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Thank you for voting us Favorite Breakfast & Coffee Shop.

BEST OF CERES READERS’ CHOICE 2019 We Love Being A Part Of Our Local Community!

Banquet Room available & Catering of all types events & food Call us today!

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK MONDAY - SUNDAY 6AM - 2PM

RICHLAND SHOPPING CENTER 2535 E. WHITMORE AVE CERES www.mygardencafeandcatering.com (209) 538-0184

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Table ofContents 4 THE DIFFEERENCE IS SERVICE 6 BEST IN ANIMAL SERVICES 7 BEST IN AUTO BIZ 9 BEST IN COMMUNITY FAVORITES

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15 BEST IN JUST FOR YOU 17 BEST IN LOCAL BUSINESS 20 BEST IN REAL ESTATE 21 BEST IN SHOPPING BESTOFCERES

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Best of

Ceres

2019

March2020 PUBLISHER Hank Vander Veen

EDITOR Jeff Benziger

ART DIREC TOR Harold L. George

Welcome to this year’s magazine highlighting the winners of the 2019 Ceres Reader’s Choice awards.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER Sharon Hoffman

Our annual contest is voted on and selected by you and all the other readers of the Ceres Courier, both in print and online. More than 30,000 votes were cast across many categories.

SALES & MARKETING Charles Webber

DIGITAL Frankie Tovar

Every year it is important to us as your local community newspaper to recognize those people, businesses and organizations that our readers choose as the ‘best.’ As the leading local media organization in Ceres and surrounding communities our audience is bigger than ever as we strive to produce content in many forms that is focused on the community that all of us live, work and play in. We live in a vibrant community with many successes all around us. It is important that all of us patronize local businesses and support our community leaders.

Rich Matheson

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As always, we strive to provide content that enlightens, entertains and informs while providing a forum for local conversation about issues and ideas. We hope you enjoy this magazine and continue to engage with our newspaper and digital platforms.

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Hank Vander Veen Publisher

To advertise in Best of Ceres, call 209.634.9141 Best of Ceres is published every year 121 S. Center St., 2nd Floor •Turlock, CA 95380 Comments: jbenziber@cerescourier.com www.cerescourier.com ©Copyright 2020. Best of Ceres All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part of any text, photograph or illustration without written permission from the publisher of Best of Ceres is strictly prohibited. The opinions expressed in Best of Ceres are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of Best of Ceres management or owner. Best of Ceres assumes no responsibility and makes no recommendation for claims made by advertisers and shall not be liable for any damages incurred.

BESTOFCERES

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Locally-owned businesses recirculate more money back into the local community than chain stores, per square-foot occupied. A space filled with a local business rather than a chain puts more dollars back into YOUR neighborhood.

2. Embrace what makes us different.

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Ceres is a city of neighborhoods. Where we shop, where we eat and hang out -- all of it makes our neighborhoods home. Chain businesses change the character of our neighborhoods. If we wanted to live some place that looked like everywhere else, we wouldn’t be living in Ceres.

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1. Keep money in the neighborhood.

3. Get better service.

In a local business, you know the person behind the counter and they know you. They have a deep understanding of the products they’re selling and they take time to serve their customers.

4. Create and keep good jobs.

Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally, and small businesses account for the vast majority of job growth. Locally-owned businesses are far less likely to pull up stakes and move operations to another city or country, taking their jobs with them.

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5. Promote competition and diversity.

A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based on the needs of their local customers and not on a national sales chain, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.

6. Help out the environment.

Locally-owned businesses can make more local purchases, requiring less transportation, and they generally set up shop in commercial corridors rather than developing on the fringe. This means less sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution.

7. Support community groups.

Non-profits receive an average 350% more support from local business owners than they do from non-locally owned businesses.

8. Put your taxes to good use.

Local businesses in neighborhoods need comparatively less infrastructure investment and makes for efficient use of public services as compared to nationally-owned stores entering the community.

9. Vote with your dollars. Studies show that if households redirect a higher percentage of planned holiday spending from chain stores to locally-owned merchants, local economies are positively impacted.

10. Invest in your community. Local businesses are owned by people who live here, work here and are invested in the community with much more than just their dollars.

The Ceres Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting local independent businesses and educating consumers on the importance of buying local. Check out our membership directory of local businesses at www.CeresChamber.com.

BECOME A MEMBER AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES!

