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Month: November 2021

A One Of A Kind Bespoke Shadowbox Gift – Personalization in Every Detail

By , November 30th, 2021

Personalized, custom-made, bespoke shadowbox created for a CEO retirement gift. Contains miniaturized photos, publications, and 3D items.

Bespoke /bəˈspōk/ adj. custom-made; handcrafted; specialized; made or fitted to the needs or preferences of a specific customer.

When you’re looking for a personalized gift, you’ll find different levels of personalization. “Bespoke”, by definition, is more than simply engraving or etching the recipient’s name on a present. The word “bespoke” is best known for its centuries-old relationship with tailor-made suits, certainly the opposite of suits “off the rack.” So when you want a gift that is truly personalized in every detail —rather than “off the shelf”— One Of A Kind bespoke shadowboxes provide the ultimate level of personalization.
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As the Role of CEO Continues to Evolve, The Best CEO Retirement Gift Remains the Same!

By , November 22nd, 2021

The role of the Chief Executive Officer emerged early in the 20th century as modern corporations grew. The managerial structures called for individual executives to run different business units and functions. As large firms developed with lots of employees, hierarchies, and divisions, the business world started seeing more CEOs.

CEOs have always had to adapt to new challenges, but the speed and urgency with which these arise has increased dramatically over the years. For example, a CEO from the 1950s had a certain number of business-critical decisions maybe once or twice in their tenure; today, CEOs face those same kind of decisions several times a year. CEOs play an important role in providing deep, long-term thinking and finding elegant ways to align stakeholder interests with shareholder interests.

So what do you present the truly exceptional CEO upon retirement as a thank you for the years they dedicated to an organization? One Of A Kind offers the perfect solution. (more…)


Happy Founder’s Day to Wendy’s! Celebrating the Anniversary of a One Of A Kind Collaboration

By , November 15th, 2021

Wendy's 45th Anniversary Commemorative Artwork in the new Dave Thomas Center

It’s Founder’s Day at Wendy’s International, honoring Dave Thomas. Lawrence and I remember well when the international fast food restaurant chain approached One Of A Kind to create 3-dimensional commemorative art celebrating their first 25 years. In 1993, Denny Lynch, Wendy’s SVP, Corporate Communications, and Kitty Munger, Director of Communications, first traveled from Dublin, OH to One Of A Kind to see examples of 3-dimensional commemorative art. Dave Thomas was Chairman, Jim Near was President/CEO, and Wendy’s 25th anniversary was approaching. (more…)


A 100th Anniversary to Celebrate – Reflecting Back to 1921 and a Century of History

By , November 9th, 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, do you know what was happening in 1921? Fun facts:

– The post office pilots flew mail from San Francisco to New York in a new record time – 33 hours and 20 minutes!

  • – Ford Motor Co. produced about 55% of US automobiles.

– And 8 million women were working, with about 87% in teaching and secretarial work.

At One Of A Kind, we help companies highlight their anniversaries and celebrate their stories with 3-dimensional commemorative. Part of the creation process requires extensive research on the history of the company, which makes us naturally curious about the circumstances surrounding the formation of these organizations.
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