OC’s 2022 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards Nomination Form

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


  • OBTAIN THE NOMINEE’S CONSENT to participate in this awards program.
  • ALL SECTIONS of the nomination form must be completed for consideration by the Selection Committee (complete online).
  • UPLOAD a full-color, high-resolution digital head-and-shoulders photo of the nominee.
  • UPLOAD supporting materials (letters of recommendation, copies of news articles, etc.) or email materials to Melanie Collins at collins@ocbj.com.


  • The Orange County Business Journal will publish a special EIE Advertising Special Report featuring profiles and photos of this year’s nominees on February 7, 2022.
  • Winners will be announced at the 21st annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards Luncheon & Program on May 26, 2022, at Irvine Marriott.

For more information, please contact Melanie Collins, Senior Events Manager, via email at collins@ocbj.com; phone 949-6654-5056; or fax to 949-833-8751.