Let's Shed a Little Light...

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Let's Shed a Little Light...

If you’re thinking about creative ways to boost productivity for your business, why not book an off-site meeting at Greenhouse Loft? We have floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides of our space, with tons of natural light streaming in. Paired with our rooftop garden, gorgeous reclaimed hardwood floors and above average indoor air quality, our warm and inviting environment will help you exceed your meeting goals.

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5 Ways to Green Your Next Meeting

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5 Ways to Green Your Next Meeting

Greenhouse Loft can enhance your green efforts with all of the ways we work behind the scenes to ensure your meeting or event is environmentally friendly. Holding your meeting or corporate event at a sustainable venue like Greenhouse Loft will put your meeting above the rest.

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Empowerment through Improv

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Empowerment through Improv

 Photo courtesy of Greenhouse Loft Photography

Photo courtesy of Greenhouse Loft Photography


Wondering how to make your event stand out in the crowd? Maybe a little improv is the way to go. When Anna Clarke, Regional Field Marketing Manager at LUNA Bar, was planning her event, she knew Greenhouse Loft was the perfect place to hold it. With a ton of natural light streaming in and the adaptability of the indoor and outdoor space, she had been wanting to plan an event here for quite some time and now she had the perfect opportunity.

Anna’s “Empowerment through Improv” event hosted roughly 40 women - thought leaders, business owners, anyone who could benefit from getting away from their daily routine and out of their comfort zone. She worked with Second City and brought in a couple of their trainers to work with this group of women and show them a lighter approach to life.

The group took advantage of Greenhouse Loft’s mid-century furniture and set up comfortable chairs in a circle to promote collaboration. The Second City trainers did a combination of improv acting and written activities.  Everyone was moving around, up and out of their seats, and collaborating with others. The energy of the day was undeniable. 

With Greenhouse Loft's on-site venue manager handling all of the details, Anna could enjoy the day with the rest of her team. They hosted the first part of their event on one side of the loft and part two was already staged and set for them to easily transition when the time was right. With Arbor right next door, it was easy for them to plan a post-event happy hour to keep the fun going. 

They took advantage of our in-house photo services and stepped into our Ultimate Photo Booth to capture the fun of the day. During breaks they took individual portraits and got to take prints home right from the event. They took a dynamic group photo at the end, pictured above, which was a great way to capture the excitement and energy of the day. 

 

“Even though it took place almost two years ago, I still remember the venue, the event and the group of women who were gathered together like it was yesterday. I feel like I left with a whole bunch of new friends”
- Anna Clarke

 

Want to host a phenomenal event at Greenhouse Loft but not sure where to start? Take a look at some of the events we've hosted in the past:
 


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Fundraisers at Greenhouse Loft

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Fundraisers at Greenhouse Loft

"Masquerade Ball 2017"

The Jennie Goas Silverman Foundation, which raises scholarship money for senior high school students in areas which Jennie taught, as well as awareness for Triple Negative Breast Cancer research, truly pulled out all the stops for their event. The room was aglow with help from sponsors and over a dozen volunteers. Plus, tasty bites were provided by FIG Catering and entertainment by The DJ Firm.

The foundations annual gala, a Masquerade Ball on the last Friday in October, coincides with Breast Cancer awareness month, Jennie's birthday (10/25) and Halloween (her favorite holiday). This year, the Masquerade Ball was able to raise over $53,000. That is no small feat which we are thrilled to have been apart of!

To learn more, volunteer, or make a donation, please visit the foundations website here.

"Through our mission we hope to give back to the community Jennie lived and worked in and continue to fight in her honor to find a cure for triple negative breast cancer."
- Jennie Goas Silverman Foundation website

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Recycling Partnership

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Recycling Partnership

"I was looking for a place that would inspire creative and innovative thinking for our non-profit strategic planning meeting. As soon as I came across the Greenhouse Loft's pictures online I was sold. Though, as good as the online photos are, the real thing is so much better. It offers beautiful natural light, something that is rarely found in a hotel conference room. The staff were helpful, willing and accommodating. I would recommend it and I would absolutely use the space again if given the opportunity."
-E. Richardson, Funder Liason at Recycling Partnership


We recently had the pleasure of hosting an important meeting, not only to us, but to the city of Chicago. The topic of recycling program expansion was discussed by funding partners, board members and a few invited guests and staff. The focus of the meeting was the creation of a strategic plan for a fast growing organization, Recycling Partnership. 

