Biz New Orleans Receives National Awards From Alliance of Area Business Publishers (AABP)

Kimberley Singletary, editor of Biz New Orleans, receives an AABP Award from Gwen Moritz, incoming president of AABP and editor of Arkansas Business (Photo by Simone Renee Photography LLC)

METAIRIE, La. – The Alliance of Area Business Publishers, AABP, presented Biz New Orleans with two awards at its annual conference held last week in Atlanta, Georgia.

Biz New Orleans received the First Place Gold Award for Best Recurring Feature for “Why Didn’t I Think of That?” a monthly feature that profiles a different creative, successful local business each month. A second First Place Gold for Best Explanatory Feature was awarded for a 14-page feature on the status of women in business in Louisiana that appeared in the May 2018 issue of Biz New Orleans in the magazine’s annual women’s issue.

Data has yet to be released for this year, but last year the competitive field for these honors was both impressive and diverse — with 484 entries from 37 publications in the U.S., Canada and Australia.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, the Alliance is a nonprofit national organization representing 65 independent magazine and newspaper members in the United States, Canada and Australia. The annual AABP Editorial Excellence competition recognizes excellence in journalism, photography and design achieved by regional business publications. Twenty-four judges, faculty members from the University of Missouri School of Journalism bring their expertise to the selection process.

Owned and produced by Renaissance Publishing, Biz New Orleansis the city’s only glossy, monthly magazine devoted to the local business community. The award-winning magazine provides business news and insightful commentary supported by great photography.

Renaissance Publishing, LLC is locally owned and operated by Todd Matherne, Errol Laborde and Alan Campell. In addition to Biz New Orleans, the company publishes two websites — and MyNewOrleans.comand seven print publications including New Orleans MagazineNew Orleans Homes & Lifestyles MagazineLouisiana Life MagazineNew Orleans BrideMagazineSt. Charles Avenue, Acadiana Profile Magazine and Acadiana Weddings. Renaissance Publishing also produces multiple custom publishing titles for various organizations and operates a nonprofit organization, Renaissance Foundation 501(c)(3), which supports charities through marketing, events and financial support.

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