Welcoming New Employees with a Chicago Boat Tour

Welcoming New Employees with a Chicago Boat Tour

DMC has many traditions, and one is that every new employee gets their own welcome party. With eight people in my new hire group, we decided to combine some of our parties into a mega welcome party.

John, Kirsten, and I thought the best way to see Chicago was on the Wendella Lake & River Tour, an architectural adventure which wraps around the Chicago River and then takes you through the lock onto Lake Michigan near Navy Pier for views of every part of downtown. 

Delicious Eats

Before heading out onto the water, we stayed at the office for some beer and delicious O’Cha Thai. Pad Thai, Spring Rolls, and free drinks from DMC's stocked kitchen satiated our appetites. 

DMC employees enjoy catered Thai food at a welcome party


Anchors Away

After dinner, we all made our way to the docks with anticipation for the start of the tour.

DMC employees board a Chicago boat tour

Some of us were even giving tours before we got on the boat!

DMC enjoys a Chicago architecture tour

We snapped one quick group photo at the dock!

DMC welcomes new employees with a Chicago boat tour


The Tour

Before the tour began, we all went below deck to grab a few drinks. What would a Welcome Party be without toasting with beer and cocktails?

DMC on a Chicago boat tour

DMC employees tour the Chicago River

DMC welcomed new employees with a boat tour

The tour itself was incredible. As mentioned, it started on the Chicago River and ventured onto Lake Michigan. On the way to the lake, we learned over 200 years of Chicago history. We also heard the stories behind some of the famous architectural buildings we saw along the way. The timing of the tour couldn’t have been more perfect, with views of the city lit up at night. When we made it out onto the lake we saw the beautiful Chicago skyline.

DMC welcomed new employees in Chicago with a boat tour

DMC took a Wendella boat tour to welcome new employees

DMC took employees on an architecture boat tour

A Welcome on the Water

As we returned from the lake and the tour was almost over, we took one last group photo with the skyline in the background.

View of the Chicago River from a boat tour

View of Chicago from Lake Michigan

DMC Chicago welcomed new employees on a boat

The whole night was a great way to hang out with everybody before new employees departed for DMC's other offices. One thing is for sure, I definitely feel welcome at DMC.

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