Catalyst Ranch is Chicago's most creative Meeting and Special Events Space.

Meet Our Preferred Vendor, Moto Guild

By | 2017-05-08T21:09:14+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Employees, May, Meet, Problem Solving, Teambuilding|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Build a Motorcycle to Build Your Team! Bike Build Chicago, from Preferred Vendor Moto Guild, is the perfect out-of-the-box experiential learning, team-building activity to motivate, empower, and create camaraderie among your employees.  The event is set up to explore better ways to work together through an out-of-your-comfort-zone task that is both challenging and rewarding once the [...]

The Creative World of Play with Corporate Event Interactive

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:28+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Categories: Entrepreneurs, Events, Innovation, Interviews, Problem Solving, Puzzles, Teambuilding, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Jodi Whitlock of Corporate Event Interactive tells us about how their team got started, where she likes to vacation (don't forget the wine!) and what's coming up for CEI. What made you get into this business? CEI began as a traditional event planning company. We quickly discovered an affinity for the teambuilding and interactive part of [...]

What We’ve Known For 14 Years. . .

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:30+00:00 October 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, [...]

Who Wouldn’t Love a No Waste Grocery Store?

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:31+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Categories: Creative, Entrepreneurs, Innovation, Inspire, Meeting Tip, Problem Solving, Tip, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

ZERO WASTE MARKET I remember when I was a kid and my mom would take me a half hour away to piano lessons.  After the lesson, as a reward, Mom would take my brother and I to a store that had candy and gum and seeds and nuts in big barrels and bins, and [...]

Meeting Tip for 9/14/16 – Holiday Parties Part II!

By | 2016-09-21T17:04:55+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Categories: Holidays, Meeting Tip, Problem Solving, Tip, Tip of the Week, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Last Minute?  No Problem Part II! Meeting Tip of the Week for September 14th, 2016   As we talked about last week, in my experience, there are two types of people in this world; people who plan ahead and people who wait.  I mentioned how I would consider myself a waiter. Well let me take this [...]

Meeting Tip of the Week for 9/9/16

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:32+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Meeting Tip, Meetings, Motivation, Problem Solving, Tip, Tip of the Week|Tags: , , , , |

Last Minute?  No Problem Meeting Tip of the Week for September 9th, 2016 In my experience, there are two types of people in this world; people who plan ahead and people who wait.  I would consider myself a waiter.  If I don't do things right away, they go on a mental shelf and then sit there [...]