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TSE Writers Win National Awards

Jamie Bartosch
, News Editor
May 11, 2018
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WASHINGTON, D.C.Trade Show Executive magazine won two prestigious national Azbee Awards of Excellence May 10 during the B2B Media Success Conference in Washington, D.C.

Senior Editor Sandi Cain’s story on event security earned a silver award for news analysis, and Editor-at-Large Danica Tormohlen received a bronze award in the case history category for her story on reimagining Oracle’s Open World conference.

The Azbee awards are one of the trade media’s most competitive award programs. They honor the best in business-to-business media and recognize outstanding work by B2B, trade, association and professional publications.

The awards are given out by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). This year’s ceremony was held at the National Press Club.

TSE’s two national awards follow the five regional Azbee awards it won last month. TSE brought home two gold, one silver and two bronze awards for reporting in news analysis, case history and special supplement categories.

TSE Chairman Richard “Rick” Simon praised Cain, Tormohlen and Publisher/Editor Gabrielle Weiss’ leadership for these well-deserved honors and their high-quality work.

“I am proud that the tradition of excellence in journalism continues at TSE,” he said. “Our team has once again demonstrated the excellence we deliver to the exhibitions industry, and I look forward to our continued success.”

This year, more than 1,000 Azbee entries were received. More than 100 experienced B2B editors and designers judged the 78 entry categories.

Weiss expressed gratitude to the ASBPE awards committee and pride in her staff.

“Danica and Sandi’s hard work, professionalism and talent really shined bright this year,” Weiss said. “With two national and five regional awards and Fastest 50 around the corner, I am very excited for us at Trade Show Executive and for all the things to come as we continue to report on our innovative industry.”

Contact Richard Simon at (312) 922-8558 or; Gabrielle Weiss at (312) 493-7753 or; Sandi Cain at (949) 497-2680 or; Danica Tormohlen at (816) 803-8103 or

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