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Spotlight for Best of Manteca winners on May 15
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Manteca Youth Focus members check out the Best of Manteca ice sculpture at least year’s event. This year’s Best of Manteca 2009 is Friday, May 15, with tickets costing $25 each. For more information call the Manteca Convention Bureau at 823-7229. - photo by Bulletin file photo


• WHAT: Best of Manteca 2009
• WHEN: Friday, May 15, 5 p.m. social hour, 6:30 p.m. awards
• WHERE: Manteca Trailer showroom, Vasconcellos and East Yosemite avenues
• COST: $25 per ticket
• MORE INTO: Go to of call the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau at 823-7229

Where else do you celebrate the “Best of Manteca” except in the business that literally put the Mann-teee -kaa! in Manteca – Manteca Trailer & RV.

The festivities honoring the winners takes place the evening of Friday, May 15, in the main showroom of the business that the late Bobby Davis built with his trademark commercials of him imploring people to come to “Maan – teee- kaa!” to buy their next RV while he tipped his cigar. It was the staying power of Davis’ image and his trademark line that created a marketing icon built on sound business practices and excellent customer service that the Best of Manteca effort staged by the Manteca Convention Visitors Bureau is trying to promote.

This year’s format is a bit different than in past years. The winners have been notified so they know in advance that they are the recipients of the top votes in their particular category among those who participated in the on-line balloting that ended Friday.

The process – which is essentially a people’s choice vote – has helped recipients in the past who have noticed an increase in business. Among those who have said the “Best of Manteca” tag is an effective grabber of the attention of potential consumers is Chris Kohl of Precision Automotive. His business again was voted Best in Manteca for auto repair.

A ticket to the reception that includes light food and refreshments is $25.

The celebration will have a circus theme that will include jugglers, stilt walkers, clowns, and face painting. Entertainment will also be provided by the Cheyenne Mulligan and Matt Vaughn, selected as Manteca’s best female singer and best male singer respectively.

The winners of the Best of Manteca receive decals they can display in their businesses. They also are listed in various CVB publications including the visitors guide as wile as posted on the CVB website accessed by visitors and tourists.

For more information call the CVB at 823-7229.

This winners in this year’s competition by category are:
Accountant: Newman & Jones
Agribusiness: George Perry & Sons
Auto Dealer: Manteca Trailer & Camper
Auto/RV Repair: Precision Automotive
Bakery: Raley’s Bakery
Bank/Credit Union: Delta Bank
Barber/Hair Stylist: Patti Flatter
Bartender: Jennifer Brown (Tommy’s)
Beauty Salon: Sadie’s Styling Salon
Bike Shop: Anderson’s Mower & Bike
Boss/Supervisor: Toinette Rossi (Delta Bank)
Burger: In-N-Out Burger
Car Wash: Quicki Kleen Car Wash
Caterer: Fagundes Meats & Catering
Chiropractor: David Cox, D.C.
Christmas Display: The Langum House
Church Choir: Calvary Community Church
Cleanest Restrooms: Target
Coffee Shop: Bean & Leaf Café
Customer Service: Phyllis Abram (Delta Bank)
Dance Studio: Universal Dance
Day Spa: Mimosa Spa
Dentist/Orthodontist: Dr. Sean Sangalang
Dessert: Baskin Robbins
Dining Establishment: Kelley Bros. Brickyard Oven
Drinking Establishment/Bar: Kelley Bros. Brickyard Oven
Dry Cleaners: Mainz Cleaners
Family Entertainment: Manteca Bowl & Family Fun Center
Financial Planner: Randy Knodt
Floral Shop: Manteca Floral
Furniture Store: Manteca Bedquarters
Grocery Store: Save Mart
Health/Fitness Center: 24 Hour Fitness
Hospital/Clinic: Doctors Hospital of Manteca
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express
Ice Cream/Sundae: Baskin Robbins
Instructor/Personal Trainer: Keri Tapia
Insurance Agent: Debra Van Essen
Loan Officer: Matt Ridge
Local Attraction: Bass Pro Shops
Local Band: East Union High School Band
Local Chef: Isadore Fang (Isadore’s)
Local Event: Crossroads Street Faire
Local Female Singer: Cheyenne Milligan
Local Male Singer: Matt Vaughan
Local Youth Football Team: Manteca Jr. Buffaloes
Mailman/Mailwoman: Katy Mattingly
Manicure/Pedicure: Sadie’s Styling Salon
Margarita: Las Casuelas
Martial Arts Studio: Taberna’s Tae Kwon Do
Martini: Isadore’s
Massage Therapist: Marla Nunes
Mattress Store: Manteca Bedquarters
Meat Department: Fagundes Meats
Milkshakes: Baskin Robbins
Nachos: Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant
New Business (Large): Costco
New Business (Small): Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Non-Profit Business: Second Harvest Food Bank
Omelet: The Waffle Shop
Optometrist: Dr. Greg Miller
Pet Groomer: Jackie’s Dog Grooming
Pharmacy: Bob’s Pharmacy
Photographer: Chris Leonard
Physician: Moosa M. Lunat, MD
Pizza: Mountain Mike’s Pizza
Place For A Child’s Party: Manteca Bowl & Family Fun Center
Private School: Manteca Christian School
Product Made In Manteca: Delicato Vineyards Wine
Pub Grub: Tommy’s Beach Bar & Grill
Public Elementary School: Shasta Elementary School
Public High School: Manteca High School
Realtor: Glenda Herrera
Restaurant (American Food): Chili’s
Restaurant (Asian Food): Yukimi
Restaurant (Italian Food): DeVega Brothers
Restaurant (Mexican Food): Taqueria Yvette’s
Retail Store: Target
Retirement Community: Woodbridge by Del Webb
School Administrator: Steve Winter – Manteca High
Service Club: Manteca Lions Club
Sporting Goods Store: Big 5 Sporting Goods
Taco: Taqueria Yvette
Take Out: In-N-Out Burger
Tow Service: Vern’s AAA Towing
Volunteer (Adult): Shim Lacy
Volunteer (Youth): Ayla Fleming
Waffle: The Waffle Shop
Waiter(tress): Lacey Silveria - Kelley Bros.
Youth Organization: Boys & Girls CLUB