VIDEO: The Best Night for the Best Businesses

Congratulations to the Nominees and Winners of the Best of Manhattan Awards!

The Manhattan Beach Chamber awards ceremony was held October 17, 2019 at the westdrift hotel in Manhattan beach. Skechers was the big winner of the evening, taking home three – count ‘em – three awards: Affair to Remember, Pay it Forward, and the prestigious Best of Manhattan award. The other winners included businesses large and small from the Manhattan Beach community.
Here are the nominees and winners:

Bob Meistrell Local Legend Award

Winner: Janne Kouri

Woman-Owned Business

The Woman-Owned Business award is presented to an outstanding Manhattan Beach business which is independently owned and operated by a female or females. The enterprise must be at least 51-percent owned by one or more women and one or more women must oversee its day-to-day business operations.
Winner: Tabula Rasa Essentials

Nominees:
Always Best Care Senior Services, MB
Blink Studio
The Ripe Choice Catering

Shop MB

Shop MB recognizes a “brick & mortar” retail sales type of business located in Manhattan Beach that consistently demonstrates outstanding customer service and satisfaction in all aspects of the day-to-day business operation.
Winner: pages a bookstore

Nominees:
Gum Tree Manhattan Beach
Right Tribe
Tabula Rasa Essentials

Small and Mighty

Small and Mighty recognizes a small independently owned/locally operated Manhattan Beach business for its quality customer/client service, ethical business practices, community involvement and the special flair it brings to the local business environment.
Winner: GROW

Nominees:
Homie
The Ripe Choice Catering
The Graphic Element

Home Sweet Home

The Home Sweet Home Award is presented to a Manhattan Beach-based individual or business within the real estate, mortgage, escrow, or title profession who promotes excellence in service and ethics while providing quality assistance to their clients.
Winner: Palm Realty Boutique

Nominees:
Altamura Group
Caskey & Caskey
The Hobin Company

Eco-Friendly

The Eco-Friendly Award recognizes an organization based in Manhattan Beach that exemplifies environmentally sustainable operations through their normal course of business and in the day-to-day operations. This organization executes initiatives that exemplify outstanding environmental stewardship, commitment to the enhancement, preservation and protection of the environment through efforts such as reducing waste, reducing energy use, and implementing new environmentally friendly technologies.
Winner: Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach

Nominees:
City of Manhattan Beach
Go Gently Nation
Homie

Healthy Living

The Healthy Living award recognizes an individual, business or organization in Manhattan Beach that dedicates time and energy towards helping others enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle.
Winner: Yoga Loft

Nominees:
Beastie
Fit on Studios
The Well Studio

Who Called the Doctor

The Who Called the Doctor award recognizes a medical professional or licensed medical establishment, in Manhattan Beach, that goes above and beyond the call of duty to serve, assist, and make a difference in their patients’ lives.
Winner: Torrance Memorial Urgent Care

Nominees:
Kia Sinay/Pacific Acupuncture
Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions
Manhattan Dermatology

Show Me the Money

The Show Me The Money award recognizes a Manhattan Beach individual or business in the banking, wealth management, and/or financial advisory role that provides exemplary service and enhances the economic health of its clients.
Winner: Chase Bank – Downtown Manhattan Beach Branch

Nominees:
Dave Harris/Harris & Associates
Kinecta Federal Credit Union
Union Bank – Manhattan Village Mall

Dine MB

The Dine MB award recognizes a favorite chef, restaurant or catering company that creates unforgettable, irresistible and delicious culinary options in Manhattan Beach.
Winner: The Strand House

Nominees:
Love & Salt
M.B. Post
Slay Steak and Fish House

Affair to Remember

The Affair to Remember award recognizes a Manhattan Beach event that cultivates broad-spectrum community spirit, engagement, and instills the values of Manhattan Beach.
Winner: Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

Nominees:
Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair
Manhattan Wine Auction
Sunset Beach Party

Making a Difference

The Making a Difference award acknowledges the tremendous value and benefit brought to the community by a non-profit organization and its amazing volunteers, based in Manhattan Beach. This organization is known for making Manhattan Beach a better place.
Winner: Manhattan Beach Education Foundation

Nominees:
Neptunian Woman’s Club
Puttin’ On Productions
Soroptimist International Manhattan Beach

Pay it Forward

The Pay it Forward award recognizes a business with a record of exceptional generosity, and that has gone above and beyond through partnerships with a variety of organizations in Manhattan Beach. Through this dedication to the community, it has left a lasting impact on the city.
Winner: Skechers
Nominees:
Manhattan Beach Toyota
Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach
Zislis Group

Chamber Member of the Year

The Chamber Member of the Year award is presented to a business, organization, or individual chamber member who goes above and beyond in their involvement with the chamber. They promote and contribute to the economic growth, stability and improvement of the area, which the chamber serves. The recipient must have been a MBCC member for two or more consecutive years. Since the Chamber membership consists of members from various nearby cities, the candidate or business does not need to be located within Manhattan Beach.
Winner: Lilly Swardstrom, Pixelfish

Nominees:
Makes Bhakta, HI View Inn
Patrick Moloney, The Maloney Firm

Best of Manhattan

The Best of Manhattan award distinguishes the very best of business in Manhattan Beach. It is presented to a business that has a significant presence in the city, excels in quality customer/client service and is a leader in employment creation. The recipient also exemplifies excellent citizenship in giving back to the communities in which it operates and has a culture that enhances the lives of its employees.
Winner: Skechers

Nominees:
Beastie
Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions
Zislis Group

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