OCBJ Annual Awards Programs & Calendar of Events



The Orange County Business Journal hosts several major awards programs throughout the year:
CFO OF THE YEAR, EXCELLENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP,
WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARDS, FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS, INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR, CIVIC 50 ORANGE COUNTY,and GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS. These programs are designed to recognize those individuals and organizations whose accomplishments positively impact the OC business community.


Download the 2018 OCBJ Editorial Calendar (pdf)

Download the 2018 OCBJ Events Calendar (pdf)

*Order tickets for an event by clicking on its Event Name or [REGISTER ONLINE] button.
*Nominate for an award by clicking on the [NOMINATE] button for the appropriate event, below.

 

2017 CIVIC 50 ORANGE COUNTY AWARDS  



Click here for list of 2017 Civic 50 honorees and press release
INAUGURAL LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Registration/Networking (all attendees): 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
VIP Reception (sponsors and nominees only): 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Luncheon & Awards Program: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614

Tickets*: $160 / Table for 10: $1,500

Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket price* includes self-parking and a 6-month subscription to the Orange County Business Journal (*$15 allocated to the subscription). New subscribers only. Current subscribers may gift the subscription to a colleague.

        
         Professional Biography  
TICKET SALES FOR PREFERRED SEATING ENDS AT 12:00 NOON (PACIFIC) October 6, 2017. Day-of-event ticket sales will be available on October 19, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. at Hotel Irvine (open seating only; limited number of seats available).
Civic 50 Orange County Awards -- presented by the Orange County Business Journal, in partnership with OneOC -- will recognize the 50 most community-minded small, mid-size and large Orange County companies as determined by an online survey that includes quantitative and multiple-choice questions. By benchmarking and celebrating best practices, it provides visibility and a framework for how local companies can use their employees’ time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in our community. All 50 honorees will be recognized at the event, and five awards will be given in the following categories: small, medium and large company; emerging company; and legacy company.


2017 GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS  




DINNER & AWARDS PROGRAM
November 8, 2017
Registration/Networking (all attendees): 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.
VIP Reception (Sponsors and Nominees only): 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.
Dinner & Program: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614

Tickets*: $260 / Table for 10: $2,500
Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket price includes self-parking and a 6-month subscription to the Orange County Business Journal (*$15 allocated to the subscription). New subscribers only. Current subscribers may gift the subscription to a colleague.
         


         Professional Biography 
Day-of-event ticket sales will be available from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at Hotel Irvine (open seating only; limited number of seats available).

The eighth annual GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS is designed to recognize the significant role in-house counsels play in the success of businesses within our community. General Counsel Awards are presented in the following categories:
  • General Counsel of Public Company
  • General Counsel of Privately Held Company
  • Specialty Counsel (attorney who focuses in a certain area of law for an organization)
  • In-House Legal Team (2 or more members).  

2018 CFO of the YEAR AWARDS  



DINNER & AWARDS PROGRAM
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Registration/Networking (all attendees): 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.
VIP Reception (Sponsors and Nominees only): 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.
Dinner & Program: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614

Tickets*: $260 / Table for 10: $2,500
*Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket price includes self-parking and a six-month subscription to the Orange County Business Journal (*$15 allocated to the subscription). New subscribers only. Current subscribers may gift the subscription to a colleague.


    
TICKET SALES FOR PREFERRED SEATING ENDS AT 12:00 NOON (PACIFIC) FEBRUARY 2, 2018. Day-of-event ticket sales will be available on February 15, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the Hotel Irvine (open seating only; limited number of seats available).

NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: NOON (PACIFIC) FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017 

The THE CFO OF THE YEAR AWARDS are presented to area financial professionals for outstanding performance as corporate stewards for the preceding fiscal year. Awards are presented in five categories:
  • Outstanding CFO of a Public Co.
  • Outstanding CFO of a Private Co.
  • Outstanding CFO of a Not-for-Profit Organization
  • Rising Star (Nominees for the Rising Star Award are not limited to CFOs; senior-level financial professionals may be considered)
  • Lifetime Achievement (Only open to past CFO Award winners of other categories)




2018 EXCELLENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS




NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018

LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Registration/Networking (all attendees): 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
VIP Reception (Sponsors and Nominees only): 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Luncheon & Program: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Hotel Irvine, Jamboree Center
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614


    

*Tickets: $160 / Table for 10: $1500

*Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket price includes self-parking and a 6-month subscription to the Orange County Business Journal (*$15 allocated to the subscription). New subscribers only. Current subscribers may gift the subscription to a colleague.

TICKET SALES FOR PREFERRED SEATING ENDS March 2, 2018. Day-of-event ticket sales will be available March 15, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Hotel Irvine (open seating only; limited number of seats available).

