The Ojai Valley Directory was purchased by its current publisher, Ren L. Adam, in 1992, as part of the Ojai Valley News group of publications, and became wholly independent in 2000, when Adam sold the News, and the Visitors Guide.
Since 2000, the Directory has consistently been voted a winner of awards — from members of its trade association, the Association of Directory Publishers, who, in 2006, voted the Ojai Valley Directory the National Gold Book Publisher of the Year, which is essentially the best of the best among independent directories across the country; and the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce whose membership voted the Directory Best Small Business in 2008. We have also received 24 Gold Books in all areas of excellence.
Each year the Directory is a reflection of the vision and hard work of just three people – Victoria Adam, co-publisher, graphic artist, sales associate and all-around force of nature; Teresa Smith, our business and sales manager, as well as chief sales person, queen of pagination and herder of the cats; and Ren Adam, co-publisher in charge of distribution, and also involved with sales.
In addition to the day-to-day tasks involved with publishing the Directory, Teresa is president-elect of the Ojai Valley Community Hospital Guild; Victoria is an ambassador for the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce; and Ren is on the board of the Association of Directory Publishers, which represents hundreds of independent directories internationally. We are also members of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce, California Association of Newspaper Publishers, Ojai Valley Board of Realtors, Rotary International and the Ojai Community Hospital Foundation Guild.