomes difficult. We feel so lucky when we are able to tell people that we can improve their hearing. Our focus on helping people starts with offering FREE Hearing Evaluations to determine if hearing aids can be beneficial. Our Try-Before-You-Buy program allows you to wear hearing aids in your normal activities for 30 days at no cost, no commitment, no risk. Deanna is owner and a Certified Audioprosthologist, which is education far exceeding state requirements. Angela is Nationally Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences. We are both very knowledgeable thanks

2525 Dominic Drive # C, (530) 343-3400

to annual continuing education, are experts at matching the right device to each person and programming it for them, and are very friendly and caring for client needs. Helping People Enjoy Life.

1700 Bruce Road, (530) 891-1900

1st Place: Best Eye Care Specialist

101 Salem Street, (530) 896-1234

1st Place: Best Pizza Celestino Gencarelli & Enzo Perri are the boys from Jersey who had a simple plan...make the best authentic New York thin-crust pizza for the people of Chico. They did, and on April Fools Day in 1997 Celestino’s Pizza opened for business. Luckily for Chicoans it was no April Fools Joke. There’s a reason they’ve been voted #1 BEST Pizza in Chico by CN&R readers 18 times! The recipes are authentic and time-tested. Favorites include fresh salads, salad/slice combo, chicken parmigiana hot sandwiches, homemade lasagna, calzones, and of course spaghetti with meatballs. Dine-in, take-out, order by phone or online at Celestinosnypizza.com Planning an event? Call ahead for pick-up or delivered to you. Celestino’s Downtown Chico Business Hours: Monday-Friday 10:30am - 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 4pm - 9pm. Pick It Up - Fold It - Eat It That’s the NY Way!

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Our expert design team, paired with an array of stunning blinds, shades, shutters, drapery, and more, creates the ideal home interior that complements any room, or an entire home. From the latest styles and innovative fabrics, to a host of on-trend colors, we’ll show you how fun and affordable it can be to upgrade your décor with the power of the #1 provider of custom window coverings in North America. Our consultative process is designed around caring about you and your

North Valley Eye Care

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1st Place: Best Window Treatments

North Valley Eye Care would like to thank our community for voting us Best Eye Care Specialist. Our goal is always patient care first. This year we are so excited to provide our patients a brand-new eye care clinic in Meriam Park. Our new facility will have a beautiful and unparalleled optical, the most technologically advanced testing equipment available and plenty of parking. Our organization wishes to change our corner of the world. To make it a place where everyone regardless of status, wealth, ethnicity, or identity has access to and receives the best eye care possible. We are excited about the changes that are coming, including our new out-patient surgery center coming in 2023 right next door to our new clinic. We would like to express our gratitude to you for your trust and allowing us to provide your eye care. It is a privilege, thank you.

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home. We make the entire experience easy and convenient as we bring the showroom to you with our FREE inhome design consultation. We’re local and here to stay to ensure you have peace of mind. “We take pride in providing style and service for every budget.” -—Tim & Kim Long, owners 30 years of style & expert service


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Zente Farms

Guido’s Auto Precision

(530) 420-9001, zenteexpress.com

135 W 8th Avenue, (530) 891-8313

1st Place: Best Cannabis Dispensary At Zente Farms, we believe that medical cannabis cures and helps many ailments and illnesses (anxiety, nausea, pain, insomnia, etc.), but unfortunately quality medicine is often unobtainable for many people. Hopefully, one day we won’t have to be in business because everyone will have access! Until that day, Zente Farms will strive to provide medical cannabis at a more affordable price. “Fattest deals, fastest delivery,” is our motto, and we are committed to helping people find

3rd Place: Best Auto Repair Shop

the right medicine so they can live a better life. For seven years now, our friendly and patient staff has helped you find the medicine you are looking for and delivered it to your doorstep in a timely manner. Thank you for your support.

Over 65 years of combined experience, extensive factory training, hard work and honesty have enabled Guido’s Auto Precision to provide the best independent import automobile service in Northern California since 1982. We offer a full range of complete, professional and personalized services. Owners Daniel and Dean, long-term employees, continue to maintain the highest level of skill and integrity that has always been the cornerstone of Guido’s Auto Precision. The legacy of an honest, family owned and operated business continues.

