Sacramento, CA (June 10, 2015) - Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) today joined the California Small Business Association (CSBA) in honoring local Orange County restaurant Zov's as the 2015 Small Business of the Year from the 37th Senate District. Zov's owners, Armen Karamardian and Taleene Karamardian joined Senator Moorlach today at the CSBA awards luncheon in Sacramento. The ceremony's featured speakers included Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, Senate President Pro-Tem Kevin De Leon, Assembly Minority Leader Kristin Olsen, and Senate Minority Leader Elect Jean Fuller.
"Zov's is a great small business, and a true mainstay in Orange County," said Senator Moorlach. "The Karamardian's 28 years of hard work deserve to be honored. If you haven't tried Zov's, go today-and order the spiced lamb burger!"
Founded in 1987 by Chef Zov Karamardian, legendary Zov's Bistro & Bakery in Tustin, CA has become a culinary institution. Armen and Taleene operate Zov's Bistro in Tustin and Zov's Cafe, Bakery and Bar in Irvine and Newport Beach. In addition to offering cooking classes, and special events catering, Zov's has also opened a new Southern California location at 1801 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA. Zov's was also recognized as Open Table's 2015 Diner's Choice for their Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Armenian cuisine. For more information on Zov's, please visit: http://www.zovs.com/
Senator Moorlach (right) poses for a photo with Armen and Taleene Karamardian of Zov’s at the California Small Business Day lunch in Sacramento.
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State Senator John Moorlach is a nationally recognized budget, finance, and fiscal policy expert. Moorlach graduated from CA State University in Long Beach in 1977, passed the C.P.A. exam in 1978, and completed his studies for the Certified Financial Planner designation in 1987. He earned a Certificate in Public Finance from the University of Delaware, Division of Continuing Education in 1995, the Certificate of Achievement in Public Plan Policy (CAPPP) in Employee Pensions in 1999 and the Trustees Masters Program in 2003 through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, and the New Supervisors Training Institute in 2007 from CA State University in Sacramento in cooperation with their Center for California Studies.