improve it! & Catalyst Ranch partner up for 2017

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:28+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Categories: Teambuilding, Uncategorized, Workshop|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Reason #17 to love this year: get 17% off an improve it! workshop and 17% off your room rental price (either half day or full day) when booked at Catalyst Ranch! Just make sure to book your workshop by March 31st, 2017 and get this once-a-year offer. Utilize improve it!’s out-of-the-box thinking and fun energy at one [...]

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 [...]

Meeting Tip of the Week for August 30th

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:32+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Categories: Brainstorm, Catalyst Ranch, Create, Creative, Creativity, Innovation, Meetings, Puzzles, Teambuilding, Tip of the Day, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Using Puzzles to Build Your Team If you are looking to capitalize on the Pokemon Go craze but don't want to fall off a cliff while on your phone, a great place to look is The Mystery League.  #Crain's Chicago Business just highlighted Sandor Weisz and his brainchild company, touting the benefits of people working together [...]

Ranch Hand Spotlight: Tatiana Green

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:43+00:00 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 [...]

Table Talk: Making the Most of Your Meetings

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:44+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Categories: Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We are pleased to introduce Levi Baer. Levi is a consultant, a community builder, a collaborator, a professional speaker and on top of all that, he’s Catalyst Ranch’s newest Preferred Meeting Facilitator! Please give him a warm welcome and a thorough read. Table Talk: Making the Most of Your Meetings Let’s face it. Work meetings can [...]

Creative Meeting Carnival 2015 Recap

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:49+00:00 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 [...]

Monthly Giveaway Prize: August

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:55+00:00 August 8th, 2014|Categories: Inspire, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Here at Catalyst Ranch, Chicago’s most creative meeting venue, we give away a different prize every month to one lucky Ranch visitor selected at random!  The chance to win a unique gift adds even more fun and excitement to your day here, and we’re just generous like that!  Sometimes the prize is an inspiring book, an amazing piece of [...]

Wrap Your Head Around This: Games for Neuroplasticity!

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:56+00:00 July 17th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Inspire, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At Catalyst Ranch, the original creative meeting venue located in Chicago’s West Loop, we take play pretty seriously.  Games are part of the landscape here at the Ranch.  Board games, card games, and puzzles adorn the book shelves around the perimeter of each room.  Sometimes our Monthly Giveaway Prize is a challenging puzzle or funky desktop [...]

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 [...]