Many thanks to You, our Customers!! MERCEDES-BENZ • BMW • PORSCHE MASERATI • HONDA/ACURA • VW LAND ROVER • LEXUS/TOYOTA VOLVO • AUDI

Argyll Medical Group 100 Independence Circle, (530) 899-0295

1st Place: Best Local Healthcare Provider 3rd Place: Best Dermatologist

Tri Counties Bank 1st Place: Best Bank/Credit Union

Opened in August 2001, Argyll Medical Group is located at 100 Independence Circle, Philadelphia Square, Chico. Our practice is equipped to provide the high standard of primary medical care and customer service for all our patients. We offer Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Addiction Services and Skin Care. The Argyll name comes from my home county in the Highlands of Scotland and represents the values and commitment with which the group has been founded. Argyll Medical is owned and operated locally by physicians with a commitment to Butte, Glenn, and Tehama counties and responsive to the local community of which we are a part. For a complete list of services and physicians visit argyllmedical.com or call 530-899-0295. 12

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Established in 1975, Tri Counties Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of TriCo Bancshares (NASDAQ: TCBK) headquartered in Chico, California, with assets of over $10 billion and more than 45 years of financial stability. Tri Counties Bank provides a unique brand of Service With Solutions® for communities throughout California with a breadth of personal, small business and commercial banking services, plus an extensive branch network, more than 37,000 surchargefree ATMs nationwide, and advanced online and mobile banking.

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Tri Counties Bank participates in the Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Fund’s BankOn program that seeks to ensure that everyone has access to safe and affordable financial products and services. For more information, stop by one of our four Chico branches, contact us at 1-800-922-8742, or visit TriCountiesBank.com. Member FDIC.


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Altum Wealth Advisors 1074 East Avenue, Ste. T-1, (530) 924-0110 1st Place: Best Financial Planner Miste and Steve Cliadakis help clients work toward achieving their financial goals — from retirement planning and investments to risk management and insurance — with objective, unbiased advice. Their team sets itself apart from large firms with a no-pressure approach that’s not beholden to quotas and proprietary products. The team also works with local companies and organizations to establish and manage effective employer-sponsored retirement plans such as 401(k), 403(b), and 457 plans. They simplify the process for plan sponsors and educate plan participants to help them make more informed decisions.

Altum Wealth Advisors serves individuals, families, business owners and entrepreneurs throughout Northern California. Team credentials include Certified Financial Planner, Accredited Investment Fiduciary, and Certified Wealth Strategist. Miste and Steve are proud to serve a financial fiduciaries to their clients. www.altumwealth.com

S&S Organic Produce & Natural Foods 1924 Mangrove Avenue, (530) 343-4930

1st Place: Best Grocer • 1st Place: Best Local CBD Source Family owned and operated since 1968, S&S Organic Produce and Natural Foods has been Chico’s leader in providing locally sourced natural and organic produce, groceries, meats, supplements and natural skin care as well as an exceptional craft beer & wine selection. S&S has a full-service Butcher Shop that offers natural and USDA prime meats including one of the largest seafood counters in Northern California. The Butcher Shop offers a spectacular salad bar & full deli. S&S has an onsite BBQ where they offer specialty sandwiches, hamburgers & hot dogs. The BBQ also provides smoked tri-tip, chicken & ribs that are ready to be picked up in The Butcher Shop warmer. It’s no surprise that S&S has been voted ‘Chico’s Best Grocer’ 8 years running. Please stop by and see for yourself all that this store has to offer with its unique charm and commitment to supporting our local community. A SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE CN&R

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Best of ChiCo ReadeRs’ PiCks 2022 Goods & Services Ag/Growing Supplies FIRST Place: Northern Star Mills SECOND Place: Chico Ag Mart THIRD Place: Tractor Supply Co.

