Our special report incorporates the Central Coast Best Places to Work awards, recognizing best practices among employers across Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. And we honor the largest public and private companies in the region. Here is a closer look:
Best Places to Work is based on responses to the survey we created earlier this year, we’ve ranked the 35 highest scoring organizations in the region. We’ve grouped them into 25 large organizations and 10 rising stars with fewer than 25 employees. Barkley Risk Management & Insurance ranking in the top 4.
Public companies: We’ve ranked the top 25 public companies in the Tri- Counties based on market capitalization. Private companies: We’ve ranked the top 40 private companies based on the most recently available annual revenue figures.
Special Reports Editor Chris Officer produced the section with freelancer Tony Biasotti guiding our Central Coast Best Places to Work process. 101 One Hundred would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. This year Bank of America sponsors our Central Coast Best Places to Work. Our gold sponsors are Blaze PR, Stradling and Wells Fargo. Our silver sponsors are Community West Bank, Deardorff Family Farms, Montecito Bank & Trust, Santa Barbara Zoo, TOLD Corporation, Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services and Union Bank.