Category: Business Anniversaries

4 Ways Around a Lack of Photos

An artifact from eBay and a Bostonian Society photo created the opening spread for the CorporateHistory.net book for A. W. Hastings.
So you need to create a history presentation or timeline, but your organization is lacking in photos from certain time periods? It’s a common problem. Here are four solutions that work for CorporateHistory.net and its clients. 1. Try eBay and other vintage photo sources such as Historic[...]
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3 Ways to Use Oral Histories in Your Company History

From CorporateHistory.net's 50th anniversary book for Northwest Community Hospital
Employees are your best marketers. They’re also your best storytellers. Voices convey the real culture of your workplace. Whether we’re doing a book, an interactive timeline, or a history Web site, we talk with people extensively. Often we’ll do a hundred hours’ worth of oral and video[...]
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3 Ways to Quantify Your Corporate History Investment

One of our clients measured the value of chronicling its history by surveying 20,000 employees at the end of its 100th anniversary campaign. This is an industry-leader listed on the NYSE, largely unionized. The questions posed to employees are great ones for YOU to ask, both at[...]
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Mine the History-Within-the-History

For livelier and more focused stories, dig for the history within your company’s history. Here’s an example from CorporateHistory.net’s 100th anniversary book for Dominion, the Virginia-based energy company. During the research phase we interviewed more than 50 people and had access to podcasts with at least 50[...]
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