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Wednesday, May 25, 2016                                                              

Orange County Business Journal Named California Small Business of the Year

Senator Moorlach Joins OCBJ Editor in Celebrating OCBJ’s Recognition as Small Business of the Year from California’s 37th Senate District

Jerry Sullivan, Editor of Orange County Business Journal, left, and Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa)


(Sacramento) – Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) today joined the California Small Business Association (CSBA) in honoring the Orange County Business Journal(OCBJ) as the 2016 Small Business of the Year from the 37th Senate District. OCBJ Editor Jerry Sullivan joined Senator Moorlach at the CSBA awards luncheon in Sacramento and accepted OCBJ’s award on behalf of Chief Executive and Publisher Richard Reisman. The ceremony’s featured speakers included President Pro Tem Kevin de León, Senate Minority Leader Jean Fuller, Speaker Anthony Rendon, Assembly Minority Leader Chad Mayes, and Insurance Commissioner Jones.

“For OC leaders, companies, and businesspeople, the Orange County Business Journal is simply required reading,” said Moorlach. “I’m proud to recognize the Orange County Business Journal for their commitment to serve as a top-notch, community-based publication that advocates for OC businesses, while opining on policy and practices that enhance economic activity and good business.”

The Orange County Business Journal is an Irvine, California-based weekly print and online newspaper delivering a comprehensive package of news, features, and special reports on OC’s most vibrant companies and vital individuals in real estate, healthcare, technology, start-ups, finance, marketing, hospitality, and other trades. It publishes 50 lists a year on companies and the most influential and wealthiest people in Orange County, culminating in its flagship book, the annual Book of Lists. Chief Executive and Publisher Richard Reisman and Editor Jerry Sullivan lead a staff of 40—part of a 33-year history of excellence in covering the community of business.

Each year, CSBA asks legislators to nominate a Small Business of the Year from their district that has demonstrated exemplary business ethics and community service. Orange County Business Journal was presented with a framed certificate from the State Senate recognizing the organization’s outstanding contributions to California’s 37th Senate District.


2016 Orange County Business Journal Staff

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About Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa):
State Senator John Moorlach represents the 37th District of California, is a trained Certified Financial Planner and is the only CPA in the California State Senate. He gained national attention 20 years ago when he was appointed Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector and helped the County recover from its bankruptcy filing – at the time the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. History.  Follow him onTwitter and Facebook.

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