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 2019 OCBJ Editorial Calendar (pdf)

Download the 2019 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.

 
 

2019 WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARDS  



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

Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92614

*Tickets: $175 / Table for 10: $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.



    Professional Biography 


TICKET SALES FOR PREFERRED SEATING ENDS April 26, 2019. Day-of-event ticket sales will be available May 8, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Hotel Irvine (open seating only; limited number of seats available).



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.


 

2019 FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS AWARDS  


NOMINATION DEADLINE: NOON (PACIFIC) April 11, 2019

LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 — 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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

*Tickets: $175. / Table for 10: $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.

TICKET SALES FOR PREFERRED SEATING ENDS AT 12:00 NOON (PACIFIC) May 24, 2019. Day-of-event ticket sales will be available June 4 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Hotel Irvine (open seating only; limited number of seats available).




   Professional Biography 


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.


 

2019 INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS


NOMINATION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2019

LUNCHEON & AWARDS PROGRAM
September 25, 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

*Tickets: $175. / Table for 10: $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.

TICKET SALES FOR PREFERRED SEATING ENDS AT 12:00 NOON (PACIFIC) September 13, 2019. Day-of-event ticket sales will be available September 20, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Hotel Irvine (open seating only; limited number of seats available).



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 CIVIC 50 ORANGE COUNTY AWARDS

Surveys are being accepted May 1-June 29, 2019

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

*Tickets: $175. / Table for 10: $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.

TICKET SALES FOR PREFERRED SEATING ENDS AT 12:00 NOON (PACIFIC) OCTOBER 4, 2019. Day-of-event ticket sales will be available on October 16, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. at Hotel Irvine (open seating only; limited number of seats available).





      

          Professional Biography

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.

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 GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS  



DINNER & AWARDS PROGRAM
November 13, 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: $275. / Table for 10: $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.
         

         Professional Biography       

TICKET SALES FOR PREFFERED SEATING ENDS AT 12:00 NOON (PACIFIC) NOVEMBER 1, 2019. Day-of-event ticket sales will be available November 13, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at Hotel Irvine (open seating only; limited number of seats available).



The Orange County Business Journal is currently accepting 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. 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) TO NOMINATE, PLEASE USE GC IN-HOUSE LEGAL TEAM NOMINATION FORM

 

PREVIOUS OCBJ EVENTS



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          

 

2019 CFO of the YEAR AWARDS  

DINNER & AWARDS PROGRAM

Thursday, January 31, 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 2019 CFO OF THE YEAR AWARDS are presented to area financial professionals for outstanding performance as corporate stewards for the preceding fiscal year.


    Professional Bio  

 

2018 GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS  

DINNER & AWARDS PROGRAM
November 13, 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 >>

The Orange County Business Journal's GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS program is designed to recognize the significant role in-house counsels play in the success of businesses within our community.
         

         Professional Biography       

 

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 >>

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.

        

          Professional Biography       

 

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 >>

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.


    Professional Biography         

 

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 >>

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.



   Professional Biography 

 

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 >>

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.



Professional Biography