Atlanta Business Chronicle

The Atlanta Business Chronicle is a weekly newspaper covering business news in Atlanta, Georgia, published by American City Business Journals. The paper has both a weekly print edition and an online edition.[1][2]

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Founder(s)Bob Gray and Mike Weingart
PublisherAmerican City Business Journals
EditorDavid Allison
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia


The Atlanta Business Chronicle was founded in 1978 by Bob Gray and Mike Weingart. Gray, the publisher, and Weingart, the newspaper's first editor, had previously founded the Houston Business Journal.[2][3]

In 1980, the company Scripps Howard (now E. W. Scripps Company) bought the Cordovan Corporation, which owned the Atlanta Business Chronicle and other business newspapers. From 1980 to 1983, Carol Carter served as the paper's editor. In 1986, the paper was sold to American City Business Journals.[2]

In 1988, the Atlanta Business Chronicle was the first to break the major story that the Sumitomo Life Insurance Company was buying the IBM Tower (One Atlantic Center) for $300 million. At the time, the editor of the paper was Anita Sharpe. Under Sharpe, two Gerald Loeb Awards were won by the paper for investigative reporting.[2]

In the 1990s, the Atlanta Business Chronicle was also first to report many major stories, such as the ventures of the ISP MindSpring (now EarthLink) and communications company Scientific Atlanta. Other first stories included the introduction of the 770 telephone area code to Atlanta. In 2007, the paper had a staff of 66.[2]

Annually, the Atlanta Business Chronicle gives out awards for "40 under 40," which is 40 people under the age of 40 who are professionals that have demonstrated leadership and social responsibility in Atlanta.[4]

The Atlanta Business Chronicle has an average annual revenue of $397 million, along with 729,899 monthly online readers.[5]


  • David Rubinger - Market President and Publisher[1]
  • David Allison - Editor[1]
  • Mark Meltzer - Executive Editor[1]
  • Jessica Saunders - Managing Editor[1]
  • Melanie Lasoff Levs - Associate Editor[1]


  1. "About Us - Atlanta Business Chroncile". Atlanta Business Chroncile. Archived from the original on September 24, 2019. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  2. Sverdik, Alan (August 14, 2008). "Atlanta Business Chronicle". New Georgia Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on March 30, 2019. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  3. "Atlanta Business Chronicle". National Association of Women Business Owners. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  4. Stewart, Joshua (September 12, 2019). "Business Chronicle Names Nie to 40 Under 40 List". Georgia Tech News Center. Archived from the original on September 17, 2019. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  5. "Atlanta Business Chronicle". American City Business Journals. Archived from the original on April 16, 2019. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
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