Readers' Choice

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Dear Readers,

One of my favorite things is walking into a local business – whether it be a retail store, a restaurant, car dealership or the like – and seeing a banner or certificate noting it as a Merced Sun-Star Reader’s Choice winner, with some businesses showing years worth.


Not only does it proudly display the confidence and credibility they have as a business, but also reaffirms the strength of The Merced Sun-Star’s audience reach in our community.


The Merced Sun Star Reader’s Choice Awards rewards and promotes local businesses that have earned the trust, the loyalty and the love of their customers. During the open voting period each year the town is filled with buzz while businesses are working hard to inform their customers to support them and the passion the local residents have for their favorites showed this year.


In here you will see local businesses voted the best in a variety of categories.


I encourage you to hold on to this section or bookmark it online and use it as a reference through the year to find the best in Merced. I would like to congratulate all of the businesses featured in this section and to thank them for all they do for our local economy. Now let’s all do our part – let’s shop local and enjoy all that our local businesses have to offer.


Jason Cross


The Merced Sun-Star


For the list of winners, click here.