American City Business Journals
American City Business Journals, Inc. (ACBJ) is an American newspaper publisher based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ACBJ publishes The Business Journals, which contains local business news for 44 markets in the United States, Hemmings Motor News, Street & Smith's Sports Business Daily, and Inside Lacrosse. The company is owned by Advance Publications. The company receives revenue from display advertising and classified advertising in its weekly newspaper and online advertising on its website and from a subscription business model.
American City Business Journals
Founded1982; 39 years ago[1]
FounderMike Russell
HeadquartersCharlotte, North Carolina
Area served
United States
Key people
Whitney Shaw (Chairman and CEO)
Mass Media
Number of employees
1,900 (2009)[2]
ParentAdvance Publications (1995-present)
American City Business Journals' corporate office in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The bizjournals.com website contains local business news from various cities in the United States, along with an archive that contains more than 5 million business news articles published since 1996. It receives over 4 million unique visitors each month.
The company was founded in 1982 by Mike Russell with the launch of the Kansas City Business Journal.[1]
In 1985, the company became a public company via an initial public offering and was traded as an over the counter stock.[1]
In 1986, the company acquired the full complement of publications from Business Journal Publications, including the St. Louis Business Journal and several other business journals and legal publications.[1]
Ray Shaw joined the company in 1989 and served as the company's chairman and chief executive officer for 20 years until his death in 2009.[2] Under Ray Shaw's leadership, the company moved its headquarters from Kansas City, Missouri to Charlotte, North Carolina and greatly increased the number of its publications.[2]
In 1995, the company was acquired by Advance Publications for $258.8 million.[3]
In 2001, the company partnered with Microsoft to provide content for bcentral.com.[4]
In 2007, the company acquired Inside Lacrosse.[5]
In 2012, sister company Condé Nast redirected Portfolio.com to the startups page of ACBJ.[6]
In 2020, the company launched a book publishing partnership.[7][8][9]
Annual awards
The publication publishes the following annual awards for each city:
The Business Journal's Forty Under 40 lists the 40 most successful entrepreneurs under the age of 40. It has been published since 1992.[10][11]
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal's Best Places to Work awards
The Business Journal's Best Places to Work ranks top businesses in local areas for best employee experience. Rankings are determined based on surveys on leadership, corporate culture, and communications. Different cities can use different methodologies and rank a different number of employers.[12][13]
List of publications
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Singer, Dale (September 30, 1986). "Business Journal, St. Louis Magazine Sold". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 108 (273). St. Louis, Missouri: Pulitzer, Inc. p. 7C – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ a b c Shaw, Whitney (July 20, 2009). "ACBJ Chairman Ray Shaw dies at 75". American City Business Journals.
  3. ^ Reiser, Emon (August 14, 2020). "This Week in 1995: Advance Publications buys ACBJ". American City Business Journals.
  4. ^ "Microsoft and American City Business Journals Form Alliance" (Press release). Microsoft. January 22, 2001.
  5. ^ "American City to buy Inside Lacrosse Magazine". American City Business Journals. November 20, 2007.
  6. ^ Murray, Lance (June 13, 2012). "Upstart Business Journal launches with focus on entrepreneurship". American City Business Journals.
  7. ^ "Bizwomen's parent company partners with Advantage Media Group to launch Business Journals Books". American City Business Journals. July 22, 2020.
  8. ^ "Business Journal Books Starts Advantage Books". City Business Journals. July 21, 2020.
  9. ^ "Business Journals Books website".
  10. ^ Kass, Mark (January 5, 2012). "Business Journal names Forty under 40 winners".
  11. ^ "Columbus Business First 40 under 40 search". American City Business Journals.
  12. ^ Kuehn, Nancy (August 16, 2018). "Best Places to Work".
  13. ^ "The Best Places to Work for in Los Angeles 2019: A Look at the Winners". American City Business Journals. August 16, 2019.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h "Two Companies Merging Business Journal Divisions". Associated Press. October 31, 1986.
  15. ^ "Austin Business Journal". Austin Chamber of Commerce.
  16. ^ "Austin Business Journal Releases List of Fastest-Growing Central Texas Neighborhoods". Spectrum News. March 17, 2015.
  17. ^ "Austin Business Journal's Best Places to Work Award". Nurture OBGYN. June 2012.
  18. ^ Pope, Colin (October 23, 2020). "BANKING ON BIG IDEAS". American City Business Journals.
  19. ^ "The List: Fast 50 - Less than $10 million". American City Business Journals.
  20. ^ "Birmingham Business Journal celebrates 25 years". American City Business Journals. January 11, 2009.
  21. ^ Stickgold, Emma (June 10, 2010). "Robert Bergenheim; founded Boston Business Journal". The Boston Globe.
  22. ^ a b c d e f Margolies, Dan (June 30, 1996). "American City Business Journals agrees to buy six weeklies". American City Business Journals.
  23. ^ "Cincinnati Business Courier".
  24. ^ Magin, Janis L. (November 9, 2017). "John Ramsey, first editor of Pacific Business News, dies at 94". American City Business Journals.
  25. ^ Zucker, Shaina (October 12, 2012). "HBJ to move to new Galleria office space in November". Houston Business Journal.
  26. ^ "HBJ offices shift to new home on Westheimer". American City Business Journals. November 5, 2012.
  27. ^ "Silver anniversary". American City Business Journals. October 18, 2010.
  28. ^ "The Lists". American City Business Journals.
  29. ^ Kaberline, Brian (March 1, 2009). "KCBJ co-founder, developer Mike Russell dies at age 69". American City Business Journals.
  30. ^ Bowling, Caitlin (August 15, 2014). "Founding father: First publisher Mike Kallay recounts a life of journalism, Business First's launch". American City Business Journals.
  31. ^ Donahoe, Jane A. (June 11, 2011). "Barney DuBois, journalist and MBJ co-founder, dies". American City Business Journals.
  32. ^ Lowery, Ilana (November 2, 2015). "35th Anniversary: 'Business Journal' has grown up with Valley". American City Business Journals.
  33. ^ "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Google News Archive Search".
  34. ^ "Journals acquired". The Pittsburgh Press. October 18, 1988.
  35. ^ "PSBJ Pulitzer finalist for WaMu, foreclosure coverage". American City Business Journals. April 13, 2010.
  36. ^ Reichert, David (April 21, 2010). "Honoring The Seattle Times and the Puget Sound Business Journal". Congressional Record.
  37. ^ Reiser, Emon; Meléndez, Mel (December 25, 2020). "40 Years of News". American City Business Journals.
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