The following staff members of PM have been honored with APEX Awards of Excellence:

Jim Olsztynski, editorial director, One Person-Produced Newsletter (PHC Profit Report).

Joseph Ursitti, online editorial manager, Web Site (; Feature Writing ("How Contractors Beat The Labor Shortage," October 1999).

Chris King, associate editor, Feature Writing ("Everything Old Is New Again," March 2000).

Stephanie Armstrong, art director, Best Redesign (for the new look of PM in January 2000).

Steve Smith, editor, One-of-a-Kind Publication (Hydronics Institute Supplement, September 1999); How-to Feature Writing ("Planning For Snowmelt," September 1999)

The APEX competition is sponsored by the editors of Writing Concepts: The Business Communications Report, published by Communications Concepts Inc., Springfield, Va. APEX Awards are based on "excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence."

In all, there were 4,000 entries and 1,300 awards given out.