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Cushing Named a 2018 Illinois Family Business of the Year

Did you know Cushing has been a family-owned business almost ninety years? And each one in Chicago! We are proud of the longevity, productivity, and writing the next chapter. This includes a very special announcement and recognition we could not have earned without the commitment of our staff, customers and local…

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Summer of CMYK

Are those really Cushing team members on the set of Weekend Update, in the featured image above?

A few members of our team stopped by Museum of Broadcast Communications this summer to check out The SNL Experience.

Time truly flies when you’re having fun (and busy with all sort of activities, in and outside the…

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Observations and Tips for Your Next Trade Show Table

Summer’s here and the time is right for…

While summer might be a time for dancing in the street, it’s also chock full of trade shows. Last month, Cushing exhibited at the Choose Chicago partner showcase. The day of the show, account manager Erik Reczek and I headed to McCormick Place.

En…

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What’s The Big Idea?

How does that quote from Spiderman go?

Uncle Ben (forgive me Stan Lee) – “With great strength comes great responsibility.”

After visiting Chicago Design Museum’s current exhibition, Great Ideas of Humanity: Out of the Container. I left with a thought on this sentence, with one small twist:

With “great ideas comes great responsibility.”

Great…

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Taking a Stand With Banners & Backdrops

Spring is upon us – although as marketers, branding is a year round effort, right?

Easter weekend is a great reminder: we should never put all your marketing eggs, I mean, efforts into one basket.

Let’s talk about banner stands and backdrops. They are often overlooked as a lasting and cost-effective marketing…

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A Memorable Visit With Marwen

How has the calendar already flipped to 2018?

Between holidays and end of year projects, 2017 seems like a distant memory. However, right before the end of November, we hosted a group at Cushing we won’t soon forget.

This marvelous group from Marwen was a terrific way to celebrate the final days…

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