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Chicago Emerges as Brand Hub

By: Leslie Benson
Posted: March 5, 2008, from the March 2008 issue of GCI Magazine.

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Miglin currently serves on Mayor Daley’s committee on tourism and on several unrelated economic and cultural community boards. As president of the Oak Street Council, Miglin raised more than $1 million for the street’s conservation. In addition, she has worked extensively with burn victims, inspiring the city of Chicago to name April 15th Marilyn Miglin Day, and exactly 10 years ago—in 1998—the Raoul Wallenberg Pediatric Day Hospital in Jerusalem dedicated its burn unit to her.

“A long time ago, someone said to me, ‘If you can make it in Chicago,” Miglin says, “you can make it anywhere.’”

CAMP Cosmetics
Glen Ellyn, IL

In the beauty industry, sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the hype of glitterati and the habit of wanting to impress others, and it’s a race to stay one step ahead of the competition. But for CAMP Cosmetics, putting a comical spin on beauty is a breath of fresh air.

“We play on the word CAMP (Cosmetic and Makeup Professionals) with new product or color launches. We think outside the box—way outside the box—and as a result, [we] make people think or laugh,” says Michael Perich, founder, president and makeup artist of CAMP.