Antiques Store FIRST Place: Eighth & Main Antiques SECOND Place: Little Red Hen THIRD Place: Country Squyres Antiques

Appliance Store FIRST Place: Ginno’s Kitchen & Appliance Center SECOND Place: Hudson’s Appliance Center THIRD Place: Collier Hardware

Attorney FIRST Place: Rooney Law Firm SECOND Place: The Law Office of Nikki Farris THIRD Place: Law Offices of Aaron J. Stewart

Auto Paint/Body Shop FIRST Place: Concours Elite Collision Center SECOND Place: JP’s Paint & Body Works THIRD Place: Mike Knight Customs

Auto Repair Shop FIRST Place: Affordable Automotive SECOND Place: Spencer Automotive THIRD Place: Guido’s Auto Precision

Baby/Kids’ Clothier FIRST Place: Once Upon a Child SECOND Place: Apple Blossom Baby THIRD Place: Kat’s Meow

Bank/Credit Union FIRST Place: Tri Counties Bank SECOND Place: Golden Valley Bank THIRD Place: Members 1st Credit Union

Barbershop FIRST Place: Liberty Barber Co. SECOND Place: Danny’s Barbershop THIRD Place: Gentlemen’s Barbershop 16

Bike Shop

Esthetician/Waxing Studio

Insurance Agent

Pet Groomer

Real Estate Agent

FIRST Place: Pullins Cyclery 801 Main St., 342-1055 SECOND Place: Greenline Cycles THIRD Place: AMain Cycling

FIRST Place: Silhouette Waxing Studio SECOND Place: The Eyebrow Goddess THIRD Place (tie): European Wax Center THIRD Place (tie): Waxed – Skin & Waxing Boutique THIRD Place (tie): Angel’s Nails & Spa

FIRST Place: Heritage Insurance Agency SECOND Place: Eddy Rodriguez (State Farm) THIRD Place: Joni Ginno (State Farm)

FIRST Place: Carol’s Dog Grooming SECOND Place: Mutt Cuts THIRD Place: Coature Pet Spa

FIRST Place: Sabrina Chevallier (RE/MAX) SECOND Place: Danielle Branham (Century 21) THIRD Place: Kelsey Wakefield (RE/MAX)

Jeweler

FIRST Place: Red Room Tattoo SECOND Place: Eye of Jade THIRD Place: Pure Gold Studio

Cab Company FIRST Place: Taxi Dave SECOND Place: Chico Yellow Cab THIRD Place: G-Ride Pedi-Cab & Trolley

Cannabis Dispensary

Feed Store/Farm Supply FIRST Place: Northern Star Mills SECOND Place: C Bar D Feeds THIRD Place: Wilbur’s Feed and Seed

(within driving distance of Chico) FIRST Place: Zente Farms SECOND Place (tie): Organic Care of California SECOND Place (tie): Perfect Union

FIRST Place: Miste and Steve Cliadakis SECOND Place: Renée Michel & Joe Sweeney THIRD Place: Barrett O. Benson

Car Dealership

Florist

FIRST Place: Chico Nissan Hyundai SECOND Place: Courtesy Automotive Center THIRD Place: Chuck Patterson Toyota

Car Wash FIRST Place: Surf Thru Express Car Wash SECOND Place: Scrubbs THIRD Place: California Car Wash

Consignment/ Second-Hand Threads FIRST Place: Labelz Upscale Consignment Boutique SECOND Place: Bootleg THIRD Place: 2econd Life

Convenience Store

Financial Planner

FIRST Place: Flowers by Rachelle SECOND Place: Christian & Johnson THIRD Place: Chico Florist

General Contractor FIRST Place: Proframe Construction SECOND Place: Slater & Son General Contractor THIRD Place: Holt Construction

Gift Shop FIRST Place: Hubbs & Co. SECOND Place: Little Red Hen THIRD Place: Made in Chico

Grocer FIRST Place: S&S Organic Produce & Natural Foods SECOND Place: Trader Joe’s THIRD Place: Chico Natural Foods Co-Op

FIRST Place: 7-Eleven SECOND Place: Power Market THIRD Place (tie): Sierra Market THIRD Place (tie): PDQ Market & Deli

FIRST Place: Da Capo Style House SECOND Place: Society Style Lounge THIRD Place: The Hair Co.

