Azbees ASBPE Awards of ExcellenceThe 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 & time

Thursday, June 18 from 12-2 p.m.


J. Gilberts
8901 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66212


ASBPE members: $50
Non-members: $60
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Azbee Central Region finalists

To see a full list of the 2015 finalists, click here.

Azbee Central Region winners

Central Region Azbee Award winners were announced on June 18. View the full list of winners.

About the presentation



After Costa and his team decided they needed to upgrade the website, what decisions did they have to make in order to maximize this opportunity?  They absolutely believed they needed to make the most of this first impression, but they also needed to built it with the end user in mind.  The process included a number of difficult and essential decisions that, in the end, created a website that works on a variety of areas.  What mistakes can you avoid, and maybe more importantly, what positive things should you enhance when re-designing a website?  Costa will discuss all of it so you can be prepared for what should be your next and last re-design.

Speaker biography

Scott Costa spent 24 years in TV news in a variety of roles, including Sports Anchor, Assignment Editor, Producer, Executive Producer and Assistant News Director in cities ranging from Bakersfield, California, Columbus, Ohio, Atlanta, Georgia and St. Louis, Missouri. In November of 2012, he moved to the magazine industry, taking over as Publisher of tED magazine for the National Association of Electrical Distributors. During that time, he has raised the profile of the magazine throughout the supply chain and build a solid group of editors and writers to create a daily version of the magazine at along with the monthly version of the magazine.