|Southwestern Illinois (Eastern portion of the St. Louis metro area)
Business, government and civic leaders
First Friday of the month
U.S. Mail and internet
The 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 focuses on specific issues impacting businesses in many ways
throughout Southwestern Illinois. See our editorial calendar for our topics through the
remainder of 2012.
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
The Illinois Business Journal is owned and operated by Kerry Smith and Alan Ortbals,
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 18,500 business, government and civic leaders
in southwestern Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri. Our surveys suggest that It is read by
approximately 74,000. See our coverage area map for more detailed geography.
Unique to the Illinois Business Journal, the entire newspaper is also available on-line
and appears just as it does in print, advertising included. This greatly increases the
readership and expands the ability of our advertisers to deliver their message.
We hope you like what you see.