Day Spa

House Cleaning Service

FIRST Place: Angels Nail & Spa SECOND Place: SkyLab Nails & Spa THIRD Place: Urban Medspa

Dry Cleaner FIRST Place: 3rd Generation Cleaners SECOND Place: Flair Custom Cleaners THIRD Place: Chico Express Cleaners

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Hair Salon

FIRST Place: C&A Cleaning SECOND Place: Deb’s Detailed Cleaning THIRD Place: Cleaned to Perfection

House Painter FIRST Place: Hawkes Painting SECOND Place: SM Painting THIRD Place: Joe Shaw Painting

FIRST Place: Kirk’s Jewelry SECOND Place: Julianne’s THIRD Place: Olde Gold Estate Jewelry

Landscaper FIRST Place: Vega Landscape & Irrigation SECOND Place: Dawson Landscaping THIRD Place: Hanson & Hanson

Piercing Studio

Place For A Mani/Pedi FIRST Place: Angels Nails & Spa SECOND Place: SkyLab Nails & Spa THIRD Place: Lily’s Nails & Spa

Liquor Store

Place For Electronics/ Computer Repair

FIRST Place: Spike’s Bottle Shop SECOND Place: Star Liquor THIRD Place: Mangrove Bottle Shop

FIRST Place: Chico Computer Clinic SECOND Place: Best Buy THIRD Place: PCI Computer Services

Local Pet Store

Place To Buy Books

FIRST Place: TrailBlazer Pet Supply SECOND Place: Chico Pet Works & Pet Salon THIRD Place: Northern Star Mills

FIRST Place: The Bookstore SECOND Place: Barnes & Noble THIRD Place: ABC Books

Men’s Clothier

Place To Buy Home Furnishings

FIRST Place: 2econd Life SECOND Place: Upper Park Clothing THIRD Place: Men’s Wearhouse

Motorcycle Dealer

FIRST Place: Esplanade Furniture SECOND Place: Finds Design & Decor THIRD Place: Nantucket Design & Home

FIRST Place: Sierra Steel Harley-Davidson Place To Buy Outdoor Gear SECOND Place: Ozzie’s BMW Center FIRST Place: Mountain Sports THIRD Place: Chico Motorsports SECOND Place: Chico Sports Ltd. THIRD Place: Sportsman’s Warehouse

New Business

(non-food service)

Plumber

FIRST Place: SkyLab Nails & Spa SECOND Place: Love Skate Shop THIRD Place: Magnolia Downtown

FIRST Place: Earl’s Performance Plumbing SECOND Place: Accurate Plumbing THIRD Place: Able Plumbing

Nursery

Reptile Store FIRST Place: Nor Cal Reptile Adventures SECOND Place: Chico Pet Works & Pet Salon THIRD Place: Killer Clutches

Roofer FIRST Place (tie): Baird Roofing FIRST Place (tie): Powell & Sons Roofing THIRD Place: Chico Roofing Co.

RV Rentals FIRST Place: Happy Camper RV Rentals SECOND Place (tie): R&M Trailer Rentals SECOND Place (tie): Mike Friend RVs

Shoe Store FIRST Place: Heel & Sole Shoes SECOND Place: 2econd Life THIRD Place: Fleet Feet

Solar Company FIRST Place: Alternative Energy Systems SECOND Place: Urban Design Solar THIRD Place: Royal Aire Heating, Air

Sporting Goods FIRST Place: Chico Sports Ltd. SECOND Place: Dick’s Sporting Goods THIRD Place: Big 5 Sporting Goods

Tattoo Parlor FIRST Place: Tanner Drake Tattoo Studio SECOND Place (tie): Eye of Jade SECOND Place (tie): Red Room Tattoo

FIRST Place: The Plant Barn & Gifts 406 Entler Ave., 345-3121 SECOND Place: Magnolia Gift & Garden Center THIRD Place: Little Red Hen Nursery

Professional Photographer FIRST Place: Erin Lackey Photography SECOND Place: Ashley Carlascio THIRD Place: Park Avenue Photography

Thrift Store

Outdoor Living

Property Management

Tree Service

(patios, pools, etc.) FIRST Place: Patio Pros SECOND Place (tie): Lowes SECOND Place (tie): Perfection Pools & Spa

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FIRST Place: Madsen Properties SECOND Place: The Hignell Companies THIRD Place: Blue Oak Property Management

FIRST Place: Arc Store SECOND Place: Goodwill THIRD Place: Thrifty Bargain

FIRST Place: Tree of Eden SECOND Place (tie): North Valley Tree Service SECOND Place (tie): About Trees


Wedding/Event Planner

Burrito

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt

FIRST Place: North State Events SECOND Place: CES Weddings & Events THIRD Place: The 530 Bride

FIRST Place: Aca Taco SECOND Place: Gordo Burrito THIRD Place: Tacos Mary

Window Treatments

FIRST Place: Bacio Catering SECOND Place: Butte Creek BBQ 14 W. Eaton Road, Ste. 160, 990-0023 THIRD Place: Special Times Catering

FIRST Place: Shubert’s Ice Cream & Candy SECOND Place: Jon & Bon’s Yogurt Shoppe THIRD Place: La Flor de Michoacan Paletería y Nevería

FIRST Place: Budget Blinds SECOND Place: Nantucket Design & Home THIRD Place: Miller Glass

Women’s Clothier FIRST Place: The Outlet SECOND Place: For Elyse THIRD Place: 5th Street Clothing Co.

Food & Drink Asian Cuisine FIRST Place: Ginger’s Restaurant SECOND Place: Cocodine Thai Cuisine THIRD Place: Happy Garden Restaurant

Bakery FIRST Place: Upper Crust Bakery & Cafe SECOND Place: Tin Roof Bakery THIRD Place: Lovely Layers Cakery

Barbecue FIRST Place: Smokin’ Mo’s BBQ SECOND Place: Kinder’s BBQ THIRD Place: Bootleg BBQ

Breakfast FIRST Place: Cafe Coda SECOND Place: Morning Thunder Cafe THIRD Place: Mom’s Restaurant

Brunch FIRST Place: Nash’s Restaurant SECOND Place: Mom’s Restaurant THIRD Place: Cafe Coda

Burger FIRST Place: Burgers and Brew SECOND Place: Nobby’s THIRD Place: Burger Hut

Caterer

Cheap Eats FIRST Place: La Comida SECOND Place: Aca Taco THIRD Place: In-N-Out Burger

Chef FIRST Place: Ann Leon (Canyon Oaks Country Club) SECOND Place: James Taylor (Sicilian Cafe) THIRD Place: Jason Colabove (Crush)

Craft Beer Selection FIRST Place: The Chico Taproom SECOND Place: The Commons Social Empourium THIRD Place: Secret Trail Brewing Co.

• Audi • BMW • Porsche

Italian Cuisine FIRST Place: Sicilian Cafe SECOND Place: Crush THIRD Place: Italian Cottage

• VW • Lexus/Toyota • Acura/Honda • Land Rover

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Local Coffee House FIRST Place: Stoble Coffee SECOND Place: Daycamp Coffee THIRD Place: Bidwell Perk

Local Restaurant – Chico FIRST Place: 5th Street Steakhouse SECOND Place: Ginger’s Restaurant THIRD Place: Grana Wood Fired Foods

Diner

Local Restaurant – Oroville

FIRST Place: Cozy Diner 1695 Mangrove Ave., 895-1195 SECOND Place: Morning Thunder Cafe THIRD Place: The Roost Cafe

FIRST Place: Union Patio Bar & Grill SECOND Place: Tong Fong Low THIRD Place: Ethan’s Eatery

Fine Dining

FIRST Place: New Clairvaux Vineyard SECOND Place: Almendra Winery & Distillery THIRD Place: LaRocca Vineyards

FIRST Place: Myah Firch – Mom’s Restaurant SECOND Place: Josh Smith – The Rawbar THIRD Place: Amanda Blankenship – Deja Vu Breakfast Company

• Volvo

FIRST Place: Priya Indian Cuisine SECOND Place: Cocodine Thai THIRD Place: Drunken Dumpling

