SBJ Publishing Inc. is a 31-year-old independent and locally owned Missouri corporation. The company is the only regional medium providing comprehensive business news for southwest Missouri with its award-winning weekly print publication, Springfield Business Journal, and the bi-weekly Joplin Tri-State Business. Jennifer Jackson is the publisher and works out of the Springfield office. Dianne Elizabeth Osis is founding publisher and continues to work full-time as president and chairwoman for the organization.
A comprehensive Internet presence at www.sbj.net provides a full spectrum of interactive electronic services and information, targeted newsletters, as well as breaking business news. SBJ.net has garnered top awards from the international industry trade association, Alliance of Area Business Publications, and from Missouri Press Association for Best Website.
A yearlong calendar of recognition events and their related special publications are among the area’s most prestigious networking opportunities. SBJ’s Contract publishing services are targeted to the region’s business and professional organizations.
SBJ Publishing’s motto is “Pride In Publishing,” and these three words have guided its operations since the first issue of Springfield Business Journal on July 22, 1980. SBJ’s aim is to serve the businesses and professionals of southwest Missouri with the highest standards and ethics in journalism. Since its inception, the goal of the publisher has been constant improvement and a sharp focus on reporting local and regional business news. These philosophies have served SBJ Publishing well.
Headquarters of SBJ Publishing Inc. are in the Springfield Business Journal building at 313 Park Central West in Springfield’s historic center city, an area currently undergoing major revitalization. The offices, located in a 115-year-old three story building, were once a hotel and pub catering to railroad workers. The building was completely renovated in 1995 to accommodate the growing SBJ Publishing organization, and the three-story structure, now in the heart of Springfield’s burgeoning entertainment and restaurant district, houses the company’s main administrative, editorial, design and advertising offices.
Joplin Tri-State Business, which began publishing on April 10, 2006, has a separate office at 407 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 204, in the Joseph Newman Innovation Center, downtown Joplin.
The history of SBJ Publishing can be traced to the beginnings of the business press in the United States. Local and regional business journals were a new field in journalism during the early 1980s. In fact, Springfield Business Journal claims the title of the oldest business journal in Missouri. St. Louis Business Journal and Kansas City Business Journal went into print later in the same year, but now SBJ alone remains locally owned and independent of chain operations. The content of its publications and electronic products has also retained unwavering focus on business and professional decision makers across southwest Missouri.
More information about SBJ Publishing Inc. and its expanding list of print publications, events and online services can be found on our website at www.sbj.net.