SDBJ Annual Awards Programs & Calendar of Events




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.



Veteran and Military Entrepreneur
Conference & Awards

NOMINATIONS CLOSED

    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.





Business Women of the Year Awards

NOMINATIONS CLOSED

    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.