Corporate Histories

History enriches our present and reveals wisdom for our future. This is as true for large corporations, well-known institutions and family-businesses, as it is for governments, countries and individuals. No matter the celebration or turning-point — a significant anniversary, a milestone merger, a major relocation — yours' is a story that deserves to be told. Useful for investor relations, community outreach, and human resources programs as well as marketing and fundraising campaigns, a corporate history is a highly effective and entertaining way to reach your most important constituents.

Preserving your organization's evolving traditions, leadership challenges and initiatives can take several visually-rich forms: a soft-cover brochure, coffee-table book, or multi-media DVD. It also involves a combination of approaches. Whether a comprehensive chronicle, executive biography, or product profile, I conduct in-depth personal interviews to accurately capture the voices and thoughts of the people who have contributed to your ongoing success. I also survey in-house archives to retrieve long-buried facts and scour libraries, private archives and special collections to unearth forgotten photographs and illustrations. From concept to editorial to design, we work collaboratively to tailor and publish a lasting legacy that meets your specific communication needs, budget and schedule.

Laurie Levin is an outstanding writer, as well as a literary alchemist who can take hundreds of pages of mind-numbing facts and hours of interviews, and turn them into a fascinating, immensely readable corporate history. She is also able to skirt corporate politics by making every participant feel their contribution had been recognized. My respect for her seemingly boundless talent increases with every project we work on together.

—Tom Weinberg
Senior Vice President
Motta Company

A VISION OF HOPE: The 200-Year History of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary 1820-2020
by Laurie Levin

Recipient of Graphic Design USA's American Graphic Design and Health and Wellness Design awards for 2021

Laurie Levin is an extraordinary writer and researcher who has authored an exemplary 200-year history of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, America's first and longest operating specialty hospital. She possessed the keen ability to translate our institution's complex evolution and its significant advances into a lively and entertaining narrative. Laurie was also extremely easy to work with and proved flexible with any time and budget constraints throughout the project. We are so proud of this great literary work and are extremely excited to receive its first printing.

—James C. Tsai, M.D., M.B.A.
President - New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, Delafield-Rodgers Professor, and System Chair Department of Ophthalmology Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

A CLEAR VISION: The History of the Doheny Eye Institute 1947 – 2017
by Laurie Levin

Recipient of Graphic Design USA's American Graphic Design award for 2017

“Laurie Levin articulated the mission and reach of the Doheny Eye Institute's work over 70 years with a genuine understanding of the original intentions, and the impact of our evolving role in saving eyesight around the world. She captured our story as the Doheny Eye Institute continues to celebrate Estelle Doheny's legacy —and the book is a great read!”

—Christopher C. Conway, J.D.
Chief, Development & Public Affairs
Doheny Eye Institute

AND BE A BLESSING: The One-Hundred Year History of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 1902-2002
by Laurie Levin

“The Cedars-Sinai story is a complex and compelling one and you have done fine work on our behalf.”

—Thomas M. Priselac
President and CEO
Cedars-Sinai Health System

BY THE COMMUNITY, FOR THE COMMUNITY: Presbyterian InterCommunity Hospital - The First 50 Years
By Laurie Levin

“Laurie is an extremely talented writer and historian who has the expertise to weave fragmented information and a multitude of perspectives to tell a story that is both comprehensive and engaging. As an added perk, she has been a delight to work with and possesses the insight to put minds at ease throughout the process.”

—Julie Reback
Vice President, Marketing and Planning
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital