|Headquarters||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Whitney Shaw (Chairman and CEO)|
Number of employees
American City Business Journals (ACBJ) is an American newspaper chain based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ACBJ publishes under six brands, which together reach four million readers: The Business Journals, which publishes local business news for 44 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.[failed verification]
In 1986, ACBJ bought out the full complement of publications from Business Journal Publications, which included the St. Louis Business Journal, and a number of other business journals and legal publications.
Ray Shaw joined ACBJ in 1989 and served as the company's chairman and chief executive officer for two decades, ending with his death in 2009. Under Ray Shaw's leadership, the company moved from Kansas City, Missouri, to Charlotte, North Carolina and greatly increased the number of its publications.
The Business Journals is the online media division of American City Business Journals which operates websites for each of the company's 40 print business journals, as well as its web-only local business news and information sites for Chicago, Illinois, Los Angeles, California and New York City, New York.
The site contains local business news from around the nation, updated throughout the day, along with an archive that contains more than 5 million business news articles published since 1996. The Business Journals' sites have more than four million unique visitors each month.
The Business Journal's Forty Under 40 is an annual list compiled and published by the Business Journal newspapers since 1992. The purpose is to list the 40 most successful entrepreneurs under the age of 40. The 40 are usually nominated from within individual areas in range of the local business journal's publication.
The Business Journal's Best Places to Work ranks top businesses in local areas for best employee experience. Rankings are determined based on surveys uncovering such variables as leadership, corporate culture, and communications. Some variation exists between different cities. For example, Minneapolis-St. Paul recognized 59 companies and 4 individuals in 2018, whereas Los Angeles will honor its top 100 in 2019.
|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.|
|Cleveland Business Journal||Cleveland, Ohio||2020||Launched in May 2020|
|Columbus Business First||Columbus, Ohio|
|Dallas Business Journal||Dallas-Fort Worth, 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, requires a subscription to read the news articles.|
|Louisville Business First||Louisville, Kentucky||1984|
|Memphis Business Journal||Memphis, Tennessee||1979-05-04|
|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||Established in 1980 with Dan Keough at the helm; acquired in 1986 with purchase of Business Journal Publications by ACBJ.|
|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|