Media Organizations Recognize DBusiness and Hour Detroit at Annual Awards

Hour Detroit was a finalist in four categories at the CRMA awards while DBusiness claimed three gold and one bronze medal at the AABP awards.
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Hour Detroit magazine and our sister publication DBusiness have been recognized for excellence by two different media organizations, with Hour Detroit named a finalist in four categories of the City and Regional Magazine Association’s annual awards and DBusiness taking one bronze and four gold medals from The Alliance of Area Business Publishers.

Each year, the City and Regional Magazine Association hosts awards that recognize qualified member organizations for general excellence, commentary articles, food or dining stories, and much more.

Though Hour Detroit didn’t win any categories this year, the lifestyle publication was a finalist in several categories including General Excellence with a circulation of 30,000-60,000; Spread Design for our feature on Sam Richardson; Reader Service for our Moving Medicine Forward and Top Doctors features; and Designer of the Year for our talented creative director, Lindsay Richards.

Meanwhile, The Alliance of Area Business Publishers — an organization of more than 70 publications dedicated to business news — awarded DBusiness the Bronze Medal for Best Magazine in the Country for the third year in a row.

The business magazine also took home four gold medals for “individual accomplishments,” including R.J. King for Best Bylined Commentary; Tim Keenan for Best Feature, Single Story for his piece “Is Crypto the Next Bubble”; Ronald Ahrens for his feature “Closing Bell”; and Norm Sinclair for his article on the Flint water scandal.

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