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.



Michelle Ownbey

Advertising Department
Springfield Business Journal

P.O. Box 398
Springfield, IL 62705

217-726-6600 Office
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Editorial Calendar

Springfield Business Journal 2018 Editorial Calendar


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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2018 Planning Calendar

Publication Deadline Special Section Special Features The List
January  December 15 Architecture
Architectural Firms
Engineering Firms
February  January 19 Commercial Development  Best Places to Work Commercial Builders
Labor Unions
Mechanical Contractors
Electrical Contractors
CREN Members
March February 16 Residential Development  Aspire Real Estate Firms
Home Builders & Remodelers
April March 16 Not for Profits/Associations
Not-for-profit Agencies
Community Organizations
Colleges & Universities
Independent Private Schools
May April 13 Professional Services Women of Influence Staffing Agencies
Law Firms
Office Equipment & Supplies
Advertising Agencies
June May 11 Corporate Review
Economic Outlook
 Real Estate Review Major Employers
Major Manufacturers
Networking Groups
July June 15 Small Business –
Family and Minority Owned
Forty Under 40 Black Chamber of Commerce
August July 13 Technology Website Development
Telecommunication Equipment
Computer Networking
September August 10 Healthcare
Employee Benefits
Legacy Awards
Physicians Groups
Fitness Centers
Insurance Companies
October September 14 Seniors 15 Under Fifteen Senior Living
Retirement and Care Communities
Home Health Care
November October 12
October 19
Regular Issue
December November 16 Banking
Financial Services
Credit Unions
Accounting Firms
Investment & Wealth Advisors


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