Chicago Chapter

  • Professional Builder, tED magazine, American Banker, and Architect Win Top 2019 ASBPE Azbee Award Honors; Kevin Davis of ABA Journal Receives Its Stephen Barr Award ASBPE honored Professional Builder and tED magazine as the B2B Magazines of the Year. American Banker was named Website of the Year, and Architect was recognized with the Cross-Platform Package of the Year award. The ASBPE’s Azbee Awards, in Overall Excellence, Online, Design, Print, and All Content divisions, were presented as part of its 41st annual ...
  • How to win an Azbee Award (and what’s new for 2019) ASBPE’s annual Azbee Awards contest opens for entries on November 1st, and we’re all excited to see the amazing work business publications did and are doing in 2018. It has been a dynamic year for many of us and the contest will highlight the best articles, issues, and content you and your colleagues created. We ...
  • 2018 National Conference—Call for speakers! ASBPE 2018 National Conference, Call for Speakers! The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) is excited to announce that our 2018 national B2B Media Success Conference and Awards Banquet will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., for the first time ever, on May 10-11. As always, the gathering will feature cutting-edge ...
  • Announcing the 2017 Azbee Awards of Excellence regional winners Congratulations to the finalists and winners of 2017 Azbee Awards of Excellence! This year more than 1,200 entries were received and more than 90 experienced B2B editors and designers assisted with judging the 76 categories of entries. Regional winners were announced at banquets across the United States in April and early May. National winners will be announced at the ...
  • Why Attend ASBPE’s 2017 B2B Media Success Conference? This Will Convince You (and Your Boss) Hi there. It’s ASBPE here. You’re reading this because either you’re considering attending our B2B Media Success Conference or someone whose travel and professional development budget you approve wants to attend. Nice to meet you. We know budgets around travel and professional development are tight. In fact, for many B2B media organizations, business model changes have ...
  • ASBPE announces 2017 Azbee Awards of Excellence finalists ASBPE congratulates all the finalists of the Azbee Awards of Excellence competition! This year more than 1,200 entries were received and more than 90 experienced B2B editors and designers assisted with judging the 76 categories of entries. The Azbees honor the best in business-to-business media, recognizing outstanding work by B2B, trade, association and professional publications. One ...
  • ASBPE announces 2016 Azbee Awards of Excellence finalists ASBPE congratulates all the finalists of the Azbee Awards of Excellence competition! This year more than 1,150 entries were received and more than 90 experienced B2B editors and designers assisted with judging the more than 75 categories of entries. The Azbees honor the best in business-to-business media, recognizing outstanding work by B2B, trade, association and professional ...
  • Upper Midwest Regional Azbee Banquet Upper Midwest Regional Azbee Banquet Join ASBPE at the Upper Midwest Regional Azbee Banquet as we recognize the best in B2B editorial and design in the region on Wednesday, June 29th. When: Wednesday June 29, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM CDT Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy 516 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60654 Cost: $75 members $85 non-members Fee includes hors d’Oeuvres, three-course dinner and ...
  • Abe Peck on Navigating the New Editorial Environment In an era where long-time B2B publishers have rebranded as data and information companies, how has the role of the B2B editor changed?
  • ASBPE 2016 National Conference & Azbee Awards Banquet Join ASBPE at Poynter and change the way you think about your audience, your revenue and your B2B publication. We’re bringing together the best of Poynter and ASPBE in this year’s ASBPE national conference and Azbee Awards Banquet, July 21-22. Expert teachers and industry leaders will take you beyond the basics to the strategies and techniques that ...
  • Chicago Chapter Event: Spring Bootcamp Join the Chicago chapter April 22nd for a morning of networking and three one-hour educational sessions on the most pressing issues in B2B today. 8:30 am – Registration & Breakfast 9:00-9:50 am – How Editors Can Navigate the New B2B Paradigm Abe Peck, Senior Director, Media Management Center, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University In an era where long-time ...
  • An exciting year ahead for ASBPE: Letter from the president To my ASBPE friends and colleagues across the country, Wow! Is it really only the middle of January? We’ve had so much going on with ASBPE so far this year that it seems like more of 2016 has already passed. But it’s all good — promise. So please bear with me for just a few minutes ...
