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China and Flatware Complete Bartel Communications’ 20th Company Anniversary

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During a recent breakfast meeting, I told a business associate, Jody, about the community service campaign I had undertaken for the 20th business anniversary of my company, Bartel Communications, Inc. “The symbol of the 20th business anniversary is china,” I said. “I’m donating dinnerware – china – for 20 refugee families through the U.S. Committee […]

20th Business Anniversary of Bartel Communications

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For the 20th business anniversary of Bartel Communications, I pondered how to use the symbol for that business anniversary year – china – to inspire a community service campaign. The Symbols: To help companies develop inspired promotional campaigns for business anniversaries, we at Bartel Communications developed “The Bartel Years (TM)” and “The Bartel Years 200 […]

95th Business Anniversary Profile: Pamela Marinello

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This year marks the 95th business anniversary of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Blake REALTORS®, (formerly Prudential Manor Homes, REALTORS®), a company led by the Christiana family (www.bhhsblake.com). Every family has a story. Here is one that celebrates that business anniversary milestone. Pamela D. Marinello has been a real estate sales associate with BHHS Blake, REALTORS® for […]

95th Anniversary Profile: Jo-Ann White

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This year marks the 95th business anniversary of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Blake REALTORS®, (formerly Prudential Manor Homes, REALTORS®), a company led by the Christiana family (www.bhhsblake.com). Every family has a story. Here is one that celebrates that business anniversary milestone. Jo-Ann White has been associated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, REALTORS® (formerly Prudential Manor Homes, […]

95th Business Anniversary Profile: Sandra Nardoci

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This year marks the 95th business anniversary of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Blake REALTORS®, (formerly Prudential Manor Homes, REALTORS®), a company led by the Christiana family (www.bhhsblake.com). Every family has a story. Here is one that celebrates that business anniversary milestone. Sandy Nardoci Sandra V. Nardoci began her real estate career in 1991 with Prudential Manor […]

5 Fast Facts About Business Anniversaries

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When realizing that your company is nearing a milestone business anniversary – one that ends in 0 or 5 – you might think about throwing a gala celebration. Instead, how about launching a “sell”-abration that contributes to your bottom line? These five fast facts will help you make the most of your next business anniversary: […]

Curious Commonalities Between Casablanca and Gone With the Wind

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A book that will delight any Gone With the Wind fan! This year marks the 75th anniversary of Casablanca, my #2 all-time-favorite film. This 1942 Humphrey Bogart-Ingrid Bergman classic appears on many lists of the greatest films of all time, as does my #1 all-time-favorite film, 1939s Gone With the Wind. Over the years, through […]

Don’t Ignore In-Between Business Anniversaries

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Autographed book donated to an animal rescue organization Many companies celebrate milestone business anniversaries – those ending in 0 or 5 – yet ignore the in-between years. That’s a big mistake. Each business anniversary is an opportunity to showcase products and services, engage customers and prospects and drive sales and revenue, a strategy that we […]

Local 100th Birthday Bash Celebrates Olivia de Havilland of Gone With the Wind

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A book that will delight any Gone With the Wind fan! Actress Olivia de Havilland, who portrayed Melanie Hamilton Wilkes in Gone With the Wind, celebrated her 100th birthday on July 1, 2016. She marked the occasion with family and friends in Paris, France, her home for many years.   Locally, when a cinema legend […]

100th Birthday Salute to Gone With the Wind’s Melanie: Olivia de Havilland

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A book that will delight any Gone With the Wind fan! Rhett Butler called her “A great lady…A very great lady.” Join us as we honor the spirit of Melanie Hamilton Wilkes and celebrate the 100th birthday of the actress who portrayed her – Olivia de Havilland – at Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas in Saratoga […]

Elegant, Memorable 5th Business Anniversary Campaign

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Fabric grocery bags encouraged helping all generations avoid hunger. For the 5th business anniversary of the financial services firm Generations Planning Group, the two managing partners wished to show appreciation to their clients in an elegant, memorable way. So the Certified Financial Planners turned to Bartel Communications, the business anniversary experts. Here’s what we did: Understood the […]

120th Anniversary of “The Stars and Stripes Forever”

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This year marks the 120th anniversary of “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” the iconic patriotic march written by composer John Philip Sousa (1854-1932).   Known as “The March King,” Sousa was on a European vacation when he received word that the manager of The Sousa Band, David Blakely, had died suddenly. The band would soon begin […]

How Olivia de Havilland Won the Role of Melanie in GWTW

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A book to celebrate GWTW’s 75th Anniversary! RKO actress Joan Fontaine received a message that director George Cukor wanted her to read for GWTW. Oh, what she wouldn’t give to play Scarlett! But when she arrived for her appointment, she discovered that the director had her in mind for Melanie. Since that role held no […]

Gone with the Wind Published 80 Years Ago Today

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A book to celebrate GWTW’s 75th Anniversary! June 30, 2016 marks the 80th anniversary of the publication of Gone with the Wind. What many fans of Margaret Mitchell’s novel don’t realize is that editions of the book bearing a June 1936 publication date are not first editions. How can that be? Here’s the scoop: Macmillan, […]

30th Business Anniversary Kick Off for The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce

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Congratulations to our client, The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, on reaching its 30th business anniversary. The Chamber kicked off the celebration of this milestone year at the Spring 2016 annual awards dinner. More than 300 Chamber members and guests in attendance made the occasion a true “sell”-abration of business.  Here’s What We Did: The […]

76th Anniversary of Gone With the Wind’s Oscar Wins

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A book to celebrate GWTW’s 75th Anniversary! On February 29, 1940, Hollywood was abuzz and aglitter with Oscar fever. As was the custom, the names of the Oscar winners were revealed in advance to the press, with newspapers making a solemn promise not to break the news before the ceremonies. But one newspaper couldn’t contain […]

Selznick’s Best Picture Oscar is Missing!

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A book to celebrate GWTW’s 75th Anniversary! In 1999, producer David O. Selznick’s 1939 Best Picture Oscar for Gone With the Wind sold at auction for more than $1.54 million to singer Michael Jackson. The presale estimate had ranged from $200,000 to $300,000. The winning bid by the King of Pop set a new record […]

75th Anniversary of Bogart’s Classic Film

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For the 75th anniversary of The Maltese Falcon, Turner Classic Movies (www.tcm.com) and Fathom Events (www.fathomevents.com) hosted a theatrical re-release of the 1941 detective thriller. I couldn’t wait for this film-noir classic, featuring Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade, Mary Astor as Brigid O’Shaughnessy, Sydney Greenstreet as Kasper Gutman and Peter Lorre as Joel Cairo, to come […]

Heartbreak for Clark Gable 74 Years Ago Today

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A book to celebrate GWTW’s 75th Anniversary! After he completed work on Gone With the Wind, Clark Gable returned to work life at MGM and to home life with the love-of-his-life Carole Lombard. The idyllic happiness of Hollywood’s golden couple was shattered when the Japanese bombs found their targets at Pearl Harbor. A dyed-in-the-wool patriot, […]

Will You Celebrate or SELL-abrate Your Business Anniversary This Year?

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Some companies throw a party to mark a business anniversary. After all, what’s better than a catered affair with confetti and confections to celebrate a 10th, 25th or 150th business anniversary? How about a business anniversary “sell”-abration that contributes to the bottom line? Companies with a “Let’s-Throw-an-Anniversary-Party” mindset overlook the promotional power of a business […]