Wisconsin News Sites had a terrific showing at the first annual LION Awards. LION Publishers is a national trade group of Local Independent Online News publishers (WisCommunity has been a member for two years). The awards were presented at the organization's annual conference in Nashville, TN

Wisconsin publications that won awards were:

Investigative Story of the Year (Large Publication) - Wausau Pilot and Review - Penta Wastewater Contamination

Business Idea of the Year - Racine County Eye - Eye on Employment

Best Breaking News Story - Madison365 - Madison Teacher on Leave After Alleged Beating of Girl Caught on Video

LION Publisher of the Year (Small) - Madison365

In the photo above - From left to right: Awards show co-host and LION revenue and operations director Phayvanh Luekhamhan; Richland Source’s Brittany Schock; awards show co-host and LION board chair Kelly Gilfillan. (Credit: LION Publishers)

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Steve Hanson

Steve is a web designer and recently retired from running the hosting and development company Cruiskeen Consulting LLC. Cruiskeen Consulting LLC is the parent company of Wis.Community, and publication of this site continues after his retirement.

Steve is a member of LION Publishers and the Local Media Consortium, is active in Health Dunn Right, and is vice-president of the League of Women Voters of the greater Chippewa Valley

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