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To inquire about one of this year’s special reports, contact Special Reports Editor Chris Officer at [email protected]
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Fastest Growing Companies

Fastest-Growing Companies

This special section is a snapshot of the year’s fastest-growing superstars, featuring both public and private tri-county companies. The fastest-growing companies are ranked based on its 3-year revenue growth — 2016-2018. Private companies must disclose revenue data to be considered for the list. Also featured is a special award for an outstanding CFO chosen from among the top companies. An evening reception will honor the winners on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the MOXI Museum in Santa Barbara.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: September 20, 2019
Who's Who in Professional Services

Who’s Who in Professional Services

This comprehensive report will recognize the leading attorneys and certified public accountants who keep business moving in the Tri-Counties.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: October 18, 2019
Who’s Who in Health Care, Insurance & Biomedicine

Who’s Who in Health Care, Insurance Services & Biomedicine

This annual special report profiles decision-makers in the health care, insurance and biomedicine industires.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: November 1 2019
  • NOMINATIONS CLOSE: October 4, 2019
2018 Tax and Financial Guide

2019 Tax & Financial Planning Guide

The Business Times collects contributions from some of the region’s top CPAs, financial advisers and tax attorneys and ask them their take on the end of the year and what lies ahead for 2020.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: November 15, 2019
Who's Who in Nonprofits & Foundations

Who’s Who in Nonprofits & Foundations

This section profiles senior managers at the top tri-county nonprofit organizations and foundations, alongside other nonprofit leaders of note.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: December 13, 2019
Book of Lists, Pacific Coast Business Times

2020 Book of Lists

Published at the end of each year, the Book of Lists is a collection of more than 50 lists researched and compiled throughout the year and a valuable tool for business development. For more information, click here.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: December 27, 2019
Dealmakers of the Year

Dealmakers of the Year

A review of the region’s top deals from 2018, with profiles on the businesses and the top players who got the deals done.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: January 25, 2019
Who's Who in Business Leadership 2

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 tech-industry CEOs.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: February 8, 2019
Central Coast Innovation Awards

Central Coast Innovation Awards

This is the fourth year that Pacific Coast Business Times honors the region’s leaders in innovation. Our publication is followed by a two-part event that includes an afternoon at our Startup Village showcase of emerging companies, followed by an evening awards reception. The reception will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Four Seasons Bilmore — Coral Casino.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: February 22, 2019
Who’s Who in Commercial Real Estate & Construction

Who’s Who in Commercial Real Estate & Construction

This must-read special report profiles leaders in commercial real estate, construction, general contracting, property management, architecture and other related fields.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: March 8, 2019
Special Sections

Top 50 Women in Business

The Business Times honors 50 of the region’s top women leaders in a number of different industries, including finance, commercial real estate, business services, nonprofits, health care and technology, among others. A select number of Editor’s Choice winners will receive special recognition. A SOLD OUT awards reception will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Deckers Rotunda.

PUBLICATION DATE: March 22, 2019


Professional Careers Higher Education 2018

Professional Careers & Higher Education

This special report explores professional training opportunities for business professionals and reports on emerging trends in higher education. We also look at workforce training needs such as engineering, computer programming and the health care field.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: April 5, 2019
101 One Hundred and Business Hall of Fame

Central Coast Best Places to Work & Business Hall of Fame

In this special report, we recognize the best places to work in the Tri-Counties by putting together a simple survey to collect nominations. We then crunch the data to determine the best of the best. This survey may be completed by every employee based in the Tri-Counties. An evening reception will be held to celebrate the honorees on Thursday, May 23 at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: April 19, 2019
Spring Economic Forecast

Spring Economic Forecast

The report will include roundtable discussion panels with the leading regional economists, investment advisers and wealth managers. An economic indicators update will look at employment trends and the latest data on housing for Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties, as well as a by-the-numbers look at the region’s publicly traded companies.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: May 10, 2019
Champions in Health Care

Champions in Health Care

We profile key leaders in health care and related industries, including hospital executives, philanthropists, physicians, nurses, researchers and volunteers. By the time nominations open, a theme will be chosen and winners will be selected based on his or her accomplishments in that particular topic. A luncheon and panel discussion with this year’s winners will be held on Thursday, June 20 at the Topa Tower Club.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: May 24, 2019
Who's Who in Banking and Finance

Who’s Who in Banking & Finance

This can’t miss and highly competitive Who’s Who special report highlights senior executives in one of the region’s most dynamic industries. We include individuals in banking, as well as in a wide range of other financial services fields.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: June 7, 2019
Latino Business Awards

Latino Business Awards

We recognize one of the leading consumer and business sectors in the Tri-Counties, and for the third year in a row, we are presenting a $1,000 Pacific Coast Business Times scholarship award to a promising student who is planning a career in business. There is an evening reception to honor the winners on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: June 21, 2019
Who's Who in Agriculture & Viticulture

Who’s Who in Agriculture & Viticulture

This annual Who’s Who special report includes profiling leaders in farming, ranching, food processing, agricultural transportation and viticulture.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: July 12, 2019
2017 Spirit of Small Business

Spirit of Small Business

The Business Times teams up with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Los Angeles District Office to bring you a special report that celebrates small businesses throughout the region. Along with winners’ profiles of successful and innovative small businesses, the report also includes how-to articles and a valuable small business resource guide. An awards luncheon to celebrate the honorees will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the Four Seasons Biltmore — Coral Casino. See our 2019 winners and event details, here.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: July 26, 2019
Who's Who in Energy & Environment

Who’s Who in Energy & Environment

Who’s Who in Energy & Environment profiles executives, government affairs representatives, and major players in energy production, energy management and utilities. We also continue to expand our listing of executives and innovators in renewable energy, recycling and sustainable practices.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: August 9, 2019
40 Under 40

40 Under Forty

This popular section recognizes and profiles 40 up-and-coming businessmen and women under 40 years of age. Nominees must be 39 or younger by the time nominations close, and must be a resident of or a person whose business is based in the Tri-Counties. Previous winners of this award can not be recognized a second time. This special report is accompanied by an evening dinner reception on Monday, September 23 at the Topa Tower Club.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: August 23, 2019
2017-2018 Giving Guide

Giving Guide

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

  • PUBLICATION DATE: September 13, 2018
Fall Economic Forecast

Fall Economic Forecast

Similar in structure to the Spring Economic Forecast, this year-end report will include roundtable discussion panels with the leading regional economists, investment advisers and wealth managers. An economic indicators update will look at employment trends and the latest data on housing for Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties, as well as a by-the-numbers look at the region’s publicly traded companies.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: October 4, 2019