TCB’s B.I.G. Book of Lists Hits Newsstands

Twin Cities Business' 2011 Business Information Guide contains 82 fact-filled lists-including "top 25" lists of advertising agencies, private companies, accounting firms, and businesses in many other industries.

Twin Cities Business' largest and most comprehensive B.I.G. Book to date recently hit newsstands.

The B.I.G. Book, or Business Information Guide, is published annually and provides current information about more than 2,000 organizations ranging from banks and accounting firms to health care insurers, colleges and universities, and IT consultants.

The 2011 edition features 82 fact-filled lists. Returning to this year's B.I.G. Book are popular “top 25” lists, including advertising agencies, PR firms, and private companies. The edition also includes a list of the state's 100-largest public companies ranked by revenue.

New to the 2011 B.I.G. Book are “top 25” lists of trade and professional associations, cardiac care centers, golf courses, biggest spenders on lobbying, and public company spenders on research and development. Lists of CEOs and CFOs at the 25-largest public companies were also added this year.

“There are other 'top 25' lists out there, but none are as comprehensive and accurate as those found in our annual business information guide,” said Dale Kurschner, editor-in-chief of Twin Cities Business. “Every word in every line is scrutinized for accuracy. It's one reason why last year's edition won 'best directory' from the Minnesota Magazine and Publishing Association.”

The 162-page B.I.G. Book is available on select newsstands throughout the Twin Cities, including those found at most Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Byerly's locations.

Minneapolis-based Twin Cities Business publishes news, analysis, and commentary about the state's most interesting business leaders, challenges, and opportunities daily at, twice weekly via its e-newsletter “Briefcase,” and monthly through its award-winning print edition.