wins national award, the web site of BizTimes Media LLC and BizTimes Milwaukee, has received an award as one of the three best local business news web sites in the nation.

The Alliance of Area Business Publications (AABP) presented a bronze award for “Best Web Site” to at the organization’s Editorial Excellence Awards Banquet in Minneapolis recently.

The silver award was bestowed to of Crain’s Detroit Business, and the gold award went to of Crain’s Chicago Business.

The “Best of Show” winners of the AABP Awards were selected among entries from 56 local business publications throughout North America and Australia, as judged by professors from the prestigious University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Referring to, the judges stated, “A visually compelling front page that invites readers to dig in. Numerous blog contributors offer a wealth of perspectives. E-newsletters provide multiple methods of engaging with the content.”

“The purpose of the Alliance competition is to encourage a high level of journalistic performance and service to communities by recognizing editorial excellence and outstanding visual presentation in regional business publications,” said AABP executive director C. James Dowden.

The cutting-edge features of include breaking news, feature news, blogs, videos, industry newsletters, headlines from across the state, columns, a custom-made local stock index, an interactive calendar, a reader poll, event registrations, searchable archives, BizTimes Around Town, strategic columns, RSS feeds, custom directories and more.

The site is the home of the BizTimes Daily bulletin and a growing roster of industry newsletters, including the BizTimes Manufacturing Weekly, the BizTimes Money bulletin, the BizTimes Real Estate Weekly and the BizTimes Bubbler.

“Our company and our dedicated staff serve our readers through our award-winning web site, our electronic newsletters and our redesigned printed publication,” said Dan Meyer, publisher of BizTimes Milwaukee. “We will continue to improve our offerings by providing news and operational insight to our readers across multi-media platforms. Our readers find the information they need online, in print and live at our events.” 

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