July 28: Our Big Fat Greek Azbee Awards Reception

Mark your date book or put this information in your PDA: July 28, 2011, is the date of this year’s Azbee Awards of Excellence celebration. The event will take place at Chicago’s Athena Greek Restaurant. Further details will be posted, but for now, pencil it in.

Date: July 28, 2011

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Athena Greek Restaurant
212 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60661
Register online.



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 own brands. Whether you are a staff writer/editor or freelancer, employed or unemployed, you are welcome to join us for a day of practical sessions for survival in the changing world of publishing.

When: Friday, Oct. 1, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan Ave., Room 401, Chicago
Cost: $10 for members; $20 for nonmembers
Plus: 3 raffle drawings, including one attendee chosen to win an iFlip camcorder

  • 8:30-9 a.m. Registration and breakfast
  • 9-9:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker Adrian Holovaty: Web developer, journalist and musician
  • 10-10:45 a.m. Hot Skills to Maintain Your Marketability, featuring social media and job satisfaction gurus including Ryan Paugh and Shane Mac
  • 11-11:45 a.m. Adapting to Multiple Platforms: Practical Tips on iPads, Social Media and More with Stephen Herner, Putman Media, and Matt Carmichael, Adage.com
  • Noon-1:15 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:15-2:15 p.m. Roundtable: Surviving a Volatile Marketplace
Open Google document to RSVP to the event.



Photos from the 2010 Azbee Banquet

Here’s a photo of the folks from Realtor Magazine at last week’s Azbee Awards banquet at the Hotel Sax. More photos are posted on ASBPE's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ASBPE.

Also: see Nikki Golden’s post on the ASBPE National Blog, “Celebrating Success.”



July 22: National and Midwest-South Print Azbees

The Chicago Chapter of the American Society of Business Publication Editors cordially invites you to the Azbee Awards of Excellence Banquet. We'll be giving out both national awards and and awards for the Midwest-South region.

Date: Thurs, July 22, 2010

Time: Cocktails & Networking at 6:00 p.m. Dinner & Awards at 7:30 p.m.

Hotel Sax
333 North Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60654
(parking available)
Cost: $70 for each member (spouse/guest may attend at member rate); $80 for nonmembers

To register: Please fax or mail this registration form (29K Word doc) with your payment no later than July 16 to:
Betty Hintch
Fax: 847.483.9407
(847) 483-9406
350 S. Newbury Place
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Questions? Contact Chicago Chapter President Nikki Golden at lucy_njr@yahoo.com or (630) 204-7651.

See which publications are regional and national finalists (37K PDFs).



ASBPE Chicago Spring Networking Event May 20

ASBPE Chicago is hosting networking event on May 20 in Schaumburg, Ill. Mingle with your fellow Chicago-area trade journalists and editors!

Entry includes free appetizers and a cash bar. This event is FREE to ASBPE members, $10 for nonmembers. (Join ASBPE today at www.asbpe.org or sign up on May 20 so that you can enjoy future networking events at no charge.)

Please bring business cards and copies of your magazine to share.

Date: May 20, 2010

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

1250 E. Higgins Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 995-0100
Cost: Free for ASBPE members; $10 for nonmembers.

To attend: Please RSVP using this Google doc. Walk-ins are welcome, but we strongly encourage you to RSVP so we may plan properly for appetizers.

See you there!

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All-day workshop Jan. 22: How do you tell your brand story?

ASBPE Chicago will be hosting an all-day workshop Jan. 22 at Roosevelt University's Schaumburg campus.

The topic is: How do you tell your brand story?

Time: 8:30 a.m. registration

9:00-9:45 a.m. Through art: How the art/edit relationship creates your brand image
Panelists: Walt Boyes and Steve Herner, Putman Media
Bill Esler and Anne LoCascio, Reed Business Information

9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: Break

10:00 to 10:45 a.m.: Through new media: Monetizing video, blogs and more
Panelists: Frank Alkyer, Music Inc.
Brian Summerfield, Realtor magazine

10:45 to 11:00 a.m.: Break

11:00 to 11:45 a.m.: Through leadership: Take ownership of your brand
Panelists: Mary Boltz Chapman, Reed Business Information
Zach Phillips, Music Inc.

11:45 a.m. to 12:45: Lunch and networking

1:00 to 3:45 p.m.: Roundtables

Panelists from the morning will lead roundtable discussions on their session topics. Each session will last 45 minutes so attendees have time to sit in on each topic.

3:45 to 4:00 p.m.: Wrap-up

Roosevelt Schaumburg
1400 North Roosevelt Boulevard
Schaumburg, IL 60174
Price: $25/members, $40/non-members

E-mail lucy_njr@yahoo.com for a registration form.

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Midwest Regional Azbee Awards Banquet Is Wednesday, July 8

Join us on Wednesday, July 8, at Petterino's restaurant in Chicago's theater district to honor the Midwest region winners of ASBPE's Azbee Awards of Excellence. You'll have a chance to chat with other business publication editors, art directors, and other staffers; then we'll present the awards and a slide show of the winning entries.

Full banquet details:

Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cocktails and networking begin at 6:00 p.m.
Dinner and awards presentation start at 7:00 p.m.
150 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60601

(312) 422-0150
(Valet parking is available.)
Map and directions
Cost: $70 for members; $80 for nonmembers. (A spouse or other guest may attend at the member rate.)

To register: Fax or mail a completed registration form (36K Word doc) to the contact listed on the form by July 3, 2009.

Questions? Contact Chicago chapter president Nikki Golden at (630) 204-7651.

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