A Night to Remember: Honoring Manhattan Beach’s Best 2015 Business and Community Success Stories
The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce welcomed close to 300 members of the local community to announce the winners of this year’s Best of Manhattan awards in a ceremony Thursday, October 8th at the Manhattan Beach Marriott. The nine awards categories recognize a variety of Manhattan Beach businesses that embody the standards of excellence set by the awards committee.
The categories for the 2015 awards included: the all-around Best of Manhattan award, the Small and Mighty award recognizing a small or individually operated Manhattan Beach business, Business Bringing MB Together to acknowledge an event, program, or series which cultivates community spirit, the Enhancing MB award for a non-profit organization that has brought tremendous value and benefit to the community, the Branding MB award for the business which has done the most to enhance the image and awareness of Manhattan Beach, the Home Sweet Home award for an individual within real estate, wealth management or mortgage profession who promotes excellence in service and ethics, the Dine MB award recognizing favorite restaurant, caterer, or culinary experience, and the Pay It Forward award recognizing a business with a proven record of exceptional generosity.
2015 Best of Manhattan Winners
Best of Manhattan: Fresh Brothers Pizza
Bob Meistrell Local Legends: John & Judy Peetz
Branding MB: MB Post
Home Sweet Home: David Curry
Business Bringing MB Together: Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair
Small and Mighty: Two Guns Espresso
Enhancing MB: Manhattan Beach Education Foundation
Pay it Forward: Manhattan Village Mall
Dine MB: Strand House
“This is one of the best events in Manhattan Beach. It is so wonderful to be able to recognize the businesses in our community that make a huge impact on our everyday lives as residents,” said James O’Callaghan, President of the Manhattan Beach Chamber. And from Adam Goldberg, Co-Founder and CEO at Fresh Brothers, “Manhattan Beach is a special place to launch and grow a business. The community is incredibly loyal and supportive. In 2008, after opening our first location in Manhattan, we couldn’t have imagined that just seven years later, we’d have 13 locations and nearly 500 employees. The Fresh Brothers family is honored to be named the “Best of Manhattan” amongst other nominees like Skechers, Vox DJ’s and the Simms Brothers.”
The event was sponsored by many of the most recognizable businesses in the region, including: Chevron, Skechers, Continental Development, VOX Djs, Kaiser Permanente, and many more.
Learn more about the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce at manhattanbeachchamber.com.