Igor Olenicoff and Natalia Ostensen

Igor Olenicoff and Natalia Ostensen

On August 26th, nearly 300 members of the Orange County business community attended the 22nd annual Family-Owned Business Awards ceremony, the Business Journal’s first in-person event in over a year.

The event, held at the Irvine Marriott, celebrates distinguished OC-based family-owned firms who have made noticeable community contributions and business accomplishments. Igor Olenicoff and his daughter Natalia Ostensen of Olen Properties Corp

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. delivered the keynote address.

The five honorees, selected from 54 nominees, were:

  • Blue Buoy Swim School in Tustin for the Small Business category
  • Thermal-Vac Technology Inc., an Orange-based technology services provider, for the Medium Business category
  • West Coast Arborist Inc., a tree maintenance and management servicer in Anaheim, for the Large Business category
  • McClain Cellars, an Irvine-based winery, for Up and Coming
  • Tait & Associates, a civil engineering and architecture firm in Santa Ana, for Longevity

The winners will be featured in the Sept. 6 print edition of the Business Journal.