The Illinois Business Journal

Founded:              2000

Coverage Area:    Southwestern Illinois (Eastern portion of the St. Louis metro area)

Readership:          Business, government and civic leaders

Circulation:          18,700

Publication:          First Friday of the month

Delivery:              U.S. Mail and internet

Web Site:   

Al OrtbalsAl Ortbalsgrubaugh 400x554Dennis GrubaughThe Illinois Business Journal was designed to fill a niche in the metropolitan St. Louis market, and it does it very well -- providing news and an in-depth look at issues of particular interest and concern to businesses in Southwestern Illinois. As a monthly publication, it delves into news stories from an Illinois perspective, providing information and insights that the Missouri-side media does not.

Each month, the IBJ print edition focuses on specific issues impacting businesses in many ways throughout Southwestern Illinois. The enclosed editorial calendars lay out our topics throughout the year.

Because it is an Illinois paper for Illinois business readers and those interested in what’s going on in Illinois, it is the perfect advertising vehicle to deliver your message to your audience.

The Illinois Business Journal is owned by President and Publisher Alan Ortbals and Editor Dennis Grubaugh. Both are Illinois residents who know and understand the Illinois perspective. With a team of Illinois reporters, you can depend on them to deliver a product in touch with your needs.

The newspaper is mailed each month to 18,700 business, government and civic leaders in southwestern Illinois and St. Louis, Mo. Our surveys suggest that it is read by approximately 74,000. The coverage area is shown on the enclosed map. Our website, Twitter and Facebook feeds also offer unique, daily business content to complement our print edition.

Advertisers in the Illinois Business Journal are regularly called upon to lend their expertise to story content. Because the paper is also on line and free, Google searches will continually return those IBJ stories in full to those interested in business in Southwestern Illinois.

The Illinois Business Journal has been the foremost business publication in Southwestern Illinois since its founding. Please review the enclosed information and let us know if we can help you reach the people of our region.

Alan J. Ortbals
President and Publisher
O-618-659-1997 C-618-444-4739
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