South Coast Business & Technology Awards

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View coverage of the 2015 event here:

The 2016 Awards:
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, Plaza del Sol
Attire: Business

2016 marks the 22nd annual South Coast Business & Technology Awards.  Initiated in 1995 by local business and industry executives, the awards honor individuals and companies who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to ensuring the economic vitality of the South Coast of Santa Barbara County.

Past honorees include some of the community’s most notable and effective business and technology leaders.

The 2016 Honorees are:

Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara, Excellence in Service

Sandra Hirsh, Isolite Systems, Entrepreneur of the Year a LinkedIn Company, Company of the Year

Gordon Morrell, Yardi, Executive of the Year

George Powell, Pioneer Award

Each year, more than 80 corporate sponsors participate in the event that draws nearly 700 people to the Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort for premier networking and the opportunity to celebrate the best in our local economy.

Since 2001, the proceeds from the South Coast Business & Technology Awards have benefited the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. The funds are granted to local students studying business and technology at Santa Barbara City College, UC Santa Barbara, and Westmont College. To date, $1.6M has been granted to 650 students.

Sponsorships are now available. For more information, contact Raissa Smorol, Director of Development


Fast Facts

Did you know....

  • In 2015, we provided 2,942 scholarships totaling $8.7 million.


  • In 2015, we provided financial aid advising services to more than 45,000 students and families in our County.


  • The Scholarship Foundation does not charge an administrative fee to scholarship fund donors. 100% of contributions to support scholarships goes directly to deserving students.