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    Grind Intro | Chicago, Illinois

    Grind Intro | Chicago, Illinois

    Where am I off to this week?

    From Syracuse, New York, I headed to the Grind Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

    Where is it?

     

    So why did I choose Grind?

    I was sold by the Grind’s slogan: “COWORKING spaces designed for people who would rather work in a COMMUNITY than at a company.”

    Katie and the team at the Grind Chicago invited me to work out of their downtown space, which was only a short walk from where I was staying, easy to get to via metro, and close to a ton of great places to eat.

    What a beautiful space!

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    This was definitely the most modern looking space I have worked in so far. It was full of huge windows, sleek white desks, metal, exposed ceilings, and amazing views.

     

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    The Grind’s view was incredible!

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    Katie, the space’s community manager, was incredibly kind and generous with her time. We talked about coworking, lunch places, and even where to go out for the night.

    She has a passion for bringing people together and is exactly what I envisioned as a successful community manager — kind, helpful, always looking for ways to improve the office, while connecting people and their businesses within the space.

    I thoroughly enjoyed working out of this space and wish I’d had more than just one day. Even so, I managed to drink way too much delicious coffee, lemon and lime water, and fit in a productive day of work before setting off for a day at the infamous 1871.

    And now, I’ll leave you with this awesome shot of a guy making pour over coffee.

     

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