About ASBPE

Business editors and writers now have a local organization geared specifically to their needs.

  • 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.


Kansas City Chapter Officers

President
Adrienne Wagner
Group Content Manager
dvm360.com
UBM Life Sciences, Veterinary
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Jessica Zemler
Digital Content Director
dvm360.com
UBM Life Sciences, Veterinary
Treasurer
Jeff Gelski
Associate Editor
Food Business News
Sosland Publishing
Co-Secretary
Alison Fulton
Senior Content Specialist
UBM Life Sciences, Veterinary
Co-Secretary
Stefanie Kure
Senior Associate Editor
EC&M
Penton
Board Members
Amy Fischbach is a freelance writer and past president ASBPE’s national organization and the Kansas City chapter
Danica Tormohlen is Editor-at-large for Trade Show Executive and past president of ASBPE’s Kansas City chapter
Katie James is an Associate Content Specialist for dvm360.com and member of ASBPE’s website committee

Kansas City

  • Kansas City chapter event: Data and visual storytelling boot camp Join the Kansas City chapter on February 28th for a data and visual storytelling boot camp. Registration, networking and breakfast will begin at 8:00 am. Sessions will run from 8:30 to noon. When: February 28th, 2017, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Sessions will include: 8-8:30 — Breakfast, registration, and networking 8:30-9:15— Gathering the data you want: How to ask the best questions ...
  • Cancelled: Kansas City Chapter Happy Hour Due to an influx of back to school nights, this event has been cancelled. We hope to see you soon. This August, the ASBPE Kansas City chapter is once again celebrating Third Thursday, a great way for editors and designers to network and learn a little bit, too. Join us for a Third Thursday Happy hour ...
  • 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 ...
  • Central Region Azbee Awards Banquet in Kansas City The ASBPE Kansas City Chapter will host the 2016 Central Region Azbee Awards Banquet at J. Gilbert’s in Overland Park, KS, on Wednesday, June 29. Learn the regional winners of gold, silver, and bronze awards! When: Wednesday, June 29th from 12:00-2:00 P.M. Where: J Gilbert’s 8901 Metcalf Ave. Overland Park, KS 66212 Cost: ASBPE Members— $50 Non-Members— $60 Register: Contact: Adrienne Wagner 913-871-3846 adrienne.wagner@ubm.com
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Telling Tales Everyone has a story because everyone has a struggle. Ron Green, executive director of the KCdigiSTORY Center, drove home this point during his keynote address at the ASBPE Kansas City Chapter’s Boot Camp, which took place on Wednesday, October 21 at the Google Fiber Space in Kansas City, Mo. A former Hallmark Cards executive, Green’s began ...
  • Register now for the Digital Boot Camp in Kansas City Join ASBPE for a half-day boot camp for media professionals, freelancers, or anyone wanting to learn about tips on improving B2B web coverage!
  • 2015 ASBPE Awards of Excellence Azbee Awards – Central Region The Kansas City chapter of ASBPE hosted the 2015 Central Region Azbee Awards banquet on Thursday, June 18. The banquet included a presentation from the award-winning Scott Costa, Publisher of tED magazine. Costa accepted an Azbee award for website redesign. Congratulations to all of this year’s Central Region Azbee Award winners!
  • Join ASBPE for the 2015 Central Region Azbee Awards banquet in Kansas City The Kansas City chapter of ASBPE will host the 2015 Central Region Azbee Awards banquet on Thursday, June 18. Join us as we announce the gold, silver, and bronze regional winners! We will also have a presentation from the award-winning Scott Costa, Publisher of tED magazine. Costa will accept an Azbee award for website redesign. Date ...
  • Hands-on video workshop in Kansas City April 29: Register now! You are invited to join us for a hands-on video workshop on April 29 in Kansas City! Shoot-Edit-Share: A Hands-On Mobile Video How-To Learn the basics of video production using your smartphone or tablet. Learn how to shoot, edit and share video, get tips to use the top apps — including Filmic Pro and Pinnacle Studio — and start ...
  • State of the B2B Industry luncheon Feb. 25 in Kansas City: Advances in storytelling State of the B2B Industry luncheon Feb. 25 in Kansas City: Advances in storytelling
  • 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 ...
