Gills Onions and Freska Produce International LLC were among the businesses honored by Pacific Coast Business Times in its Family Business and Closely Held Companies awards.
The publication serves three coastal California counties. An awards luncheon is set for March 14 at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach.
Both Gills Onions — owned by brothers Steve Gill and David Gill — and Freska Produce International are based in Oxnard.
Gills Onions was named a Family Business Titan, and mango distributor Freska Produce was honored in the Ventura County small business category. The awards appear in the publication’s Feb. 22 print edition.
Freska Produce was founded in 2004 by Jesus Loza and Gary Clevenger and sources mangoes from Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Mexico, according to the company.