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 [...]

Storytelling & the 2016 Election

By | January 5th, 2017|Categories: Art, Catalyst Ranch, Events, Ignite Theatre, January, Meet, One-Woman Show, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It was 4AM and the sun was far from up. But there I was. Awake and gulping down coffee with excitement and purpose. I grabbed my backpack, slipped into my uber, and prepared to spend the next sixteen hours working as an Election Coordinator. I was assigned outside of my ward, (which I was a little [...]

Meet Kim Jean

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: December, Events, Ignite Theatre, Interviews, Meet, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

One of the first things you notice about Kim Jean is her big smile, her infectious presence, and her is-it-British-or-Caribbean accent. Ok that was more than one thing. Let’s say there is a lot you notice about her in the first few minutes in her presence. And we are very happy to have her here at [...]

Alexandra Eidenberg Talks About Her Passion – Supporting Women & Children

By | October 12th, 2016|Categories: Entrepreneurs, Inspire, Interviews, Meet, Teach, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

  Ever stumble upon a great accident? Well that is how motherhood went for me. I was running for US Congress against Luis Gutierrez in the 4th District. It was 2012 and I had raised my first $25,000. I felt empowered. I felt alive. I was living my dream of working towards becoming a politician. Then [...]

Meet Networking Ninja Tehilla Newman!

By | October 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 [...]

Do You Really Know Thoughtly Crew?

By | October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Brainstorm, Consultants, Creative, Innovation, Inspire, Interviews, Meet, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

We sat down with Holly Birnbaum, one of the founders of Thoughtly Crew, to ask about Creative Thinking Agents, consumer market research groups, and partnering with Catalyst Ranch.  Here's what she said!   Who is Thoughtly Crew? Thoughtly Crew, the world's first independent pool of creative consumers, was launched in 2005 by Holly Birnbaum, Scott Cheney [...]

Why a Focus Group?

By | August 17th, 2016|Categories: Consultants, focus group, Interviews, Meet|Tags: , |

We wanted to get the real dirt on focus groups (without spoiling client confidentiality of course), so we reached out to our recruiting partner, Heidi, who gave us the lowdown.  We asked a few questions. . . CR - What was your most interesting focus group?  Heidi - The most interesting focus group involved women who [...]

Catalyst Ranch’s 13th Anniversary

By | November 5th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This Saturday is the 13th Anniversary for Catalyst Ranch! There are so many memories and stories to share from over the years but I thought it would be fitting to share the story of the first meeting here on Nov. 7, 2002, my first employee and how together we made it happen. As anyone who has [...]

Ranch Hand Spotlight: Tatiana Green

By | October 28th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Catalyst Ranch is staffed by an incredible team of quirky characters known as Ranch Hands. Ranch Hand Spotlight is an occasional blog series that invites you to take a sneak peek behind the scenes. Creative Juice readers please give a warm welcome to Ranch Hand Tatiana Green, who was recently promoted to Assistant Morning and Special [...]

Blair Thomas & Co. Puppet Theater

By | October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Art, Create, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Blair Thomas & Co. Puppet Theater A bit of a one-man-band, through puppets Blair is able to tell deep and complex stories with the various characters often being different extensions of his own personality. Right! Not your average puppet show! — The Huffington Post Catalyst Ranch Ignite Theatre presents its next feature: The Blair Thomas & [...]