Orange County Business Journal



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, and GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS. These programs are designed to recognize those individuals and organizations whose accomplishments positively impact the OC business community.


Download the 2016 OCBJ Editorial Calendar (pdf)

Download the 2016 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.

 

2016 GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS  



DINNER & AWARDS PROGRAM
November 2, 2016
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*: $250 / Table for 10: $2,500
Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket price* includes a one-year 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) October 21, 2015. 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 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. General Counsel Awards are presented in the following categories:
  • General Counsel of Public Company
  • General Counsel of Privately Held Company
  • Rising Star Award (not limited to GCs; senior level in-house counsel may be considered)
  • NEW: In-House Legal Team (2 or more members) 
The In-House Legal Team Award is intended to honor the best innovative and successful overall teams.
         
         Professional Biography 


2017 CFO of the YEAR AWARDS  


NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: NOON (PACIFIC) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016 

DINNER & AWARDS PROGRAM
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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*: $250 / Table for 10: $2,500
Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket price* includes a one-year 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 13, 2017. Day-of-event ticket sales will be available on January 25, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at Hotel Irvine (open seating only; limited number of seats available).



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..





PREVIOUS OCBJ EVENTS





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 

2016 FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS AWARDS  


LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614


The Orange County Business Journal is proud to announce the Seventeenth 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.


VIEW the Gallery of photos from this event here >>


   Professional Biography 

2016 WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARDS  

LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
May 4, 2016
Luncheon & Program: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614

The Twenty-Second Annual Women in Business Awards Luncheon & Program honors five exceptional business and professional OC women. The Women in Business special supplement, publishing on April 11, 2016 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 Biography 

2016 EXCELLENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS

LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
Thursday, March 10, 2016
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 Biography 

2015 CFO of the YEAR AWARDS  

DINNER & AWARDS PROGRAM
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Hotel Irvine


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 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 Website 

2015 GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS  

DINNER & AWARDS PROGRAM
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Hotel Irvine


The 2015 General Counsel Awards will be presented at a gala dinner celebration to GCs who have made significant contributions to the success of their companies and to the profession. For consideration in the Public Company and Privately Held Company categories, nominees must be GCs based in Orange County. Nominees for the Rising Star Award are not limited to GCs; senior level in-house counsel may be considered.


VIEW the Gallery of photos from this event here >>



   Professional Biography 

2015 INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS  

LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM

September 24, 2015
Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614


The Orange County Business Journal's Innovator of the Year Awards honor, recognize and celebrate OC’s most influential leaders and rising stars who are creating game-changing ideas, processes, products and services which demonstrate brilliance in innovation.



VIEW the 2015 Gallery of photos from this event here >>




2015 FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS AWARDS  

LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Luncheon & Program: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614


The Orange County Business Journal is proud to announce the Sixteenth Annual FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS AWARDS. Family operations are a powerful economic force, accounting for 50 percent of the gross domestic product. Family firms represent the full spectrum of American companies, from small businesses to large corporations – 35 percent of Fortune 500 companies are family companies! Family businesses are responsible for 60 percent of the nation’s employment and 78 percent of new jobs created (www.gaebler.com, 8/7/2014).

The FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS AWARDS 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.

VIEW the 2015 Gallery of photos from this event here >>


    Professional Biography  

2015 WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARDS  

LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM

Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92614

The Annual Women in Business Awards Luncheon & Program honors five exceptional business and professional OC women. The Women in Business special supplement, publishing May 25, 2015, will preview the program, featuring profiles and photos of this year’s nominees plus articles of interest from Women in Business sponsors and advertisers.


VIEW the 2015 Gallery of photos from this event here >>



    Professional Biography 

2015 EXCELLENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS


LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Hotel Irvine, Jamboree Center
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614


VIEW the 2015 Gallery of photos from this event here >>

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.


    Professional Biography