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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“About Us” Pages – Best Practices

MI restaurant Marie Catrib's "About Us" page. It's got personality. Not shown but when you scroll down, there are "Baby Steps & Leaps of Faith" (origin story) and "Guiding Principles." Plus address and hours, which is why most people go to restaurant websites!
When did you last review your organization’s “About Us” pages? All that time spent positioning your brand in the news and social media should be backed up by a clear and persuasive snapshot, not a confusing mishmash. Use CorporateHistory.net’s “Ten Commandments of About Us Pages” as a[...]
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Statue Marks 150th Anniversary of St. Joseph’s in Paterson, NJ

St. Joseph's Health System celebrated its 150th anniversary in a permanent way, with a statue at the site of its first hospital in downtown Paterson, NJ.
A quick shout-out to St. Joseph’s Health in nearby Paterson, NJ. Not many hospitals have been around under the same core name for 150 years. You can’t buy that kind of branding. St. Joe’s celebrated in an appropriate way–with a solid historic marker, which it placed on[...]
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Great Timeline Resource

Working on a timeline, historical speech, or About Us page that needs some solid context? Visit greatachievements.org. Compiled by the National Academy of Engineering, this website contains detailed historical information, timelines, and personal essays by key innovators for each of 20 major engineering accomplishments of the 20th[...]
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