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BLR Wins Multiple APEX Awards for Publication Excellence

Old Saybrook, CT, July 13, 2009—Three compliance and training products developed by Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR®) have won 2009 Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX). BLR is a publisher of resources for HR, Safety, and Environmental professionals.,, a Web-based training platform, won an APEX for best “Web & Intranet Sites: New.” The The HR Daily Advisor,, a free, daily e-newsletter, won an APEX for best “Newsletters: Web & Electronic (entire issue).” The Environmental Manager’s Compliance Advisor's regular column, titled “Most Misunderstood Regs,” won the APEX for best “Writing: Regular Departments & Columns.”

“BLR is very proud to be recognized once again by the APEX awards. In the past decade, many of our products have been honored, earning BLR more than 20 Awards for Publication Excellence - this is a true testament to the consistently high quality of our editorial content and the clarity of our expert written materials,” said Robert L. Brady, BLR founder and CEO.

Now in their 21st year, the APEX award is an international competition that recognizes outstanding publications from newsletters and magazines to annual reports, brochures, and websites. This year’s awards were given in 122 communications categories, in 11 main categories, including: newsletters, magazines, and journals; newspapers, annual reports; brochures; manuals and reports; electronic and video publications; Web and intranet sites; campaigns; programs and plans; writing; design and illustration; and one-of-a-kind publications. According to the APEX 2009 judges, “The awards were based on excellence in graphic design, quality of editorial content, and the success of the entry in conveying the message and achieving overall communications effectiveness.”

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Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR®) is an award-winning publisher dedicated to supporting companies with up-to-date HR, Compensation, Safety and Environmental analysis, training, and regulatory compliance information. Founded in 1977 with a mission to provide executives and decision makers with reliable, easy-to-understand analysis of the ever-increasing and complex state and federal laws, today BLR delivers online services such as,,, and as well as popular Web destinations for professionals such as the, and BLR also publishes highly regarded state compliance services such as What to Do About Personnel Problems in [Your State], Employee Compensation in [Your State], and Environmental Compliance in [Your State] as well as best practice newsletters, benchmark surveys, training materials, and books for more than 300,000 companies and their employees worldwide. For more information, contact BLR at or call 800-727-5257