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animal services

Groomer WAGS TO WHISKERS Pet Adoption KATE’S RESCUE Pet Store CALDRON PET CHOICE Veterinarian Office CROWS LANDING VET

BESTOFCERES

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auto biz Thank you for Voting

Don’s RV Favorite RV Dealer Celebrating 30 years

Auto Body CONCEPT AUTO BODY Auto Dealership (new) PRICE FORD Auto Dealership (used) ROBERTS AUTO SALES Auto Maintenance WALTS

SALES • SERVICE • PARTS

Car Detail DETAILED CALIFORNIA

Come in & See the Difference *Top Dollar for your Trade In Consignments Wanted New & Used Travel Trailers 5th Wheels & Motorhomes Your RV Dealer Who Cares!!!

Car Detail PREMIER CARWASH & LUBE

donsrv.com 4872 Rohde Rd., Ceres CA

209-556-9993

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auto biz

Oil Change SPEE DEE OIL CHANGE

Tire Store AMERICA’S TIRES

RV Dealer DON’S RV CENTER

Towing Service ANDERSON’S TOW

Smog EZ SMOG

Walt’s Auto Repair

ALL OF US AT

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Thank You For Voting Us

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We Understand There Are Many Other Companies Out There, And We Appreciate You Calling Us In Your Time Of Need. So With That In Mind, Thank You Once Again. “Better Service From Head To Tow”

Walt’s Auto for all your Automotive Care Needs

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BEST AUTO MAINTENACE

TOWING T OWING Anderson’s Tow (209) 538-TOWS • www.andersonstow.com

1325 Angie Ave. Ceres, CA BESTOFCERES

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community favorites

Community Events / Festival CERES CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

Most Community Involved Business STEPS DANCE ARTS CENTER

Community Organization CERES SEAHAWKS YOUTH FOOTBALL & CHEER

Place to Work MODERN URGENT CARE Role Model WILLIE SOLORIO

Hall Rental SHARKY & MELLA’S CREATIVE DESIGN

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entertainment & fun

Billiards FAMILY PIZZA Billiards RUSTY NAIL Family Fun SMYRNA PARK Friday Night Date AGAVE AZUL Live Theater GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS Martial Arts Instruction CERES KARATE

THANKS FOR YOUR

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V O T E D B E S T L I V E T H E AT E R

1000 I STREET, DOWNTOWN MODESTO (209) 338-2100 | GALLOARTS.ORG

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A Non-Profit Organization

2019/20 PREMIER PARTNER:

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food & beverage

Asian Restaurant BAMBOO GARDEN

Chef HENRY SAMS CAFE

Bakery BETO’S BAKERY

Coffee Shop MY GARDEN CAFÉ

Bar/Pub LA CASCADA

Deli TOGO’S

Breakfast MY GARDEN CAFÉ

Dessert FOSTERS FREEZE

Brunch THE FRUIT YARD

Dinner LA CASCADA

Buffet THE FRUIT YARD

Fast Food FOSTERS FREEZE

Burger FARMER BOY’S

Friendliest Restaurant Service FARMER BOYS

Caterer LA MORENITA

BESTOFCERES

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food & beverage

Healthy Eating FRESH FORK Ice Cream/Yogurt SUPERMOM’S FROZEN YOGURT Lunch FARMER BOY’S Margarita LA MORENITA Mexican Restaurant LA CASCADA Pizza BOB’S TAKE N BAKE PIZZA Sandwich TOGO’S Steak House TEXAS ROADHOUSE Vegetarian Restaurant BLU LOTUS

BESTOFCERES

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home

Construction Company SWAN POOLS Electrical Service/Repair BARR ELECTRIC Flooring Carpet DIAMOND CARPET CARE

Thanks you for voting us

#1

Flooring Hardwood DIAMOND CARPET CARE Flooring Tile DIAMOND CARPET CARE

Hardware Store

Furniture Store STUART DAVID HOME FURNISHINGS Heating/Air Conditioning HONEYS AIR Home Accessories HOBBY LOBBY Home Electronics WALMART

2531 E. Whitmore, Ceres • (209) 537-4811 M-F 8a-8p, Sat & Sun 8a-7p BESTOFCERES

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home

Home Upholstery VILCHIS BROS UPHOLSTERY

Pest Control CLARK PEST CONTROL

House Cleaning SISTERS HOUSEKEEPING

Plumbing ABE’S DISCOUNT PLUMBING

Landscaping GROVER LANDSCAPE SERVICES

Roofing Company DEHART ROOFING Solar Company BTA SOLAR

Nursery/Gardening GROVER NURSERY

Window Coverings A SHADE ABOVE INTERIORS

Painting Service LANCASTER’S

BESTOFCERES

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just for you Barber FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Hair Salon TROI’S HAIR COMPANY

