OCBJ Annual Awards Programs & Calendar of Events



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


Download the 2021 OCBJ Editorial Calendar (pdf)

Download the 2021 OCBJ Events Calendar (pdf)

*Register for events by clicking on its Event Name or [REGISTER TODAY] button.
*Nominate for an award by clicking on the Event Name or [NOMINATE TODAY] button

 
 

2021 WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARDS  



LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
October 28, 2021

Registration (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.

Location: Irvine Marriott
18000 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612

*Tickets: $175. Table for Ten: $1,650.

*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.



Patty Arvielo Bio -->


The Women in Business Awards Luncheon & Program honors five exceptional business and professional OC women. The Women in Business Special Report, publishing September 13 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.


 

2021 GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS  



DINNER & AWARDS PROGRAM
November 18, 2021
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.

Location: Irvine Marriott
18000 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612

*Tickets: $275. Table for Ten: $2,600.

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.
         


The Orange County Business Journal is currently accepting nominations for the 12th 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) 
 

2021 COMPANIES THAT CARE AWARDS


Nomination Deadline: November 30, 2021.


The Orange County Business Journal is currently taking nominations for the 2021 Companies that Care Awards that will recognize five caring winners in a Special Report to be published on December 13, 2021. We urge you to nominate or self-nominate a worthy candidate for this prestigious award.

 

PREVIOUS OCBJ EVENTS



2021 CFO of the YEAR AWARDS

DINNER & AWARDS PROGRAM
September 28, 2021

Location: Irvine Marriott
18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, CA 92612

VIEW the Gallery of photos from this event here:

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 (open to past CFO Award winners of other categories)


Daniel Lubeck Bio -->
 

2021 INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS

LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM:
September 9, 2021
Location: Irvine Marriott
18000 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612

VIEW the Gallery of photos from this event here:

The Orange County Business Journal’s seventh 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.



 

2021 FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS AWARDS  


LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
August 26, 2021

Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, CA 92612

VIEW the Gallery of photos from this event here:

The Orange County Business Journal is proud to announce the 22nd 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.



 

2021 EXCELLENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP VIRTUAL AWARDS



FREE Virtual Awards Program
May 6, 2021

The Orange County Business Journal is proud to announce the 20th annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards. This event 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. Self-nominations are welcome.

 

2020 COMPANIES THAT CARE AWARDS  


With all the pain, uncertainty and hardship caused by COVID-19, companies have stepped up to the challenge to meet the needs of the community. The Orange County Business Journal is currently taking nominations for the 2020 Companies that Care Awards that will recognize five caring winners in a Special Report to be published on December 21, 2020. We urge you to nominate or self-nominate a worthy candidate for this prestigious award.
 

2020 WOMEN IN BUSINESS VIRTUAL AWARDS  



The Women in Business Awards Program honors five exceptional business and professional OC women. The Women in Business Special Report, publishing October 5, 2020 will feature profiles and photos of this year's nominees plus articles of interest from Women in Business sponsors and advertisers.
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2020 EXCELLENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP VIRTUAL AWARDS



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.
 

2020 INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR VIRTUAL AWARDS



The Orange County Business Journal’s sixth 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.

 

2020 FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS VIRTUAL AWARDS


The Orange County Business Journal is proud to announce the 21st 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.


 

2020 CFO of the YEAR AWARDS  



DINNER & AWARDS PROGRAM
January 30, 2020
Dinner & Program: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614

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)
 

2019 GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS  

DINNER & AWARDS PROGRAM
November 13, 2019
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 Orange County Business Journal accepted nominations for the 10th 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.
         

         Professional Biography       

 

2019 CIVIC 50 ORANGE COUNTY AWARDS

LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
October 16, 2019

Registration (all attendees): 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
VIP Reception (sponsors and nominees only): 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614

VIEW the Gallery of photos from this event here:

In 2017, the OC Business Journal partnered with OneOC and Points of Light in an initiative to localize the yearly recognition of the 50 most community-minded companies known as the Civic 50. A nationwide legacy, this event began in 2012 and has since gained momentum in the philanthropic community.

Civic 50 Orange County, now in its third year, is a ceremony to recognize honorees 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. Civic 50 OC honorees are selected based upon four dimensions of their community engagement programs: investment, integration, institutionalization and impact, as determined by an annual survey independently administered and scored by True Impact.



      

          Professional Biography

This year's event features Neil Bush (third son of former president George H.W. Bush) as its keynote speaker. Serving as chairman of the Points of Light Board of Directors, Neil expands on his father’s vision of inspiring, equipping and mobilizing volunteers to increase capacity for vital social services and for finding innovative solutions that lift individuals, strengthen families, and renew communities.

 

2019 INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS



LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
September 25, 2019
Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614

VIEW the Gallery of photos from this event here:

The Orange County Business Journal’s fifth 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  

 

2019 FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS AWARDS  

LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 — 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 is proud to announce the 20th 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.



   Professional Biography 

 

2019 WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARDS

LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
May 8, 2019
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:

The Women in Business Awards Luncheon & Program honors five exceptional business and professional OC women. The Women in Business Special Report, publishing on April 15, 2019, 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.



    Professional Biography 

 

2019 EXCELLENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS


LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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:

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