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FRI, NOV 8, 2024
Sponsorship opportunities
The BEST Business Awards Ceremony & Gala is a highlight of community’s business life. It features the most successful companies, community leaders, volunteers and artists.
CFCCA invites you to a one night journey into the fascinating world of Slavic California, as a sponsor, and/or VIP.
The Best by Russian-Speaking Community Business Awards Ceremony and Gala 2023 is one of the most publicized events of the year within the Slavic Community of California. It attracts an exceptional group of elite guests interested in building relationships within the Russian-Speaking market.
yourself to prominent Slavic entrepreneurs and community leaders
government officials, corporate executives, and representatives of the private sector voted BEST by the Slavic community
new possibilities and opportunities within our Slavic Community when you are participating at the Annual The BEST by Russian-Speaking Community Business Awards Ceremony and Gala 2023, featuring Miss International California Grand Finale!
Our annual event is dedicated to acknowledgment of businesses & organizations voted Best for their exceptional services rendered to the Russian-Speaking residents of our region. These winners are selected by the Slavic consumers via community’s media link:
One of the key program highlights of The BEST Business Awards Ceremony & Gala is the Miss California International Grand Finale, which spotlights ten of the most attractive and talented young ladies competing to be the Community Ambassador. Guests will enjoy the incredible choreography of the Miss California International finalists. Their captivating routines always leave event guests mesmerized and inspired!
The Best By Russian-Speaking Community Business Awards Ceremony & Gala 2023, featuring Miss International California Grand Finale is organized by the Council for Cross Cultural Affairs in support with Russian American Media, Slavic-American Chamber of Commerce and Slavic Community Center of Sacramento.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please fill out the form below.
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Mary Yin Liu
APAPA’s National President
Congratulations on a truly incredible night with outstanding awardees! We all enjoyed the fabulous program and appreciate the long time friendship and partnership with Sergey Ivannikov and his team. Thank you so much for the wonderful honor and recognition for APAPA Founder CC Yin.
Evgenya Vitcova
Beauty Sponsor
CEO, Devas Esthetician
Another amazing event to remember! Thank you @sergey_ivannikov, @lisaaaa_alisaaaaa, @victormigalchan, and @milashkakmp for amazing organization this year! Thx for having me and letting me do what I love the most. Congratulations award recipients, the winners of @miss_california_international 2024 and all finalists with the successful performance!
Choreographer Dina @professionaldancestudio thank you for your hard work to make us all enjoy the show!
Michelle Waterson
American Mixes Martial Artist, Actress, UFC Champion
It was my honor to be a judge at this year's @miss_california_international. The night was filled with beautiful performances and lovely young women striving for greatness. Thank you @sergey_ivannikov and @victormigalchan for presenting me with the women's empowerment award. It definitely came as a surprise, but I am more than grateful to accept the award. The more light we shine, the easier it will be to encourage others to do the same.
Lisa Fong Fok
Event Guest
Dance Performer Khloe Fok mom
Sergey, thank you for having Honor Kung Fu and Dance performers at your event! The kids were excited and the teachers as well. Raymond & myself enjoyed the gracious hospitality!
Vice President
Thank you, we appreciate the partnership. You do an amazing job in the community. We look forward to continuing to work together.
Meenakshy Bhaskar
Director, Bhaskar's Arts Academy, California
Thank You! We truly enjoy the In a lot. Thank you for all the hard work. We are looking forward to next year too. Congrats on a successful event!
Hugo Brambilla
Custom Fitness of Natomas
Thank you for putting on an amazing event!
Vera Tolstova
Hair Solutions
Congratulations. It takes a lot of hard work to put on an event of that magnitude. We are so happy to be a partner with Council For Cross Cultural Affairs! Well Done!!!
Linda Freeman
Campus Director
Asher College
I just wanted to tell you what a great time we had! It was such a wonderful event. It was so well run. You guys did an amazing job. We loved it. We look forward to future events and we will definitely want to be involved next year!
