Event Series

From marketing presentations to demonstrations, join us for programming to enhance your outreach and make local connections!

We look forward to seeing you at the next event!

David Zimmerman Presents in a Classroom.

Is your website sending you customer leads and sales? Whether you are just getting started with a search engine optimization strategy, or an experienced practitioner, this November presentation is for you. Discover practical strategies to turn website traffic into sales, from an expert with over fifteen years’ experience.

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Uncertain Times Call for Creativity

Join us for a virtual event to help you market your business and services during uncertain times. Nancy Goldstein shares actionable tips and companies promoting creatively during times of Covid.

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“It's not every day that content resonates with an audience, informs its members, and guides future processes. On April 29th, in the midst of COVID-19, my team at The Creative Group was honored to attend the Cushing-sponsored SEO Fundamentals webinar, hosted by SEO expert and Ice Nine Online founder Matt Chiera. Needless to say, the webinar accomplished all of the above. Not only was Matt a great host who kept the audience engaged the entire time, he also provided relevant and useful content everyone seemed grateful for, including me. We are thrilled to continue attending all of the events included in this webinar series and sharing the top-notch insights with our SEO community.”
SEO Fundamentals With Matt Chiera

Matt Chiera is back at Cushing and presenting on 2020 Search Engine Optimization Fundamentals.

Join us In March

Learn selling techniques that can be applied to your marketing efforts.

Selling 101 for Marketers is next month, at Cushing. Marketing, sales teams and contacts who want to improve their sales skills are welcome!

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“Digital Marketing and Communications evolve at such high speed that it is more important now than ever to stay current and to be on a constant lookout for new technologies and workflows. Cushing’s Lunch and Learns provide excellent opportunities to learn from talented industry professionals such as Matt Chiera in a comfortable setting. As one of our regular partners, I am delighted that Cushing continues to provide incredible value beyond its wide array of services.”
Earn a Learning Credit

Join us in June.

We’ll discuss commercial wallcoverings and enjoy light food & drink, and earn a continuing education credit.

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Join us for a Discussion in Signage Permitting
Bring your permitting questions for a lunch and learn with Burnham Nationwide.

We’ll cover best practices for marketing on graphics, avoiding violations and so munch more.

“Our favorite companies to work with are those that provide value beyond their products and services. Cushing does just that. I recently attended one of their Lunch n Learns on website conversion optimization. Not only did I pick up actionable tips for my company website, they gave me an entire tour of their space where I was able to visualize techniques for office branding and privacy film right on the spot. They’re just lovely, helpful people.”
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Digital Marketing 101 With Matt Chiera
From social media strategies to search engine optimization, digital marketing covers a ton of ground.

Matt Chiera of ICE Nine Online covered a host of topics during a recent workshop at Cushing.  Stay tuned as we are developing industry-specific digital marketing workshops with Matt. The first two will cover AEC and commercial real estate!

Matt Chiera Speaks at Cushing
Interior Design Conversation at Mojo Coffee

Join us for a creative coffee and conversation on workplace design.

Creative Coffee Event at Mojo

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Join us for a Panel During Chicago Design Week
Cushing hosts a panel discussion during Chicago Design Week!

It will touch on technology such as virtual/augmented reality, the impact on graphic design, art, branded/digital environments & more.

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Work in the interior design industry? Join us in October for a discussion on markets that need interior design assistance!

Creative Coffee October Event

Discuss trends and share your insights!

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“The people at Cushing are extremely knowledgeable and approachable when it comes to the capabilities of their shop and the digital printing process. Their events pull back the curtain and present a digestible set of options from a sometimes overwhelming amount of choices. Having a solid understanding of their wide array of services can help bring creative ideas to life in new and exciting ways. They're an ideal vendor for Graphic Designers that don't have access to in-house equipment but still want to deliver high quality print work to their clients.  ”
Public Art and Commercial Collaboration

Commercial Real Estate firm R2 Companies and Chicago Design Museum recently collaborated on a piece of public art in Goose Island. Trending in Chicago and in regions around the country, artists and designers are working with developers to make a lasting impact. How do these partnerships start and where is this trend heading in future years?

Join us July 19 for an event panel

Creative Coffee With IIDA

Rise and shine for creative conversation and brainstorming at Mojo Coffee.

On Monday, July 16, join interior designers and creatives to discuss design trends.

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Make an Impact on Your Marketing Efforts With A.I.

From website chatbots to increasing sales, artificial intelligence is trending.

Join us on June 27 for a lunch and learn that delves into the present and future opportunities of A.I.  Matt Chiera is the founder of Ice Nine Online and our presenter. An early adopter of A.I., Matt has over a decade of digital marketing experience.

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Design for the Non-Designer was great! The meeting room was awesome, the speaker was super knowledgeable, the food was great, AND it was a very interactive session. I definitely learned a few things and met some great folks. The tips about photography with high contrast and good depth of field are definitely things I took back for our employee and social media images.”
Design for the Non-Designer

In February, Adobe Expert Michael Riordan led a workshop to discuss graphic design tips, ideas and trends. The workshop was designed for non-designers.

He took questions, discussed the intricacies of photoshop and discussed design one-on-one with guests.

September Lunch & Learn

You’ve heard that phrase work, smarter not harder, right? In September, join us for a presentation to keep you focuswd on techniques that make an impact. Nancy Goldstein will discuss approaching your marketing and business efforts, with a focus on strategies that keep you moving forward.

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“Marketing professionals are not the only ones who appreciate great branding. As a human resource manager, my own marketing counterpart recognized the value I would find in Cushing’s Lunch and Learn sessions. She and I are currently employing strategies presented during their employment branding segment. Cushing is not only a gracious host; their program is relevant and practical.”
Virtual Reality Presentation and Demonstration

Virtual reality is poised to become a $425 billion dollar industry by 2025. As technology receives widespread adoption, applications are becoming a part of our daily lives. This is especially true in the world of commercial real estate, where virtual reality is disrupting how firms are marketing properties. Want to learn more?

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