  • American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) to Relocate to Poynter Institute as Part of New Partnership Poynter to provide management of annual ASBPE awards, membership, events and more PETERSBURG, Fla. (Dec. 17, 2015) – The American Society of Business Publication Editors announced today it will relocate its base of operations to The Poynter Institute, which also will provide comprehensive management services to the 51-year-old association. As part of the agreement, Poynter will provide ...
  • Chicago Chapter Holiday Party Join ASBPE Chicago for our annual Holiday Party and winter networking event on December 9th. Enjoy mingling with fellow B2B editors, designers and writers while viewing some of the year’s best B2B journalism. Selected articles, e-newsletters and art from 2015 Azbee award winners will be displayed. Complimentary appetizers will be served, and a cash bar will ...
  • 2015 ASBPE Awards of Excellence Azbee Awards – Upper Midwest Region The Chicago chapter of ASBPE hosted the 2015 Upper Midwest Region Azbee Awards luncheon on Friday, July 17 in Rosemont, IL.
  • Native Advertising Webinar Recap EditorialCalendar.net has written up a recap of a recent ASBPE webinar on native advertising. Members can view the archived webcast here. Can business publications run native advertisinq without forfeiting their integrity? Three editors addressed that question in a recent webinar titled “The Rise of Native Content: How to Make it Work for Your B2B Publication Without ...
  • ASBPE Chicago Spring Workshop – Interactive Roundtable: The Changing & Future Role of B2B Editors You’re invited to participate in an interactive roundtable networking event to discuss the changing and future role of B2B journalism on Thursday, April 23. Join current and future B2B editors, reporters, designers and freelancers in a facilitated discussion exploring: In a world of data journalists, videocasting, webinars, infographics and more, is the role of the traditional ...
  • ASBPE Chicago Chapter Winter Networking Join ASBPE Chicago for our annual winter networking event. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar while mingling with your fellow B2B editors, designers, writers and others.  Mark your calendar for: Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:30-7:30 PM Pearl Tavern 180 Wacker Dr., Chicago Join us! Pre-registration appreciated by not required Members and non-members welcome Please feel free to invite and forward this to colleagues
  • Archived three-part webinar series: Multimedia storytelling for journalists Learn to create compelling multimedia content over lunch, using nothing more than your smartphone or tablet. Think it’s impossible or too difficult? Think again. In ASBPE’s three-part webcast series on multimedia storytelling, you’ll learn how from Sarah Redohl, managing editor of Columbia Business Times, an Azbee Award-winning publication that won the 2014 Gold Award for visual ...
  • Archived webcast: Connect with more B2B readers using easy, everyday web tips On Nov. 19, 2014 ASBPE hosted an hour-long webcast — the first in its new monthly webcast series! In this webcast, which is now archived and available for free to ASBPE members, you’ll learn how to use SEO for editorial topic selection, see how to use free keyword research tools like Google AdWords, investigate where to ...

 

About ASBPE

Business editors and writers now have a local organization geared specifically to their needs. The Chicago chapter of the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) meets every month.

  • Regular membership in ASBPE is open to editors and writers who work for business, professional, trade, and association/society publications, including freelance writers.
  • Affiliate membership is open to any individual or supplier who offers products or services to regular members and/or their publishing organizations.

For more information on membership, click here.


Chicago Chapter Officers

President
Mary Green
Vice President and General Manager
Dealernews
editrix949@gmail.com

Treasurer
Jim Montague
Putman Media
1501 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 400N
Schaumburg IL 60173
(630) 467 – 1301, x 465
Executive editor, Control
Immediate past president
Lindsey Dunn Burgstahler

Board Members

Tina Grady Barbaccia,
Writer/Editor and Social Media Consultant
tinabarbaccia@gmail.com

Stephen Rynkiewicz

Shannon Wetzel

Elizabeth (Betsy) Edgerton
513 S. Humphrey Ave., Oak Park IL 60304
bedgerton@colum.edu
Associate chair and associate professor
Journalism, Communication and Media Innovation Department
Columbia College

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