• Bond With Your Team at 3 Climbing Wall Facilities Around Chicagoland

    For those about to rock. 

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     

    Brooklyn Boulders

BROOKLYN BOULDERS
For groups, arts-inspired Brooklyn Boulders in the West Loop offers introto-climbing classes, private meeting spaces and a variety of team-building activities that focus on skills like communication, perception and trust. The facility has also hosted an impressive spectrum of events, including Red Bull launches and drag shows. 617.816.4946

FIRST ASCENT
First Ascent’s Block 37 location in the Loop is a popular spot for corporate team-building activities. So much so, in fact, that the facility has developed a series of intensive problem-solving programs that can be tailored to engage each group to improve communication, trust and leadership. 773.564.9815

VERTICAL ENDEAVORS
This location in Glendale Heights is one of the largest climbing wall facilities in the U.S., meaning plenty of space and options for groups. Crews can take private lessons, meet in breakout rooms, try out the New Heights teambuilding program or rent out a section of auto-belay machines after hours for a more independent experience. 630.784.9000

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Lucky Strike served as the host venue for the third-annual Hospitality Fest, which gathered more than 750 meeting and event planning professionals for a four-hour evening event. With the goal of spotlighting options across Chicagoland for holiday parties, 74 table sponsors showcased ideas for F&B, event spaces and corporate activities. The teams and volunteers wore bowling shirts with presenting title sponsors’ names on the front to create a fun, laidback atmosphere.