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Heartfelt Catering

By |2018-04-26T16:54:33-05:00May 5th, 2015|Categories: Authors, Catalyst Ranch, Consultants, Create, Creative Spaces, Creativity, Entrepreneurs, Events, Innovation, Inspire, Interviews, Meet, Meetings|

Welcome today’s guest blogger, founder of Heartfelt Catering, Chef Cecilia Hamilton!  Heartfelt Catering seemed like the perfect partner for Elbows on the Table on May 12.   We hope you can join us for a conversation about philanthropy and community and, of course, a delicious dinner!   We’re honored to partner with Catalyst Ranch for this year’s [...]

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A Workspace Revolution was Launched Last Week

By |2018-04-26T16:54:33-05:00April 21st, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Create, Creative Spaces, Inspire|Tags: , , , |

Eva Niewiadomski, the founder and owner of Catalyst Ranch, has strong feelings about workers’ rights to an inspiring physical work environment. She finally acted upon her beliefs last week and launched a workspace revolution by hosting one of the fieldtrips for the FUSE Conference. The FUSE Conference is an annual gathering of 400 brand strategists and [...]

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Diversity and Inclusion: ‘Build Bridges, Not Walls’

By |2018-04-26T16:54:34-05:00April 14th, 2015|Categories: Art, Brainstorm, Catalyst Ranch, Consultants, Create, Creative Spaces, Creativity, Entrepreneurs, Inspire, Interviews, Meet, Meetings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome guest blogger and Catalyst Ranch Art-Work Program Facilitator, Troy Cicero! Diversity and Inclusion are indeed my passion, and what I have discovered is that as organizations attempt to embark on a diversity and inclusion journey, one of the biggest challenges faced is executive level commitment. Executives often view their role as approving the diversity and [...]

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Creative Meeting Carnival 2015 Recap

By |2018-04-26T16:54:56-05:00March 5th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Create, Inspire, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The second annual Creative Meeting Carnival at Catalyst Ranch in Chicago's west loop was filled with puzzles, games, riddles, art, cocktails, and tasty treats from cotton candy to gelato to creative appetizers from Big Delicious Planet.  Our unique meeting vendors mingled with meeting and event industry professionals, showcasing their innovative meeting enhancements.  We hope you had a great [...]

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February Giveaway Prize – The Artist Magnetic Poetry

By |2018-04-26T16:54:56-05:00February 24th, 2015|Categories: Create, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here at Catalyst Ranch, we like to give away a unique prize every month to one lucky Ranch visitor! We're just generous like that! We provide toys, puzzles, and games in our meeting rooms to help clients ignite their imaginations and have the most productive offsite meeting ever! Sometimes the giveaway prize is an inspiring book [...]

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“You should be in the pictures, kid!”

By |2018-04-26T16:54:57-05:00February 10th, 2015|Categories: Create, Inspire, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Come one, come all to the second annual Creative Meeting Carnival at Catalyst Ranch!   Join us on February 23 to explore the possibilities for your creative corporate meetings in 2015 and beyond!  Meet our partner vendors and learn more about how their diverse offerings that can help you make meeting magic!  Today we are spotlighting one [...]

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#WeddingWednesday: To DIY or Not to DIY?

By |2018-04-26T16:54:59-05:00November 26th, 2014|Categories: #WeddingWednesday, Catalyst Ranch, Create|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome Guest Blogger, Meg White!  Meg and Josh got married in the Cha Cha Room and had their reception in the Polka Room at Catalyst Ranch earlier this year.  Here’s some advice from a savvy bride who’s been there!  Meg is a Chicago-based writer/editor and the managing editor for REALTOR® Magazine.  When I got engaged, I [...]

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Monthly Giveaway Prize: In the Barn Playspace

By |2018-04-26T16:55:01-05:00October 7th, 2014|Categories: Create, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here at Catalyst Ranch, Chicago's creative meeting venue, we like to give away a unique prize every month to one lucky Ranch visitor!  We’re just generous like that!  We have oodles of toys, puzzles, books, and games in our meeting rooms to help clients ignite their imaginations and have the most productive offsite meeting ever!  Sometimes the [...]

Chicago Ideas Week 2014: Ink Factory Lab

By |2018-04-26T16:55:02-05:00September 30th, 2014|Categories: Create, Inspire, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Chicago Ideas Week brings hundreds of the world's brightest thought leaders together to inspire, connect, and activate the city of Chicago and beyond. Catalyst Ranch is thrilled to be partnering with Ink Factory to present an Ideas Week Lab about Graphic Recording on October 13!     The Ink Factory founders have over 25 years of [...]

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“Fall” in Love: Autumn Wedding Inspiration

By |2018-04-26T16:55:02-05:00September 10th, 2014|Categories: #WeddingWednesday, Create, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome back to #WeddingWednesday, our semi-weekly column where we bring you wedding tips, tricks, crafts, interviews, inspirations, and interesting Chicago wedding happenings from Chicago’s creative wedding venue, Catalyst Ranch.  Halloween candy, apple cider, and pumpkin-flavored everything are already appearing in stores, signaling the beginning of fall. For those of you (like me!) who are still holding on [...]

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