The San Diego Business Journal is bringing back one of its most popular programs to the roster of high profile awards recognitions. The Family-Owned Business Awards 2014 will honor those San Diego County organizations and the individuals in them that have become part of the history and culture of our region. From venerable hotels to cutting-edge agencies, these companies have grown and prospered under the guidance of families dedicated to their industries and their communities.

Nominations are being accepted through Feb. 24. An awards ceremony honoring these organizations will be held at Paradise Point Resort & Spa on Thursday, April 3. Guest speakers include Bill Wilson, founder and CEO of Wilson Creek Winery and Vineyard, and Carmen Bianchi, founder and principal of Carmen Bianchi & Associates. This program is supported by title sponsors BDO and Opus Bank, and in association with the San Diego Better Business Bureau.

For more information, to nominate or order tickets: or contact the events department at 858-277-6359.