Cushing Selected to Generate Signage for Retail Location Launch of Local Confectioner

Whimsical Candy chooses local printer to produce graphics for new candy shop

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Chicago, Illinois — September 10, 2012 — Cushing, a Chicago based print and digital communications specialist, announced today they will produce internal and external signage for Whimsical Candy, an artisan candy company. The customized graphics will be installed at the candy maker’s first retail storefront, located at North Franklin and Lake Street. The project will enhance their basement space while creating a destination for potential customers.

“We chose Cushing because of their reputation and expertise,” Said Chris Kadow-Dougherty, owner of Whimsical Candy. “They have assisted numerous businesses in Chicago and the work speaks for itself.”

Currently, Whimsical Candy fulfills orders in a commercial space that does not allow for customer foot traffic. They chose the printing solutions provider to assist with their first brick and mortar location after meeting at a Chicago Loop Alliance networking event. The candy company needed a vendor that had experience with mounting hardware, mural installation, adhesive vinyl and large format graphics.

“The opportunity to partner with a unique, local company is always exciting,” said Joseph X. Cushing, Executive Vice President of Cushing. “We are proud to help Whimsical Candy with the opening of their shop.”

Following a personalized consultation, Cushing will develop signage to promote street visibility and enhance the interior commercial space. Once complete, the retail shop will provide local customers and tourists an opportunity to experience amazing artisan treats firsthand. Final graphics should be printed and installed in approximately two weeks.

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 Whimsical Candy

Hi! We are Whimsical Candy, Chicago’s fun original artisan candy. Our company is based on a lifelong love of candy — our founder at age three packed her little pink suitcase and tried moving to a candy store. Now a trained pastry chef, she makes small batch sweets that blend a grown-up taste for quality with the fun and classic flavors of childhood candy. Our products are handmade with fresh, natural ingredients. We make the candy we want to eat — chewy, satisfying textures and full, balanced flavors. Who says artisanal candy has to be serious?

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