Awards & Engraving

March '18

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JULY/AUGUST 1992 Publishers: Michael and Beverly Wieber "The '90s was an awesome time to be in the magazine publishing business, and it was especially exciting for those of us involved in the development and growth of A&E. We watched it grow from a small bi-monthly publication to a formidable market influencer by mid-decade. With the advent of computerized equip- ment that could perform multiple func- tions, Bev could see that the potential of this market was much broader than just awards and engraving. So, she expanded the content to include many other related markets that also offered personalization and recognition products and services. The idea caught on, and eventually what used to be called 'crossover markets' became regular market segments, which led to a phenomenal growth surge in the industry by the end of the decade. But beyond the enjoyment of partici- pating in what we considered an exciting adventure, we loved the people in this industry. The nature of the A&E market is all about recognizing good people for a job well done, and as such, it tends to attract good people who really care about what they're doing. We were privileged during our time at A&E to call many of them friends, and it's especially gratifying to see so many of them doing so well today and still supporting A&E magazine, shows, and online. It's been equally gratifying to watch the magazine as it's matured and evolved over the years. A huge and well-deserved kudos to the entire staff at A&E and NBM as they continue to expand and grow the vision today!" —Mike and Beverly Wieber, former publishers of A&E MARCH/APRIL 1993 A&E celebrates its five-year anniversary. SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 1993 A new A&E logo made its way onto the scene. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1994 "I took over as art director for A&E in 1994, when the magazine became one of National Business Media's publications. Through this experience, I have enjoyed learning about the awards and engraving industry and the people who are dedicated to it. I remember meeting the Stackhouse family in 2012, who own and operate Farmer's Engraving in Denver. I had the privilege of photographing the owner Dan Stackhouse, his sons, and their employees for a shop profile article we ran in the June issue. Each of the young men who person- alize their products had become talented artisans with skills in engraving that were either handed down to them, or learned while working at Farmer's Engraving. They also brought a new perspective to the busi- ness through their approach to engraving that helped bring in new clientele. Most of all, I appreciated witnessing their passion for learning new techniques and nurturing the business they could someday inherit. I have always admired the dedication of these entrepreneurial families to continually learn new techniques to perfect their skills. This has enabled many of them to expand their businesses for generations. Families working together while passing down a trade, or creative craft always seemed to me to be the backbone of this industry. I have enjoyed being part of this industry in a small way through the pages of A&E magazine." —Kim (Baxter) Wright, art director of A&E magazine from 1994-2017 MAY/JUNE 1995 Steve Capper, current columnist for A&E, writes his first column for the magazine. OCTOBER 1995 As technology continued to evolve, A&E continued to cover it; this article took a look at CD-ROMs. MARCH 1998 The 10-year anniver- sary of the magazine fea- tured an image provided by Topmost Designs Inc. MAY 1998 Jim Sadler, current c o l u m n i s t f o r A & E , writes his first article for the magazine. A&E MARCH 2018 • a-e-mag.com 35

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