Recommended Businesses Recommended Businesses

California’s local business community represents the heart of our Golden State. We take pride in recognizing an elite group of companies that not only drive our economy but also cultivate joy and community with exceptional products or services. 

Our Recommended Businesses Program is unlike any other recognition program. We recommend a very limited number of businesses who meet our criteria, anchored by three pillars.

A Recommend Business must: 

  • Be highly regarded in its respective industry and by its customers 
  • Have a unique California dream story
  • Love their community as demonstrated by social impact work 

To nominate a business or to see if you qualify, please submit your inquiry to or complete our application form here.