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Author: Emily Romeo

What Makes a CEO Retirement Memorable? The 5 P’s!

By , June 10th, 2022

Retirement gift for President and CEO of insurance company. Include 3D replica of headquarters building.

Your CEO is dynamic, beloved, and perhaps they are the founder. Under their vision and leadership, the company has grown and succeeded despite challenges. And after years of service to the company or organization, their retirement is approaching.

So what do you plan for the truly exceptional CEO upon retirement as a thank you for the years they dedicated to your organization? There are 5 P’s that can help make the retirement occasion a memorable success:

Prepare     Pause     Praise     Present     Preserve

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See One Of A Kind Transform Data Sales Co.’s 50 Years of History into Art! A Family Business Anniversary Story to Celebrate

By , June 2nd, 2022

Size of the art: 48″ x 52″ x 6.5″

What began in the garage of a family home on Penn Ave. in 1973, Data Sales Co.’s business has expanded to include extensive IT Equipment Leasing, Products and Services, with partners including Cisco, Dell, Brocade, Ricoh, Xerox and more.

To commemorate their multi-generational, family-company success story, Data Sales worked with Lawrence Romorini to create One Of A Kind 3-dimensional 50th anniversary art. This custom-made art tells the great story of Innovative Technology Leasing with 50 years of strong family leadership. It celebrates Data Sales’ history and serves as a lasting legacy to honor their founder.
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Company Anniversary Planning: “Oops!” The 5 Big Mistakes to Avoid

By , March 2nd, 2022

Does your company have an upcoming anniversary? Not sure when or how to start planning? We’ve covered the “5 P’s” that can make your anniversary a memorable success – read about it in our post “What Makes a Company Anniversary Memorable? The 5 P’s!” However, whether you’re planning for a corporate, hospital, or association anniversary, there are also 5 Big Mistakes you’ll want to avoid:

    1. Omit a leader in your recognitions—especially if they or family is still alive
    2. Leave only 4 months’ time for your planning
    3. Fail to have a contingency plan for an outdoor celebration
    4. Fail to appreciate the inspiration that past history and past leaders bring to an anniversary commemoration
    5. Ignore the opportunity to communicate your accomplishments and acknowledge your people

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An XTRA-ordinary CEO Retirement Gift for an XTRA-ordinary Leader

By , December 10th, 2021

One Of A Kind recently worked with XTRA Lease to create a personalized 3-dimensional retirement tribute for their long-time CEO. A custom-made, bespoke shadowbox was the perfect gift to show appreciation for this leader who was also a mentor and a friend. Our collaborator at XTRA Lease wrote that the celebration send-off was a huge success, and when the CEO was presented with the gift, he was “overwhelmed, as were all the attendees at the event…folks are still looking at the piece noticing items they overlooked the first time.”
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C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. 75th Anniversary Art: “The Road to Success is Always Under Construction”

By , December 8th, 2021

C.W. Matthews Contracting Co.’s 75th anniversary art is as big and bold as the roads they build. The 3-dimensional commemorative art tells the story of how CWM paved their way to success, from their humble beginnings as a grading business with four employees, to becoming an industry leader of transportation projects and materials. Now a 4th generation family owned business, the art was presented to the Matthews family to celebrate their 75-year history.
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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…)


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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