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More Shaw remembrances

July 24, 2009

The Portfolio.com staff has posted a number of comments from American City Business Journals staff members about former chairman Ray Shaw, who died Sunday from a bee sting.

Here are some examples:

Despite his many business achievements, I always thought of Ray as a journalist first. A note from him congratulating our team on some great coverage meant more to me, and to our newsroom, than just about anything else. The fact that he took the time to send those notes speaks volumes about his passion for the work we do and his commitment to all of us.

Lauren Lawley Head, editor, Pittsburgh Business Times.

Ray Shaw is the type of executive you rarely hear about. He pushed himself and those around him to achieve, improv and innovate. Certainly he wanted ACBJ to grow, but he made it clear that he wanted each person within the company to grow as a professional and as an individual. He showed that success can be achieved with honor, with ideals, with compassion. And he showed that shared success was exponentially more fulfilling than individual honors.

Brian Kaberline, editor, Kansas City Business Journal

In my 13 years with ACBJ, I’ve always been proud to work for Ray. As an editor, I often pointed out to potential recruits Ray’s background in business journalism, his ethical principles and the way those principles are maintained at our business journal and throughout the company. As he presided over the annual editors’ conferences, there was no doubt that high-quality journalism and breaking news were his top priorities.

–-Dirk DeYoung, editor, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

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