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 OF THE YEAR 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.

 


2018 GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS  



DINNER & AWARDS PROGRAM
November 13, 2018
Registration (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*: $275 / Table for 10: $2600
*Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket price includes 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.
         

         Professional Biography       

The Orange County Business Journal is currently accepting nominations for the ninth annual GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS. The program 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)
  • Rising Star Award (senior-level in-house counsel and recently named GCs)
  • In-House Legal Team (2 or more members)



2019 CFO of the YEAR AWARDS  



NOMINATION DEADLINE: NOON (PACIFIC), WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018

DINNER & AWARDS PROGRAM

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Registration (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 (*$30 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) JANUARY 18, 2019. Day-of-event ticket sales will be available on January 31, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the Hotel Irvine (open seating only; limited number of seats available).

THE 2019 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
  • Outstanding Corporate Controller
  • Rising Star (Nominees for the Rising Star Award are not limited to CFOs; senior-level financial professionals may be considered)




2019 EXCELLENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS



LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
Thursday, March 12, 2019
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: $175 / Table for 10: $1,650

*Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket price includes 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 March 1, 2019. Day-of-event ticket sales will be available March 12, 2019 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 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.



PREVIOUS OCBJ EVENTS



2018 CIVIC 50 ORANGE COUNTY AWARDS  

Get an inside look on what it is to be a part of The Civic 50 OC   >> https://youtu.be/a-9lEVuryj4 (YouTube Video)

LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Luncheon & Awards 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       

Civic 50 Orange County honors the most community-minded OC companies while inspiring others to give back. Civic 50 OC winners are selected based upon four dimensions of their community engagement programs: investment, integration, institutionalization and impact, as determined by an annual survey.  The Civic 50 OC will be ranked in three categories (small, medium and large) based on the company's number of Orange County employees.

2018 INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Thursday, September 20, 2018

LUNCHEON & AWARDS 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 >>

The Orange County Business Journal’s fourth 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.



      

         Professional Biography  



2018 FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS AWARDS  

LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
June 14, 2018
Luncheon & Program: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92614


VIEW the Gallery of photos from this event here >>



    Professional Biography         


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.

2018 WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS  

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


VIEW the Gallery of photos from this event here >>




   Professional Biography 


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


2018 EXCELLENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS



LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Luncheon & Program: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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


VIEW the Gallery of photos from this event here >>




Professional Biography          


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 CFO of the YEAR AWARDS  

DINNER & AWARDS PROGRAM
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Dinner & Program: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614


VIEW the Gallery of photos from this event here >>



    


2017 GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS  

DINNER & AWARDS PROGRAM
November 8, 2017
Dinner & Program: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614


VIEW the Gallery of photos from this event here >>

         


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).  


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


VIEW the Gallery of photos from this event here >>


        
         Professional Biography  
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.