NAWBO Event: Customer Service & Sales Training

By | April 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Customer Service and Sales Training: Twin Drivers that Spell Success – 7 Tips to Build a World Class Customer-Centric Company Sales and customer service evolve and change as your business grows.  From retail to manufacturing, professional services to the arts, solo-preneurs to entrepreneurs, every company must devise its own blueprint to provide world-class service. During this [...]

Embers: Longing Never Fades

By | February 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

EMBERS: Longing Never Fades An intimate evening of voice and piano. Conceived, produced and performed by Anastasia Royal, EMBERS is a 90-minute show of original song woven into a story. It is an evening to revel in a unique and engaging experience. An evening to rekindle flames extinguished long ago. Come be immersed in one or [...]

February 2017 Artist Calendar Page

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Calendar|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Ignite Chicago is Making Your New Year Fun!

By | January 31st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd. Speaking at Ignite is an unforgettable experience. You step up to the mic. Your palms sweat. You can hear the thump of your blood rushing. Your voice cracks for [...]

Esther Choy on “Should I Really Admit This?”

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: Consultants, Events, Interviews, January, Teach, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Photo Credit: Tommie Hansen via creativecommons.org Should I Really Admit This? How to Find Common Ground at Networking Events I belong to a private club in downtown Chicago. It occupies a regal, historic building. Membership requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, three letters of support from current members, and an ability to shoulder a monthly [...]

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 [...]

Ignite Theatre Presents Why Not Me

By | December 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Presents Based on Chicago writer/actress Jen Bosworth's real-life experiences, the wry, energetic, comedic performance reveals the humorous gaffes and tribulations of her days as an actress living in Los Angeles and her return to Chicago as sickness and cancer engulf her family, while, at the same time, popular singer Jack White invades her nightly dreams as [...]

14th Anniversary Party: A Most Interesting Affair

By | November 18th, 2016|Categories: Anniversary Party, Catalyst Ranch, Creative Spaces, Creativity, Entrepreneurs, Events, Meetings, Teambuilding, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Now that we have had a moment to breathe and are back to the business of business, we can look back and bask in the afterglow of our Anniversary Party.  It was one to remember! On November 14th, 2016, a beautiful Monday night, Catalyst Ranch had the great fortune of celebrating 14 years in style; with [...]

Catalyst Ranch Anniversary Party!

By | November 14th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It's time for the Catalyst Ranch 14th Anniversary Party and you are invited! 2016 is the Year of the Monkey in Chinese culture, and we have been celebrating it all year by highlighting the Most Interesting People and events. This is the culmination of our year, and we would love for you to come celebrate the [...]

The Surprising World of Your Creative Mind

By | November 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 [...]