SABEW Canada announces its new board for the 2016-2017 season

TORONTO, Aug. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Canada is pleased to welcome its new board for the 2016-2017 season.

Featuring business journalists from across the country, the board will oversee the day-to-day operations of SABEW Canada and continue to host social events, speaking sessions and workshops to promote discussions about the state of business journalism in Canada.

This year, Dawn Calleja of Report on Business magazine will take over as chair. Calleja replaces Bryan Borzykowski, who helped found SABEW Canada in 2014 and led it until this year. Borzykowski will stay on as a board member.

"I'm excited to be taking over from Bryan, who has done an incredible job building SABEW in Canada since our official launch here two years ago," said Calleja. "I hope to keep growing our membership across the country, along with our annual Best in Business Awards, which remains the only business-focused journalism awards program in the country."

SABEW Canada will continue to host its signature events over the next year, including the fall speaker session in September and the annual Best in Business Canada awards in April. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks.

"Getting to where we are today has been a group effort, so a very big thanks to the previous board for all of the hard work in launching and growing SABEW Canada," said Borzykowski. "A new board means we can get more people involved and more people thinking about SABEW, and we can keep building on what we've done so far.

"Dawn has been instrumental in bringing SABEW Canada to where it is today, and I'm thrilled that she, and the rest of this seriously excellent group of business journalists, is taking the reins."

The board for the 2016-2017 year is comprised of the following business journalists:

Dawn Calleja, chair (Report on Business magazine)
David Hodges (Canadian Press)
John Shmuel (Financial Post)
Jason Kirby (Maclean's)
Alexandra Posadzki (Canadian Press)
Tracey Lindeman (Freelance/Montreal)
Bryan Borzykowski (Freelance/past chair)

About SABEW

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) is a 50-year-old organization with more than 3,000 members across the globe. Journalists from The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, CNN and other organizations big and small are involved in the organization.

A group of Canadian journalists launched SABEW Canada, SABEW's first international chapter, last year. We now have about 200 members, among them reporters and editors from The Globe and Mail, National Post, Canadian Business, Maclean's, MoneySense, Bloomberg, Canadian Press, the Wall Street Journal and more.

SABEW's mission statement is simple: We want to define and inspire excellence in business journalism. We do that by hosting educational events with company chief executives, leading business journalists and well-known politicians, among others. We also offer teletraining to members to help improve their skills, and hold networking events where business journalists can make new connections and catch up with old colleagues and friends.

SOURCE Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW)

For further information: Contact John Shmuel at jshmuel@nationalpost.com or 416-889-6032.

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