It’s September 15, and 40 years ago today the way Americans read their daily news fundamentally changed when USA TODAY was launched. Happy Anniversary to The Nation’s Newspaper–especially to the founders! Five short years later, One Of A Kind Art Studio’s destiny to create corporate 3-dimensional commemorative art was launched. (more…)
In a world where more employees are teleworking and companies are expanding globally, how do you have a company anniversary celebration that is inclusive of everyone? One Of A Kind Art Studio offers a fantastic solution: an interactive website feature of your organization’s 3-dimensional anniversary art.
Every One Of A Kind collage is uniquely customized for each history by artist Lawrence Romorini. Romorini creates this personalized art with photos, publications, 3D items, and miniatures. They make a powerful presentation, and lasting legacy.
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. (more…)
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:
Omit a leader in your recognitions—especially if they or family is still alive
Leave only 4 months’ time for your planning
Fail to have a contingency plan for an outdoor celebration
Fail to appreciate the inspiration that past history and past leaders bring to an anniversary commemoration
Ignore the opportunity to communicate your accomplishments and acknowledge your people
Your company’s anniversary is on the radar—but too far out to be concerned? Or it’s in 6 months? Suddenly you need to move ahead. Looking for anniversary ideas?
Whether for a corporate, hospital or association anniversary, there are “5 P’s” that can make your celebration a memorable success. After helping hundreds of organizations celebrate major milestones with One Of A Kind 3-dimensional commemorative art, we are always impressed by the same five best practices that maximize an anniversary’s success:
Plan Promote Party Praise Preserve
One Of A Kind personalized, custom-made art can help you achieve the 5 P’s by showcasing your history, leaders, mission and accomplishments in an extraordinary, meaningful way. We transform your photos and memorabilia into museum-quality art to communicate your corporate story at your celebration, in your lobby, and digitally on your website. Our clients rave that their One Of A Kind 3D collage is the highlight of their celebration. Celebrate your past and present, and create a lasting legacy to be enjoyed for future generations! For free professional advice as you plan your anniversary, contact Donna Rome: 301.495.3361 x 102 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll send you an Anniversary Planning Guide along with brochures and examples.
Regardless the size of your company, reaching a milestone anniversary is an occasion to celebrate! It provides a unique marketing and communications opportunity to preserve and showcase the story, past and present. According to the Small Business Administration, less than 1/3 of new employer establishments survive the 7th year. Considering how few companies survive, let alone prosper, your anniversary is an accomplishment worth commemorating.
So how do you celebrate this important business milestone? (more…)
In 2011, American Roller Bearing Company commemorated their 100th anniversary with One Of A Kind 3-dimensional art. A decade later, the art created by Lawrence Romorini in collaboration with the ARB team continues to reflect the company’s history, products, people, and accomplishments – and honor over a century of family leadership. (more…)
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. (more…)
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…)
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. (more…)