Marianna Pristupa
Miss Russian California 2015
Council For Cross Cultural Affairs is an impressive organization with a great team in place. They are very professional, communicable and a pleasure to work with. Their events are always well put together! It would be nice to see more organizations that stand for the good in humanity and that make it a priority to contribute positively to our society. Thank you for the opportunity to get involved.
Michael Estes
Founder, Michael Estes Success Strategies
This is one of the greatest annual events! Thank you Sergey Ivannikov, you’re a blessing to the Sacramento community!!!
Beverly "Babs" Sandeen
Executive Director
Yolo Community Foundation
It was such a lovely evening, and I was and am deeply touched. Thanks to Russian American Media team for leadership!!!
Mary Yin Liu
McDonald’s Franchise
Sergey Ivannikov, Congratulations on a great event! Turn out and spirit was really high — you are a gifted and determined organizer making things happen!
Jamie Corcoran
Division Region Vice President
First American Title
How kind of you to acknowledge our partnership, Sergey. The event was dazzling and we are honored to support the community.
Olga Solovyeva
Real Estate Broker
South California
Dear Sergey Ivannikov, RAM agency and the team organizing the Gala event! Thank you very much for your hard work. It was one of the best event I attended lately. The program, participants, food, decoration everything was perfectly arranged. I was honored to be your guest, I’m happy to receive the Best RE Broker of Southern California award. It was fun event, with many respectful guests. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!!!
Criminal Law Attorney
You are the BEST. Great presentation and entertainment. Looking forward to next year and continued good relations.
Augustine Joseph
Thank you for opportunity to be part of your community and events. My wife Nancy also enjoyed it tremendously. We would like to continue being part of your community and serve in any possible ways.
Eugene Ivanilov
Owner, Baylight Limousine & Private Transportation
That was an incredible event! Thank you Sergey Ivannikov as well as entire Russian American Media Team for making the Annual Best Business Awards event a success! Great people & great connections — super recipe for success!
Nancy Zarenda
Vice President
Hispanics In Energy
Your 20 years outreach, influence, and quality activities in the region and state are impressive.
Frank Gayaldo
Gayaldo International
Sergey Ivannikov and your entire team are sure masters of networking. Honestly, I am personally quite sick of the word "networking" because it used so often. But your style is different. You have the Midas touch. Your connections are always right on target because you spend the time to truly understand who everyone in your circle truly is. That takes a lot of work, but you make it appear easy. Your style is sincere and totally unselfish.
Tamara Petrick
General Manager
Domus Surfaces
Dear Sergey Ivannikov, it is more than an honor to work with such fine people as yourselves. You humble me. Thank you with all my heart!
Alice Perez
AT&T Government Affairs
Thank you for your commitment to our community and leadership!
Jim Nielsen
California State Senate
My heart is always warmed Sergey when I am among the Inspiring Slavic community that you serve and represent so very well.
I am inspired to be with you! I appreciate the courtesies you always extend me!
Nadezhda Ganicheva
CEO of Nadine Studios
Celebrity Stylist
Fashion Designer
Associate of Universal Style
International ©
Member of Association of Image Consultants International, AICI
Sergey & Alisa, you have outdone yourself this year! Thank you for such an exceptional evening!
Everything was at the highest level, the program was very interesting, the jury was excellent. Emotions overflowing!
May you grow, prosper and realize your dreams!
Heather Luzzi
Director of the Small Business Administration Sacramento District Office
Thank you so very much for the opportunity to be on the Jury panel. I really appreciate the invitation and I enjoyed the event immensely. I met so many wonderful people.
Daniel Washington

District Director
California State Senator Angelique V. Ashby
Such a beautiful event! Thank you again for having us.
Tony Savo
Sactown Famous
Hi Sergey, I just wanted to thank you for including me and the Sactown Famous brand in your signature event! It was a great pleasure and proud moment to see the logo on the red carpet with all your distinguished guests, please give my warmest regards and sincere appreciation to your amazing team and thank you once again for the opportunity to be seen by our city's best! Blessings and shalom always! 🙌🙏🕊