FIRST Place: Ginger’s Restaurant SECOND Place: Entree Express THIRD Place: Door Dash

Food Server

• Mercedes-Benz

International Cuisine

Delivery

FIRST Place: 5th Street Steakhouse SECOND Place: Red Tavern THIRD Place: Crush

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Locally Produced Food – Regional FIRST Place: Live Life Juice Co. SECOND Place: GRUB CSA Farm THIRD Place: Chico Chai

Lunch FIRST Place: Tea Bar & Fusion Cafe SECOND Place: Broadway Heights THIRD Place: Spiteri’s Deli

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Mexican Cuisine firSt place: el guayacan mexican restaurant Second place: La Hacienda tHird place: aca taco

Munchies

Nightlife & the Arts Art Space

Place To Buy Art

Boutique Gym

Massage Therapist

Golf Course – Regional

firSt place: chico paper company Second place: chico art center tHird place: art etc.

firSt place: Sweet fitness Kickboxing Second place: Basis Health & performance tHird place: orangetheory fitness

firSt place: creating a Sustainable You Second place: Wendy’s massage chico tHird place: Babette maisse

Chiropractor

Pediatrician

firSt place: Bidwell park golf course Second place: Butte creek country club tHird place: canyon oaks country club

firSt place: preference chiropractic Second place: Joyce family chiropractic tHird place: chico chiropractic center

firSt place: chico pediatrics Second place: dr. patrick tedford tHird place: dr. Kathleen Sullivan

Place To Dance

firSt place: midnite munchies Second place: crumbl cookies tHird place: insomnia cookies

firSt place: 1078 gallery Second place: museum of northern california art (monca) tHird place: chico art center

firSt place: the Beach Second place: crazy Horse Saloon tHird place: north State Ballet

New Eatery

Bar

(opened in last year)

firSt place: argus Bar + patio Second place: duffy’s tavern tHird place: the Banshee

firSt place: Wine time Second place: unwined Kitchen & Bar tHird place: grana Wood fired foods

firSt place: deja Vu Breakfast company Second place: om on the range tHird place: gnarly deli

Patio firSt place: the pour House Second place: La Salles tHird place: red tavern

Pho firSt place: pho c&c Second place: Vietnam Bistro tHird place: the Banshee

Pizza

Place To Drink A Glass Of Wine

Sports Bar

firSt place: mom’s restaurant Second place: duffy’s tavern tHird place: unwined Kitchen & Bar

firSt place: Bella’s Sports pub Second place: the pour House tHird place (tie): Buffalo Wild Wings tHird place (tie): oasis Bar & grill

Casino – Regional

Theater Company

firSt place: rolling Hills casino Second place: feather falls casino tHird place: gold country casino resort

firSt place: chico theater co. Second place: california regional theatre tHird place: Legacy Stage

Dance Company/Studio

To-Go Cocktail or Bar Service

Bloody Mary

firSt place: celestino’s new York pizza Second place: Woodstock’s pizza tHird place: farm Star pizza

firSt place: north State Ballet Second place: Hype dance Studio tHird place: Kinetics academy of dance & gymnastics

Sandwich

Happy Hour

Venue For Live Music

firSt place: Spiteri’s deli Second place: fast eddie’s Sandwich Shop tHird place: the redwood Sandwich co.

firSt place: the pour House Second place: crush tHird place: La Salles

firSt place: Secret trail Brewing co. Second place: Sierra nevada Big room tHird place: argus Bar + patio

Street Food firSt place: tacos el pinolero Second place: gordo Burrito tHird place: gnarly deli

Sushi

Local Music Act firSt place: Smokey the groove Second place: Hot flash tHird place: Blü egyptian

Local Visual Artist

firSt place: Big tuna Sushi Bistro Second place: Japanese Blossoms tHird place: the rawbar

firSt place: Janet Lombardi Blixt Second place: ama posey tHird place (tie): caitlin Schwerin tHird place (tie): Zak elstein

