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Welcome to Best of Central California

Nominations Open

Central California is a unique place. We live, shop, eat, and play in California’s beautiful Central Valley and we wouldn’t have it any other way. In celebration of our great communities, The Fresno Bee is presenting Best of Central California once again!

Last year, we had 4,523 businesses participate in Best of Central California in 291 categories. We received 181,607 votes from 53,887 unique visitors! This contest is truly designed to engage the community in celebrating the places, restaurants and local businesses we love.

Best of Central California Promotion

Best of Central California has strong support from FresnoBee.com, BestofCentralCalifornia.com, The Fresno Bee Newspaper and social media.


Nominations and voting will be driven by print, digital and social promotions.

  • FresnoBee.com Digital Display

  • High-Impact Digital Display

  • The Fresno Bee Newspaper Ads

  • Organic Social Media

  • Paid Social Media

  • Paid Targeted Eblast

  • Eblast to FresnoBee.com Subscribers

The Fresno Bee will put over $200,000 in marketing support promoting
Best of Central California, driving participation and ensuring success for the
community and local businesses.

Our free asset kit provides badges you can include with your social media, website, and email. Getting out the vote couldn't be easier. Click here and get your free assets!

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