Meijer Corporate Heritage Center

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What is the value of investing in corporate heritage? Client Challenge In 2014, Meijer, a family-owned, Midwestern supermarket chain, was renovating its corporate headquarters. The company decided to devote part of its new campus to a Heritage Center to showcase Meijer’s transition from a small-town …

Tapping Into History: Historical Storytelling for Alcohol and Liquor Brands

Addison Williams

For nearly a decade, HAI has worked closely with several liquor brands and distributors to unearth and tap into their histories. From in-depth archival research to storyline development, we have helped brands engage with new and existing customers through historical insights and compelling narratives. Historic …

Archival Services for Southern California Edison

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Southern California Edison (SCE) decided to expand on its existing long-term relationship with the Henry E. Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino by donating a century of its photographs and historical print records “ a sizable business archives. But first, they needed to …

Preserving Corporate Identity for GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline Corporate History Exhibit

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How can a company’s story enhance corporate identity? Client Challenge GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the largest pharmaceutical firms in the world, has a long history. Its earliest predecessors date back to the 18th century, and a series of acquisitions and mergers over more than 200 …

DuPont Corporate Anniversary Celebration

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How do you share 200 years of corporate history? Client Challenge As one of the few major corporations to grow up with the nation, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company understood the importance of leveraging its business history for its approaching 200-year anniversary. …

International Basic Economy Organizational History

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A Company with a Mission: Rodman Rockefeller and the International Basic Economy Corporation, 1947-1985 (2006) This is a scholarly yet accessible book—both a business biography and a history of a remarkable corporate experiment. Nelson Rockefeller founded IBEC on the premise that profitable enterprise could best fulfill …

International Harvester Corporate History Book

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Milestones in the Company that Helped Build America: International Harvester, McCormick, Navistar (2007) In a classic coffee-table book presentation, Milestones tells the history of the classic American company founded by inventor Cyrus McCormick. Drawing on oral history interviews and exhaustive research in business history archives, the book …

Schering-Plough Company History Book

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A Journey of Transformation, 1851 to 2009: Schering-Plough (2009) Written to mark the culmination of a corporate merger, A Journey of Transformation packs more than 150 years of corporate history into a brief, illustrated treatment that appeals to the casual reader. In these pages, Schering-Plough’s history …

Cleco Corporation History Book

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Written to commemorate Cleco’s 75th anniversary, this richly illustrated book tells the story of how a local ice company in Bunkie, Louisiana, evolved into a regional utility company with a state-of-the-art power plant. Drawing on extensive research into local records and company archives and informed …