Dealmakers of the Year
Our first special report of 2020 looks at the movers and shakers behind the region’s top deals from 2019. We look at top transactions in M&A, initial public offerings, going-private transactions and major grants to philanthropic institutions. We profile top CRE deals and include lists of the top leases and sales in office, industrial and retail.
- PUBLICATION DATE: January 24, 2020
This entirely new special report represents our new staff’s picks for the thought leaders and top influencers in the region. We will be looking at corporate executives, influential individuals, nonprofit executives, education and government leaders. There will be a brief window for nominations but final selections will be staff driven.
- PUBLICATION DATE: February 14, 2020
- NOMINATIONS CLOSE: January 17, 2020
Central Coast Innovation Awards
This is the fifth year that Pacific Coast Business Times honors the region’s leaders in innovation, disruptive technology and social ventures. 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. Startup Village and our reception will be held on Thursday, March 28th at the Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore Coral Casino.
- PUBLICATION DATE: February 28, 2020
- NOMINATIONS CLOSE: January 24, 2020
- EVENT: March 12, 2020 at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara
Who’s Who in Commercial Real Estate & Construction
This must-read special report profiles leaders in commercial real estate, construction, architecture and related fields. We focus mainly on firms based in the Tri-Counties but also include firms with significant operations or activities in the region.
- PUBLICATION DATE: March 13, 2020
- NOMINATIONS CLOSE: February 7, 2020
Top Women in Business
The Business Times honors the region’s top women leaders in a number of for-profit sectors as well as professional services and nonprofits. Our Editor’s Choice winners get special recognition in a number of fields and our keynote speaker will be announced soon. An awards reception will be held in April at the Deckers Rotunda.
- PUBLICATION DATE: March 27, 2020
- NOMINATIONS CLOSE: February 21, 2020
- EVENT: April 16, 2020 at Deckers Brand Pavillion
Professional Careers & Higher Education
This special report explores certificate programs for business professionals and reports on emerging trends in higher education. We also look at workforce training in high-demand areas such as needs such as information technology and health care.
- PUBLICATION DATE: April 3, 2020
20th Anniversary, Pacific Coast Business Times & Hall of Fame
Pacific Coast Business Times celebrates its 20t with a special Legacy publication that tells the story of the region’s economy in the first two decades of the 21st Century. We will be developing a separate special report to recognize our Hall of Fame honorees for 2020. There will be a special 20th anniversary celebration to recognize our Hall of Fame members and to thank our Business Times community for 20 years of supporting independent financial journalism on the Central Coast.
- PUBLICATION DATE: April 17, 2020
- EVENT: May 7, 2020 at the Four Seasons Biltmore – Coral Casino
Spring Economic Forecast
Our popular forecast section features expert panels with economists, investment advisers and a special panel of emerging leaders in our communities. The report will also include an economic indicators update will look at employment trends in region, the latest data on housing, and a look at the performance of the region’s public companies.
- PUBLICATION DATE: May 8, 2020
Central Coast Best Places To Work
Our popular Central Coast Best Places to Work program returns as a stand-alone event with results from our Survey Monkey results determining the top-scoring employers.
- PUBLICATION DATE: May 22, 2020
- NOMINATIONS OPEN: January 24, 2020
- NOMINATIONS CLOSE: April 17, 2020
- EVENT: June 18, 2020 at the Four Seasons Biltmore
Who’s Who in Banking & Finance
This can’t miss Who’s Who special report highlights dozens senior executives in one of the region’s most important industries. We include banks, credit unions, investment managers and fintech firms. We focus on in-market executives but also recognize executives from outside the market who have significant activities on the Central Coast.
- PUBLICATION DATE: June 5, 2020
- NOMINATIONS CLOSE: May 1, 2020
Latino Business Awards
One of our most popular special reports recognizes Hispanic leaders in business, education and professional services. For the fourth consecutive year we are presenting a $1,000 Pacific Coast Business Times scholarship award to a Ventura County student who is planning a career in business. There is an evening reception to honor the winners on July 18 at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach.
- PUBLICATION DATE: June 19, 2020
- NOMINATIONS CLOSE: May 15, 2020
- EVENT: July 16, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach
Who’s Who in Agriculture & Viticulture
This annual Who’s Who special report includes profiles leaders in farming, ranching, food processing, agricultural transportation and wine-making. We are adding selective leaders in farm to table and tourism-related industries.
- PUBLICATION DATE: July 10, 2020
- NOMINATIONS CLOSE: June 5, 2020
Spirit of Small Business
For more than 15 years, the Business Times has partnered with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Los Angeles District Office to bring you a special report that celebrates small business with profiles of innovative companies, how-to articles and a valuable resource guide. An awards luncheon will be held in August to celebrate the honorees.
- PUBLICATION DATE: July 24, 2020
- NOMINATIONS CLOSE: June 12, 2020
- EVENT: August 20, 2020 at Four Seasons Biltmore – Coral Casino
Who’s Who CFOs and Financial Executives
This new special report profiles top public and private company CFOs as well as corporate controllers and treasurers at private companies. We will look at the top financial executives in the nonprofit sector and higher education as well.
- PUBLICATION DATE: August 14, 2020
- NOMINATIONS CLOSE: July 10, 2020
40 Under Forty
One of our most popular special reports recognizes and profiles 40 up-and-coming businessmen and women under 40 years of age. Nominees must be 39 or younger by the time the report publishes in late August, must be a resident of the Tri-County region or a person whose business is based in the Tri-Counties. Winners can only be honored once and are recognized at a special dinner at the Topa Tower Club.
- PUBLICATION DATE: August 28, 2020
- NOMINATIONS CLOSE: July 17, 2020
- EVENT: September 21, 2020 (invite only) at Topa Tower Club, Oxnard
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 11, 2020
This special section is a snapshot of the year’s fastest-growing superstars, featuring both public and private tri-county companies. The top companies are ranked based on 3-year revenue growth. There is a special award for an outstanding CFO chosen from among the top companies. An evening reception in the form of an Ocktoberfest, beer and wine tasting honors the winners.
- PUBLICATION DATE: September 25, 2020
- NOMINATIONS CLOSE: August 21, 2020
- EVENT: October 22, 2020 at MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration & Innovation
Fall Economic Forecast
This report contains roundtable discussions with regional economists, investment advisers and wealth managers. And a special panel of top leaders in philanthropy. An economic indicators update will look at employment trends in region, the latest data on housing and jobs.
- PUBLICATION DATE: October 9, 2020
Who’s Who in Professional Services
We recognize the leading attorneys and certified public accountants in the Tri-Counties. We do not include in-house counsel or CFOs but we do reach out to bar associations, CPA societies and prominent practitioners.
- PUBLICATION DATE: October 23, 2020
- NOMINATIONS CLOSE: September 18, 2020
Who’s Who in Health Care, Insurance Services & Biomedicine
Our Who’s Who report profiles dozens of decision-makers in the health care, insurance and biomedicine. Included are hospital executives, medical directors, leading insurance brokers and top executives in biotech and biomedical companies.
- PUBLICATION DATE: November 6, 2020
- NOMINATIONS CLOSE: October 2, 2020
2019 Tax & Financial Planning Guide
We present stories and contributed articles on a number of topics related to the investment outlook for the New Year and top tax trends. We also look at trends in philanthropy and charitable giving as well as year-end tax tips.
- PUBLICATION DATE: November 20, 2020
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 20, 2019
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.
- PUBLICATION DATE: December 27, 2019