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Thompson Hine LLC




100th Anniversary





  • Involve employees from seven cities in four states
  • Convey firm’s long history of service excellence
  • Demonstrate firm’s commitment to clients, colleagues and communities


  • Launched the centennial celebration with a webcast to all employees followed by a reception in each office.
  • Held a “Past Forward” contest to encourage employees to contribute historical memorabilia to the archives. Everyone who participated received a small gift, and was eligible for a drawing for an iPad.
  • E-mailed “centennial moments” – facts about the company’s history – to employees regularly throughout the year.
  • Each office selected a “service day” to contribute volunteer hours in their communities
  • Videotaped 18 key retirees and colleagues for the archives.
  • Created a 30-minute feature video “Our Past, Present and Future” for their annual All-Lawyer meeting. Every employee received a copy.
  • Each office held a reception for civic and community leaders.


  • A better understanding of the depth and importance of Thompson Hine’s history among employees, and civic and community leaders.
  • A permanent collection of archives and historical memorabilia, components of which can be put on display in company offices and at meetings.
  • A historical collection of 18 video interviews with key retirees and colleagues.