American City Business Journals (ACBJ) is an American newspaper chain based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ACBJ publishes under 6 brands, which reach 4 million readers: The Business Journals, which publishes local business news for 43 markets in the United States, Hemmings Motor News, Street & Smith's Sports Business Daily, Inside Lacrosse, AmericanInno, and Bizwomen.com. The company is owned by Advance Publications.
|American City Business Journals|
|Headquarters||Charlotte, North Carolina|
(Chairman and CEO)
Number of employees
|1,900 (as of 2009)|
Advance Publications (1995–present)
Mike Russell founded American City Business Journals. The President and CEO of American City is Whitney Shaw. Shaw was previously senior vice president of ACBJ and president of its sports-publishing division. He succeeds his father, Ray Shaw, who was chairman and CEO of ACBJ for 25 years. Ray Shaw, the company's chairman from 1989 until his 2009 death, bought a controlling interest along with a partner in 1989, selling to Advance Publications in 1995. It was Russell who suggested Shaw buy the entire company rather than just a few journals. Under Ray Shaw's leadership, the company moved from Kansas City, Missouri, to Charlotte and greatly increased the number of its publications.
|Albany Business Review||Albany, New York||1974 (as Capital District Business Review)||Previously known as Capital District Business Review and The Business Review. The Review publishes an annual Book of Lists which, for example, contains ranked lists of local engineering firms, colleges, general contractors, fastest-growing companies, labor unions, law firms, hospitals, tourist attractions, apartment communities, manufacturers, etc.|
|Albuquerque Business First||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Atlanta Business Chronicle||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Austin Business Journal||Austin, Texas||The Journal is a member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce. The Journal's office is located in downtown Austin, Texas. The Journal publishes a number of lists and grants several awards annually, among them being "List of Fastest-Growing Central Texas Neighborhoods", "Best Places to Work Award", and "Fast 50" list of rapidly growing companies.|
|Baltimore Business Journal||Baltimore, Maryland||Acquired in 1986 with purchase of Business Journal Publications Corp.|
|Birmingham Business Journal||Birmingham, Alabama||1983||Acquired in 1999|
|Boston Business Journal||Boston, Massachusetts||Acquired in 1996 with purchase of CityMedia Inc.|
|Buffalo Business First||Buffalo, New York|
|Charlotte Business Journal||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Chicago Business Journal||Chicago, Illinois||Online only|
|Cincinnati Business Courier||Cincinnati, Ohio||1984||Acquired in 1986 with purchase of Business Journal Publications Corp.|
|Columbus Business First||Columbus, Ohio||Claims to cover Central Ohio business news but only focuses on counties adjacent to Franklin County where Columbus is based.|
|Dallas Business Journal||Dallas, Texas||1977|
|Dayton Business Journal||Dayton, Ohio|
|Denver Business Journal||Denver, Colorado||1949||Acquired by American City Business Journals in 1989|
|Triad Business Journal||Greensboro, North Carolina|
|Hartford Business Journal||Hartford, Connecticut|
|Pacific Business News||Honolulu, Hawaii|
|Houston Business Journal||Houston, Texas|
Acquired in 1986 with purchase of Scripps Howard Business Journals. Along with several other corporate sponsors, it coordinates the FastTech 50 Competition each year. The Houston Business Journal had occupied space in the Park Towers for a period of over 10 years. In 2012 the newspaper announced that it was moving to 5444 Westheimer Road effective November 5, 2012.
|Jacksonville Business Journal||Jacksonville, Florida|
|Kansas City Business Journal||Kansas City, Missouri||1982|
Co-founded by Michael K. Russell and William Worley in August 1982.
|L.A. Biz||Los Angeles, California||Online only|
|Louisville Business First||Louisville, Kentucky||1984|
|Memphis Business Journal||Memphis, Tennessee||1979-05-04|
Founded by Ward Archer as Mid-South Business, one of the first local business papers published in the United States.
|Milwaukee Business Journal||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||Acquired in 1996 with purchase of CityMedia Inc.|
|Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal||Minneapolis–Saint Paul||Acquired in 1996 with purchase of CityMedia Inc.|
|Nashville Business Journal||Nashville, Tennessee|
|Orlando Business Journal||Orlando, Florida|
|Philadelphia Business Journal||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||1982-03||Acquired in 1996 with purchase of CityMedia Inc.|
|Phoenix Business Journal||Phoenix, Arizona||1980-10-20|
|Pittsburgh Business Times||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||1981-08-31||Acquired in 1986 with Business Journal Publications Corp. Sold in 1988. Reacquired in 1996 with purchase of CityMedia Inc.|
|Portland Business Journal||Portland, Oregon|
|Puget Sound Business Journal||Seattle, Washington|
|Triangle Business Journal||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Sacramento Business Journal||Sacramento, California||Acquired in 1996 with purchase of CityMedia Inc.|
|St. Louis Business Journal||St. Louis, Missouri||Acquired in 1986 with purchase of Business Journal Publications Corp.|
|San Antonio Business Journal||San Antonio, Texas|
|San Francisco Business Journal||San Francisco, California|
|Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal||San Jose, California|
|South Florida Business Journal||Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Florida|
|Tampa Bay Business Journal||Tampa, Florida||1981|
founded as Tampa Bay Business, renamed in the late 1990s as The Business Journal Serving Tampa Bay
|Washington Business Journal||Washington, D.C.|
|Wichita Business Journal||Wichita, Kansas|
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