American City Business Journals
American City Business Journals is an American newspaper chain based in Charlotte, North Carolina, owned by Advance Publications. It has a range of media including 40 primary metropolitan weekly publications, which reach 4 million readers with business community related news, and The Business Journals, which has daily news from those newspapers and other business news and information. It also controls the Street & Smith's Sports Group, which publishes motorsports periodicals, including SportsBusiness Journal, Sports Business Daily, five sports annuals, and The Sporting News. The company is the United States' leading publisher of NASCAR magazines, which includes NASCAR Illustrated and Scenedaily.com.
American City also publishes specialty publications, which include a high-tech business newspaper, a law journal, and Hemmings Motor News. In 2009, ACBJ took over management of Portfolio.com, a website formerly associated with the now-defunct Condé Nast Portfolio.
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, North Carolina, and greatly increased the number of its publications.
|The Business Review||Albany, New York|
|Atlanta Business Chronicle||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Austin Business Journal||Austin, Texas|
|Baltimore Business Journal||Baltimore, Maryland|
|Birmingham Business Journal||Birmingham, Alabama|
|Boston Business Journal||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Buffalo Business First||Buffalo, New York|
|Charlotte Business Journal||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Cincinnati Business Courier||Cincinnati, Ohio||1984|
|Columbus Business First||Columbus, Ohio|
|Dallas Business Journal||Dallas, Texas||1977|
|Dayton Business Journal||Dayton, Ohio|
|Denver Business Journal||Denver, Colorado|
|Triad Business Journal||Greensboro, North Carolina|
|Pacific Business News||Honolulu, Hawaii|
|Greater Wilmington Business Journal||Wilmington, North Carolina|
|Houston Business Journal||Houston, Texas||
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|
|Business First of Louisville||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|
|Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal||Minneapolis–Saint Paul|
|Nashville Business Journal||Nashville, Tennessee|
|Orlando Business Journal||Orlando, Florida|
|Philadelphia Business Journal||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||1982-03|
|Phoenix Business Journal||Phoenix, Arizona|
|Pittsburgh Business Times||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|Portland Business Journal||Portland, Oregon|
|Puget Sound Business Journal||Seattle, Washington|
|Triangle Business Journal||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Sacramento Business Journal||Sacramento, California|
|St. Louis Business Journal||St. Louis, Missouri|
|San Antonio Business Journal||San Antonio, Texas|
|San Francisco Business Journal||San Francisco, California||
In 2008, East Bay Business Times merged with the San Francisco Business Times in 2008.
|Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal||San Jose, California|
|South Florida Business Journal||Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Florida|
|Tampa Bay Business Journal||Tampa Bay, 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|
The Business Journals 
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 first web-only local business news and information site for Los Angeles, California.
The site contains local business news from around the nation, updated throughout the day, along with an archive that contains more than 2 million business news articles published since 1996. The Business Journals' sites have more than four million unique visitors each month.
Forty under 40 Award 
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.
Book of Lists 
A Subscription to a Business Journal includes a yearly Book of Lists. The Book of Lists gives you essential information on the leading buyers, businesses and employers in over 60 of the U.S.'s most dynamic markets; a snapshot of local economies. You can receive lists of companies from around the country, sorted by industry. The Book of lists also includes names of key decision makers, along with their titles and complete contact information. Printed and electronic lists from the Book of Lists can be purchased through The Business Journals website.
Available lists include:
- General Contractors
- Largest Employers
- Law Firms
- Private Companies
- Public Companies
See also 
- "About Us". American City Business Journals. Retrieved January 19, 2011.
- "More on the Portfolio.com relaunch", Talking Biz News, December 8, 2009 8:15 am. Retrieved November 16, 2011.
- "ACBJ Chairman Ray Shaw dies at 75". July 20, 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2009.
- Cincinnati Business Courier. "Cincinnati Business Courier". Facebook. Retrieved March 18, 2010.
- Small Business News | April 2001 | Page 2[dead link]
- Zucker, Shaina. "HBJ to move to new Galleria office space in November." Houston Business Journal. Friday October 12, 2012. Retrieved on October 13, 2012.
- Kaberline, Brian (March 1, 2009). "Kansas City Business Journal | March 1, 2009 | "KCBJ co-founder, developer Mike Russell dies at age 69"". Bizjournals.com. Retrieved January 26, 2012.
- Kass, Mark (January 5, 2012). "Business Journal names Forty under 40 winners".
- "Columbus Business First 40 under 40 search". January 20, 2012.
- "Book of Lists". Retrieved January 19, 2012.
- American City Business Journals corporate website
- The Business Journals
- The Business Journals mobile
- Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal
- Hemmings Motor News