A Better Deal Tuxedos tops again in national contest

For the second consecutive year, A Better Deal Designer Tuxedos & Suits of Bird Rock has been selected for the U.S. Commerce Association’s Best of La Jolla Award in the Tuxedos and Suits Category.

Located at 369 Bird Rock Ave., A Better Deal specializes in rentals and sales of the highest-quality tuxedos and suits, carrying such designer lines as Ralph Lauren, Jean Eves, Calvin Klein and Perry Ellis as well as others.

Owner Jerry Klein notes that his staff has more than 60 years combined experience in the formal fashion business.

“We are a family-owned and operated business offering personalized service and selections like no chain retailer can,” the store’s website notes.

The USCA “Best of Local Business Award” Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the organization identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Nationwide, only one in 70, or 1.4 percent, of the 2009 award recipients qualified as two-time award winners. Various sources of information are gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2010 program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners were determined based on the information gathered by the association and data provided by third parties.

The USCA is a New York City-based organization funded by local businesses in towns across the country. Its purpose is to promote local business through public relations, market and advertising and to be an advocate for small- and medium-size businesses and entrepreneurs across America.

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