Cushing Partners with the Society for Marketing Professionals (SMPS) Chicago Chapter to Host Summer Extravaganza

Printing solutions provider assists networking organization to coordinate annual summer event

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Chicago, Illinois — June 10, 2013 — Cushing, a Chicago-based print and digital communications provider, announced today they will assist the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Chicago Chapter to plan their annual summer block party. The summer affair brings current and prospective members together in an inviting environment that fosters networking and relationship building. A member and sponsor of SMPS over 18 years, Cushing has joined the special events committee.

“We are excited to assist a group which strives to bring businesses together,” said Joseph X. Cushing, Executive Vice President at Cushing and Past President and current Special Events Director of SMPS Chicago. “We look forward to contributing ideas and being a part of the fun.”

The celebration will be held at Carmichael’s stunning courtyard with a Summer Block Party & BBQ theme. Barbecue style food and drinks will be served from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and there will be outdoor games, prizes and activities. These will include bags, badminton and a dunk tank to encourage SMPS members to get acquainted.

“It’s always beneficial to have the support of our member’s firms, especially a longstanding sponsor and supporter such as Cushing,” said Kate Mullaney, President of the Chicago Chapter of SMPS. “We are looking forward to a well-attended celebration that engages current members and attracts new ones.”

SMPS encourages skill development through networking events, conferences and special programs on both a national and regional level. The summer gathering is a great way to reconnect and develop new relationships while enjoying the beautiful outdoors. If you are interested in finding more about SMPS benefits, event sponsorship or just have general questions, visit

About Cushing

Chicago’s print and digital communications expert, Cushing has stood for premier reprographic imaging since 1929. From small and large format color graphics to cross media marketing campaigns, the company offers an assortment of cost-effective print solutions. A city of Chicago-certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), the organization’s philosophy is firmly rooted in going the extra mile to provide optimal customer service. Choose Cushing.

About the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is a community of marketing and business development professionals working to secure profitable business relationships for their A/E/C companies. Through networking, business intelligence, and research, SMPS members gain a competitive advantage in positioning their firms successfully in the marketplace. SMPS offers members professional development, leadership opportunities, and marketing resources to advance their careers. Visit

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