Cushing Internal Newsletter April - june 2017

What's New at Cushing?

We welcomed a group of kids from Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School in for a field trip.

Students toured the shop, learned about marketing, and chatted with Jill and Julia about their backgrounds and favorite parts of their jobs.

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Big Picture Magazine even wrote about the trip! Check it out here.

Hang Ten!

Jill, Rachel, and Julia went paddleboarding on Lake Michigan.

Which Cushing is Which?

Cathie Duff: "Cushing Law was interviewed for a podcast on WGN, that was mostly about Loyola University club sports, but my favorite part is at the end the interviewer asked my brother John for his phone number and he ended up saying 312-266-8228 instead of his office number 😊"

We had a booth at the HOW Design Conference

Daniel took a trip to Pikes Peak

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Diane and her family visited Wildlife in Need in Indiana, and made a few furry friends!

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Making Good Impressions

Printing Impressions wrote about our project with Chicago Literacy Alliance! Check it out here.

Happy Anniversary!

Daniel and Iris celebrated 1 year of marriage on April 9th. Congratulations!

Marketing is guest blogging for SMPS

We are writing a series of articles around the SMPS "Domains of Practice"

You can read Jon's first contribution here.

And Catie's here.

CCC Information Services

CCC Information Services was featured in the latest client spotlight.

Check it out!

Val and Derek had engagement photos taken

Looking good, guys!

Arthur donated his photographic services to Best Buddies

Best Buddies is an organization that creates opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. See the photos Arthur took below!

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Congratulations Thomas!

Jorge and Alicia's son (and part-time Cushing employee) Thomas, graduated high school. He will be attending Joliet Jr. College in the fall.

Speaking of Joliet Jr. College...

They're one of Matt's Clients!

Some photos of their latest project are below, and a spotlight is coming soon to the website. Stay tuned!

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Play Ball!

Anthony Schayer played in his first baseball game!

The votes are in!

Which candy bar reigns supreme? Looks like it's 100 Grand bars...sorry David.

The Emerald City

Matt and Karis went to Seattle.
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Fish Tales

John Sherkey caught a trophy sized 17.5” Crappie, and was interviewed by the Daily Herald newspaper!

He was also chosen as a youth winner on John Gillespie’s Waters and Woods TV show, where he won a tackle box!

Where will you find Dee and Theresa this summer?

Jazzin' at the Shedd!

Happy Birthday!

Amanda, Sarah, Mike and Bruce had birthdays in May...

...and Justin, Erik Julia, and Theresa celebrated birthdays in June.

Cushing on the Move

We said goodbye to our old shop in June, but before we left we had to have one last celebration there. We barbecued, had a few drinks, and played a game of giant Jenga.

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Farewell 420 W. Huron!

Saying goodbye to our old shop.
Hello 213 W. Institute!

A lot has been happening since we moved...

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We Hosted Our First Lunch and Learn in the New Building

Employer Brand and Your Marketing featuring James Ellis

The Davis Family Moved to Florida!

Here are Zoe and Jacob at their new summer camp!

Cushing Got Kittled

One of our first visitors was Ron Kittle, former White Sox player and 1983 American League Rookie of the Year. He came in to discuss a custom display case project with Christine...look, here it is!

Turns out Ron was commissioned by the White Sox to honor #56 Mark Buehrle when they retired his jersey.

Cushing Sox Fans even got to pose with the project!

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but wait...these guys aren't Sox fans...

Happy Anniversary!

In June, Sarah, Catie, Rachel, Isaac, Mark, John and Raul celebrated another year at Cushing.


Congrats to Arthur and Julia: winners of our business card contest. Thank you to everyone who participated!!


...and quadruplet-ing?

The Big Easy

Diane and Joe both visited New Orleans.

Diane made more furry friends.
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Joe and a group from Park Ridge volunteered for The St. Bernard project of New Orleans.
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You can read more about Joe's trip in his latest blog post!

Going the Extra Mile

Great job, Rachel!

"I just had my portfolio show yesterday and it went well! So many people raved about my handout and loved the idea. Thank you for helping me get it just perfect! Sent some more people your way too, said Rachel was the best person I’ve worked with from Cushing!" Cortney Retzlaff

The Fettings Biked the Drive

The Fettings no longer play Monopoly together, but they wouldn't miss the annual Bike the Drive event down the Lakeshore every Memorial Day weekend.

It’s wheels up at 5:15 am for a 30-mile cruise, but 12 slabs of ribs, the biggest baked potatoes you’ve seen in your life, and Bloody Marys galore were waiting on the sundeck upon their return.

Room for 50 more next year, Fetting family?

This year Christine borrowed Cushing's Jenga game in an attempt to practice for the next time she’s up against Demetrius and Joe. Looks like she takes after her dad when it comes to Giant Jenga!

River North Challenge

John, Matt, Anjelica, and Josette participated in RNBA's River North Challenge.

Go, Cubs, Go!

Austin Wicklund went to his first Cubs Game!

Happy Customers

Thanks to all who worked on these projects!

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