January Member News

Publishing options expand, offering increased flexibility

The 100 Companies continues to expand its options and flexibility based on innovative feedback from its network members. In 2019, the brand journalism platform expanded publishing choices from two to nine options. In 2020, The 100 Companies introduces a monthly flexibility option: while members commit to an annual publishing plan, they can now choose to increase or decrease the number of stories per issue and publishing frequency on a month-by-month basis. “We continually find some of the best ideas for the growth of our company come from listening to our innovative members, who bring their own creativity and perspective to our network,” said The 100 Companies publisher and founder, Chris Schroder.

The 100 Editorial team expands, appoints new Editor-in-Chief

This month, The 100 Companies welcomed Kristie Coggins as our new editorial coordinator, who will increase editorial support to members. Kristie previously worked for two years at PR Newswire and for five years in the graduate admissions department at Western Carolina University, from which she earned bachelors and masters degrees in English.

Leah Steinberg has been promoted to editor-in-chief of The 100 Companies and will lead its six-person editorial and production staff. Leah has been a leader on the editorial team since 2016, serving as editor and co-managing editor, and brings to the position her prior experience in Colorado as writer, editor and media specialist and as a director in the University of Kansas development office.

Sam Bojarski has been promoted to co-managing editor. Sam joined the team in 2017 as an editor after working on The Pittsburgh 100 as part of the WordWrite team. Prior to that, he worked with several publications and the University of Pittsburgh.

Savanna Garde has been promoted to operations manager and will manage many of the systems and on-boarding needs of our PR members. Savanna joined The 100 Companies in 2018 as the content and distribution coordinator following four years as a logistics manager at Anisa International. She began her career as an intern with Schroder PR in Atlanta.

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