Zoomba Group’s New Office Opens Mid-September

The Zoomba Group team is getting excited to move into our new office next month! The new location is in the heart of downtown Elmhurst, a suburb of Chicago, and just up the street from our current office. The new space blends private workspaces with open office features such as the central coffee bar, where the team can gather for meetings and lattes. 

The building was renovated with the latest green equipment, including hydrocarbon refrigeration and light-harvesting LED lights (which will reduce energy use by 30-50 percent). A skylight is being installed in this week to bring in even more natural light! Reclaimed wood is used throughout the office, including the beautiful rainbow poplar conference room table. 

We're looking forward to the new space and hope you’ll stop by for a coffee in the future! The new address is 190 North York Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126. We’ll send out formal communication to clients and vendors in the near future, and will update our News page to share more during our move. 

 

rd+d Wins Bronze for Best Single Issue at the Int'l TABPI Awards

Zoomba Group, publisher of restaurant development + design and Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazines, received two awards at the 2015 Tabbie Awards, including Bronze for Best Single Issue.

The Fall 2014 issue of restaurant development + design received the Bronze award in the competition’s most comprehensive category. The issue and its cover showcased “The Fifth Wall,” exceptional ceiling design in restaurants across the country. The entire issue can be viewed in its digital edition online at rddmag.com.

Tabbie Award judges said “rd+d inspires its audience by creating an ambiance that educates and informs. The articles are well-written and the photography is highly professional. Every feature and column invites readers in to learn more.”

The rd+d digest, a biweekly digital companion to the publication, also won a Bronze award in the E-Newsletter category. This is the second award for rd+d digest this year, which was also recognized by the ASBPE Azbee Awards. Additionally, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies made the Top 25 list of Feature Articles for the “15 Foodservice Trends” article (November 2014 FE&S).

“Receiving the award for Best Single Issue from the TABPI organization is an honor, especially considering the Tabbie Awards received over 400 entries submitted from across the world,” said Maureen Slocum, publisher and president. “Our editorial and design teams strive to deliver the best content to our readers in every issue and through every medium, and it’s wonderful to have their work recognized by this organization of their peers.

Zoomba Group Publications Win Eight Awards at the ASBPE Awards

Zoomba Group, publisher of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies and restaurant development + design magazines, received eight awards at the 2015 Azbee Awards, presented by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE).

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies’ excellence in design was recognized with Gold and Silver awards for Feature Article Design (Ten Chain Innovators and 15 Foodservice Trends), as well as a Bronze award for Front Cover Photo (Ten Chain Innovators). A Bronze design award was also presented to restaurant development + design for Opening Page Spread/Photo (Designers Dish).

Zoomba Group’s editorial team received three awards, including the National Gold for restaurant development + design’s Project Profile in the Regular Department category (rd+d also received this award in the Upper Midwest Region category).

FE&S received two Bronze awards for Feature Article General Interest (Designing for Multiple Generations) and Regular Department (On-Site Profile). Additionally, restaurant development + design’s design digest e-newsletter received a Bronze award for General Excellence. Zoomba Group awards were in the Upper Midwest Region category, aside from the National Gold for Project Profile.

“It’s an honor to have our publications recognized by the Azbee Awards in several editorial and design categories,” said Maureen Slocum, publisher and president. “Our goal at Zoomba Group is to create exceptional content for our readers that is both informative and beautiful, and these awards from the ASBPE reaffirm our position as the leader in the foodservice E&S industry.”

ASBPE’s Azbee Awards of Excellence program is one of the most competitive there is for business-to-business, trade, association, and professional publications. The awards recognize outstanding work by magazines, newsletters, and digital media — Web sites, e-newsletters, digital magazines, and blogs.

2015 Tabbie Awards

We are excited to announce that FE&S and rd+d were both selected as finalists in the 2015 Tabbie Awards, presented by Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI). 
 
The restaurant design digest newsletter is a finalist in the Enewsletter category and the rd+d Fall 2014 issue is a finalist for Best Single Issue. Also, the "2015 Foodservice Trends” article in November 2014 FE&S is a finalist in the Feature Article category. 

The NAFEM Show 2015

The weekend of February 19 was very exciting as our team ventured out to Anaheim California for NAFEM 2015.

We were thrilled to see our readers engage and share in our excitement for the Zoomba Group photo booth. Visitors were invited to get their pictures on either Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine or restaurant development & design Magazine. 

To follow coverage from our entire weekend, check out our Storify! Or read more below.

2015 Dealer of the Year & Industry Awards Gala

The Dealer of the Year & Industry Awards Gala for 2015 was a rousing success!

Held in downtown Chicago, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine honored some of the industry’s best and brightest minds at the Four Seasons Hotel on May 16. Congratulations to all the night’s winners, especially Troy Jacobsen of Hockenbergs who was honored as DSR of the Year, as well as Clark Associates Inc. who went home as Dealer of the Year 2015! Our Storify from the night is available, here.

The 2015 Azbee Awards

We are proud to announce that both Foodservice Equipment & Supplies and restaurant development & design have are finalists in the ASPBE 2015 Azbee awards!

 Categories in which we were finalists are listed below:

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
Azbee Category: Feature Article Design, Upper Midwest Region
15 Foodservice Trends for 2015

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
Azbee Category: Feature Article General Interest
Upper Midwest Region
Designing for Multiple Generations

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
Azbee Category: Regular Department, Upper Midwest Region
On-Site Profile

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
Azbee Category: Front Cover Photo, Upper Midwest Region
Ten Chain Innovators (Cover)

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
Azbee Category: Feature Article Design, Upper Midwest Region
Title of Entry: Ten Chain Innovators (Feature)

restaurant development + design
Azbee Category: Opening Page Spread/Photo, Upper Midwest Region
Title of Entry: Designers Dish

restaurant development + design
Azbee Category: Regular Department, Upper Midwest Region
Title of Entry: Project Profile

restaurant development + design
Azbee Category: E-Newsletter - General Excellence
National and/or Regional (Region): Regional. Upper Midwest Region
Title of Entry: restaurant design digest

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