TCB Wins “Overall Excellence,” 10 Other Awards

The magazine took home five gold awards, one silver award, and five bronze awards at the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association's 2011 event, which recognizes excellence in publishing.

Twin Cities Business (TCB) won 11 awards, including a gold award for overall excellence, at the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association's 15th annual Excellence Awards gala on Thursday.

The gold awards presented to the magazine were:


  • Overall excellence (business/trade-circulation over 30,000)
  • Overall design (business/trade-circulation over 30,000)
  • Feature article (business/trade-circulation over 30,000): “Words on the Street” (November 2010)
  • Profile article (business/trade-circulation over 30,000): “The Dish on Stanley Hubbard” (February 2011)
  • Regular column (business/trade): “Context” by Tony Carideo

The magazine also earned a silver award for single-topic issue, special section, or special supplement among business and trade magazines for the May 2011 section on executive education.

TCB won bronze awards for Briefcase, a twice-weekly e-newsletter featuring Minnesota's latest business news; Dale Kurschner's December 2010 editor's note, “The $4.7 Billion Question”; the August 2010 feature story “Can Keith Halleland Escape the Billable Hour?”; single page or spread design for the November 2010 story “The Man From The Disappearing Middle”; and typography for the September 2010 story “Wipeout.”

This year's awards event recognized work produced between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011.

The Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association's highest honor-the Magazine of the Year Award-went to Exhibitor Magazine. The award is designed to recognize consistent, comprehensive, and cumulative excellence in publishing.

TCB was a finalist for the Magazine of the Year Award, along with sister magazine Mpls.St.Paul, Experience Life Magazine, and Lake Superior Magazine.

Overall excellence awards were distributed in several categories. In addition to the one awarded to TCB, IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition won a gold-level award among business and trade publications that have a circulation below 30,000.

There are more than 700 members of the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association, some of which produce multiple publications. Hundreds of entries were submitted for the 2011 awards event, which took place at the Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis.