The 100 Companies launches The East Bay 100

The 100 Companies welcomes its first governmental member to publishing network

ATLANTA – July 11, 2019 – Today, The 100 Companies welcomes its first governmental member – The City of Pittsburg, California – with the launch of The East Bay 100. This morning, 30,000 business leaders and influencers living in and around Alameda and Contra Costa counties received the inaugural issue of The East Bay 100 in their email inboxes. 

The first issue of the monthly publication focused on economic development opportunities shaping Pittsburg and the East Bay with 100-word articles and videos. Topics covered in future months will include everything from history, restaurants and culture, to business news, real estate and local nonprofits.

The East Bay 100 is a project managed by Pittsburg’s Economic Development Department with the goal of providing readers with a quick, yet thorough view into the area, which is located along the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta at the foot of Mount Diablo in east Contra Costa County.

“The City of Pittsburg is excited about the launch of The East Bay 100,” said Pittsburg Mayor Juan Banales. “The 100 Companies provides an innovative platform to reach our stakeholders in a refreshing, new way.”

“The City of Pittsburg is our first governmental member,” said Chris Schroder, founder and president of The 100 Companies. “We were launched as a network of public relations firms covering geographic areas and then expanded to vertical markets such as Travel, Association and Engineering. Working with Pittsburg, we now realize our platform is perfect to expand into other areas. When you boil it down, we help communicators deliver significant information to key stakeholders. Thanks to Pittsburg, we now have a model for many more potential categories.”

In addition to the eNewsletter, the new digital venture also includes a website,

About The 100 Companies

The 100 Companies is the world’s first international PR network sharing content marketing articles in an international publishing platform and is currently launched in 23 markets. The platform features 100-word stories and videos in eNewsletters, websites and social media platforms. Members of The 100 Companies and their clients and sponsors are featured as columnists and thought leaders in their respective markets and can distribute their content throughout our international network.

The 100 Companies was named as a finalist in Georgia’s MAX Awards (Marketing Award for Excellence) in 2017. The Atlanta-based firm traces its roots to the October 2013 launch of The Atlanta 100, a weekly eNewsletter and website with social media platforms created by an Atlanta public relations firm. The Atlanta 100 was named as a finalist in the Atlanta Press Club’s 2013 Awards of Excellence, as judged by the National Press Club, alongside CNN and The Weather Channel. Based on the success in the Atlanta market, The 100 Companies was spun off as a separate company and expanded in January 2016 to additional markets, now stretching from Denali to Dubai. Learn more at

About the City of Pittsburg, California

The City of Pittsburg is a culturally rich and diverse community of over 72,000 residents and expected to grow to 90,000 in the next 20 years. Pittsburg is located in Northern California in the Bay Area Region and is perfectly situated for easy access to the greater Bay Area, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Sacramento, and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Lake Tahoe.  

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