The Business Record won three bronze awards, in the categories of Best Newspaper: Small Tabloid, Best Overall Design and Best Ancillary Publication, at the Alliance of Area Business Publishers (AABP) annual conference. The publication that won best ancillary publication was a custom publication produced by the Business Record for the Greater Des Moines Partnership's 125th anniversary titled "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants." The judges had this to say about the Business Record: "The Business Record reports on a complex network of communities that make up the Des Moines metro area, and it does so with skill and balance. The publication also concentrates on the big picture, with a strong mix of news about issues and trends that address the region." About the Business Record's design, the judges had this to say: "This publication has contemporary typography and clean, modern templates. With solid, quick department pages and more breathing room for features, readers are offered a well-paced experience. Good use of white-space and typographic accents keep readers turning the page." AABP is an organization of more than 70 publications dedicated to delivering customized regional business news to over 1.2 million business professionals in the United States, Canada and Australia.