Greenhouse Loft was chosen as the ideal venue with the idea of innovative and creative thinking in mind.  It is key to find a space that offered inspiration. Which is something that most hotel conference rooms lack.

We are ecstatic when we can host such groundbreaking thinkers as these. Since our building proudly practices sorted recycling and composting. We recommend keeping an eye on Recycling Partnership and hope they keep expanding upon their important work.

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Corporate Retreats

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Corporate Retreats

 Pictures courtesy of Greenhouse Loft Photography

Pictures courtesy of Greenhouse Loft Photography


There is something about natural light that always seems to clear people’s minds and inspire them when they break from their normal environment. Earlier this summer, the law firm Kirkland & Ellis hosted a two-day retreat with day one being Greenhouse Loft. This is what their Business Development Associate Director had to say about the effect of Greenhouse Loft on their meeting and the difference the next day...
 

"What a difference natural light makes … we had a meeting back at our offices on Thursday, and you could feel the energy deflate from the group.”
-Audra Simel, Kirkland & Ellis

Is your team looking to get out of the office? Are you burnt out and want to boost team morale? Located ten minutes from the heart of Logan Square, Greenhouse Loft is the perfect spot to get you thinking outside the... cubicle. Our space offers companies an open, collaborative work space where groups can creatively mix up their average routine.  

Greenhouse Loft is a 3,600+ square feet of customizable space made to fit whatever type of meeting or forum your organization is thinking about having. Our warm, inviting space is filled with natural light and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow companies to not only meet, but exceed, motivational expectations. Located in a certified LEED platinum building, Greenhouse prides itself on providing Chicago's most sustainable meeting and event space.

“Thanks to your team for helping us put together a truly memorable event! We absolutely loved the space and everyone on the ground was so helpful. It was truly flawless."

Are you stumped on what kind of event to utilize Greenhouse Loft for? Take a look at some of the things that we have done in the past:
 

  • Team Building

  • Brainstorming  and Ideation Sessions

  • Sales Meetings

  • Focus Groups

  • Creative Gatherings

  • Board Meetings

  • Train-the-Trainer

  • Employee Engagement

  • Exhibits

  • Holiday Parties

  • Fundraisers

  • Photo Shoots and Video Shoots

  • Book Signings

  • Educational Meetings and Workshop

  • Cosmetology Workshops

     


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Innovating, from Health to Beauty

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Innovating, from Health to Beauty

 Picture courtesy of Greenhouse Loft Photography

Picture courtesy of Greenhouse Loft Photography


"My email is a flurry this morning with compliments on our event, the beautiful venue, and the great food. What a wonderful day! Thank you for all of your efforts." - M. Foster, Pierre Fabre

 

In mid-September, Greenhouse Loft had the pleasure of hosting a forum for Pierre Fabre, the second largest independent pharmaceutical group in France. Guests attending the eye-opening symposium were dermatologists, internal medicine physicians, nurses, estheticians, medical assistants, and practice managers who work in a dermatology or medical spa setting. 

Pierre Fabre proudly proclaims its mission, "Caring for the human being as a whole". They work towards that goal by "designing and developing innovative solutions that contribute to people's well-being, from health to beauty." To learn more about how they achieve their goals and their ethical practices, click here.

The products being discussed were akin to what we aim to share with any one who visits our space. In a setting as tranquil as Greenhouse Loft, methods of innovation and sustainability are not only discussed, they are practiced.

 

"Our goal was to educate our customers so they can better recommend products for improved patient outcomes. We most certainly accomplished that yesterday." - M. Foster, Pierre Fabre

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