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Over 130 Programs ● GROUPS 25 TO 6,000

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The city of Chicago is known for its history, art, attractions, and much more. It’s no wonder it’s home to more than 52 million international and domestic visitors each year. Even though its nickname, the “Windy City,” is usually attributed to cool breezes blowing off Lake Michigan, Chicago is proud to boast ideal summer weather. Either indoor or outdoor team building activities are perfect for corporate events in Chicago at any time of year.

If your corporate group is visiting, team building activities in Chicago led by Best Corporate Events can help turn your trip into one your team will never forget. Best offers over 130 team building activities, for groups of 25 to 6,000, to create the most fun and productive corporate events. Bring your team together for a give-back CSR program that will boost team spirit while helping less fortunate members of the community. We are proud to offer a diverse number of corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs that help overseas soldiers, schools, the homeless, children, seniors, and others.

If your group wants to get up close and personal with the city, then a fully customizable SmartHunts® Chicago scavenger hunt would be a perfect choice. Your team will be on the search for the city’s most significant landmarks, like Willis Tower, Navy Pier, or Wrigley Field. If your group loves food, then sample some Chicago favorites with a Foodie SmartHunt or a Food Truck face-off!

With more than 130 distinct programs, your team will experience a fun, memorable, and rewarding Chicago team building event with Best Corporate Events.

Popular Team Building Activities in Chicago

While we can deliver any of our professional development, SmartHunts, or team building activities in Chicago, here’s a quick list of our most popular programs in the windy city.

Chicago City SmartHunt®
Explore the windy city’s iconic landmarks with a City SmartHunt® Chicago team building activity! Teams can join in the interactive features of the SmartHunts app on Apple® iPads®, utilizing text messaging, audio, video, FaceTime®, social media, QR codes, and GPS with built-in mapping to complete missions and challenges. Discover Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Fulton Market, and more with a customized scavenger hunt tailored for your company.

A Minute 2 Win It!
Similar to the popular TV game show but adapted for team building, your groups will compete in a series of fast-paced tabletop challenges. One-minute activities are practiced and scored, utilizing materials like playing cards, plastic cups, and pencils. The program concludes with an awards ceremony crowning one team as A Minute 2 Win It! champions.

Best Corporate Feud
This engaging activity offers a real game show atmosphere, with a video answer board plus sound effects for the lockout, correct, and wrong answers. Following a fun icebreaker, the “show” starts at the face-off podium, where contestants compete to take control of the game. Through fast-paced rounds of survey questions and scoring, winning teams move forward from the early rounds of play to the grand finale.

Bike Build Donation®
Our trademark program for groups of 30 or more, our bike builds combine trivia challenges and other activities in our unique Apple iPad® app with guided bike assembly. iPad challenge points enable teams to earn the required tools and parts to put together the bikes for donation to children in need. At the end of the activity, when possible, your group will present the safety-tested, finished bicycles to deserving children – accompanied by a representative from a local charity who will address and thank your group for your donation.

Bridge to the Future
Get ready to build a bridge with your team strong enough to support the entire group—using only cardboard and duct tape as the building materials! Each section of the bridge represents your future mission and goals. Take memorable group photos as you enhance collaboration with this fun teamwork activity.

Rock on with our trademarked Build-a-Guitar® CSR program! Help young people discover their musical talents by building high-quality guitars to donate through schools and youth organizations. This program incorporates iPads and fun activities to earn parts during the assembly process. Design and decorate the guitar box to reflect your team’s personality and give aspiring musicians a gift they will always remember.

Make a positive difference for seniors and others with mobility challenges through a Build-a-Wheelchair® activity. In this CSR program, teams work together to assemble, test, and decorate new wheelchairs, using iPads® challenges to earn the necessary parts and tools. When possible, a representative from the chosen charity will be on hand to thank your team for their donation.

Competition to Collaboration®
Competition to Collaboration® is a trademarked training program that emphasizes the benefits of organizational synergy, coaching, and mentoring your team to achieve success. Team members to be split into separate sub-teams and work on different initiatives with set benchmarks to beat. Then a new wrinkle is introduced to help participants shift their thinking.

Crack the Case!
Crack the Case is an exciting team activity that immerses participants in a world of mystery, intrigue, and detective work. In this fast-paced and engaging exercise, trainees must showcase their newly acquired skills by completing a series of puzzles and challenges designed to test their problem-solving acumen.

Igniting Team Performance
Igniting Team Performance is an exclusive training program that takes your team through a series of fun and challenging exercises, followed by discussions focused on team performance. The program helps identify strengths and areas of improvement and apply them during subsequent activities.

Charitable Organizations Helped by Our Corporate Events in Chicago

BEST clients participating in team building events in Chicago have helped a wide range of local and national charities and nonprofits over the years, including:

Arlington Heights Lending Closet
Access Living
Bethesda Rehab & Senior Care
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago
Boys & Girls Club of Lake county
CASA Lake County
Chicago Area Agency on Aging
Chicago Public Schools
Chicago Youth Programs Inc
Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC)
DAV Chicago Chapter 6
Easterseals of Metropolitan Chicago
Guitars Over Guns
IL Department of Children and Family Services
Irving Park YMCA
Primo Center for Women and Children
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana
SOS Children’s Villages Illinois
South Side YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
St. Leo’s Residence for Veterans
Union League Boys & Girls Clubs
YMCA of Metro Chicago

Past Team Building in Chicago Clients

Over more than two decades, we’ve been honored to deliver team building events in Chicago for a wide range of organizations, from midsized enterprises to global brands, either headquartered in the windy city, with local offices, or visiting. We’d be thrilled to add your organization to this growing list:

Top Venues for Team Building Activities in Chicago

Best Corporate Events has facilitated fun, productive team building programs in a wide range of venues across Chicago. Below are a few – but we can deliver programs ANYWHERE!

BeOffice / Urban Workspaces
Chicago Athletic Association
Citadel Center
Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
Hard Rock Hotel Chicago
Hotel Palomar Chicago
House of Blues – Chicago
Hyatt Regency Chicago
InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
Millennium Park
Navy Pier
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
Sheraton Grand Riverwalk Hotel
Sofitel Chicago
Summit Chicago
Swissotel Chicago
The Palmer House
The Westin Chicago River North
The Westin Michigan Avenue
W Chicago Lakeshore

What people are saying

We love Chicago! Best Corporate Events has created team-building events for thousands of satisfied corporate teams. We have a 5-Star rating and some of the best comments and reviews in the business! You’ll find over 1,000 client comments and videos on our website to assure that you’re getting the BEST company to deliver team building activities in Chicago for your group.

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