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" [...]

Who Wouldn’t Love a No Waste Grocery Store?

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:31+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Categories: Creative, Entrepreneurs, Innovation, Inspire, Meeting Tip, Problem Solving, Tip, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

ZERO WASTE MARKET I remember when I was a kid and my mom would take me a half hour away to piano lessons.  After the lesson, as a reward, Mom would take my brother and I to a store that had candy and gum and seeds and nuts in big barrels and bins, and [...]

Guest Blog with Ida Abdalkhani

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:33+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Categories: Authors, Inspire, Interviews, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

SEVEN STEPS TO CURB YOUR PERFECTIONISM & ACCOMPLISH MORE By Ida Abdalkhani, Founder at Ability to Engage   I grew up in a depressed rust-belt city surrounded by pollution and decay.  I escaped, vigorously pursued my undergraduate studies and leadership activities at Ohio State, added an MBA with honors, helped build multiple brands at one 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 [...]

Finding Balance in a Chaotic World

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:45+00:00 June 9th, 2015|Categories: Authors, Catalyst Ranch, Create, Creative Spaces, Creativity, Entrepreneurs, Innovation, Inspire, Interviews, Meet, Meetings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Please stand up and do some jumping jacks for guest blogger Kim Ready! Fitness Engaged is our newest meeting mix-in vendor and is a full service wellness company offering corporate wellness programs, seminars, and retreats along with 4 programs designed to give your meeting a healthy balance. We live in a world of demanding deadlines, calendars [...]

LET LAUGHTER IN: The Power of Laughter

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:46+00:00 April 7th, 2015|Categories: Inspire, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome back guest blogger, Ida Abdalkhani, Founder at Ability to Engage and one of Catalyst Ranch's preferred facilitators.  Her previous guest blog  "7 Steps to Curb your Perfectionism & Accomplish More" was such a hit with Creative Juice readers, we're thrilled to have her back to share the power of laughter. LET LAUGHTER IN: The Power of [...]

Meet Shannon From Find Your Prana, A One-Stop Shop for Workplace Health and Wellness

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:49+00:00 February 17th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Inspire, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome guest blogger, Shannon Terschluse, Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Yoga Teacher, and the Founder of Find Your Prana. “Argggh! 80% of Americans Stressed Out at Work” “Americans Cook the Least, Eat the Fastest” “How Eating at Home Can Save Your Life” “America’s Workers: Stressed Out, Overwhelmed, Totally Exhausted” “Change Your Lifestyle, Reverse Your Disease”   These [...]

7 Steps to Curb Your Perfectionism & Accomplish More

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:51+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We are so excited to introduce guest blogger, Ida Abdalkhani, Founder and President of Ability to Engage, a consultancy that specializes in the development and co-creation of brand equities, new ideas, and consumer insights.  If your perfectionist tendencies have ever hindered your productivity, stress level, or self-esteem, read on to learn that you are not alone and steps [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]