Press Release

May 20, 2019

Contact: Katie Tuttle

216-393-0285

ktuttle@gie.net

GIE Media Inc. Wins Multitude of National Awards at the 2019 Azbee Awards of Excellence

The publishing company brought home 14 national awards across their wide variety of industry publications for 2019

Cleveland, Ohio (May 20, 2019) --GIE Media Inc, a leading business-to-business media company serving 17 different industries through print and digital magazines, websites, e-newsletters, apps, conferences, reference books and other media platforms, is proud to announce that six of its publications have been recognized by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). There were more than 1,100 entries this year.

The 41st 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 14 national awards and 21 regional awards. Of the national awards, eleven were design, and two were editorial; Cannabis Business Times won Honorable Mention for Magazine of the Year.

Entries for the 2019 Azbee Awards of Excellence were also judged regionally. GIE Media was recognized in its respective Heartland Region with nine editorial awards and 13 design awards.

"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."

Nationally, GIE Media Inc.’s following publications won the following 2019 Azbee Awards of Excellence:


Cannabis Business Times


Category: Magazine/Newspaper Design, National Gold Award

Cannabis Business Times

Katelyn Boyden, Graphic Designer


Category: All Content - Company Profile, National Bronze Award

"Driven By Science"

Brian MacIver, Senior Editor; Noelle Skodzinski, Editorial Director; Katelyn Boyden, Graphic Designer and Jim Gilbride, Group Publisher


Category: Feature Article Design, National Bronze Award

Cannabis Business Times November Cover Story

Katelyn Boyden, Graphic Designer and Jake Gravbrot, Photographer


Cannabis Dispensary


Category: Magazine/Newspaper Design, National Gold Award

Cannabis Dispensary

Justin Armburger, Art Director


Category: Opening Page/Spread-Illustration, National Bronze Award

"Rise of the Ambulance Chasers"

Justin Armburger, Art Director


Garden Center


Category: All Content – Company Profile, National Silver Award

"A modern vision: Colonial Gardens is reinventing the garden center model by combining plant retail, local food and agritourism, with a focus on experience, education, and entertainment."

Michelle Simakis, Editor


Category: Design, National Bronze Award

Infographics

Stephanie Antal, Art Director


Greenhouse Management


Category: Design – Front Cover Photo, National Silver Award

"As the Smoke Clears"

Allison Krieg, Graphic Designer


Lawn and Landscape


Category: Design, National Bronze Award

November 2018 Contents

Justin Armburger, Art Director


Category: Front Cover-Illustration, National Bronze Award

October 2018 cover

Justin Armburger, Art Director


Category: Front Cover-Best Typographic Cover, National Bronze Award

July 2018 cover

Justin Armburger, Art Director


Category: Design - Opening Page/Spread-Illustration, National Bronze Award

October 2018 SOI – 'Funds for Fuel'

Justin Armburger, Art Director


Nursery Management


Category: Front Cover-Photo, National Gold Award

"Ahead of the Curve"

Tiana Kropko, Graphic Designer


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.