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The Amazing Paper Sculptures of Chie Hitotsuyama

By |2018-04-26T16:54:22-05:00December 7th, 2016|Categories: Art, Create, December, Design, Innovation, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

So you say you always wanted to see lifelike animals sculpted out of newspaper but never knew where to find them?  Well, look no further!  Paper artist Chie Hitotsuyama creates amazingly detailed three dimensional sculptures (the sleeping one above looks like Pogo's long-lost cousin!) out of everyday newspapers. By binding rolled and twisted wet newspaper, using the [...]

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December Calendar Coloring Page

By |2018-04-26T16:54:23-05:00December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Calendar, Coloring, Creative|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Hover over the calendar and then click the magnifying glass to print your December 2016 calendar page!

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The Surprising World of Your Creative Mind

By |2018-04-26T16:54:24-05:00November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Brainstorm, Catalyst Ranch, Create, Creative Spaces, Creativity, Innovation, Meetings, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Catalyst Ranch is celebrating its 14th anniversary, and for all that time, we have understood the importance of environment.  We have colorful fuzzy pipe cleaners on the tables to bend into fun shapes.  Ethnic and contemporary art decorates every wall.  We have coffee brewing and elaborate snack services to satisfy smell and taste, and lively conversation [...]

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What We’ve Known For 14 Years. . .

By |2018-04-26T16:54:24-05:00October 19th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Creative, Creativity, Design, Entrepreneurs, Innovation, Meeting Tip, Problem Solving, Tip of the Week, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

I stumbled across this article written for LinkedIn by Rene de Ruijter, and thought it was terrifically written and would be of great interest to our Ranch audience.  I figured I would "dissect" it below.  The link to the full article is at the bottom. "The right working environment can stimulate creativity and innovation. Colours, lighting, [...]

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Meet Networking Ninja Tehilla Newman!

By |2018-04-26T16:54:25-05:00October 4th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Create, Creative, Creativity, Design, Interviews, Meet, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  Hello! My name is Tehilla. (sounds like "tequila") Newman; Catalyst Ranch's new Business Development Manager, Networking Ninja and Relationship Revolutionizer. After having grown up in Cherry Hill, NJ, I came to Chicago to go to Graduate School at a prestigious Theater Program. Having never failed anything before in my life, when the school "cut" me [...]

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September Coloring Book Calendar 2016

By |2018-04-26T16:54:26-05:00September 1st, 2016|Categories: Art, Calendar, Catalyst Ranch, Creative, Creativity, Design, September, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hover over the coloring book calendar page then click the magnifying glass to print your September 2016 calendar. Color it in and post it to our Facebook page for a chance to win a nifty prize!

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Meeting Tip of the Week for August 30th

By |2018-04-26T16:54:26-05:00August 30th, 2016|Categories: Brainstorm, Catalyst Ranch, Create, Creative, Creativity, Innovation, Meetings, Puzzles, Teambuilding, Tip of the Day, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Using Puzzles to Build Your Team If you are looking to capitalize on the Pokemon Go craze but don't want to fall off a cliff while on your phone, a great place to look is The Mystery League.  #Crain's Chicago Business just highlighted Sandor Weisz and his brainchild company, touting the benefits of people working together [...]

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A Mixed Medium Art Show: Impressions of the World

By |2016-07-15T21:13:26-05:00August 5th, 2016|Categories: |Tags: , , , , , , |

Enjoy an evening of artists showing mixed medium works, which will also be available for purchase. Artists include: M. Samanatha (Water Based Oil Painting), Robert Pioch(Watercolor Painting), Alan Thompson-Wallace (Oil/Acrylic Painting & Pastel Drawing), Amy Spitzer (Oil/Watercolor Painting & Mixed Media), Linda Sweig (Mosaic Mixed Media), Jillian Marie Chapman (Photography), Rahmon Olugunna (Oil Painting), Kathie Huddleston (Fused [...]

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