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Porterville Business Recognition Programs

The City of Porterville’s Outstanding Business Recognition Program is an initiative of the Economic Development Division, which is housed within the City’s Community Development Department.  The accompanying Legacy Business Recognition Program focuses on celebrating local businesses at the conclusion of their business endeavors following long tenures in the City.  

Outstanding Business Recognition 

Porterville is fortunate to have a vital business community, with firms that have a long history in town and give willingly of their time, talent and resources to make Porterville a better place to live and work.  As such, each trimester the City of Porterville takes pleasure in acknowledging a local business that has contributed to the community's economic base.

Congratulations to the latest Outstanding Business Honoree, Happy Hearts Children's Center!

View Past Honorees

Outstanding Business Recognition Program Guidelines

In order to qualify for recognition, a business needs to meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Proven longevity in Porterville
  • Major employer
  • Significant business growth within a year's time
  • Porterville community supporter
  • Innovative company
Recognition to include:

  • Presentation and acknowledgment at a City Council meeting
  • Acknowledgment in a City advertisement in the Porterville Recorder
  • Highlight the honoree in the City's newsletter
  • Provide link from the City's website to the honoree's website
  • Recognition of honorees during the Chamber of Commerce's "First Friday Coffee" each December
If you have questions about the program, or would like to nominate a business to be recognized, please contact City staff at

Outstanding Business Honorees
2023 Oustanding Businesses
2022 Outstanding Businesses

Due to adjustments in response to the pandemic, the Outstanding Business Recognition program came back online in 2022.

2019 Outstanding Businesses
  • Giovanni's Pizza
  • JR Meat Company
  • Smee Homes
2018 Outstanding Businesses
  • Agri-Care
  • Bob Ruffa Electric
  • Grocery Outlet
2017 Outstanding Businesses
  • Hoagie's Heroes Legacy Award
  • Billiou's Legacy Award
  • PSW - Promoting Self Worth
  • S.T.O.P. Alarm Inc.

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