SPRINGFIELD BUSINESS JOURNAL is a monthly business-to-business publication serving central Illinois. The primary market includes Springfield, Jacksonville and surrounding areas. The tabloid-sized newspaper is locally owned and published by CENTRAL ILLINOIS COMMUNICATIONS.

The publication contains locally breaking business news, feature stories portraying area businesses and industries, profiles of prominent personalities and editorial commentary as well as legal notices, new business openings and listings of major firms active in all areas of commerce, compiled in the annual BOOK OF LISTS.  In addition, the BUSINESS JOURNAL presents awards every year to worthy businesses and individuals, including BEST PLACES TO WORKWOMEN OF INFLUENCE, FORTY UNDER 40, and 15 UNDER FIFTEEN.

SPRINGFIELD BUSINESS JOURNAL is designed to fill the information needs of the business person and consumer alike. Edited for the reader, the tabloid format allows for attractive display of both news and advertising messages.


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    Springfield Business Journal

    P.O. Box 398
    Springfield, IL 62705

  • Office Phone: 217-726-6600

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  • Publisher: Michelle Ownbey

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The Book of Lists

In addition to the monthly Business Journal, each November we publish the annual Book of Lists. This publication is a comprehensive listing of major businesses in Springfield and the surrounding areas. The information is divided into major categories for your convenience. The goal of the Book of Lists is to provide valuable information to both the business community and the consumer in a convenient format. The publication contains a wide range of information about each company – the company’s address, telephone, fax, e-mail, web address, name of CEO and number of employees; plus information specifically related to each industry.

This publication has an annual shelf-life and is the most valuable resource for business professionals in the Springfield area.

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