The Pleasanton City Council Tuesday recognized local companies for achieving 15, 20, 25, 30 and 40 years of business in Pleasanton.
The Council presented each of the businesses with a special gift to commemorate its tenure in the city.
"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," Economic Development Director Pamela Ott told the council.
"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. That diversity is what makes Pleasanton's business community as strong as it is.
"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."
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 the country (120 million individuals) works in a small business.
The following businesses were recognized for their long-term commitment to Pleasanton:
Allure Skin Care; Arrow Cleaners; Axiom Design Incorporated; Blueline Associates Incorporated; Brian D. Fuller Chiropractic; Brightstar Information; Buxton Consulting; Cazinha Portrait Design; Charming Watches; Coffee Mechanics Incorporated; Commerce West Insurance Company; Crossmark Incorporated, and DEB Construction Incorporated.
Also recognized for 15 years in Pleasanton were: Diamond Auto Detailing; Diageo Americas Incorporated; Dipti Bhakta MD; Express; Extra Team Incorporated; Farmers Insurance District Office; Feline Medical Center Incorporated; First American Title Guaranty; Food & Beverage; G S Management Co., and Gourmet Works of Pleasanton.
Other businesses honored for 15 years in the city weere: Hacienda Child Development Center; Hacienda Construction Incorporated; Hacienda School; Hap's Original; Herzog Insurance; Honey Baked Ham Incorporated; Hopyard Cleaners; Hunter Vacation Managers; Hydabrek Construction Incorporated; Immunoscience Incorporated; J.M. O'Neill Incorporated; Jack Nadel Incorporated; Dr. Jyothi Sarma, and Magma Consulting Incorporated.
Other businesses recognized for 15 years of service were: Martin, Wardin & Eissner Financial; Magapath Networks Incorporated; Mesa Energy Systems Incorporated; Optimal Health Spectrums; Pasta's Trattoria; Pitney Bowes Incorporated; Pleasanton Family Wellness Center; Pottery Barn; Prostar Staffing; Quest Consulting; Residence Inn By Marriott; Robert Cooper, Phd., and Roche Molecular Systems Incorporated.
Also recognized for 15 years in Pleasanton were: Sephora U S A, Incorporated; Shaklee Corporation; Steve Madden Retail Incorporated; Studio Style; Superior Electric; T. Bennett Services Incorporated; The Child Day Schools, LLC; The Wine Steward LLC; De Pretis CPA's Inc; Togo's Eatery; Vac Pump Consulting Incorporated; Valley Community Bank; Vans; Western Garden Nursery; Western Pacific Housing; Law Office of William F. Burns, and YA Tittle & Associates.
Amador Valley Pain Management; American Cancer Society Discovery Shop; Assist Telecom; Bay Home & Window; Bruce Jones CPA; Chevron Station; Custom Designs & Sports Incorporated; D & D Insurance Services; D J Engineers & Associates; Design Tech Associates; Designer Portraiture; Dion's Donut King; Fremont Bank; Granite Insurance Brokers; Jim Roberts Company, and Jim's Country Style Kitchen.
Also recognized for 20 years in Pleasanton were: K D C Kitchen & Bath; Magic Wave Production Incorporated; Mastercraft Jewelers; Men's Wearhouse; Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith; Michael McKim DDS; Nor Cal Painting & Waterproofing; North American Business Credit Incorporated; Physiotherapy Associates; Pivot Interiors; Protection One Alarm Monitoring Incorporated; Rite Aid; Ronald Iverson, MD; Se'Bella Hair Salon; Steve Whetzel CPA; Systems & Space Incorporated; T & J Tool and Machine Incorporated; Terry Townsend Architect; The Sleeter Group Incorporated; The Stone Group; Vavrinek Trine Day & Co. LLP; Vic's All Star Kitchen, and Yat Sing Restaurant.
Acceptance Insurance Services Incorporated; Amador Pet Hospital; Amador Valley Veterinary Hospital; Chili's Grill & Bar; Compass Product Design; C & J Cox Corp: Gary Patrick Salon; Hands On Chiropractic; Homan Engineering Corporation; Interson Corporation, and J.E. Moore Air Conditioning Incorporated.
Also recognized for 25 years in Pleasanton were: Kleinfelder Incorporated; Koll Center Dental Group; Landplans Landscaping Incorporated; Market Smart Incorporated; Chabot Nephrology Medical Group Incorporated; Physical Therapy Specialties; Pleasanton Veterinary Hospital; Spectrum Interests Incorporated; Strizzi's; Transbay Fire Protection Incorporated, and Valley Eyecare Center.
In addition, business and services recognized for 25 years in Pleasanton were: Valleycare Gastroenterolgy Medical; Weight Watchers; Your Medical Practice; Silmar Floors; FADM Architect; Johnson Controls Incorporated; Keystone Adult Learning Center; Lee Communications Incorporation; Mark Denbroader PhD; Precision Auto Repair; Schneider Electric USA Inc; Steven A. Nerad, DMD; Valley Humane Society Incorporated, and Walgreen.
Coy Sanders Construction Incorporated; El Molino Chaparral; Gatan Incorporated; Ken R. Henneman Construction Engineering; Lincoln Air Conditioning Corporation; Nations Giant Hamburgers; Nebco Sales; David S. Stone, MD; Valley Rent A Wreck/Rotary Performance; Vet Equipment Incorporated; Tri-Valley Cardiology Medical; Bowman Contracting; 7-Eleven Incorporated; Gil Kal Ventures, and Ponderosa Homes.
Adams Pools Solutions, Cosmos Barber Shop and Shear Cuts.
The list of businesses also is on the city's website at www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/business/brc/businesses-ptown.html/