The award recognizes Chicagoland and surrounding suburban companies with an "exceptional" commitment to family enterprise and celebrates community involvement, sustained business growth, and involvement from multi-generational family members
“It was a team effort and we would not have earned this recognition without the hard work of our entire staff,” said Joseph X. Cushing, EVP at Cushing.
“The Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards program gives the Loyola the opportunity to celebrate the incredible contributions of family business to Illinois communities and our economy,” said Anne Smart, director of the Loyola Family Business Center. “Cushing... balances enterprise sustainability with innovation and a commitment to [its] employees and the communities they work and live in.”
Cushing started as a blueprinting company one month before the stock market crash of 1929. Today, the display graphics firm is designated as a Women’s Business Enterprise. Services include wayfinding, business signage, marketing collateral and all facets of environmental branding.
Cushing received the award on Thursday, Nov. 15, during a celebratory gala at the Four Seasons Chicago.