Bootcamp BODY & SOUL FITNESS

Health Club/ Gym PLANET FITNESS

Child Care BECKIS MUNCHKINLAND

Laser & Cosmetic SURGICAL ARTISTRY

Chiropractor CERES CHIROPRACTIC CENTER

Massage Salon FEET & FACIALS

Dance Studio FOOTNOTES DANCE STUDIO

Nail Salon SASSY NAILS

Dentist / Orthodontist MITAL PATEL

Nutrition FRESH FORK

Thank you for voting FIRST IMPRESSIONS the best barbershop in Ceres! Call us today to schedule your appointment.

For Voting Us Your 2019 Best of Ceres Readers’ Choice Award Winner for

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HopeChestThrift

All proceeds benefit the patients, families and programs of Community Hospice.

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just for you

Podiatrist SUTTER GOULD

OB/GYN GOLDEN VALLEY HEALTH CENTER

Primary Care ELVIS FEDALIZO

Optometrist DR. C

Tanning Salon FEET AND FACIALS

Pediatrics LYNETTE D GRANDISON SUTTER GOULD

Tattoo Parlor HOCUS INK

Pharmacy CERES DRUG STORE

Weight Loss / Diet Center NEW BEGINNINGS WEGHT LOSS CENTER

It’s about taking care of our community – every day of the year. Congratulations to all the winners of the Ceres Courier Readers’ Choice Awards, including: Pediatrics, Lynette Grandison, M.D.; Primary Care, Elvis Fedalizo, M.D.; Sutter Gould Medical Foundation Podiatry Department It’s a thousand things, big and small. sutterhealth.org/sgmf BESTOFCERES

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local business

Bank / Credit Union VALLEY FIRST CREDIT UNION Cellular Store AT&T STORE CPA/Tax Service ZIPSER Dry Cleaning CERES CLEANERS Florist THE FLORAL COTTAGE

We are honored to be voted

BEST PROPERTY MANAGEMENT! Thank you for your votes

Serving San Joaquin, Stanislaus & Merced Counties

843 E. Main Street, Turlock • (209) 668-6700 NewBridgeManagement.com ADER’S CH RE

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Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession

2561 5th Street • Ceres • CA 209-537-4711 email: wecare@franklindownsfuneralhome.com www.franklindownsfuneralhome.com

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local business

Funeral Home FRANKLIN & DOWNS Hotel MICROTEL Insurance Agency WYATT INSURANCE Insurance Agent DIRK WYATT

Print/Copy Shop VALLEY PRINTING

Photographer TINA HARDEN

Storage Facility AAA CERES SELF STORAGE Travel AAA Tutoring CAL STATE UNIVERSITY STANISLAUS

Thank you! For Voting Us Your

2019 Best Of Ceres Readers’ Choice Award Winner For

Best Dry Cleaning Ceres Cleaners 2939 4th St., Ceres • Ezy on/off Hwy 99

209-537-3662

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real estate

Condo/Apartments WINDMERE APARTMENTS

Favorite Realtor MARK WHITEHEAD

Favorite Real Estate Firm EXIT REALTY CONSULTANTS

Loan/Mortgage BRANDI ELGEN Property Management NEW BRIDGE MANAGEMENT

Favorite Realtor CARLA EVANS

BESTOFCERES

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shopping

Apparel Children CERES DRUG STORE Apparel Men ROSS Apparel Women PENNYSTYLE.CO Bargain/Discount Store ROSS Consignment Store HOPE CHEST Flower Shop THE FLORAL COTTAGE Gift Store CERES DRUG Hardware Store ACE HARDWARE Holiday Shopping CERES DRUG Jewelry Store EL CENTRO JEWELRY

BESTOFCERES

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shopping

Locally Owned FOSTERS FREEZE Office Supplies TARGET

Shoe Store/Dept. WSS SHOES

Party Acc./Supplies THE FLORAL COTTAGE

Sporting Goods CENCAL TACITAL

BESTOFCERES

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Serving the community you call home.

Thank you for voting Valley First Credit Union Best of Ceres!

Ceres | Modesto | Oakdale | Turlock Valleyfirstcu.org | (209) 549-8500

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With offices to serve you in Ceres, Turlock, Modesto, Manteca, Tracy & Fresno!

For Voting Us Best Real Estate Firm!

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