Stuck at Home?

Stuck at Home?

Like everyone else, we at the American Business History Center have no sports to watch, fewer restaurants to patronize, and even a shortage of exciting primary elections to follow.  So what better time to entertain and educate ourselves through reading and...
A Century of Big Brands

A Century of Big Brands

We all grow up surrounded by brands.  Being part of our daily lives, they often seem as if they have been around forever and will be around forever.  Yet, like most everything else, brands have lifecycles.  Only the lucky few survive for decade after...
Same Town, Same Family: The Smucker Saga

Same Town, Same Family: The Smucker Saga

In 1752, Amish/Mennonite farmer Christian Schmucker migrated from Switzerland to Pennsylvania.  In 2016, his son’s son’s son’s son’s son’s son’s son’s son’s son, forty-six-year-old Mark Smucker, became Chief Executive of the J. M. Smucker Company of Orrville, Ohio. ...
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