Penton Receives Three APEX Awards of Excellence

Nations' Restaurant News, and SQL Server Pro Honored

Aug 15, 2013, 12:26 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton announced today that three of its industry leading brands -- Nations' Restaurant News, and SQL Server Pro -- have been honored with APEX Awards of Excellence.  APEX 2013 is the 25th annual awards program recognizing excellence in publications work by professional communicators.

The APEX Award submissions were produced by Penton Marketing Services, which works across Penton's five key growth sectors - agriculture, transportation, natural products/food, infrastructure, and industrial design and manufacturing - offering data, digital, events and custom solutions.

"We are thrilled to have been recognized by the APEX Awards for our stellar solutions.  Three of the five delivery managers on our team are honored with APEX awards, which showcases Penton's expertise," said George Assimakopoulos, Vice President of Marketing Services.  "The Penton Marketing Services client services team provides insight, thought leadership and assistance developing relationships that grow revenue streams within the properties they support." 

Nation's Restaurant News's SyscoSHAPE eNewsletter won an APEX award in the "Newsletters - E-Mail" category.   The newsletter highlights trends, success stories, products, recipes and relevant legislation for the benefit of foodservice operators monthly. This project was produced by Kelly Lambert, Client Account Executive-Marketing Services.'s whitepaper entitled "The Role of Overconfidence and Emotion in Financial Decision-Making" (sponsored by FlexShares®) won an APEX award in the "Financial & Investment Materials" category.  The whitepaper is focused on understanding aspects of human psychology that bias investors.  By understanding these pitfalls and emotional biases, advisors and investors can make better decisions.  This project was produced by Brian Reinholz, Delivery Manager.

SQL Server Pro's poster entitled "SQL Server Disaster Recovery Step By Step," sponsored by Idera, won an APEX award in the "One of a Kind – Electronic Publications" category.  The poster offers a graphical, easy-to-use, step-by-step guide for IT professionals to ensure that their company can recover its critical data quickly after a disaster, such as a fire, tornado, or hurricane. This project was produced by Dan Blunk Client Services Manager-Marketing Services.

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