Need Ideas For Company’s 50 Year Anniversary

Our telephone company turns 50 this year, and we want to kick off the celebration at our annual company meeting (65 employees attending). Any ideas of how to make this fun? Our meeting theme is “Technique Follows Technology”. Thanks!

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Jay’s Answer: Do you have an internal “museum” of products? Are you near a telephone museum (such as http://ellsworthme.org/ringring/)? In addition to showcasing how much has changed in 50 years, you could have games of switchboard operator (using phone plugs), or identify what area code corresponds to what region of the company 50 years ago. And of course, a contest for best imitation of Lily Tomlin’s Ernestine.

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