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Chicago Cares

Reaching out to the residents has been a great way to build community as friendships have been formed while helping groups in need. Also, by engaging our resident base it only helps spread the mission of Chicago Cares to more local Chicagoans as we hope they may then, in return, engage their companies or sign… Continue Reading Chicago Cares

GEMS World Academy

GEMS World Academy is a private K–12 school in Magellan’s Lakeshore East Community. The Lower School located on the Park at Lakeshore East houses 660 students within 10 stories. The Middle-Upper School, currently under construction, will house 1,440 students and overlook the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.  In early 2018, the foundation was laid for… Continue Reading GEMS World Academy

Constructing Bright Futures

Magellan Development Group in honored to participate in the Constructing Bright Futures program. An avid supporter of Chicago youth programs for many years, including awarding scholarships to inner-city children to attend GEMS World Academy, Magellan recognized a unique opportunity to give back to the community. In partnership with James McHugh Construction Company, the firm launched… Continue Reading Constructing Bright Futures

Artist in Residence Program

The Artist in Residence program is Magellan Development’s first-of-its-kind building amenity, designed to enhance residents’ lives with in-house performances, lessons and exhibits while also promoting an area’s rich arts culture. Magellan continues to encourage the artistic spirit of its residential community by welcoming musicians, chefs, graffitist and more. In exchange for one year of rent-free living… Continue Reading Artist in Residence Program

Magellan’s Fitness Challenge

Heralded for an employee-friendly, flexible and relaxed work atmosphere, Magellan takes employee perks to the next level by offering an incentive-based fitness challenge. Started by David Carlins, Magellan’s President, the Magellan Employee Fitness Challenge is intended to promote employee well-being while also creating a sense of comradery and teamwork amongst members of the organization. Each… Continue Reading Magellan’s Fitness Challenge

Gift Ideas to Appreciate Your Next Host/Hostess

Every polite party guest knows that proper etiquette means you bring a lovely gift for your host or hostess. However, it’s sometimes difficult to decide which gift to bring. The best gifts convey your gratitude while also meeting the hostess’s needs. Here are a few gift ideas that are sure to please any host or… Continue Reading Gift Ideas to Appreciate Your Next Host/Hostess

Ski Resorts near Chicago

The Windy City may be known for its cold and snowy winters, but its flat terrain means that skiers and snowboarders will have to venture out of the city to hit the powder. Luckily, a number of top-rate slopes are within easy driving distance of Chicago, ideal for long weekends with options for skiers and… Continue Reading Ski Resorts near Chicago

Theater, Broadway and Other Shows in Chicago

Broadway in Chicago Take a quick look at the aptly named Broadway in Chicago website and you’ll find a huge range of shows offered at five different theaters. Are you in the mood for the ultimate, authentic Broadway experience? Check out their schedule to see when time-honored classics like “Annie” or “Les Miserables” are available. For more modern… Continue Reading Theater, Broadway and Other Shows in Chicago

Chicago New Year’s Eve Events for 2017

New Year’s Eve is around the corner.  It’s time to mark the end and beginning of a new year in style. As a resident or visitor of Chicago, this beautiful city holds much in store for you on the New Year’s Eve. From parties and fireworks to music, live performances, restaurant celebrations, and family friendly… Continue Reading Chicago New Year’s Eve Events for 2017

Winter Activities in Chicago

Chicago is well-known for its cold, snowy winters. However, residents and visitors alike don’t hibernate for the winter; they have found exciting ways to stay active and have fun no matter how low the temperature gets. Indoor Activities Galleries Hands down, the Art Institute of Chicago is one of the most famous art galleries in the country.… Continue Reading Winter Activities in Chicago