Taco

Margarita

firSt place: aca taco Second place: aztlan tHird place: J’s tacos and Beer

firSt place: tres Hombres Second place: La Hacienda tHird place: casa ramos

Takeout/Curbside

Mixologist

firSt place: ginger’s restaurant 2Second place: La Hacienda tHird place: tea Bar & fusion cafe

firSt place: pablo trenado Jr. Second place: Stephanie Sosa tHird place: Wendy reid

Vegetarian Cuisine

Museum

firSt place: om on the range Second place: Live Life Juice co. tHird place: priya indian cuisine

firSt place: museum of northern california art (monca) Second place: chico History museum tHird place: chico children’s museum

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firSt place: argus Bar + patio Second place: tres Hombres tHird place: Banshee

Watering Hole For Townies firSt place: duffy’s tavern Second place: Secret trail Brewing co. tHird place: Studio inn Lounge

Health & Wellness

Dental Care firSt place: nelsen family dentistry Second place: Kremer dental care tHird place: Willow creek dentistry

Dermatologist firSt place: Hodari md dermatology & rejuvené Second place: chico dermatology tHird place: argyll Skincare center

Physical Therapy Office firSt place: coast physical therapy & Sports medicine Second place: enloe rehabilitation center outpatient therapy tHird place: avail physical therapy

Local Personality firSt place: mike “g-ride” griffith Second place: Linda WatkinsBennett tHird place: dillon collins

Place For Family Fun

firSt place: dr. emily c. Hartmann Second place: dr. daniel thomas tHird place: dr. Kafele Hotari

Veterinarian

Place To Pray/Meditate

firSt place: dr. Julie archer Second place: dr. J. randal Sloop tHird place: dr. Vimali paul

firSt place: darling Veterinary clinic Second place: chico animal Hospital tHird place: chico creek animal Hospital

firSt place: Bidwell park Second place: center for Spiritual Living chico tHird place: Bidwell presbyterian church

Gym

Yoga Studio

firSt place: in motion fitness Second place: Sweet fitness Kickboxing tHird place: orangetheory fitness

firSt place: Hot Yoga club chico Second place: in motion fitness tHird place: Yoga center of chico

Radio Station

Hearing Aid Specialist

Community

Teacher (K-12)

Eye Care Specialist firSt place: north Valley eye care Second place: chico eye center tHird place: family eye care

General Practitioner

firSt place: chico Hearing aid center Second place: costco tHird place: upState Hearing instruments – chico

Local CBD Source firSt place: S&S organic produce & natural foods tHird place: Serenity cBd

Local Healthcare Provider

firSt place: chico community acupuncture Second place: amy dawson tHird place: acupuncture center of chico

firSt place: argyll medical group Second place: mission ranch primary care tHird place (tie): enloe medical center tHird place (tie): mangrove medical group

firSt place: privvy modern Health Second place: creating a Sustainable You tHird place: chico naturopathic medicine

firSt place: nate carlascio Second place: elaina Zinko tHird place: nico Willis

firSt place: Lindsay Briggs – chico State Second place: Janet Lombardi Blixt – chico art School tHird place: Sanjay dev – Butte college

firSt place: Bidwell park Second place: funLand/cal Skate chico tHird place: rare air trampoline park

Acupuncture Clinic

Alternative Health Care Provider

Personal Trainer

Instructor/Professor

Martial Arts Studio firSt place: azad’s martial arts center Second place: Haley’s martial arts center tHird place: morning Sun martial arts

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Charitable Cause firSt place: Butte Humane Society Second place: chico Housing action team (cHat) tHird place: Jesus center

Community Event firSt place: Saturday farmers market Second place: thursday night market tHird place: Woofstock

Farmer’s Market Vendor firSt place: gruB cSa farm Second place: Live Life Juice co. tHird place: camina Bakery

firSt place: KZfr Second place: the Blaze tHird place: Z-rock

firSt place: Jennifer rossovich – Hooker oak elementary School Second place: Linda Holm – Wildflower open classroom tHird place: anne chik – chico country day School

Volunteer firSt place: farshad azad Second place: Shelly rogers tHird place: charles Withuhn

Youth Organization firSt place: Boys & girls clubs of the north Valley Second place: Youth for change tHird place: chico area recreation & park district (card)


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A Midsummer Night’s Dream BEST FIGHTER

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