  • Content essentials: Learn from the pros at the Nov. 7 Boot Camp with ASBPE Kansas City The early-bird registration deadline has been extended until Wednesday, Oct. 29! You are invited to join us for a half-day Boot Camp on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. In this content essentials Boot Camp for B2B media professionals and freelancers—and, really, anyone wanting to learn about web and social media content and video creation—you’ll learn from the pros during five ...
  • Join ASBPE’s Kansas City chapter for a happy hour on Sept. 18 The Kansas City chapter of ASBPE will host a networking happy hour on Thursday, Sept. 18. Please join us for food, fun, and friends at Houlihan’s in Overland Park! ASBPE will provide appetizers and there will be a cash bar for drinks. Click here to register (it’s free!)! Date: Thurs., Sept. 18 Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. CT Location: Houlihan’s, 11851 W. ...
  • 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.
  • 2014 Central Region Azbee Awards Banquet ASBPE KC announces the 2014 Central Region Azbee Winners The Kansas City chapter hosted the Central Region Azbee Awards presentation on June 18. Congratulations to all the winners! We look forward to seeing you in Chicago July 25 for the national awards, which take place during the ASBPE National Conference. Download a PDF list of the region’s winners now. Visual storytelling   At ...
  • Join ASBPE-Kansas City: Annual State of the B2B Publishing Industry luncheon on April 2 Join ASBPE-Kansas City: Annual State of the B2B Publishing Industry luncheon on April 2 As the business press moves toward more digital content editors/content providers need to adapt their skill sets to remain relevant. Many of us are learning new skills in HTML coding, search engine optimization, video editing and the like, but some evergreen editorial ...
  • Winners! ASBPE 2013 West Region Awards Winners! ASBPE 2013 West Region Awards You can now download a list of the winners for the West Region Azbee 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 National Azbee Award winners (25K PDF). Additionally, ...
  • Save the date: Kansas City Boot Camp to be held October 1 Save the date: Kansas City Boot Camp to be held October 1 On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Kansas City Chapter of ASBPE will host a half-day boot camp. The event will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, followed by an optional lunch. The 2013 Boot Camp will kick off ...
  • Date change: ASBPE’s KC Chapter to hold Interviewing Tips & Techniques lunch & learn on March 6 You won’t want to miss the Interviewing Tips & Techniques Lunch & Learn, presented by KC Chapter of the ASBPE, the professional association for full-time and freelance editors, writers and designers employed in the business, trade and specialty press. You’ll learn how to ace the interview from award-winning b-to-b journalist Tom Zind. Join us at noon ...
  • Meeting Recap: ASBPE State of B2B Industry Luncheon, presented by the Kansas City Chapter Kansas City Hosts State of B2B Industry Luncheon: Integration as a reality B2B editors must effectively use different media to reach their audience Integration of different media forms is a major driver of the current B2B industry, David Doherty, group sales and marketing director for Advanstar Veterinary, said at a Feb. 8 meeting of the Kansas City ...
  • Kansas City Chapter to Host State of the B2B Industry Luncheon February 8 Kansas City Chapter to Host State of the B2B Industry Luncheon on February 8 Speakers: Jim Lucy, Chief Editor, Electrical Wholesaling, Penton Lucy has been an editor with Electrical Wholesaling magazine for close to 30 years. He has written several hundred articles for Electrical Wholesaling, Electrical Marketing newsletter and CEE News magazine. While chief editor of EW, Lucy ...
  • ASBPE Education Committee Announces 2012 Line-Up ASBPE Education Committee Announces 2012 Line-Up Get Ready. Set. Mark your calendars. The ASBPE Education Committee has announced its 2012 event line-up. More details will be made available on your Chapter’s page as information becomes available. ASBPE Events in 2012 January 2012 Cleveland Chapter Thurs., Jan. 26 Networking Happy Hour, Where: TBD, Independence, OH February 2012 Kansas City Chapter Feb. 8 State of the B2B Industry Speakers: ...