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2014 Special Sections Nomination Publication date Event

2015 Book of Lists

The Pacific Coast Business Times’ Book of Lists is the one place business owners and managers look for statistics on customers, competitors and potential service providers. Featuring more than 50 lists, ranging from law firms to hotels and resorts, this valuable tool is the tri-county region’s only comprehensive business reference guide. It will be saved and used by decision-makers and influential business leaders throughout the area.

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Dec. 26, 2014 n/a


Note: Our 2015 editorial calendar is still in the process of being finalized. Please note that all date below are subject to change.
To inquire about one of next year’s special reports, contact Special Reports Editor Chris Officer at cofficer@pacbiztimes.com
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2015 Special Sections Details and nomination Tentative publication date Event

Dealmakers of the Year

A review of the region’s top deals from 2014, with profiles on the businessmen and women who get the deals done.

Jan. 30, 2015 n/a

Who’s Who in Business Leadership

Profiles of tri-county business leaders including chamber presidents and CEOs, economic development directors, college and university leaders, and more.

Feb. 13, 2015 n/a

Family Business & Closely-Held Company Awards

A look at family business in the region with in-depth profiles of the award winners. An awards luncheon will be held to honor the winners on March 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Feb. 27, 2015 TBA

Who’s Who in Commercial Real Estate & Construction

Profiles the leaders in the dynamic real estate, architecture and construction industries.

Nominations will
open Jan. 9, 2015
March 13, 2015 n/a

Top 50 Women in Business

Profiles of outstanding female business leaders in the Tri-Counties. An awards banquet will be held to celebrate the honorees.

Nominations will
open Jan. 9, 2015
March 27, 2015 TBA

Green Coast

An in-depth look at the leaders and trends in green business practices and clean energy in the Tri-Counties.

Nominations will
open Feb. 6, 2015
April 10, 2015 n/a

15th-Anniversary Business Hall of Fame

This high-profile special report details the most influential companies in the Tri-Counties and ranks the 50 largest public and private firms in the region. An awards banquet will be held to celebrate the honorees.

Nominations will
open Feb. 6, 2015
April 24, 2015 TBA

Spring Economic Forecast

The section will include panels with regional economists, investment advisers and wealth managers. An economic indicators update will look at employment trends in the Tri-Counties and the latest data on housing and jobs for Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties.

Details to follow May 8, 2015 n/a

Champions in Health Care

This special section honors and profiles key leaders of health care and related industries, including hospital executives, philanthropists, physicians nurses, researchers and volunteers. An awards luncheon including a panel discussion will be held.

Nominations will
open in 2015
May 22, 2015 TBA

Who’s Who in Banking & Finance

This Who’s Who profiles senior executives in one of the region’s most dynamic industries.

Nominations will
open in 2015
June 5, 2015 n/a

Latino Business Awards

The region’s leading business news publication is recognizing one of the leading segments in the Tri-Counties. This special section is accompanied by an evening reception and awards presentation to honor the winners.

Nominations will
open in 2015
June 26, 2015 n/a

Who’s Who in Agriculture & Viticulture

Identifies and profiles leaders of two of the region’s key industries, farming and wine-making.

Nominations will
open in 2015
July 10, 2015 n/a

Spirit of Small Business

This hot special report celebrates small business with profiles of innovative companies, how-to articles and a resource guide.

Nominations will
open in 2015
Friday, July 24 TBA

Who’s Who in Clean Tech & Sustainability

The section will identify and profile leaders in companies developing, producing, installing and using sustainable energy.

Nominations will
open in 2015
Aug. 14, 2015 n/a

40 Under Forty

This popular section recognizes and profiles 40 up-and-coming businessmen and women under 40 years of age from San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Nominations will
open in 2015
Aug. 28, 2015 TBA

Giving Guide

This annual publication features nonprofits, foundations and cultural organizations. Giving Guide provides the business community a source of information on community involvement.

n/a Sept. 11, 2015 n/a

50 Fastest-Growing Companies

This section lists the fastest-growing public and private companies in the Tri-Counties, as ranked by three-year revenue growth. Select companies are profiled.

Nominations will
open in 2015
Sept. 25, 2015 TBA

Fall Economic Forecast

The Business Times’ inaugural Fall Economic Forecast looks ahead to the end of the year and what lies ahead for 2015.

n/a Oct. 9, 2015 n/a

Who’s Who in Professional Services

Profiles of the region’s leading attorneys and CPAs.

Nominations will
open in 2015
Oct. 23, 2015 n/a

Who’s Who in Health Care, Insurance & Biomedicine

Profiles of decision-makers in the region’s dynamic health care, biomedicine and insurance industries.

Nominations will
open in 2015
Nov. 6, 2015 n/a

2014 Tax & Financial Planning Guide

A collection of in-depth, up-to-date financial articles and tax tips for small-business owners and managers.

n/a Nov. 20, 2015/td>


Who’s Who in Nonprofits & Foundations

This section includes the senior managers at the top nonprofit organizations and foundations plus other nonprofit leaders of note.

Nominations will
open in 2015
Dec. 4, 2015 n/a