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Small Business of the Year

Small Business of the Year 2019 Nominations

From January 1 through March 1, 2019, you are invited to nominate your favorite San Pablo business for a chance to win $100 gift card to local businesses. You can also visit any of our participating locations to nominate in person. 

To nominate, go to

You can also find nomination boxes at these San Pablo locations: 

  • First Bank
  • San Pablo PD
  • St. Paul School
  • San Pablo Community Center
  • City of San Pablo, Building 3
  • El Cuscatlan
  • BurgerIM
  • Stride Center
  • San Pablo Library
  • Prime Time Nutrition
  • Richmond Tire
  • Five Star Cleaners
  • J&M Auto Repair
  • Lao Family Community Development
  • This & That Building Materials 
  • Amazing Kitchen
  • Brookdale Senior Living
  • Kelly-Moore Paints
  • El Tazumal I
  • Maya Thai Laos
  • Xinia's Bakery
  • Mechanics Bank
  • Jersey Mike's
  • Leadewest Insurance
  • Pizza Guys
  • Noodle 21
  • Castro DDS 
In 2018, La Strada Cucina Italiana won San Pablo EDC's prestigious small business of the year award!  La Strada was honored at our annual celebration mixer, photographed by David Meza. Thanks to our generous Diamond Sponsor, MCE Clean Energy, Sapphire Sponsor, 1st Nor Cal Credit Union, Ruby Sponsors, Employee Training Panel and First Bank, and Emerald Sponsor, San Pablo Dental Care,  our mixer was a huge success.  
San Pablo residents praised La Strada and their wonderful staff for outstanding food, elegant family dining, and leadership in the community. La Strada owner Martino Gonzales is well-known for his philanthropy, customer and staff loyalty, and the emphasis he puts on customer service.

See the slideshow of selected businesses who received nominations here

San Pablo EDC Small Business of the Year Award