Business Journal takes home three statewide awards

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The Colorado Springs Business Journal won three awards in the Colorado Press Association’s 2010 Better Newspaper Contest, including best business story among similarly sized weekly newspapers.

Reporter Amy Gillentine won the best business story award for her work on a story about Colorado Springs’ competition with Huntsville, Ala. for space-related businesses and jobs.

Reporter Rebecca Tonn won third place in the best business story category for a story about local bank lending practices, which revealed that some banks were neglecting to loan to small businesses.

Managing Editor Rob Larimer won a first place award for best headline writing.

The awards were announced Saturday at the conclusion of the 133rd Colorado Press Association convention in Denver.