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.

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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

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...