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

Warranty Platform Upsie Raises $18.2M

Warranty Platform Upsie Raises $18.2M

St. Paul-based online warranty platform Upsie just finalized an $18.2 million Series A round that founder Clarence Bethea hopes will encourage other Black founders. “Getting more dollars to Black and
Summer Goals

Summer Goals

It hit me in March, as I swapped notes with senior editor Liz Fedor about her cover story on the working mom juggle: I hadn’t planned my kids’ summer. I
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