Editor-in-Chief

Allison Kaplan

Allison Kaplan is editor-in-chief of Twin Cities Business.

Phone: 612-336-9299

Ali leads content ideation and development for Twin Cities Business — print, digital, and events. She joined TCB in April 2018, after eight years with sister publication Mpls.St.Paul Magazine where she was senior editor of shopping and style, and most recently served as senior deputy editor, overseeing retail and trend coverage as well as digital content. Prior to MSP Communications, she was a columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Her writing has also appeared in Delta Sky, Lucky, Shop Etc., and other newspapers and magazines. An authority on retail and the fashion industry, she created her Ali Shops brand and award-winning blog in 2006 (the dark ages before social media), and eventually brought her independent digital shopping guide to Mpls.St.Paul. In recent years, she’s broadened her scope to coverage of technology, entrepreneurship, development issues, and workplace culture. A frequent event emcee and moderator, she appears regularly as an on-air expert for television and radio. She also hosts the weekly radio show Shop Girls on myTalk107.1.

Staff’s archive

Gaming the System

Gaming the System

TCB’s third annual Tech 20 list includes the innovators behind a medical device that tracks cardiac arrhythmias through the cloud, enterprise software designed to modernize the manufacturing industry, and an
Skyway Scrutiny

Skyway Scrutiny

Popular design-focused podcast 99% Invisible turned its attention above the streets of downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul this week for an episode that chronicles the history and consequences of the
Married to the Mall?

Married to the Mall?

The 10-year retail lease—a shopping center staple for decades—was already on shaky ground pre-pandemic, but Covid-19 disposed of what shreds remained. “We are noticing a new trend of tenants requesting
Office Envy: The Future is Flexible

Office Envy: The Future is Flexible

While many office workers have embraced the commute from bedroom to kitchen and the stretchy waistbands of WFH life, it’s collaboration we’re missing. In a “Return to Work” survey conducted
Verified: What Gift Makers Give

Verified: What Gift Makers Give

Just because your company manufactures blankets or jewelry or gourmet foods doesn’t mean you pass on holiday shopping. The owners of some popular local brands share their go-to Minnesota-made gift
Multiply the Good

Multiply the Good

On December 8, the night before this issue hit mailboxes and newsstands, we gathered online for a virtual celebration to reveal the innovators, change agents, builders, believers, and emerging leaders