Proud of what Urban Rivers has accomplished on the #ChicagoRiver and excited for their next BIG project. Breakwater Chicago co-founder Beau D'Arcy was invited to participate in their recent charette - check out some photos from that session 😉 #FloatingGardens #FloatingIslands #SaveTheRiver
Alliance for the Great Lakes recently organized a series of #ADOPTaBEACH events across all of the #GreatLakes. Breakwater Chicago co-founder Beau D'Arcy is a member of the Alliance for the Great Lakes Young Professional Council, which rallied 50 volunteers to help cleanup #OakStreetBeach here in #Chicago. The volunteers ended up bagging 85 pounds worth of cigarette butts, broken glass, screws, plastic bottles, and even an exit sign during the morning. After working up an appetite (and a thirst!) the volunteers went to a "thank you" party hosted by Hopsmith Tavern with cool beverages kindly provided by Great Lakes Brewing Company. It was a fun and productive morning but let's all do our part and please keep the beaches #LitterFree.
On September 16th, the Alliance for the Great lakes organized a series of beach cleanup events on beaches along all the Great Lakes. A group of about 50 volunteers, including Breakwater president, Beau D'Arcy, and other members from the A4GL's Young Professional Council, jumped into action by cleaning up trash all along Chicago's favorite beach. #ADOPTaBEACH #A4GL #A4GLYPC #BeachCleanUp #OakStreetBeach
We've gotten to know this team in New York over the past few years as they try to enhance their local waterways as well. Our journey is very similar to theirs....make no small plans, right!?! When you have 10 minutes to spare, check out this video narrated by Neil Patrick Harris!
In an effort to promote public safety with our fellow stakeholders, Breakwater has been a member of the Chicago Harbor Safety Committee for a few years.
With boating season under way, check out this video produced by the CHSC that gives you great insights into our waterways, both the lake and the river, the history around the waterways, a look into our harbors and yacht clubs, and of course helpful tips in navigating and public safety.
One of our Co-Founders, Ashvin Lad, recently shared with Chicago Inno how his cancer diagnosis prepared him to become an entrepreneur and to help make the vision of Breakwater Chicago a reality. You can read about it here.
As public safety and continuing to build stronger relationships with all stakeholders of the waterways, our team continues to be active in the Chicago Harbor Safety Committee.
Today's meeting took place in a hidden gem, the Chicago Maritime Museum, which has been open for a year now. Every third Friday of the month, they have a free lecture series that includes food and beverages. Tomorrow's lecture is about the Battle of Fort Dearborn.
We highly recommend checking out the museum.
Our co-founder, Ashvin Lad, took part in a panel discussion about the wonderful outdoor amenities Chicago has to offer and the competitive advantage they provide the city. The event was put on by the The Chicago Loop as part of their #DowntownFutures series.
PC: Lewis McKinney
Do the grey clouds and rain outside have you feeling a bit down today? We have something to brighten your mood. Don't believe us....just watch!
Thanks to the generous support of our Kickstarter donors, we were able to develop this 3D fly-through video based on our conceptual designs, previewing a "day in the life" aboard Breakwater and all of its amenities. This video has been an invaluable tool for our team during the last two years, but now we wanted to share it with you, too, as summer is once again within reach here in Chicago. Enjoy!
It's been called one of the best designs for a city flag. As Chicagaons, we embrace the colors and the layout into our businesses, communications, and sometimes our wardrobes!
Today, April 4, 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of the Chicago City Council accepting the 1917 design by journalist, author and poet Wallace Rice as Chicago's official flag....
📷: Duke Czlonka
Earlier this week, our co-founder, Ashvin Lad, joined fellow members of the Illinois Restaurant Association, as well as the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association, and representatives of the convention and visitors bureaus from around the state, including Ken Bennett (some of you may know him better as Chance The Rapper's dad!) in Springfield.
The events included a dinner with legislators on Monday night and a full day of meetings in the Capitol Building on Tuesday to discuss issues pertinent to the hospitality and tourism industry. The day concluded with a legislative reception with members of the General Assembly and Governor Bruce Rauner, where Ashvin was able to give the Governor an update on the Breakwater project.
This evening, at the annual meeting of the The Magnificent Mile Association our co-founder, Ashvin Lad, was recognized for his work this past year on the Association's Membership Committee in helping to expand the organization.
📷: Donovan Pepper