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Category: Company Anniversaries

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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What Makes a Company Anniversary Memorable? The 5 P’s!

By , February 24th, 2022

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 donna@oneofakindinc.com. We’ll send you an Anniversary Planning Guide along with brochures and examples.

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Looking for the Best Business Anniversary Idea? It’s One Of A Kind!

By , January 20th, 2022

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…)


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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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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Happy 39th Anniversary, USA TODAY!

By , September 15th, 2021

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It’s September 15, and 39 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…)


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