The Daily Herald Business Ledger has received a first-place award in the Inland Press Association's annual New Business Development Contest.
The Business Ledger received the top award for stand-alone publications in the 10,000-50,000 circulation group. The New Business Development Contest honors newspapers that develop original ideas and initiatives into products that grow revenue from new or existing sources.
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"The Business Ledger provides a uniquely suburban perspective on business news. We not only cover the important business stories, we connect suburban businesses to each other and to our advertisers and sponsors," said Scott Stone, Daily Herald executive vice president and general manager. "This award is a great way to be recognized for our hard work. I like to think we are continuing to grow and improve as our suburban economy grows and improves."
Targeting suburban businesses owners, executives and entrepreneurs, the Daily Herald Business Ledger is a bimonthly publication that provides readers with relevant and useful information on the suburban business scene and a specific audience for advertisers who wouldn't normally advertiser in a general newspaper.
"It taps into an underserved market in the suburbs," added Jim Elsener, Business Ledger manager of business development.
In addition to the print and online publications, the Daily Herald Business Ledger hosts a number of business awards that highlight excellence in the business community, as well as Newsmakers Forums that keep business people informed on the key issues of the day.
Inland Press Association will present the New Business Development Contest winners during a conference Friday in Chicago.