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There was a wonderful woman’s dress shop on Michigan Avenue in the eighties called Forgotten Women.  They carried beautifully made clothes by national and local designers, and once a year I would treat myself to a GREAT dress or suit with the excuse that I needed to keep my professional wardrobe classy.

My favorite dress by far was a gorgeous black sheath with a hand-painted blouse on top.  It went with me around the country for years and was made by a local designer called Yolanda Lorente.

Flash forward to today. Remarkably I recognized her face in Crain’s and realized that she was the woman who designed my favorite dress AND a customer of our color reprographic services AND the mother of a young man I have known for twenty five years!!

Her story is a real American success story . . . and is now captured on video, click above to hear her discuss bringing on her first client!

Cathie Cushing Duff

One of the third generation membership owners at Cushing, Cathie has been active in the organization since 1975. A graduate of the University of Toronto (St. Michael’s College) she attended the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Illinois School of Business. A Past President of the North Central Reprographic Association and International Reprographic Association, she has served on the ReproMAX Association and Chicago Family Business Council Boards. When not exploring print and digital communications, her passions are family, knitting and crocheting. Visit Cathie’s Google + profile.

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