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Best of Central California is all about engaging readers with area businesses. It is developed to deliver marketing messages to local residents and visitors.

We feature the places where our readers eat, shop, play and relax in our great community! 

Our program is developed into three major sections; Nominations, Voting and a Year-Round Celebration! There are over 290 nomination categories. We hope that you enjoy the Best of Central California!


Nominations are open to anyone that would like to participate. 


Nominations open Monday, January 23, 2023 and are accepted through Friday, February 3, 2023. This is your way onto the official ballot! There are NO write-ins after voting starts!

No limits to the number of nominations each day. They are fast and simple to enter!


We review each entry to ensure that it is a business located in or serving our area.


There is no cost involved to be on the ballot. It is important to promote you and your company. Voting opens Monday, February 27, 2023 through Friday, March 17, 2023.

Voters can cast a ballot once each day when voting is in session.

Pick-up our free creative assets. 

Learn more about opportunities to market & promote during voting.


Results will be displayed on, our year-round digital destination. Regardless of how you or your guests and customers visit us, they will have a great Best of Central California experience.

Our experience is fully indexed by category, winning level and winning year. It includes photos, videos, and interactive Google mapping.

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