Business - May 4, 2018

Orlando Business Journal 2018 CEOs of the Year Awards

When times are good, they are very, very good for Central Florida’s top CEOs — but with that comes the challenges of growing competition, a constant top-talent battle, and rising business costs.

But those who are capable of achieving that successfully, also inspired their workers to reach their highest potential, helping propel their companies to increase productivity, innovation, and profitability — which also provides a massive shot in the arm to the local economy.

Many of those individuals are among Orlando Business Journal’s 2018 CEOs of the Year honorees. As a result, high-level local executives were chosen for this year’s awards for significant achievements in their careers in the past year, a strong record of innovation, outstanding performance in their work and community involvement.

Honorees will be recognized in five categories, based on the size of the firm where they work:

  • Small business: 3-50 employees
  • Medium business: 51-150 employees
  • Large business: 151-300 employees
  • Giant business: 301-1,000 employees
  • Mega business: 1,001-plus employees

Furthermore, to be nominated, the individual must be a CEO or the equivalent based in Central Florida (Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Volusia or Brevard counties). Finally, honorees will be recognized at a May 11st event, and results will be published in the May 11st, 2018, issue of Orlando Business Journal.

Join the CEO of the Year Awards celebration as Central Florida’s 2018 top CEOs are honored. Also, network with hundreds of local and regional business professionals before, during and after the luncheon!

Event Information

When: Friday, May 11th 2018 – 11:00am – 1:30pm

Where: Hilton Orlando (6001 Destination Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32819)

  • Networking begins at 11:00 am, followed by a lunch and formal awards presentation.
  • Individual Event Ticket: $65
  • Standard Reserved Block: $675
  • Attire: Business Professional
  • Parking: $6 Self-Parking or $15 Valet
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, May 4th at 12 pm

Please check-in upon arrival at the OBJ registration table for name tag and event access credentials.

Cancellation Policy: 72 hours cancellation before event required for refund.

More information: Kayla De La Rosa (

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