The Publicity Club of Chicago will present Lifetime Achievement Awards to Margie Korshak and Aaron Cushman at its 51st annual Golden Trumpet Awards ceremony, May 7, at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago.
Aaron Cushman founded Cushman/Amberg Communications in Chicago in 1952, as Aaron D. Cushman and Associates. Today Cushman/Amberg is an independent communications agency headquartered in Chicago with an office in St. Louis and global reach through its long-time partnership in Public Relations Organization International. From his early days as an entertainment publicist promoting The Three Stooges, Sammy Davis Jr. and other entertainment luminaries, Aaron Cushman expanded his firm to handle other local Chicago accounts and eventually Fortune 500 companies. The agency developed a speciality in travel and tourism.
Margie Korshak is chairman of Margie Korshak Inc., one of Chicago's 10 largest public relations/events firms. Korshak began her career in 1967, in the PR department of the American Furniture Mart and founded her own agency at age 29. As press rep for Broadway in Chicago, Korshak has been instrumental in helping restore the vitality of the city's downtown theater scene. She also helped shape the face of Chicago retail business, providing PR counsel to Sears, Bloomingdale's, Crate & Barrel and Gap, among others.
Chicago journalist Nancy Loo and WBBM-Channel 2 weekend anchor Jim Williams will host the Publicity Club awards event. The Publicity Club's Golden Trumpet Awards recognize excellence in the public relations industry.