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

See You Downtown

See You Downtown

This issue of Twin Cities Business is packed with successful people who are improving our community—leading innovation, creating prosperity, addressing inequities. But there’s another recurring character: the city. You’ll see
Founder’s Journal Updates

Founder’s Journal Updates

Yasameen Sajady Co-founder and CEO, Maazah, which makes Afghan-style chutney sauces “The journey from scaling a small farmers market staple to a nationwide brand has been a huge learning curve. This
Swannies Golf Takes Off

Swannies Golf Takes Off

Swannies Golf, the Inver Grove Heights-based golf apparel brand, is growing rapidly; it’s now sold in more than 1,500 pro shops across the U.S. and Canada. Started in 2015 by
Straight from the Founders

Straight from the Founders

We’re coming up on the 100th episode of By All Means, a Twin Cities Business podcast focused on the stories behind companies born in Minnesota and the entrepreneurs who nurtured
How We Work Now: Media Minefield

How We Work Now: Media Minefield

Media Minefield returned to its Minnetonka office after Covid lockdowns with a required two days in person per week. Most employees got in the habit of planning their office days
TCB Q&A: Techstars CEO Maëlle Gavet

TCB Q&A: Techstars CEO Maëlle Gavet

Innovation is a world tour for Maëlle Gavet, who became CEO of Techstars in 2021. Leading the global investment business, which partners with companies and organizations to create targeted accelerator
Social Network: Emily Pritchard

Social Network: Emily Pritchard

Social media is no break from work for Emily Pritchard. As co-founder and CEO of The Social Lights, it is her work. Her Minneapolis-based agency helps Fortune 500s with social
The Next Stretch for Minnesota Gyms

The Next Stretch for Minnesota Gyms

You are all amazing!” Heather Corndorf roars over “The Sign,” Lizzo’s anthem for a post-Peloton movement.  “I’ve been home since 2020.  I’ve been twerkin’ and making smoothies, it’s called healing 
Be the Medicine

Be the Medicine

Teddy Bekele had an entire ballroom of professionals choking back tears as he delivered his acceptance speech at TCB’s recent Outstanding Directors event. He shared a few pivotal moments on