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

Adrienne Wagner
Group Content Manager
UBM Life Sciences, Veterinary
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Jessica Zemler
Digital Content Director
UBM Life Sciences, Veterinary
Jeff Gelski
Associate Editor
Food Business News
Sosland Publishing
Alison Fulton
Senior Content Specialist
UBM Life Sciences, Veterinary
Stefanie Kure
Senior Associate Editor
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

Kansas City

  • 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: ...