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Craftsman Corner Newsletter

July, 2009
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     Summer has finally arrived.   Even the thermometer says so! We hope all is well for you and that you are weathering well these challenging economic times.
      I wanted to share with you a neat project we worked on recently.  We had the privilege and honor of working on a community project with the Chicago at the Douglas Park Field House.  The project exemplifies how we use color and finishes to help create a mood and enhance an environment.  We have attached a press release to give you additional details on the project.
      This project also illustrates our commitment to give back to our broader community and serve the needs of our community.  We intend to mark Painting in Partnership's  20th Anniversary with further community projects, as the year progresses.  We shall keep you in the loop as they come about.
      As always, we want to thank your for your support of us and the referrals you have given us over the years.
Best regards,
Mario Guertin
PIP Joins the Chicago Bulls in Creating Community Learning Center for Chicago Youth
Bulls Project

Painting in Partnership, Inc., of Palatine, Illinois, just completed the decorative painting work for the newly created Chicago Bulls Reading Room and Learning Center at the Douglas Park Field House located in Chicago.
The Reading Room and Learning Center was created as part of the Bulls' commitment to inspire literacy among Chicago's youth. The room is equipped with a selection of books, computers, reference materials and a "Step Up to Reading" corner.  It also includes new furniture and Bulls memorabilia.  In partnership with Rush University and ComEd, the Bulls have created five other such spaces in Chicago over the last five years.
The grand opening for the room took place on April 14.  Bob Love and Benny the Bull were on hand for the official ribbon cutting.  This is what Ben Adair, Manager of Purchasing for the Chicago Bulls, had too say about his experience: "Mario Guertin and his team at Painting in Partnership executed my vision for the Bulls "Step up to Reading" Stage with quiet, reasoned, beautiful execution making it the highlight of an already exciting, high profile, Community Relations project!"
Painting in Partnership (PIP) contributed its craftsmanship to the project by adding the decorative painting and faux finishing touches to the room.  Mario Guertin, Owner of PIP, said: "we wanted to help create an inspiring environment for the kids using the room."
Celebrating its 20th year of service to the Chicago metro area, PIP has a reputation for excellence in painting and is the recipient of numerous national awards. Their services include interior and exterior work, color consultation, decorative and faux finishing, historical restoration and green solutions.