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 [...]

Women Entrepreneurs: My Kitchen Shrink

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:44+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Entrepreneurs, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We are pleased to present a new blog series featuring Women Entrepreneurs. We meet so many women who are hard- working, tenacious, creative and generous and we want you to meet them too. We ask about life, inspiration and curiosity and they answer as we would expect. With honesty and amazing spirit! Our first fabulous guest [...]

Employee Life and Health Redefined

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:54+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Inspire, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Catalyst Ranch is best known as a creative meeting venue in Chicago, providing an inspiring environment where companies large and small come together for brainstorming sessions, product development, training, and corporate retreats.  However, did you know that the innovation continues after hours?  We love to bring folks from the creative community together to exchange ideas, network, [...]

Workplace Health & Wellness: Tips from Your Friendly Ranch Hands

By | 2017-04-27T13:23:05+00:00 June 27th, 2014|Categories: Inspire, Meetings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At Catalyst Ranch, Chicago’s most creative meeting venue, we understand that to have a well-balanced meeting, you cannot forget about health and wellness.  We’ve been working with 4-Star Green-Certified caterer, Big Delicious Planet, for years to offer a variety of fresh, healthy meals to satisfy vegans, meat lovers, and everyone in between.  We’ve expanded our Continental [...]

7 Foods That Will Keep You Energized Throughout Your Meeting

By | 2017-04-27T13:23:07+00:00 April 17th, 2014|Categories: Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome guest blogger, Meredith Woolard, Client Services Director at Catalyst Ranch, Chicago's most creative meeting venue.  In addition to helping our clients coordinate their meetings and making sure they receive the red carpet treatment from start to finish, Meredith is our go-to-gal for tips on healthy living! She kindly shares her knowledge about super-foods, the importance of [...]

Get to Know Your Team: Ranch Hand Adventure Match Game

By | 2017-04-27T13:23:09+00:00 March 27th, 2014|Categories: Inspire, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Catalyst Ranch, Chicago’s most creative meeting venue, is staffed by a talented team of quirky characters known as Ranch Hands. Many individuals who have artistic leanings are drawn to Catalyst Ranch’s colorful workspace, diverse clientele, and co-workers of similar sensibility. That’s why you’ll find that every Ranch Hand leads a full life filled with an array [...]

Get Moving to Boost Brainpower!

By | 2017-04-27T13:23:11+00:00 January 30th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At Catalyst Ranch, Chicago's unique meeting venue, our goal is to ensure clients have the most productive offsite session they've ever held.  The meeting rooms at the Ranch are designed to engage the senses, encourage purposeful play, and meet the needs of each group with customized room configurations!  We all know that humans are not designed to [...]