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Meet New Client Services Manager Aundrea Holland!

By | April 10th, 2017|Categories: April, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Ranch Hand Spotlight Aundrea Holland gives us a peek behind the curtain this month as we learn about the newest member of our Client Services team. Name: Aundrea Holland Current Job Title: Client Services Manager Nickname(s): Drea, Red, Sconie, Dre-head…. There’s a lot. Favorite Color: Black and its many shades Favorite thing to do in Chicago: [...]

Cecilia From Heartfelt Catering on Minority Status Certification

By | April 10th, 2017|Categories: April, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  Our preferred weekend catering partner, Heartfelt Catering, recently received minority certification from the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council. Owner, Chef Cecelia Hamilton, tells us what inspired her to seek the certification, and how easy it can be! What inspired you to do it? Becoming a minority and/or female certified business has always been on my [...]

Winning Formula to Ace a Meeting or Event

By | April 10th, 2017|Categories: Creative Spaces, Creativity, Design, Employees, Events, Inspire, Meetings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is not another article about meetings and events! Well, yes, I guess it is but it’s not just another article about meetings and events. So read on. This article is about the winning formula to ace a meeting or event. But for whom? There are countless how to, top this and top that articles that [...]

April Calendar Page

By | April 7th, 2017|Categories: April, Calendar, Create, Creative, Creativity, Design, Entrepreneurs|Tags: , , , , , , |

3 Big, Easy Tips for a Green Meeting

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: Creative Spaces, Events, Meeting Tip|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Believe it or not, for an industry that is all about people and forging connections between them, the Meeting and Event industry generates a lot of waste. From all the handouts, to the food and even where all the furniture comes from, meetings and events leave a fairly sizable carbon footprint. At Catalyst Ranch, "green" [...]

Kelly From Our New Partner, Scafuri Bakery!

By | March 6th, 2017|Categories: March, Meet, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

  Name: Kelly Lynch   Name of your Company: Scafuri Bakery     Tell us about your business and its history or a story of inception. Scafuri Bakery was started by my great great grandfather in 1904 after he immigrated to America from Calabria, Italy. It was a staple part of the Little Italy neighborhood for [...]

5 Ways to Brighten Your Work Space

By | March 6th, 2017|Categories: March, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

5 ways to brighten your work space by Kim Jean Time and again we hear the bubbling excitement of voices approaching the elevator on their way out after a successful day of meetings at Catalyst Ranch. The sound of laughter, overhearing meeting attendees talk about the surroundings, how many ideas they’ve generated, how productive they’ve been [...]

March 2017 Calendar Page

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: Calendar, March|Tags: , , , , |

Allie from improve it! on Why the Space Matters

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: Creative Spaces, Improvisation, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Any improviser, when asked politely, can tell you the worst place they’ve had to perform. On a boat, in a clearing in the woods, in someone’s basement, at the back of a Chili’s in rural Indiana for what could only be the worst date night in the world (that last one might be a tad autobiographical). [...]

Having a Cup of Coffee with Levi Baer

By | February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Brainstorm, Consultants, Creative, Creative Spaces, Entrepreneurs, Innovation, Interviews, Meeting Planner Spotlight, Motivation, Teach, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Levi is an innovator and entrepreneur who is bringing together other innovators and entrepreneurs in a spirit of collaboration in a no-pressure environment.  He brings this spirit to the West Loop when Coffee & Conversation comes to Catalyst Ranch in February. Name: Levi Baer Name of Your Company: Second Shift, teacher at DePaul University, and leader [...]