CSP Magazine Earns Honors

Industry publication brings home ASBPE, TABPI awards

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- CSP Information Group is in the market for more open wall space after gaining two gold-award plaques in the Midwest ASBPE Awards contest and a silver award in the organization's national business publication competition. The American Society of Business Publication Editors presented the gold awards on June 15 to CSP senior editor Dan Blunk. Group editor Mitch Morrison accepted the national award yesterday.

The national award was presented during ASBPE's 27th annual Awards of Excellence banquet at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in [image-nocss] Cleveland for Information Graphics for last year's Category Management Handbook, which recently was a finalist for the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Awards.

Blunk was honored in two categories: Individual Profile, which took an in-depth look at Wawa leader Dick Wood in the November 2004 issue; and News Analysis for his September 2004 report titled Trouble on a Tomato, which examined how Sheetz Inc. responded to a salmonella outbreak.

In addition, CSP recently was honored by TABPI (Trade, Associations & Business Publications International) in the organization's Tabbies Awards. Blunk's October 2004 story titled Safe Hedging, about the logistics behind participating in the gasoline futures market, was given an honorable mention in the Technical Article category. The Tabbies Awards recognize excellence in English-language publications worldwide.

Paul Reuter, president and editorial director of Oak Brook, Ill.-based CSP Information Group Inc., called the awards a significant step in the company's continuing effort to go from good to great.

In Jim Collin's bestseller Good to Great, he challenges us to find out what we can be the best at in the world and do it, Reuter said. I believe these and the other editorial awards we have received in the past few years are a result of our team's commitment to be the best information source serving the convenience store industry. It's a journey that we will continue to pursue.

Since 2000, CSP has captured 20 regional and national editorial awards.