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Welcome to Best in Modesto

We live, shop, eat, and play in beautiful Modesto and we wouldn’t have it any other way. In celebration of our great communities, The Modesto Bee is once again presenting Best in Modesto. This contest is truly designed to engage the community in celebrating the places, restaurants and local businesses we love.

In 2023, Best in Modesto had over 2,000 businesses, organizations, and individuals competing to be named in the top three spots of 247 categories! We can't wait to see who you vote for this year!

Best in Modesto Promotion

Best in Modesto will have strong support from,, The Modesto Bee newspaper and social media. Nominations and voting will be driven by print, digital and social promotions.

  • Digital Display

  • The Modesto Bee Newspaper Ads

  • Organic Social Media

  • Paid Social Media

  • Paid Targeted Eblast

  • Eblast to Subscribers

  • Home Page Takeovers

  • Ad Network Digital Display

  • Outdoor Advertising

The Modesto Bee will invest over $200,000 in marketing support promoting Best in Modesto, driving participation and ensuring success for the community and local businesses.

Voting Starts
July 22

How does it work?

During the nomination period, we invite our audience to nominate outstanding establishments and professionals in Modesto and the surrounding areas. Once our nominations are taken, we
will move them to a ballot for official voting. All nominations and voting will be done online at:


Request your complimentary asset kit that includes badges ready to be incorporated into your social media posts, website, and emails to encourage voting and engage your audience!

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