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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

By | 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 | 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 [...]

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 [...]

Creative Meeting Carnival 2015 Recap

By | March 5th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Create, Inspire, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The second annual Creative Meeting Carnival at Catalyst Ranch in Chicago's west loop was filled with puzzles, games, riddles, art, cocktails, and tasty treats from cotton candy to gelato to creative appetizers from Big Delicious Planet.  Our unique meeting vendors mingled with meeting and event industry professionals, showcasing their innovative meeting enhancements.  We hope you had a great [...]

February Giveaway Prize – The Artist Magnetic Poetry

By | February 24th, 2015|Categories: Create, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here at Catalyst Ranch, we like to give away a unique prize every month to one lucky Ranch visitor! We're just generous like that! We provide toys, puzzles, and games in our meeting rooms to help clients ignite their imaginations and have the most productive offsite meeting ever! Sometimes the giveaway prize is an inspiring book [...]

Ranch Hand Spotlight: Taylor Sommers

By | December 22nd, 2014|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Catalyst Ranch, Chicago’s most creative meeting venue, is staffed by a incredible team of quirky characters known as Ranch Hands.  Creative individuals are drawn to Catalyst Ranch’s colorful workspace, diverse clientele, and co-workers of similar sensibility. Ranch Hand Spotlight is an occasional blog series that invites you to take a sneak peek behind the scenes at the [...]