Best in Biz Awards 2014 Judging Panel Announced

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Confirmed judges include over 50 contributors to top-tier business, consumer and technology publications and media outlets.

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Best in Biz Awards, the only business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts, is pleased to announce the judging panel in its fourth annual North American awards program. As always, the panel is composed of writers and reviewers from highly recognized newspapers, business, consumer and technology publications, radio outlets, and analyst firms. In addition to the numerous judges returning from previous panels from years 2011 – 2013, this year’s judging panel includes several worthy additions to this select group.

The complete Best in Biz Awards 2014 judging panel includes:

1.    Adweek, David Griner
2.    American Banker, Mary Wisniewski
3.    Android Central, Phil Nickinson
4.    Atlanta Tribune, Kamille Whitaker
5., Christine Dunn
6.    Buffalo News, Samantha Christmann
7.    Business News Daily, Nicole Fallon
8.    Chip Design Magazine, Dave Bursky
9.    Computerworld, Thornton May
10.    Computerworld, Tracy Mayor
11.    Connecting Women Radio, Faten Abdallah
12.    Consumer Affairs, Mark Huffman
13.    Crain’s New York Business, Elaine Pofeldt
14.    CRN, Rick Whiting
15.    Detroit Free Press, Frank Witsil
16.    Digital Trends, Kate Knibbs
17.    ECT News Network, Jack Germain
18.    Entrepreneur, Carolyn Horwitz
19.    eWeek Channel Insider, Frank Ohlhorst
20.    Fierce Online Video, Samantha Bookman
21.    IDG Ventures, Patrick Kenealy
22.    IEEE Institute, Ivan Berger
23.    Inc., Douglas Cantor
24.    InfoRisk Today, Matthew Schwartz
25.    Information Week, Kevin Casey
26.    Journal Times, Mick Burke
27.    King Features Syndicate, Dale Dauten
28.    L.A. Biz, Annlee Ellingson
29.    Lab Reviews, Jonathan Roubini
30.    Law Technology News, Craig Ball
31.    Marketing Profs, Angela Natividad
32.    Media Post, Laurie Sullivan
33.    Miami Herald, Evan Benn
34.    Motley Fool, Dayana Yochim
35.    New York Observer, Jack Smith
36.    NorthBay Biz, Julie Fadda Powers
37.    PC Magazine, Samara Lynn
38.    PC Magazine, Kathy Yakal
39.    peHUB, Iris Dorbian
40.    Phoenix Business Journal, Kat Bryant
41.    Quad-City Times, Deb Brasier
42.    San Jose Mercury News, Heather Somerville
43.    Silicon Valley Business Journal, Cromwell Schubarth
44.    Small Business Digest, Donald P. Mazzella
45.    Tech Cocktail, Ronald Barba
46.    Tech-Gaming, Robert Allen
47., Jonathan Marino
48.    Upstart Business Journal, Teresa Novellino
49.    Wired, Chris Null
50.    Xconomy, Gregory T. Huang
51.    ZDNet, Natalie Gagliordi

More information on the 2014 judges, including short biographies, can be found on the Best in Biz Awards website at:

Entries in Best in Biz Awards 2014 are still being accepted until the late entry deadline on September 19, in 60 categories, including Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year, Best Place to Work, Support Department of the Year, Executive of the Year, Enterprise Product of the Year, PR Campaign of the Year and Website of the Year.

New categories this year include: Innovator of the Year, App of the Year, Blog of the Year, Annual Report of the Year and Newsletter of the Year.

Judging in Best in Biz Awards 2014 will take place in late September and October, with the judges’ scoring used to determine winners for each category. Winners will be announced in November 2014.

About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs: North America, EMEA, and International. Entries for Best in Biz Awards 2014 are currently being accepted from all companies based or operating in North America until the final deadline on September 19, 2014. For more information, visit:

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