The businesses recognized reached those benchmark years in 2013. Many more businesses have been here just as many years and longer, and were recognized when their anniversaries arrived.
"Pleasanton's quality of life is closely tied to the economic vitality of our business community, and we are honored to publicly recognize these businesses' milestones," said Pamela Ott, the city's economic development director.
"The companies represent a continuum from small, sole proprietorships that provide everyday services to medium-sized firms making advancements in their industry to national retailers," she added. "That diversity is what makes Pleasanton's business community as strong as it is."
She continued: "They have provided jobs, services and products valued by our residents and other businesses. They have clearly helped make Pleasanton the quality community that it is."
Ott added that small businesses make a huge contribution to the U.S. economy and, according to the Small Business Administration, have generated over 65% of the net new jobs since 1995. More than 50% of the working population in our country (120 million individuals) works in a small business.
Two individuals were recognized for 40 years of service in Pleasanton. They were optometrist Barry Winston and former attorney William Hirst.
Recognized for 30 years of service in Pleasanton were: Allergy & Asthma Medical Group; BCP Concrete Inc.; Cal West Steel Detailing; Christopher P. Schlies, Attorney At Law; Creegan & D'Angelo; Family Auto Repair Inc., and Foothill Optometric Group.
Also praised for 30 years of service were George's Auto Repair Service; HortScience Inc.; J L Lemm & Association; Lane Bryant Inc.; the Law Office of Doris Hale Slater; Robin Butler MFT; See's Candies Inc., and the Permanente Medical Group Inc.
Businesses that have been in Pleasanton for 25 years that were recognized by the City Council were: California Shingle & Shake Company; Champs; Cookies by Design; Heritage Valley Mortgage Inc.; Kasper's; Larry's Automotive Repair & Service; Law Office of Peter Mac Donald; Mark S. Loebs; Old Republic Title Company; Quality Auto Craft Inc.; Raley's; RTS Systems & Design; Software Development Inc.; The Cheese Steak Shop Inc., and VIP Cleaners.
Business here for 20 years receiving recognition were: Classic Cars LTD; John M. Gowey, DDS; Neurosport Rehabilitation Association; Sweet & Savory Cafe & Bake Shop; TJKM Inc.; Straw Hat Pizza; The Hopyard; Michelle Suski CPA; Shoot The Moon Products; Wollborg Michelson Personnel Service; Al Pascual & Associates Inc.; R P Boxman & Associates Inc.; Pain & Stress Management Center; Acura of Pleasanton; Infiniti of Pleasanton; Grain D'Or; Playgrounds By Design Inc.; Girasole/Pampered Palate Catering; Jue's Taekwon Do; Grace's Hallmark; Clapp, Moroney, Bellagamba & Vucinich, and Mountain Mikes Pizza.
The largest group of businesses to be recognized for serving Pleasanton were those celebrating 15 years of service. They were: 2 The Point; Adrian Palma Engineers Inc.; Alisal Pet Clinic; Alpha Omega Print & Imaging; Amador Valley Chiropractic; American Performance; Applied Computer Solutions; Bennett Sign Centre Inc.; Black Tie Transportation, and California Cardiovascular Consultant.
Also here for 15 years were: Caltronics Business Systems; Casa Real; Cathy Jean Inc.; Central Self Storage Investors IX; Charles Haycock Insurance Agency; Chico's Fashion Inc.; Construction Testing Services; Craig A. Dunlap DDS; David M. Strother CPA; Diablo Infectious Disease Consulting Services; Diagnostic Bio Systems; Dick Williams & Associates, and Elite Cleaners.
More businesses honored for 15 years of service were: Ester Lisa P. Domingo DDS; Ethan Allen; Events To Impress; Federal Express; Flanders Heat & Air Systems; GRA Associates, Inc.; Hallmark Creations; Harry's Automotive; Hendrick Automotive Group; High Tech Connect; Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel; Jamba Juice Company; Jim Good Chiropractic, and Kumon Math & Reading.
Other businesses honored for 15 years of service were: Lamb Surveying Inc.; Lazer Telecommunications Inc.; Leslie Marie Body & Skin Care; Medicap Pharmacy; New World Music Academy; North American Title Co; Northern California Facial & Oral Surgery; Pak Mail of Pleasanton, and Parlee Systems Inc..
The final recognitions for 15 years of service went to: Pleasanton Lucky Cleaners; Ponderosa Homes; QES Computers Inc.; Randstand US; Randy Jones Insurance Services Inc.; Roche Diagnostics; Santa Rita Auto; Shennum Green Inc.; Straight Up Construction Inc.; Supercuts; Taylored Fitness; James Teare DVM; The Nail Mill; Towne Center Books; Ultimate Staffing Services; US Bank; Wash Time Car Wash; West Valley Engineering Inc., and West Yost & Associates.
The City Council presented each of the businesses with a special gift to commemorate its tenure in Pleasanton.
The list of businesses is also on the city's website at www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/business/brc/businesses-ptown.html/
For more information about the Business Recognition program, contact the city of Pleasanton Economic Development Department at (925) 931-5038.