During the past year, The History Factory has enjoyed the privilege of working with CME Group, the world’s largest futures and derivatives exchange. When the Chicago Mercantile Exchange merged with the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and its downtown neighbor, the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), The History Factory was called upon to weave the…

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Innovative Interpretation

Picture this: A client tells us, “Hey, our CEO would really like to render our organizational history in the form of an 8-minute video incorporating a giant light box, a bunch of sand, and a gorgeous Ukrainian performance artist. Whaddya think?” Now, when organizations choose to celebrate and recognize their collective histories, there are several…

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Raw Materials

Sometimes, one of our new clients will sheepishly admit that their organization hasn’t kept particularly good records of the last, say, 50 years of their existence. Forget about a formal archives program, that’s the least of their problems. They don’t have photos of employee events, their scrapbooks are missing, a great box of old newsreels…

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