Preliminary Nominees

Excellence in Placentia nomination deadline is fast approaching (1/1/19).  Have you nominated your favorite business, citizen, employer or youth volunteer yet?

We have simplified the process, so the only categories who require an essay and letters of recommendation are Citizen(s) of the Year and Youth Volunteer of the Year so we can get to know why these nominees are so extraordinary.  All business categories including employer of the year only require an online nomination by going to

Here are the nominees so far.  Do you see your favorite on the list?  If not, submit your nomination today!  All nominees will be voted on by you through a Survey Monkey email on 1/2/19 so be on the lookout!

Citizen of the Year (woman):
Letty Gali (Lot 318)

Citizen of the Year (man):
Jim Paddock (Rotary Club of Placentia)

Business of the Year:
Best 4 Less Placentia (76 stations)
Empire Energy Solutions
Rem’s Vegas Sports Lounge
RE/MAX Cornerstone Realty
The Placentia Hub

New Business of the Year:
Campitelli Cookies
Placentia Super Service
Savage Suiting
Stereo Brewing

Woman-Owned Business of the Year:
Margo’s Flowers
S&S Salon and Spa
Sessy Nails
Farnaz Shaygan, DC

Non-for-Profit of the Year:
Kiwanis Club of Placentia
Lot 318
Placentia Founders Society
Placentia Round Table Women’s Club
Rotary Club of Placentia

Family-Owned Business of the Year:
Castner’s Auto Service
Mi Casita Restaurant
Rich Farm Ice Cream
Tlaquepaque Restaurant
Tokyo Automotive

Employer of the Year:
Fairway Ford
Sam’s Club

Youth Volunteer of the Year:


Placentia Chamber of Commerce
120 S. Bradford Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870