2013 Business of the Year Winners

Large Business Category

(50 Employees or more nationwide, with a facility in Tustin)

Right at Home

Right at Home

Right at Home

Right at Home provides compassionate, qualified and trained care givers to serve adults whom wish to live out their lives in their home. We are highly active within the Senior Community and sponsor monthly luncheons. Our president is an active Ambassador in the Tustin Chamber and Treasurer of the American Board of Home Care and President of the National Parkinson Foundation Board of Directors in Orange County.  Right At Home is a certified member of CAHSAH¸ meeting the highest ethical standards in the California Association for Health Care at Home and American Board of Home Care.  Right At Home’s mission is to “Improve the quality of life for those we serve.”

Small Business Category

(50 Employees or less nationwide, with a facility in Tustin)

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Nothing Bundt Cakes has 10 delicious flavors and several sizes.  Made hand fresh daily, their premium quality desserts, offers an irresistible taste and timeless aesthetics.  “We believe in giving back to the Tustin Community”.  Nothing Bundt Cakes supports numerous professional/business organizations, civic clubs and non-profits in Tustin and the surrounding areas. Nothing Bundt Cakes donates many cakes to help raise funds and their employees volunteer time and many talents to organizations such as: Tustin Teacher of the Year, Beckman High, Ladera Elementary, Leprechaun Leap 5K, Walk MS, Olive Crest, Families Forward, Alzheimer’s Associations, OC Great Park, NetsforLife, Tustin Movies in the Park, Tustin Mayor Inaugural Dinner to name just a few.  Nothing Bundt Cakes strives to find ways to say “Yes” to our guests rather than “No”.  “We partner with vendors who share the same values toward the environment.  Nothing Bundt Cakes has a “ Whatever it takes!” motto, to exceed each guest’s expectation, with the highest quality cakes, superior service and creative solutions in a warm and welcoming environment.”

Rookie of the Year Category

(A business of any size with a new Tustin city business license, and a facility in Tustin)

Chik-Fil-A

Chik-Fil-A

Chik-Fil-A

Chick-fil-A opened its doors in September 2012.  Chick-fil-A and it’s team does an outstanding job of doing their best. Not only does Chick-fil-A strive for excellence in food quality and preparation, but customer service and kindness is always a top priority whether this means surprising a customer who just told them they lost their job with a free meal or helping attach a placemat on the table for the mother with two toddlers.  The support extends to the community through food donations as well as volunteer service supporting the Boys and Girls Club of Tustin, the Orange County Rescue Mission, CHOC Hospital, The Tustin Chamber of Commerce and a variety of  schools’ in Irvine.  Twice, Chic-A-Filet has hosted a Build-a-Bike event where 80 children received brand new bicycles and monthly held free craft and entertainment evening to promote family and community ties.

Non-Profit Category

(A  non-profit (501(c)3) business of any size serving the Tustin and surrounding community that distributes its surplus funds to aid and support charitable organizations and causes, create public awareness, aid peace and justice issues, public schools and the arts, as well as individuals in need.)

Tustin-Santa Ana Rotary Club

Tustin-Santa Ana Rotary

Tustin-Santa Ana Rotary

The Tustin-Santa Ana Rotary is part of a global network of community volunteers dedicated to provide service, grant, and monetary support to our community. Tustin-Santa Ana Rotary undertakes project and activities to improve life in its community.  “When club members see a need, they act!”  The Rotary provides volunteers and/or monetary donations.  They also sponsor cultural development, the schools, Tustin’s community beautification, fire prevention, home safety, or assistance to the aged and infirmed.  The list is endless-limited only by the member’s imagination and desire to serve.  Each year they recognize the Orange County police and firefighters, donate to Project 999 and the Senior Dental Clinic.  They volunteer for the Tustin Chili Cook Off, Dino Dash, Sweetheart Luncheon, Tustin Tiller Days and the nationwide Rebuilding Together, which rehabilitates local homes so senior and disabled residents of Orange County can remain in their homes.  At the annual Turkey Drive, they drive and provide turkey dinners to families in Tustin and Santa Ana.  They provide grants to Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Disabled Sports, The CHOC Foundation and TACFA to name a few.  Their motto is:  Service Above Self.