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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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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. The theme of this year’s report is innovation in health care. A luncheon and panel discussion with this year’s winners will be held on Thursday, June 21 at the Topa Tower Club.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: May 18, 2018
  • EVENT DATE: June 21, 2018
Latino Business Awards

Latino Business Awards

We recognize one of the leading consumer and business sectors in the Tri-Counties and for the second year 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 July 19 at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach.

    • PUBLICATION DATE: June 22, 2018
    • EVENT DATE: July 19, 2018
Who's Who in Agriculture & Viticulture

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.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: July 13, 2018
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 business with profiles of innovative companies, how-to articles and a valuable resource guide. An awards luncheon will be held to celebrate the honorees at an August luncheon.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: July 27, 2018
  • NOMINATIONS CLOSE: June 22, 2018
  • EVENT DATE: August 23, 2018
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 10, 2018
  • NOMINATIONS OPEN: June 15, 2018
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 (June 29), must be a resident of or a person whose business is based in the Tri-Counties, and past winners can only be honored once. This special section is accompanied by an evening reception on Sept. 10 at the Topa Tower Club.


  • PUBLICATION DATE: August 24, 2018
  • EVENT DATE: September 10, 2018
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 7, 2018
Regions Richest

Region’s Richest

  • PUBLICATION DATE: September 14, 2018
Fastest Growing Companies

Fastest Growing Companies

This special section is a snapshot of the year’s top 50 fastest-growing superstars, featuring both public and private tri-county companies. The top 50 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 will honor the winners.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: September 21, 2018
  • NOMINATIONS DATE: June 29, 2018
Fall Economic Forecast

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 in the Tri-Counties, and a look at the performances of the region’s publicly traded companies.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: October 5, 2018
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 19, 2018
  • NOMINATIONS OPEN: August 17, 2018
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.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: November 2, 2018
  • NOMINATIONS OPEN: September 7, 2018
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 2019.


  • PUBLICATION DATE: November 16, 2018
Who's Who in Nonprofits & Foundations

101 One Hundred and Business Hall of Fame + Central Coast Best Places to Work

We rank the top public and private companies in the region and profile several of the most dynamic firms. We also recognize the region’s best places to work and we’ve put together a simple survey to collect nominations. An evening reception will be held to celebrate the honorees on May 17 at Hotel Californian.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: April 20, 2018
  • EVENT DATE: May 17, 2018
Special Sections

Top 50 Women in Business

The Business Times honors 50 of the region’s top women leaders with Editor’s Choice winners getting special recognition in a number of fields. An awards reception was held on April 19 at the Deckers Rotunda.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: March 23, 2018
Spring Economic Forecast

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. Click here for more information.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: May 4, 2018
Who's Who in Banking and Finance

Who’s Who in Banking & Finance

This can’t miss Who’s Who special report highlights senior executives in one of the region’s most dynamic industries. We include banking and a range of financial services companies.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: June 8, 2018