Diablo Publications Honored With the Business of the Year Award

Walnut Creek, California (EastBayDaily) — The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau honored Diablo Publications with the UXL Business of the Year award on April 16, 2015. Barney Fonzi, President of Diablo Publications, accepted the award on behalf of Diablo Publications. The UXL Business awards were established six years ago to celebrate very special Chamber members who have made a contribution to the community individually and through their businesses. Diablo Publications was recognized for its 35 years of contribution to the community through local coverage via top-notch editorial and design, and commitment to nonprofit organizations through media sponsorship programs.

Founded in 1979, Diablo Publications has grown from a single original newsprint magazine, Diablo magazine, to a full print and digital publications company that produces products for itself and for external clients. In 1990, the company created Diablo Arts in partnership with the Lesher Center for the Arts. In 1991, Diablo Custom Publishing (DCP) was formed to provide complete print and online marketing communications and customer publishing services. Clients include the San Francisco Giants, the Oakland Athletics, Visit Tri-Valley, John Muir Health, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a multitude of corporate clients nationwide, including top-level organizations in the health care, higher education industries, arts and entertainment, sports, and technology. In 2014, Diablo Publications became an employee-owned company.

“We are delighted to be the recipient of the Business of the Year award: Winning this award is truly an honor,” says Barney Fonzi, President of Diablo Publications. “Being selected for this award is a testament to the commitment and hard work of our team. Our staff’s ability to continually produce award-winning print and digital magazines, as well as support local programs and events, is truly remarkable.”

About Diablo Magazine Covering topics ranging from travel, culture, and personalities to entertainment, recreation, and food, Diablo magazine is written specifically for the San Francisco East Bay market—from Central Contra Costa, into the Oakland and Berkeley hills, and throughout the Tri-Valley. With locally driven editorial content, beautiful photography, and resource listings, Diablo is a unique celebration of the San Francisco East Bay. Published since 1979, Diablo has been recognized for its editorial and design with numerous awards, including previous Maggie Awards for Best Overall Publication and Best Regional and State Magazine in the consumer category.

About Diablo Publications For 35 years, Diablo Publications has been creating award-winning publications, including Diablo magazine, Napa Sonoma magazine, Diablo Weddings, the Diablo City Book Series, Diablo Arts, Concierge East Bay, and the Tri-Valley California Visitors Guide. Covering travel, theater, lifestyle, and home design, Diablo Publications celebrates the people, places, and pleasures of the East Bay and North Bay. Diablo Publications’ custom content division, Diablo Custom Publishing (DCP), provides complete print and online marketing communications and customer publishing services for corporate clients nationwide. For more information, visit diablomag.com or dcpubs.com.


Dave Reik

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