CMI was identified as @BestforNYC Finalist in the Inaugural Best for NYC Awards ceremony held at the New York Academy of Sciences Tuesday, May 3, 2016.
In the campaign’s inaugural year, over 550 businesses completed the “Best for NYC” Challenge, demonstrating their commitment to their workers, environment, and community.
CMI is included in a directory that features some of New York City’s most socially-conscious businesses, and includes “Participants” (those who completed the Quick Impact Assessment), “Finalists” (those who completed the longer B Impact Assessment), and Honorees of “Best for NYC” awards. Says, CEO, Founder and President, Crystal McKenzie, “We are honored to be a part of this distinguished inaugural group of business leaders, championing their way toward the goal of business ‘as a better force for good’ through their companies and in the communities they serve.”
CMI COMPLETES INTERIOR SIGNAGE FOR COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY STUDEBAKER BUILDING
Crystal McKenzie, Inc. (CMI) provided the design and production
of the interior signs for the Studebaker building. Skanska Full Spectrum Joint Venture project managers James Nimon and Jude Alibey worked closely with the CMI team lead by CMI's Creative Director Brian Jones to achieve the University's flagship renovation in Manhattanville, NY.
Renovation of the Studebaker building is an example of Columbia University's commitment to MWL business enterprise participation in its construction efforts. Construction management for this project is a joint venture between Skanska and Full Spectrum Development of New York, a Harlem-based construction firm. Architectural design for this project is being performed by the Switzer Group, a leading New York City-based business enterprise.
CRYSTAL MCKENZIE, INC. (CMI) ABOUT TO UNVEIL THE NEW BUSINESS STRATEGIST FOR THE WEB DEVELOPMENT ARM OF CMI
End of One Year CMI Search Committee
CMI, a strategic brand identity and communications firm, is about to unveil their New Business Strategist. The new Business Strategist will report to the Chairman and Founder Crystal McKenzie. The Business Strategist will formulate and execute major policies, programs and objectives to promote and ensure the 27-year-old company’s success and continued growth.
The CMI Search Committee reviewed national and international candidates to find the right executive to execute strategic and tactical operational growth plans for the company, with particular emphasis on the candidates’ ability to lead the continued expansion into new products/services and markets.
Key issues in the lengthy process were selecting a candidate who could take a leadership role in formulating and articulating the company’s vision and mission to achieve maximum efficiency and profit objectives. Top of the list were ongoing strategic /market vision, track record with formulating sound operating business plans and processes, with the charisma necessary to effectively focus and motivate employees were also key considerations. The leading candidate has an extensive track record establishing and maintaining strong relationships with industry peers and major corporate players; and, has a passion for customer service and the experience necessary for ensuring the company’s continued growth.
The CMI Search Committee expects that the successful candidate will be a high impact, dynamic, and visionary leader, since they are arriving in the new position with a record of achieving results individually and through others; as an intelligent, strategic thinker with broad knowledge and experience in brand positioning.
The company will be offering an aggressive compensation and benefits package.
CMI DESIGNS EXHIBITION ON CONTEMPORARY FASHION AND STYLE
CMI recently completed an exhibition design at the Museum of the City of New York, titled "Black Style Now," a groundbreaking exploration of hip-hop style and the black fashion revolution from the 20s to the present. It will be open until February 19, 2007.
Article highlights Black Style Now exhibit and opening gala.
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CRYSTAL MCKENZIE RECEIVES THE AMERICAN RED CROSS "2004 PIONEER AWARD"
IN NEW YORK AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
NEW YORK, NY, September 13, 2004 -- Crystal McKenzie, President & CEO of
Crystal McKenzie, Inc. (CMI), a brand strategy and marketing communications
agency, will be awarded the PIONEER AWARD honoring her career as an
influential Creative Director, at the American Red Cross 2005 Annual
Recognition Awards Reception & Silent Auction to be held in New York, at
Columbia University's Faculty House. CMI a Corporate and Brand Identity,
Strategy and Planning,Corporate Image, Marketing and Brand Integration
consultancy , has built on the success of 24 years of
experience in leveraging purchaser opinion to provide clients with a
competitive advantage. Her company, Crystal McKenzie, Inc., helped launch
their Spring fundraising event at the Faculty House.
The event is sponsored by Columbia University.
The Awards, now in their 3rd year, are organized by the American Red Cross
in Greater New York , The American Red Cross,
a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its
Congressional Charter, provides relief to victims of disasters and helps
people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
MAY 2003 CMI DESIGNS CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASS(Corning, NY) BLOCKBUSTER
EXHIBITION, "Robert Willson: A Texan in Venice"