If your company will be marking a milestone in the next 9 to 24 months, now is the time to plan a commemorative publication to celebrate your accomplishments. An anniversary also is an excellent time to thank the people who’ve contributed to your company’s success – your employees, customers, friends, family members and the community.
Create a keepsake that explains how the business started, what led it to grow, and how grateful you are to the people whose efforts led to its current success.
Compiling a business history differs from a personal history in these ways:
You will find creating a business history to be a rewarding process. You’ll retrace the road you took to success, reflect on what went into some of the decisions along the way, and share with a new generation of leaders how to persevere through all sorts of challenges. In other words, you’ll celebrate!
- Often, companies will form a committee to oversee the project.
- More people are likely to participate in interviews.
- Some company data must be left out because it is confidential.
- Businesses ingrained into the landscape, such as a community bank, often will choose to include community history and/or historical society photos.
- Most companies choose to publish their history in book form.
By choosing Histories in the Making to write and produce the history of your company, you are tapping into decades of business reporting and business feature writing experience.