Community votes online for “Best of Citrus Heights” businesses

Through the end of January, Citrus Heights consumers have an opportunity to vote online for which local businesses they think deserve to win a “Best of Citrus Heights” annual award from the Chamber of Commerce.

Featuring over 200 local businesses in a total of 34 categories this year, the Chamber’s “Best of Citrus Heights” website lets visitors vote on the best business in each category – ranging from choices between just three businesses listed in smaller categories like car washes and catering, to as many as 18 businesses in categories like automotive services.

In 2013, over 5,000 votes were cast to determine winners in 26 categories that year, with winning businesses earning the right to use the “Best of Citrus Heights” logo on their website and marketing material…

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Harbor Freight Tools store in Citrus Heights

Harbor Freight Tools expands to Citrus Heights

Citrus Heights welcomed a new discount tool retailer to town this month, with Harbor Freight Tools celebrating its grand opening on Greenback Lane mid-December.

Setting up shop in the old Aaron Brothers art store across from Toys R Us, the new tool supply store promises “ridiculously low prices” on its shop equipment and array of automotive, power, and hand tools.

Harbor Freight Tools began in California in 1977 with a small shop owned by current CEO Eric Smidt and his father, and now boasts over 500 stores nationwide, according to its website.

The company’s new store is located next to Big 5 Sporting Goods at 7829 Greenback Ln. in Citrus Heights, with operating hours Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Proceeds Day at Dutch Bros. Coffee in Citrus Heights. Photo Credit: Luke Otterstad

Dutch Bros. says $96,597 raised for families of slain officers

Following an outpouring of support from the community during Wednesday’s “Proceeds Day,” Dutch Bros. Coffee said $96,597 was raised during its one-day fundraiser to benefit the families of two Placer and Sacramento County officers who were killed last week, according to the Dutch Bros. Coffee of Citrus Heights and Fair Oaks Facebook page.

“Thank you to our INCREDIBLE customers!” the company stated on its Facebook page, Thursday. “Such generosity and love and support for our Fallen Heroes! You have truly made a difference!”

Within hours of posting its fundraiser totals, the company had over 600 hundred “likes” and nearly 300 “shares,” along with plenty of supportive comments…

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Long lines fuel Dutch Bros. Coffee fundraiser for slain officers

Long lines of cars and pedestrians flooded the Citrus Heights Dutch Bros. Coffee location Wednesday, as the company announced its Sacramento-area locations would participate in “Proceeds Day” to support the families of two fallen officers in Placer and Sacramento County.

“The Sheriff’s Department has always had our back. It is our time to have theirs,” said local Dutch Bros. owner Nikol Grubbs in a press release announcing the event. “They are customers, but more importantly they are always looking out for the safety of our staff which means more to us than we can say.”

The Citrus Heights Police Department (CHPD) tweeted a “thank you” to the coffee company early this morning, and told followers “Don’t forget to stop by @DutchBrosSac today.” The Department also dispatched officers to help keep lines moving quickly, as cars were backed up for several hundred feet in the parking lot.

“We support anyone who’s raising funds for the fallen deputies,” said CHPD Sergeant Jason Baldwin. “Our role is to support Dutch Bros through talking with community members and traffic calming measures.”

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