October 3, 2023
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Special Reports & Nominations

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Most Influential

Our roundup of the best and brightest leaders in the Tri-County region.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: February 10, 2023

Central Coast Innovation Awards

Our report of entrepreneurs in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties who are pushing the envelope by creating new products, services and solutions. This report is presented alongside the Startup Village, which recognizes bold and innovative ideas from college students in the region.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: February 24, 2023

Who’s Who in Commercial Real Estate & Construction

Our report of the top leaders in the Tri-County's construction, general contractor and associated industries.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: March 10, 2023

Top Women

Our report on the region's top female leaders, including entrepreneurs, non-profit heads and those involved in public service.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: March 23, 2023

Professional Careers & Higher Education

Our annual report on what's happening in higher education and other fields.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: April 7, 2023

Business Hall of Fame/Legacy

Our annual report celebrating significant business leaders in the community and the businesses that have reached incredible milestones.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: April 21, 2023
Submit your nomination here

Central Coast Best Places to Work

Our report on the best places to work along the Central Coast as determined by surveys and employee feedback.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: May 19, 2023
Complete survey here

Who’s Who in Banking & Finance

Our report on the top leaders in banks, credit unions and other financial institutions throughout the Tri-County region.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: June 9, 2023
Submit your nomination here

Latino Business Awards

Our report on the top Latin business owners in the Tri-County region.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: June 23, 2023
Submit your nomination here

Who’s Who in Agriculture & Viticulture

Our annual report profiles leaders in farming, ranching, food processing, cannabis and winemaking.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: July 14, 2023
Submit your nomination here

Spirit of Small Business

The Business Times has partnered with the U.S. Small Business Administration to celebrate small business with profiles of innovative companies, how-to articles and a resource guide.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: July 28, 2023
Submit your nomination here

Champions in Health Care

During an era of unprecedented challenges in health care, we profile the region’s top practitioners, researchers, administrators and front-line workers.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: August 11, 2023
Submit your nomination here
40 Under 40

40 Under Forty

Our popular special report profiles 40 up-and-coming businessmen and women under 40 years of age.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: August 25, 2023
Submit your nomination here
2017-2018 Giving Guide

Giving Guide

Our annual advertorial publication provides in-depth information on the region’s dynamic non-profit sector.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: September 8, 2023
Fastest Growing Companies

Fastest-Growing Companies

This special report lists the region’s fastest-growing companies with editor’s choice profiles of compelling stories

  • PUBLICATION DATE: September 22, 2023
Submit your nomination here
Fastest Growing Companies

Who’s Who in Professional Services

We recognize the leading attorneys and certified public accountants in private practice in the region.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: October 27, 2023
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Who’s Who in Health Care, Insurance & Biomedicine

Who's Who in Health Care, Insurance Services & Life Sciences

Our Who’s Who report profiles dozens of decision-makers in the health care, life sciences and insurance.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: November 3, 2023
Submit your nomination here
2018 Tax and Financial Guide

Fall Economic Forecast and 2023 Tax & Financial Planning Guide

We present articles and expert panels on the investment and economic outlook for the New Year and top tax trends.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: November 17, 2023
Who's Who in Nonprofits & Foundations

Who’s Who in Nonprofits & Foundations

This special report profiles leaders in fundraising, foundations, community service and arts organizations.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: December 15, 2023
Submit your nomination here

2024 Book of Lists

Our final special report of the year compiles the Top 25 lists we’ve published during the year and adds new lists to create the most comprehensive directory of businesses in the tri-county region.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: December 29, 2023