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Our Awards

Despite entering a limited number of competitions each year, BizVoice® has earned 84 national and state awards over the last 18 years.

Honors received for work in 2016 include two Awards of Excellence in the national APEX (Association Publishing Excellence) program. The winners are:

  • Corporate social responsibility series (although the series ran through all of 2016, the January-February through May-June articles were entered due to a limit of three issues). Matt Ottinger and Tom Schuman authored those articles
  • Story on new commercial courts in May-June 2016. Authored by Schuman

Earlier this year, three awards were received in state SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists) competition:

  • Schuman, Rebecca Patrick, Ottinger, Katie Coffin, second place, Non-Deadline Story or Series, Corporate Social Responsibility (articles in first five issues of 2016)
  • Symone Skrzycki, Charlee Beasor, Ottinger, Coffin, third place, Business or Consumer Affairs Reporting, Building Boom (five construction/economic development stories in July-August 2016 issue)
  • Ottinger, third place, Coverage of Government or Politics, Trump’s Emergence Brings Memories of Willkie (September-October 2016)

A national honor in 2015 went to:

  • Tom Schuman and Rebecca Patrick, national APEX Award of Excellence, Writing Series, Entrepreneurial Snapshots, September-October

In addition, BizVoice has been recognized by the following:

  • Communicator Awards
  • International Association of Business Communicators
  • American Chamber of Commerce Executives
  • Public Relations Society of America-Hoosier Chapter: Pinnacle Awards