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Early this year, Biz New Orleans was accepted into a national association of business publishers called the Alliance of Area Business Publishers (AABP). This organization sets the standard for business journalism.

In June, the AABP held their annual meeting and summer conference in Des Moines, Iowa, where the organization presented its annual Excellence in Editorial Awards. I am proud to say that it is here that Biz New Orleans took home its first national award.

Our editorial team — led by my partner, Errol Laborde, EVP of editorial and editor-in-chief, Kimberley Singletary, managing editor and Antoine Passelac, art director — do an outstanding job and I have to say that it feels great to receive this level of recognition.   

AABP represents over 70 business publications across the United States, Canada and even Australia. Our award was in Best Feature Layout of a Business Magazine and it is now proudly hanging on our office walls.

Not yet two years in print, Biz New Orleans continues with each issue to strive to bring this region a great publication and business network of news. Now, with the No. 1 local news website title from the Press Club of New Orleans in 2015 and this national award from AABP, it’s clear we’re on the right track.

Great job team!

Todd Matherne



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