• 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

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

With new facilities opening soon, organizers will have more venues to choose from than ever before.

 

Greenbuild, the world’s largest green building conference, returned to Chicago for a third time this year. The annual event took place Nov. 14-16 at the LEEDcertified McCormick Place West Building, drawing more than 15,000 attendees and over 350 exhibitors. The U.S. Green Building Council estimates that the conference had an economic impact of $32 million for the city.

 

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