American AgCredit, Last Call Brewing Company and Mountain Mike’s Pizza are the Small Business of the Year nominees for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, with the winner to be announced Friday night, Jan. 19.
Founded in 1916, American AgCredit specializes in providing financial services to agricultural and rural customers throughout California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Kansas, and Oklahoma, as well to capital markets customers in more than 30 states across the nation. They serve customers through 39 branch offices located throughout the Western and Midwestern states, with corporate headquarters based in Santa Rosa, California.
American AgCredit is a borrower-owned financial institution whose mission is to serve agriculture by providing access to credit and other financial services to eligible individuals and entities. They offer a broad range of agricultural loan and leasing services from winery, orchard, timber, row crops and dairy financing to equipment leasing and construction financing.
American AgCredit is part of the nationwide Farm Credit System. Farm Credit is the largest provider of Credit to American agriculture. With more than 100 years of experience, our agricultural lending expertise sets us apart from the others.
American AgCredit is active and supports many local organizations and activities like the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce’s Ag Luncheon, Oakdale Cowboy Museum’s Cowgirl Luncheon, The Rodeo and Parade, Oakdale Chocolate Festival, the Oakdale School Farm and many more.
Last Call Brewing Company
Last Call Brewing Company (LCBC) started brewing July 29, 2015. Owners grew from only two styles of beer to eight on tap with 12 styles on rotation. Last Call Brewing Co. started from the bottom and has really emerged into a hot spot that people are talking about. When you taste Last Call beer you will know it’s made from the heart.
At First LCBC was only open on the weekends but as their business has grown, they are now open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
As LCBC has grown they now attend and participate in 30 beerfests annually. They donate their time and products to local nonprofit events and organizations. Eight restaurants in Oakdale sell LCBC and 16 in total when including surrounding communities.
Owners Brian and Josh have “day” jobs. Brian works for Oak Valley Hospital and is a paramedic. Josh works for Stanislaus Consolidated Fire. Brian and his wife Erika and Josh and his wife Jenny all live in Oakdale.
Essentially it was a hobby that the two couples thought other people could enjoy with them. Then one thing led to another and LCBC was established and now is a hotspot for Oakdale. An addition is in the making for LCBC and a marketing van which they will take to brewfests.
Mountain Mike’s Pizza
Mountain Mike's Pizza, which is owned by Maddox Resources, Inc., is a family owned business that has been open and helping our local community for over 20 years. Their primary focus is supporting local youth sports and youth organizations. Mountain Mike’s Pizza and Baskin Robbins have donated an estimate of over $200,000 to the community by sponsoring the T.L. Davis Sports Complex, sponsoring youth sports teams, hosting group fundraising take-over nights, and issuing achievement awards to children at local schools. They also value our brave first responders, military members, and veterans by offering a 20 percent discount.
They have many valued employees that have worked for the family a long time including Crystal Chase, the Store Manager of Oakdale Mountain Mike’s Pizza, and Kristina Bridges, who helps manage Oakdale Baskin Robbins. They both have worked for Maddox Resources, Inc. for 20 years or more. Maddox Resources, Inc. also owns Baskin Robbins, which is located right next to Mountain Mike’s Pizza, and The Reata Event Venue where many High School Proms and beautiful Weddings are held among other events. Each year The Reata hosts a Crab Feed where 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the Oakdale Center for Human Services. The night is filled with raffle prizes, dinner, dancing and of course lots of crab! This year it will be in the beginning of March and tickets will be available to purchase soon. Check our Facebook or Instagram accounts for further details.