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Sales & Advertising Contacts

Shelly Elmore, Publisher

Shelly Elmore is the publisher of Twin Cities Business magazine. She joined the magazine in 2001 and was appointed publisher in 2010. Shelly previously served as director of marketing for the Minnesota Orchestra and worked in account management and media services for City Business, Skyway News and several Twin Cities advertising agencies.

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Phone: 612-336-9212



Traci Auger, Account Director

Traci Auger joined Twin Cities Business in July 2013 as account director. She has almost 15 years of marketing consulting and publishing experience after working for Minneapolis- St. Paul Business Journal, Right Management and MotivAction. She rejoined MSP Communications in 2013 after her previous work with Delta Sky magazine from 2009 to 2010. She attended St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. 

Traci oversees the following industries: Accounting, Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Engineers, Financial Services, Health Care and Non-Profits.

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Phone: 612-336-9214



Rian Heaslip, Senior Account Manager

Rian Heaslip joined Twin Cities Business in October 2015 as senior account manager. He has successfully worked with local and national businesses on print, digital and event advertising strategy and execution while at Minneapolis- St. Paul Business Journal and Star Tribune.

Rian oversees the following industries: Education, Human Resources, Legal Services, Technology & Telecom and Transportation.

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Phone: 612-336-9215


Andrea Shapiro, Senior Account Manager

Andrea Shapiro joined the Twin Cities Business team in February 2016 as the senior account manager for our hospitality, entertainment advertising partners. Andrea is 20 year veteran of media who has worked for TCB’s parent company (MSP Communications) for several years on a number of our custom publications.  Andrea attended the University of Minnesota.

Andrea oversees the Hospitality Industries.

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Phone: 612-251-8815

Jules Ellis, Marketing Manager

Jules Ellis joined the Twin Cities Business team as the Marketing Manager in April 2019. Jules brings experience in marketing strategy, graphic design and project management from her previous roles with Leadous and Coldwell Banker Burnet. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.


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Phone: 612-373-9584


Sami Johnson, Events Coordinator

Sami Johnson joined Twin Cities Business as the Events Coordinator in December 2019. She brings marketing, event planning and account management experience from her previous positions at Ryan Companies, Winona State University and Yamamoto. She is a graduate of Winona State University. 


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Phone: 612-366-9288


Tim Dallum, Ad Production Manager

Tim Dallum became production manager of Twin Cities Business in November 2011. Tim moved over from working on the production team on Mpls. St. Paul magazine where he had been the traffic manager since 2006. He is responsible for creating the magazine folio, trafficking ads, seeing the magazine through prepress and working with the printer. He also handles the role of production manager on various other publications. He’s a graduate of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

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Phone: 612-336-9245