Last week at the Azbee Awards West Region luncheon for the ASBPE (formerly known as the American Society of Business Publication Editors), Club Industry took home two Azbees for our work last year. The event was held on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO.
Cheri Jones, our art director, won the gold award in the front cover-computer generated category for her February 2011 "The Wellness Pill" cover. And Lara Hale, our former senior associate editor, won the silver award in the individual profile category for her September 2011 cover story on Red Lerille, our Lifetime Achievement Award winner. This is Cheri's first award with us at Club Industry, and she's our second art director to win a business publication award in the past three years. Lara also won a silver Eddie Award last year for her April 2011 cover story on pool operator compliance.
It was my honor not only to emcee the Azbee Awards event, but it is my honor to have worked with and continue to work with such a deep and talented staff at Club Industry. Please join me in congratulating Cheri and Lara.