BizTimes.com has won an award as one of the three best local business news websites in the nation.
The web site for BizTimes Media received a bronze award in the Best Website category in the Alliance of Area Business Publishers 2014 Editorial Excellence Awards program.
The gold award for the category went to CrainsNewYork.com, the website of Crain’s New York Business, and the silver award went to Chicagobusiness.com, the website of Crain’s Chicago Business.
The contest judges, who were members of the faculty at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, cited the following about BizTimes.com: “Sleek design and an appropriate use of color help draw readers’ eyes to all the right places on this regional website. Milwaukee-area business leaders can expect to be well informed as they make their way through the day’s top business headlines, watch video and participate in polls.”
The awards were presented over the weekend at the AABP’s summer conference in Baltimore, Md.
“This is a very coveted award. To be included in a prestigious field that includes Crain’s New York and Crain’s Chicago…That’s great company to be in,” said Dan Meyer, president of BizTimes Media, which publishes BizTimes Milwaukee magazine and produces BizTimes.com. “Our terrific, first-class team strives to produce excellent content every day at BizTimes.com, and this award reflects that commitment to excellence.”
The editorial team generating content at BizTimes.com includes executive editor Steve Jagler, managing editor Andrew Weiland, associate editor Molly Dill and reporter Erica Breunlin. The design team contributing to the functionality and appearance of the website includes Shelly Tabor and Matt Cisz.
BizTimes.com also received a bronze award for Best Website from the Milwaukee Press Club earlier this year.
The awards for the website add to a growing stable of awards for editorial excellence in recent years. BizTimes Milwaukee magazine received the AABP gold award for “Best of Show” twice and a silver award once in the past five years.