Chicago Chapter

  • Third Thursday happy hours continue on Aug 21! The chapters below will host happy hours at popular local restaurants and bars, allowing B2B editors, designers and freelancers the opportunity to meet, mingle and talk shop.
  • Upper Midwest Region Azbee Night: July 24 Save the evening of Tuesday, June 24th for the presentation of ASBPE’s 2014 Northeastern Region Awards of Excellence. We’ll see the winning entries, give out the awards, and hear the story behind the story about two award-winning articles. When Thursday July 24, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM CDT Add to Calendar Where Allegro Hotel Chicago 171 W Randolph St. Chicago, ...
  • Director of Digital Content and Audience Development – Putman Media Director of Digital Content and Audience Development – Putman Media Putman Media in Schaumburg, IL is looking for a digital media specialist with the know-how and drive necessary to 1) build the total audience for our website, newsletters and related products, and 2) increase the number of members who are most “engaged” with the site — ...
  • Editorial Intern (Part-Time) – Putman Media Putman Media, a privately held B2B media firm in Schaumburg, IL, has an opportunity for a part-time INTERN within our editorial team.
  • Digital Content Editor – Putman Media Putman Media is looking for a Digital Content Editor who will be the key web editor for and lead the charge to make this site the preferred destination for its community.
  • Digital Editor Intern – Putman Media Putman Media, a privately held B2B media firm, has an opportunity for a part-time intern within our editorial team.
  • Digital Content Manager – Putman Media Do you have experience building traffic, growing an online audience and possess a working knowledge of HTML? Do you want to work for a company that knows how to have fun while growing the business? If you are a creative thinker who can decipher key industry trends and translate them into actionable digital content, please ...
  • Save the date! Happy Editors’ Hour — a networking event for Chicago-area B2B journalists SAVE THE DATE: Happy Editors’ Hour! — a networking event for Chicago-area B2B journalists ASBPE’s Chicago Chapter invites you to join us for our winter networking event. Enjoy complimentary heavy appetizers and a cash bar while mingling with  fellow writers and editors. When: Thursday, Feb. 27, 5:30-8 p.m. Where: Dylan’s Tavern & Grill, 118 S. Clinton St., Chicago ...
  • Ann Wylie Writing Workshop: Chicago, Dec. 11, 2013 Ann Wylie Writing Workshop Do your team members need to write better copy, faster? Reach more readers? Come up with more creative ideas? Perhaps I can help. I’m a Gold Quill Award-winning communicator whose workshops take me from Hollywood to Helsinki. There, I help communicators at such organizations as NASA, Nike and Nokia polish their skills and find ...
  • Join the ASBPE Chicago Chapter for a THIRD THURSDAY event! Join the ASBPE Chicago Chapter for a THIRD THURSDAY event! This month, the Chicago chapter of the ASBPE is participating in the Third Thursdays— a new way for to network and learn with colleagues in your area. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar while mingling with your fellow B2B editors! Attendees are encouraged to tweet the ...
  • Winners! ASBPE 2013 Midwest/South Region Awards Winners! ASBPE 2013 Midwest/South Region Awards Following the recent ASBPE Award Banquet in Chicago, you can download a list of the winners for the Midwest/South Region awards (25K PDF). Regional gold winners are listed below, but please download the full document to see all winners in all categories. Click here to view a list of the ...
  • GET TO THE GROTTO for the ASBPE Midwest-South 2013 Azbee Awards! GET TO THE GROTTO for the ASBPE Midwest-South 2013 Azbee Awards! This year, we are forgoing our traditional sit-and-be-served dinner and hosting an ASBPE Midwest-South Regional Azbee Awards evening to remember! The event will include a hearty selection of hot and cold Italian appetizers, pasta bar, carving station and decadent desserts … not to mention recognition ...
  • Join us for the ASBPE Chicago Chapter’s Spring Social! End your workday with a happy hour or two, courtesy of the ASBPE’s Chicago Chapter. Spend the evening enjoying riverfront scenery, adult beverages (one ticket per attendee, then cash bar) and heavy appetizers (complimentary), while meeting and mingling with old colleagues and new acquaintances. The event also will include raffle drawings for prizes. When: Thursday, May 23, ...
  • ASBPE Chicago Chapter’s 2012 Fall Workshop And the AZBEE Goes To … Award-Winning Editorial Strategies from ASBPE’s Finest Please note date change: New date is Nov. 16. This fall, the Chicago Chapter of ASBPE will be hosting a half-day workshop featuring insights and examples from winners of this year’s Azbee Awards, including Magazine of the Year Music Inc. The event will address editorial and ...
  • 2012 AZBEE Award Winners Celebrate During ‘Evening in Italy’ in Chicago Between plates of pasta and slices of cheesecake, members of the Midwest-South Region of the ASBPE spent an “Evening in Italy” celebrating its own 2012 Azbee Awards of Excellence winners in late July at Tutto Italiano Ristorante in downtown Chicago. The awards were distributed by Chicago chapter President Deborah Cassell, Vice President Zach Phillips and ...
  • ASBPE Hosts Digital Bootcamp in Chicago ASBPE Hosts Spring Bootcamp in Chicago The Chicago chapter of ASBPE recently hosted its first Digital Bootcamp at Columbia College in Chicago. Storified by ASBPE · Wed, May 16 2012 16:29:57 The event, entitled “The Rules of Engagement” covered topics such as digital ethics, digital issues and ...
  • ASBPE In Search of Social Media Success Stories Did your video series go viral? Was your Tweet one of the few heard around the world? Have you found a freelance assignment because of your branded page on Facebook? Then ASBPE wants to hear from you. The Chicago chapter is looking for social media success stories for its upcoming Digital Boot Camp on April 20. ...
  • Chicago Chapter to Host Innagural Boot Camp April 20 The Chicago chapter of ASBPE will be host to the association’s first Boot Camp. The session will be held Friday, April 20 at Columbia College in downtown Chicago.
  • Chicago ASBPE Chapter to Host Career Improvement Workshop October 1 The Chicago Chapter of ASBPE will be hosting an All-Day Workshop on October 1. The workshop will focus on how editors can position themselves to be more marketable in their careers. Marketing Yourself (The Editor/Journalist as Entrepreneur)Learn how to market yourself as a journalist during this full-day session featuring speakers who have built themselves into their ...



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

Mary Green
Vice President and General Manager

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

Stephen Rynkiewicz

Shannon Wetzel

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

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