Corporate Anniversary Messages for the Milestone: Things to Think About for Your Anniversary Message Plan

By Jason Dressel Commemoration, not celebration. First off, the tone needs to be right. Understandably, many tend to approach a company anniversary as a celebration, but not everyone’s feeling like it’s party time in this economic environment. More likely than not, the organization has had some challenges over the last few years. There may have…

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In Search of the Big Idea: Things to Think About When Brainstorming Ideas For Your Company’s Anniversary

By Jason Dressel Companies routinely come to The History Factory and to historyfactory.com because they’re looking for ideas for their upcoming company anniversary. A common approach includes some combination of the following activities: Benchmarking what competitors have done Brainstorming ideas with an anniversary task force Just like how a boxer wins a match by landing…

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Corporate Anniversary Gifts

For many organizations, the “corporate anniversary gift” is just going to be another trinket in their arsenal of stuff, when it should really be an authentic expression of the anniversary itself. By Jason Dressel When you think “corporate anniversary gifts,” what comes to mind? Probably something you’ve seen before with a logo on it. A mug. A courier bag. A jacket. Maybe…

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Old School

Ninety-nine years and five days ago Theodore Roosevelt was shot in the chest in Milwaukee while on the campaign trail . . . he proceeded to deliver a 90-minute speech before seeking medical attention. His opening statement was, “Friends, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible. I don’t know whether you fully…

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America Eats…And Discovers

By Adam Nemett My colleague Scott McMurray recently wrote an excellent post about the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the program’s vital role in Depression-era rebuilding of our nation’s economy and infrastructure. I’d like to piggyback on that and write about the WPA’s vital role in my dinner last week. Operating out of the same…

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America Eats…And Discovers

By Adam Nemmet My colleague Scott McMurray recently wrote an excellent post about the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the program’s vital role in Depression-era rebuilding of our nation’s economy and infrastructure. I’d like to piggyback on that and write about the WPA’s vital role in my dinner last week. Operating out of the same…

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Building on the Past

By Scott McMurray As the local television affiliates scrambled post-Irene to capture shots of our beloved, broken ocean front boardwalk in Spring Lake, New Jersey, they missed a telling detail: many of the boards were twisted or missing. But the squat concrete supports remain undamaged. If the camera operators had ventured out onto the beach…

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