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The Best of Fair Oaks is Back

Nov 08, 2023 04:46PM ● By Judy Andrews, Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce

Get ready to vote for your favorite local businesses and service organizations as Best of Fair Oaks 2023 kicks off on Nov. 16!

Last year more than 500 nominees – ranging from Best Arborist to Best Youth Activities/Sports – competed in 71 different categories. Nominees are either members of the Fair Oaks Chamber (FOCC) or reside within the Fair Oaks boundary.

Voting begins on Nov. 16 at and ends Dec. 21. Winners will be announced on Jan. 18 at an awards gala held at North Ridge Country Club. Best of Fair Oaks is sponsored by the FOCC, American River Messenger, and VoterFly.

Chamber Celebrates 69 Years

Established in 1954, the FOCC has a long history of giving back to the community and partnering with small local businesses to help promote growth and success.

If you’ve been thinking about joining the chamber, now is the time! Step into the new year as an integral member of the Fair Oaks community and connect with other prominent local business leaders. A chamber membership is a win-win for everyone and a great way to market your business at monthly luncheons and other key events. Sponsorship opportunities are now available for 2024 events.

The FOCC welcomes its newest members: Freedom Church, Newsongs Music, Olive Garden, SacTown Therapy, and SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service.

Learn more about member benefits at Or contact Kimberley Pitillo, FOCC executive director, at (916) 967-2903 or [email protected].

Help Spread Holiday Cheer

December promises to be one to remember with family fun events happening all month long! Take a peek:

3rd Annual Jingle Bowl - Dec. 1, 3-5:30 p.m. at Fireside Lanes, 7901 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights. $25 pp. Individuals and groups welcome to pre-register at Event sponsorships are available. See website for details.

Christmas in Fair Oaks Tree Lighting - Dec. 2, 2-6 p.m. at Fair Oaks Park, (11549 Fair Oaks Blvd). This annual holiday tradition is free for the whole family with fun activities, exhibits, and live performances for everyone to enjoy. Kids can have their photos taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Stay for the tree lighting at 5:30 p.m.

For more information on FOCC events, visit Be sure and check the website regularly for updates.

See you in Fair Oaks!