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Rob Hannah and the Chicago Yacht Yard

With over 8,000 boat slips available, the boating opportunities in Chicago are expansive. One company, the Chicago Yacht Yard with President Rob Hannah understands this and has as their goal to serve the Chicago boating community. They have storage and repair services and have built up a customer base with more than 450 wealthy boat owners. They are also adding boat sales to these plans. Rob Hannah certainly has a vision and a business and strategic plan. Originally educated as an architect, Hannah spent years as a bond trader before becoming a successful real estate designer, builder and developer of both residential and commercial properties.

Hannah has always loved boating and holds certifications for both powerboats and sailboats. He was an active large sailboat racer and is now an active power boater.

The Chicago Yacht Yard, with 10 acres of land and 200,000 square feet of heated indoor service and storage area, welcomes boaters to enjoy their services. They have a rich history in the marine business. During the World War II, their facility actually produced parts for US Navy submarines. They also served as the world’s largest Chris-Craft dealer for a while and they have been a service and storage facility throughout their eighty plus years.

Chicago Means Business

Known as the “Second City,” Chicago is a bustling center of commerce and business. Until the end of the 20th century, Chicago indeed was the second most populated city in the USA after New York. When Los Angeles at last surpassed Chicago, the nickname “Second City” stuck even though the city now occupied third place in terms of population.

Nevertheless, Chicago is one of the most important cities in North America. Incorporated in the year 1837, its position near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi watershed stimulated incredible development during the mid- to late-19th century.

Today, Chicago is one of the most important hubs for commerce, finance, industry, technology, telecommunication, and transportation in the world. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is the most frequented airport in the globally. It has more US highways and road freight than anywhere else. The Globalization and World Cities Research Network listed Chicago as an “Alpha Global City.” As of 2012 Chicago’s gross metropolitan product of $571 billion is the third largest in the USA.