July 22: Print Azbee Awards of Excellence Banquet

The Boston/New England Chapter of ASBPE will be holding an awards banquet and networking evening at Verona Restaurant in Watertown Square on the evening of Thursday, July 22, 2010.

We’ll recognize the Northeast region winners in this year's annual Print Azbee Awards of Excellence. In addition, New England-based national winners will be recognized.

ASBPE’s Azbee Awards program is one of the most competitive there is for business-to-business, trade, association and professional publications. The awards recognize outstanding work by magazines, newsletters, and digital media — Web sites, e-newsletters, digital magazines, and blogs. In 2009, ASBPE began holding separate Print and Digital Azbee Awards programs. The digital awards operate on a later schedule than the print awards.


This year’s featured speaker is Paul Teague, a 19-year veteran of Cahners and Reed Business Information. A Neal Award winner, he was most recently editor of Purchasing. Previously, he had been editor and national editor of Design News and also served a term as cochairman of the Cahners Chief Editors Advisory Board. Paul will speak about the history of this important publishing organization and its many alums that have seeded the communications industry nationwide. Reed/Cahners vets are encouraged to join us!


ASBPE Boston/New England chapter welcomes members and nonmembers. In particular, we are inviting participation by Media Chowder – a local media networking group – as well as members of the Society of Professional Journalists.

New York Banquet

A separate banquet will be held in New York City on July 28 for national and Northeast region award winners who live in that area. Details are on the New York chapter page.

Boston Banquet Details

Date: July 22, 2010

6:00 p.m.: cocktails/networking
6:45 p.m.: dinner
7:15 p.m.: speaker
7:45 p.m. to approximately 9:00 p.m.: awards presentation
Verona Restaurant
18 Mount Auburn Street (in Watertown Square — enter at 17 Spring St.)
Watertown, MA 02472-3928
Parking info: There are two metered parking lots on Spring Street, one on either side of the street, just past the Verona Restaurant.

Price: $30.00 per person

To RSVP: Fill out this reservation form (98K Word doc) and return to Martha Spizziri, mspizziri@rcn.com. Must reserve by July 19.

Questions: Email or call Martha Spizziri: mspizziri@rcn.com; (617) 628-5466.

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