Business Ledger again wins national honor for overall excellence
The Daily Herald Business Ledger won a national award for overall excellence from the Alliance of Area Business Publishers during its annual summer conference Wednesday.
It is the fourth time in six years the Business Ledger has been named one of the nation's top business journals.
Awarded during a virtual ceremony, the monthly suburban business journal received the Silver Award in the Best Newspaper: Small Tabloids category.
The award judges -- members of the journalism faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia -- said of the Business Ledger: "A newsy publication that covers a diversity of topics. Well-executed features are found throughout. A variety of guest columns bring unique expertise, avoid self-promotion and are written in a compelling manner. There's a nice mix of personal finance and business news."
The annual AABP Editorial Excellence competition recognizes excellence in journalism, photography and design by independent business publications across the country.
The award reflects the efforts of now-retired Business Ledger editor Richard Klicki and current editor Orrin Schwarz, as well as cover designer Brian Shamie and page designer Rick Kirby.
"The award reaffirms our commitment to provide news and information that engages, enlightens and advocates for the suburban business community," Schwarz said.