Arlington Heights, IL (June 11, 2015) — The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) recently announced the finalists for its 2015 Azbee Awards, the ASBPE’s annual recognition of excellence in print and digital magazines, newsletters, websites and blogs. The awards categories include both national and regional finalists.  

Three SGC Horizon publications are finalists for both National and Upper Midwest Regional awards in their categories, including: Building Design+Construction for its Daily 5 Enewsletter in the Enewsletter – General Excellence category; Construction Equipment for its Buying File in the Product Section/Department category; and Professional Builder for its Monthly Column by Scott Sedam in the Regular Column, Contributed category.

Professional Builder is also an Upper Midwest Regional finalist for its Housing Giants 2014 report in the Original Research category. Two Scranton Gillette Communications (SGC) publications are Upper Midwest Regional finalists in two separate categories: Residential Lighting for its Social Media Pages in the Social Media Presence category; and Roads & Bridges for its Bridge Rescue articles in the Feature Series category.

Regional winners will be announced at regional banquets in July. National winners will be presented with their awards at the ASBPE 2015 National Conference & Azbee Awards banquet on June 24 in New York City.

ASBPE was founded in 1964 as a professional association for editors, writers, art directors and designers employed in the business, trade and specialty press. Its annual Awards of Excellence competition is known and respected for honoring the best in editorial, design, and online achievement.

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