San Diego Business Journal




Throughout the year, the San Diego Business Journal hosts a series of high profile events that bring together decision makers and business owners from all industries. These programs are designed to recognize businesses and leaders who positively impact the San Diego County business community.

Drawing in attendance from 300 to 1,000 attendees, these programs provide local and regional firms with the opportunity to reach a target audience face-to-face. To find out more information on these upcoming events, please call Audrey Marlow at 858-277-6695 or email

Awards and networking programs also provide tremendous visibility for event sponsors. We offer unique opportunities for companies to promote their goods and services directly to event attendees—the movers and shakers in San Diego’s most vibrant industries. Sponsorship opportunities are available for each event at Presenting, Title and Gold levels.






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SDBJ Awards & Forum:
Diversity & Inclusion

    Join the San Diego Business Journal for an awards program and discussion featuring companies and individuals who have shown an exceptional commitment to promoting practices that advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in business leadership. The awards will recognize and commend organizations and individuals for their support of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
    An independent panel of judges will select winners with best practices in recruitment and mentoring, supplier diversity, CEO leadership and corporate social responsibility.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
Vicino Ballroom
3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

7:00 to 7:30 a.m. Registration/Networking
7:30 to 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Awards Program and Panel Discussion






Best Places To Work Awards

    It’s more than just a paycheck! The San Diego Business Journal’s Best Places to Work Awards program recognizes outstanding companies whose benefits, policies and practices are among the best in the region. These companies do all they can to improve the performance by challenging their employees in an environment that makes work fun and engaging.
    The awards program will honor top local employers that participated in a detailed survey conducted by the Best Companies Group. Results from the extensive survey ranks small, medium, large and mega companies on subjects such as leadership, corporate culture and communications and much more. The top 100 companies will be revealed at the award ceremony.
    Being named a best place to work can not only enhance recruiting efforts, but it can also increase employee retention, improve your brand awareness and reputation. If you think your company is the best place to work, make it official by submitting your nomination today!

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Paradise Point Resort & Spa, Sunset Pavilion
1404 Vacation Road, San Diego, CA 92109

11:00 a.m. Registration
11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Special Awards Recognition and Luncheon











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Manufacturing Awards 2017

    Manufacturing is critical to the San Diego region because it represents jobs and accounts for tens of billions of dollars in annual sales in the county.

    The manufacturing industry has a strong presence in our local economy and has continuously shown its dedication to our communities. This event will honor San Diego County’s best leaders and companies with a prestigious awards event and special supplement to showcase the winners and finalists.

Thursday, October 5, 2017
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
910 Broadway Circle, San Diego 92101

Networking 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Awards Program 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Networking 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Special Awards Reception with hosted
hors d'oeuvres and no-host bar








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Veteran and Military Entrepreneur Conference & Awards

    With its proud military history and presence, San Diego boasts one of the most robust markets for veteran or military spouse-owned businesses in the United States. Now the San Diego Business Journal, in partnership with The Rosie Network, will celebrate and support local veteran entrepreneurs and military spouses with this new awards program and educational conference. Winners and finalists will be honored in a special San Diego Business Journal supplement.

    To be nominated, the individual must be a veteran or military spouse of the U.S. military — Navy, Marines, Army, Coast Guard or Air Force, or a military spouse. Self-nominations are accepted.
An independent panel of judges will select winners from among these categories:
    • Veteran-owned businesses
    • Veteran business leaders in the private sector
    • Businesses that advocate for veterans
    • Other individuals, such as emerging business leaders,
       veteran and military-spouse entrepreneurs and franchisees

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

Conference 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Networking 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Dinner and Awards Program 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Networking 6:30-7:30 p.m.








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Business Women of the Year Awards

    Each year, the San Diego Business Journal recognizes dynamic women business leaders who have contributed significantly to San Diego’s corporate sponsors. Now in the 24th year, the San Diego Business Journal recognizes these women by hosting our biggest and most anticipated reception and awards program to honor the winners and guests. Celebrity emcees, a keynote speaker and the awards program are staples of this landmark event. Honor a successful business women you know by submitting nominations for the 2017 Business Women of the Year.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

Registration 11:00 a.m.
Special Awards Luncheon with no host bar 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.