Press Release

May 18, 2018

Contact: Katie Tuttle


GIE Media recognized at the 2018 Azbee Awards of Excellence

The publishing company brought home 12 national awards.

Cleveland, Ohio (May 14, 2018) --GIE Media, a leading b2b media company serving 18 different industries through print and digital magazines, websites, e-newsletters, apps, conferences, reference books and other media platforms, is proud to announce that eight of its publications have been recognized by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE).

The 40th Annual Azbee Awards of Excellence recognize the reporting, editing, and designing of business-to-business, trade, association and professional publications. This year, GIE Media’s publications brought home 11 national awards and 25 regional awards. Of the national awards, three were design and eight were editorial. Of the regional awards, nine were design and 12 were editorial.

GIE Media also took home Magazine of the Year among publications of less than $3 million revenue for Cannabis Business Times magazine.

"GIE Media is committed to the highest editorial and graphics standards,” says president and CEO Chris Foster. “This national recognition is a well-deserved testament to the talent and dedication of our employees."

  • Cannabis Business Times magazine: Magazine of the Year, plus two national and two regional
  • Cannabis Dispensary magazine: two national and three regional
  • Garden Center magazine: two national and six regional
  • Golf Course Industry magazine: one national and two regional
  • Greenhouse Management magazine: one national and two regional
  • Lawn & Landscape magazine: four national and six regional
  • Nursery Management magazine: three regional
  • Produce Grower magazine: one national and one regional

About GIE Media Inc.

GIE Media, based in Valley View, Ohio, was founded in 1980 and has grown over 36 years into a leading marketing and communications business-to-business media company serving 17 industries -- including the horticulture industry through its Horticulture Group (Lawn & Landscape, Golf Course Industry, Greenhouse Management, Produce Grower, Nursery Management, Garden Center, Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary). The company goal of Group Interest Enterprises is to publish the highest quality business magazines, websites, e-newsletters, conferences, reference books and other forms of business media in growth industries, with a quality standard based upon editorial value and market leadership. The company employs nearly 100 editors, publishers, sales representatives, marketers and other professionals.