THE EXCELLENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS is designed to recognize individuals who exemplify the American entrepreneurial spirit – individuals who, by their creativity and determination, have established and nurtured successful business ventures. This is the perfect opportunity to recognize clients or business associates who have distinguished themselves by their foresight, determination and accomplishments.




2018 WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARDS  



NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018

LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
May 3, 2018
Registration/Networking (all attendees): 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
VIP Reception (Sponsors and Nominees only): 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Luncheon & Program: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92614


    
The Women in Business Awards Luncheon & Program honors five exceptional business and professional OC women. The Women in Business Special Report, publishing on April 16, 2018, will feature profiles and photos of this year’s nominees plus articles of interest from Women in Business sponsors and advertisers. Self-nominations are welcome.



2018 FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS AWARDS  




NOMINATION DEADLINE: NOON (PACIFIC) April 19, 2018

LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
June 14, 2018
Registration/Networking (all attendees): 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
VIP Reception (Sponsors and Nominees only): 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Luncheon & Program: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92614

    


The Orange County Business Journal is proud to announce the 19th annual FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS AWARDS. This awards event is the perfect opportunity to recognize clients, colleagues and friends whose Orange-County-based family owned firms have distinguished themselves via their business accomplishments and contributions to the local community. Self-nominations are encouraged. To qualify, company must have at least 2 family members actively involved in the business.




PREVIOUS OCBJ EVENTS





2017 INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS  

LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Luncheon & Program: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614


VIEW the Gallery of photos from this event here >>



      

         Professional Biography 
The inaugural EMERGING INNOVATOR FORUM will help innovators gain visibility in the community of business and learn from their peers. In partnership with UCI Applied Innovation, the forum will feature a content-rich, live event concept with three impressive companies pitching their business ideas in front of an audience and three panelists, while competing for the Service Providers Package.

The third annual INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS honor, recognize and celebrate individuals and their organizations who are creating game-changing products and services, and demonstrate brilliance and leadership in innovation.


2017 FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS AWARDS  



LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Luncheon & Program: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614


VIEW the Gallery of photos from this event here >>


   Professional Bio 
The Orange County Business Journal is proud to announce the 18th annual FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS AWARDS. This awards event is the perfect opportunity to recognize clients, colleagues and friends whose Orange-County-based, family-owned firms have distinguished themselves via their business accomplishments and contributions to the local community. Self-nominations are encouraged. To qualify, company must have at least 2 family members actively involved in the business.

2017 WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARDS  

LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
May 2, 2017, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614

The Women in Business Awards Luncheon & Program honors five exceptional business and professional OC women. The Women in Business special supplement, publishing on April 17, 2017 will preview the program, featuring profiles and photos of this year’s nominees plus articles of interest from Women in Business sponsors and advertisers. Self-nominations are welcome.


VIEW the Gallery of photos from this event here >>




   Professional Bio  

2017 EXCELLENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS

LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Luncheon & Program: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Hotel Irvine, Jamboree Center
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614

THE EXCELLENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS program is designed to recognize individuals who exemplify the American entrepreneurial spirit – individuals who, by their creativity and determination, have established and nurtured successful business ventures. This is the perfect opportunity to recognize clients or business associates who have distinguished themselves by their foresight, determination and accomplishments.


VIEW the Gallery of photos from this event here >>



   Professional Bio 

2017 CFO of the YEAR AWARDS  



DINNER & AWARDS PROGRAM
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Dinner & Program: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614

The 2017 CFO OF THE YEAR AWARDS are presented to area financial professionals for outstanding performance as corporate stewards for the preceding fiscal year. Awards are presented in five categories: Outstanding CFO of a Public Co.; Outstanding CFO of a Private Co.; Outstanding CFO of a Not-for-Profit Organization; Rising Star and Lifetime Achievement. Nominees for the Rising Star Award are not limited to CFOs; senior level financial professionals may be considered..


VIEW the Gallery of photos from this event here >>



   Professional Bio 

2016 GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS  

DINNER & AWARDS PROGRAM
November 2, 2016
Dinner & Program: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614

Tickets*: $250 / Table for 10: $2,500

The 2016 General Counsel Awards will be presented at a gala dinner celebration to GCs and legal professionals who have made significant contributions to the success of their companies and to the profession.


VIEW the Gallery of photos from this event here >>

         
         Professional Biography 

2016 INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS  


LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614

The Orange County Business Journal's Innovator of the Year Awards honor, recognize and celebrate individuals and their organizations who are creating game-changing products and services, and demonstrate brilliance and leadership in innovation.


VIEW the Gallery of photos from this event here >>



        
         Professional Biography