Shaw sold ACBJ
to Advance Publications in 1995, but stayed on as chairman.
is the nation's largest publisher of metropolitan business journals, owning 41 such titles.
publication will put much of its weekly content online, including all top news stories, local business news summaries, local business calendars, columns, features, and analysis focused on small and midsized companies, and opinion pieces.
Besides it 40 newspapers, ACBJ
also operates Street & Smith's Sports Group, which publishes SportsBusiness Journal, three motorsports magazines and five sports annuals.
said the publication is being launched to "capitalize on the exploding technology community in the Washington, D.
will power RapidBuyr's regional rollouts, enabling the company to reach a highly targeted business audience and will place the RapidBuyr e-commerce service on each of its 40 web sites where eight million unique SMB/B2B users visit monthly.
reaches 4 million readers who are highly engaged in their industries, their businesses, and their communities.
Through Sporting News, Hemmings Motor News, NASCAR Illustrated, Inside Lacrosse and several other leading sports publications, ACBJ
reaches millions of readers who are highly engaged in their industries and hobbies.
From 2007 to 2009 alone, the ACBJ
circulation growth totaled 2.
and Conde Nast are units of Advance Publications.
is the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the United States and owns a variety of sports publications, including The Sporting News, Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal, NASCAR Illustrated and NASCAR Scene.
also owns a national advertising sales firm and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.