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Special Reports & Nominations

To inquire about one of this year’s special reports, contact Special Reports Editor Chris Officer at [email protected]
For advertising and sponsorship opportunities, contact Publisher Linda le Brock at [email protected]

101 One Hundred and Business Hall of Fame

Central Coast Best Places to Work

Our popular Central Coast Best Places to Work program returns with results from our annual ranking of the top employers in the region.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: May 28, 2021
  • VIRTUAL EVENT: June 24, 2021 at 1p.m.
Who's Who in Banking and Finance

Who’s Who in Banking & Finance

This signature special report highlights senior executives in one of the region’s most important industries.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: June 11, 2021
Latino Business Awards

Latino Business Awards

One of our most popular special reports recognizes Hispanic leaders in business, education and professional services. We also profile our Business Times scholarship winner.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: June 25, 2021
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Who's Who in Agriculture & Viticulture

Who’s Who in Agriculture & Viticulture

This annual special report includes profiles leaders in farming, ranching, food processing, cannabis and wine making.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: July 9, 2021
Submit your nomination here
2017 Spirit of Small Business

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 resource guide.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: July 23, 2021
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Champions in Health Care

Champions in Health Care

In a time of unprecedented challenges in health care we profile the region’s top practitioners, researchers, administrators and front-line workers.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: August 13, 2021
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40 Under 40

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.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: August 27, 2021
Submit your nomination here
2017-2018 Giving Guide

Giving Guide

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

  • PUBLICATION DATE: September 17, 2021
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.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: September 24, 2021
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Top CFO’s

We look at the men and women who are keepers of the balance sheet at public and private companies as well as nonprofits in the region.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: October 8, 2021
Who's Who in Professional Services

Who’s Who in Professional Services

We recognize the leading attorneys and certified public accountants in the Tri-Counties.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: October 22, 2021
Submit your nomination here
Who’s Who in Health Care, Insurance & Biomedicine

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.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: November 5, 2021
Submit your nomination here
2018 Tax and Financial Guide

Fall Economic Forecast and 2022 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.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: November 19, 2021
Who's Who in Nonprofits & Foundations

Who’s Who in Nonprofits & Foundations

This annual Who’s Who identifies and profiles leaders in fundraising and foundations as well as leaders of organizations involved in community service, arts, culture and recreation.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: December 10, 2021
Submit your nomination here
Book of Lists, Pacific Coast Business Times

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 business in the tri-county region.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: December 31, 2021
Dealmakers of the Year

Dealmakers of the Year

Our first special report of 2021 looks at the movers and shakers behind the region’s top deals from 2020.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: January 24, 2021
Most Influential

Most Influential People in the Region

This special report represents our news staff picks for the thought leaders and top influencers in the region.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: February 12, 2021
Central Coast Innovation Awards

Central Coast Innovation Awards

Honors the region’s leaders in innovation, disruptive technology and social ventures.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: February 26, 2021
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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, architecture and related fields.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: March 12, 2021
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Special Sections

Top Women in Business

Honors 50 of the region’s top women leaders in industry, technology, professional services and nonprofits.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: March 26, 2021
Professional Careers Higher Education 2018

Professional Careers & Higher Education

This special report explores certificate programs for business professionals and reports on emerging trends in higher education.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: April 9, 2021
Business Hall of Fame

Business Hall of Fame

Our signature special report recognizes our 2021 Hall of Fame honorees.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: April 23, 2021
Spring Economic Forecast

Spring Economic Forecast

Our popular forecast features expert panels with economists, investment advisers and a special panel of leaders in our communities.

  • PUBLICATION DATE: May 14, 2021