Job announcement by Admin

Bubbly Dynamics is seeking a janitorial/maintenance worker to join our team. Responsibilities include day-to-day maintenance and cleanliness of indoor and outdoor common areas at both of Bubbly’s buildings, The Plant and the Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing Center. The position requires the ability to identify and prioritize cleaning tasks, as well as good communication skills. Full details here.

January 2019 Newsletter by Admin

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Coolship 101 ... + Whiner Beer Bottle Release Party on 
Fri. Jan. 11


Introducing Coolship Sasha

Whiner Beer Co.'s newest bottle release is Coolship Sasha, a barrel-aged coolship beer with raspberries; join us for its official debut on Fri. Jan. 11!  A coolship (or koelschip in its native Flemish) is a large open fermentation vessel that allows wild yeasts and bacteria, in this case from the yard of The Plant, to infuse the beer as it ages. Whiner was recently the subject of a really interesting article on the growing coolship culture in US breweries - check it out to learn all about this interesting, not-so-common genre of beer, and impress your friends at Friday's launch party with your new knowledge!
Here's the article about coolship culture in US breweries, featuring a photo of Whiner's very own coolship!

Job Opportunities at The Plant


New year, new job?... Have a look at the current openings at The Plant!

Communications Coordinator with Bubbly Dynamics
Bubbly is seeking candidates with a few years' work experience and solid writing, speaking, and graphic communication skills. Responsibilities include a variety of writing and design projects, managing social media and facility tours, and other related tasks to promote our work and the businesses at our buildings. Full details are here.

General Construction Associate with Bubbly Dynamics
The General Construction Associate will work on a wide range of building projects in support of Bubbly's mission, often with salvaged materials and new technologies. Full details are here.

Production Assistant with Backyard Fresh Farms
Backyard Fresh Farms is seeking assistance for tasks including harvesting, processing, and packaging leafy vegetables; cleaning and sanitizing farm equipment according to SOPs; potential seeding and transplanting duties; adjusting pH and ec of reservoir tanks based on standard guidelines; and general farm maintenance. Vehicle required for weekly deliveries. Position will require 20-30 hours/week, and start date is ASAP. Please send resume to KenD@backyardfreshfarms.com

Next Farmers Market: Sat. Feb. 2

First Saturday of each month is a great time to visit The Plant -- it's market day! Join Plant Chicago for their next monthly Farmers Market on Sat. Feb. 2 from 11am-3pm, featuring locally sourced food and beverages from The Plant and beyond, plus handicrafts and lots of great activities. The day's schedule includes tours of The Plant with Bubbly Dynamics at 11:30am and 2pm (with a free Whiner Beer brewery tour at 3pm, immediately after the afternoon building tour), Plant Chicago's Open Farm Hours from 12-2pm, a cooking demonstration at 12:30pm, and a Foraged Medicinal Soup workshop from 3-5pm. For more info, visit Plant Chicago's website

Studio Space Available at Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing Center

Join a community of builders, makers, and artisans in a sustainably renovated, creative environment! It’s rare that studio space opens up at the CSMC, so check out this opportunity (measuring 1075 sf) if you or someone you know is looking for light industrial or workshop space. Full details are here.

Visit The Plant


Bubbly Dynamics is offering weekly tours of The Plant! Stop in on Saturdays for a behind-the-scenes peek with the design and operations team behind The Plant.

Every Saturday at 2pm, with complimentary Whiner Beer brewery tour at 3pm.
Market Saturdays also at 11:30am.
Buy Tickets Here →

About The Plant: 
 

The Plant was founded in 2010 by John Edel, the owner of the company Bubbly Dynamics - a social enterprise dedicated to incubating small businesses in former industrial buildings and exploring new ways to reuse and reduce what's typically considered "waste." Bubbly owns and operates the building, develops and implements the building's design and construction innovations, and incubates The Plant's small food businesses. (A list of our amazing tenants can be found here!) 
 
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Bubbly Dynamics, LLC
1400 W. 46th Street
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 357-7192






Job announcements! by Admin

New year, new job?... Take a look at the current job opportunities at The Plant; several businesses here are currently hiring!

