improve it! Q2 Business Improv Workshop

By | 2017-04-19T17:01:05+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you a business professional who would like to learn creative techniques to think more quickly on your feet during a meeting or at a presentation? Are you a leader or manager looking to enhance collaboration across your team? Are you the type of person who is always trying to be the best version of yourself? [...]

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 [...]

Don’t be an April Fool – Come to Ignite Chicago and Be Heard!

By | 2017-04-13T20:17:58+00:00 April 25th, 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 [...]

NAWBO: The Talent Emergency

By | 2017-03-13T18:50:38+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Talent Emergency: The 5 Fundamental Truths to the Future of the Human Side of Profitability NAWBO Member and Author, Nicole Martin will talk to her newly released book, “THE TALENT EMERGENCY,” on how we are living through the biggest shift of human capital in our lifetimes. Businesses are facing multigenerational, multicultural dynamics in addition to [...]

Meet New Client Services Manager Aundrea Holland!

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:26+00:00 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: [...]

Winning Formula to Ace a Meeting or Event

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:26+00:00 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 [...]

The 10(0) Things Entrepreneurs Should Always/Never Do

By | 2017-03-31T16:41:47+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  The 10(0) Things Entrepreneurs Should Always/Never Do with Danny Schuman   Come join other Chicago entrepreneurs as we put together a list of tips and tools for entrepreneurial success. It'll be a fun and productive event to share what you know and learn what you don't. Each person will leave with his or her own [...]

3 Big, Easy Tips for a Green Meeting

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:27+00:00 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" [...]

Bring March in Like a Lion with Ignite Chicago!

By | 2017-02-28T18:58:31+00:00 March 28th, 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 [...]

Kelly From Our New Partner, Scafuri Bakery!

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