Communications Coordinator with Bubbly Dynamics
The Communications Coordinator will support the development and advancement of Bubbly Dynamics’ communications efforts and assist with general administrative/operational functions for The Plant, the Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing Center, and related projects. We're looking for candidates with a few years' work experience and solid writing, speaking, and graphic communication skills. Responsibilities will include a variety of writing and design projects, managing social media and facility tours, and other related tasks to promote our work and the businesses at our buildings. Full details here.

General Construction Associate with Bubbly Dynamics
The General Construction Associate will work on a wide range of building projects in support of Bubbly's mission, often with salvaged materials and new technologies. This position will be based at The Plant, though work will include tasks at the Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing Center and for related projects as needed. Full details here.

Production Assistant with Backyard Fresh Farms
Backyard Fresh Farms is seeking assistance for tasks including harvesting, processing, and packaging leafy vegetables; cleaning and sanitizing farm equipment according to SOPs; potential seeding and transplanting duties; adjusting pH and ec of reservoir tanks based on standard guidelines; and general farm maintenance. Vehicle required for weekly deliveries. Position will require 20-30 hours/week, and start date is ASAP. Please send resume to KenD@backyardfreshfarms.com

Warehouse Staff with Just Ice
Just Ice, a specialty ice company formed in 2013 that offers perfectly clear large format ice to upscale bars and restaurants, is now hiring warehouse staff. Production staff are responsible for arriving on time each morning, prepping, cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces, harvesting all ice to be processed for the day, processing and packaging ice, and cleaning and breaking down all equipment at the end of the day.  Full details here.

Part-Time Production Worker with Rumi Spice
Rumi Spice is a veteran owned and operated company, bringing the world's highest quality saffron from rural Afghan farmers to your table top. Rumi is seeking part-time production workers, with the following responsibilities: making finished saffron goods in a timely and efficient manner, shipping and receiving goods, packaging and cleaning saffron, assisting warehouse manager with daily duties. Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. Full details here.

Now hiring: General Construction Associate by Admin

We are seeking a General Construction Associate to work on a wide range of building projects in support of Bubbly's mission, often with salvaged materials and new technologies. This position will be based at The Plant, but will also perform tasks at the Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing Center and related projects. Full details here.

As mentioned below, we also provide lunch for staff, which allows the entire Bubbly team to catch up; take a glimpse at a recent lunch in the previous post!

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Now hiring: Communications Coordinator by Admin

The Communications Coordinator will support the development and advancement of Bubbly Dynamics’ communications efforts and assist with general administrative/operational functions. This is a new position, and this role is intended to assist with all our projects, including The Plant, the Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing Center, and related efforts. Full details here.

P.S. - this position will be based at The Plant, and we eat well here! Photo below is a recent staff lunch embellished with Closed Loop Farms' lovely microgreens, grown right here at The Plant.

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Meet the hosts of The Plant by Admin

The Chicago Architecture Foundation's Open House Chicago staff featured Bubbly's hosts at The Plant for this annual event. 2017 was The Plant's fifth year participating in Open House Chicago! Take a look at the perspectives from John Edel, the founder of Bubbly and The Plant, and Carolee Kokola, Bubbly's director of operations, about visiting The Plant and about the OHC event.

John Edel and Carolee Kokola lead Bubbly Dynamics, LLC, a social enterprise that transforms derelict industrial buildings into collaborative small business communities. Their most ambitious project,  The Plant , is a former meatpacking plant turned urban farm and business incubator in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. The Plant began participating in  Open House Chicago  in 2013 and is always one of the event’s most popular South Side sites.

John Edel and Carolee Kokola lead Bubbly Dynamics, LLC, a social enterprise that transforms derelict industrial buildings into collaborative small business communities. Their most ambitious project, The Plant, is a former meatpacking plant turned urban farm and business incubator in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. The Plant began participating in Open House Chicago in 2013 and is always one of the event’s most popular South Side sites.

Seeking Intern for Fall 2017 to assist with Packingtown Museum by Admin

Bubbly Dynamics is seeking an intern to work with the museum planning committee on the development and implementation of the Packingtown Museum at The Plant. Great opportunity for a grad student in history, preservation, museum studies, or graphic design, who's looking for an exciting, real-world project.  Full details here.

The Packingtown Museum space at The Plant, in the works.

The Packingtown Museum space at The Plant, in the works.