Catalyst Ranch is Chicago's most creative Meeting and Special Events Space.

Blair Thomas & Co. Puppet Theater

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:43+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Art, Create, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Blair Thomas & Co. Puppet Theater A bit of a one-man-band, through puppets Blair is able to tell deep and complex stories with the various characters often being different extensions of his own personality. Right! Not your average puppet show! — The Huffington Post Catalyst Ranch Ignite Theatre presents its next feature: The Blair Thomas & [...]

projectMUSIC

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:45+00:00 July 6th, 2015|Categories: Art, Catalyst Ranch, Create, Creativity, Events, Inspire, Meetings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The stories of the 40 children who live at LYDIA are consistently shocking and upsetting. These kids have been handed one of the most difficult challenges the world can offer - being taken from their parents due to abuse and/or neglect. The children in LYDIA’s Residential Treatment Center (home for abused and neglected children) are all [...]

Inspiring Found-Object Art by Jane Perkins

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:45+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Create, Creative Spaces, Creativity, Innovation, Inspire, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inspiring Found-Object Art by Jane Perkins At Catalyst Ranch, Chicago’s first unconventional meeting venue, we love re-purposed art and furniture! Stroll around the Ranch and you’ll see classic lamp stands with modern lampshades, tea tins from around the globe that have turned into pen holders, and re-painted picture frames embellished with beads and trinkets. There is [...]

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 [...]

Diversity and Inclusion: ‘Build Bridges, Not Walls’

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:46+00:00 April 14th, 2015|Categories: Art, Brainstorm, Catalyst Ranch, Consultants, Create, Creative Spaces, Creativity, Entrepreneurs, Inspire, Interviews, Meet, Meetings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome guest blogger and Catalyst Ranch Art-Work Program Facilitator, Troy Cicero! Diversity and Inclusion are indeed my passion, and what I have discovered is that as organizations attempt to embark on a diversity and inclusion journey, one of the biggest challenges faced is executive level commitment. Executives often view their role as approving the diversity and [...]

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 [...]

“You should be in the pictures, kid!”

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:49+00:00 February 10th, 2015|Categories: Create, Inspire, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Come one, come all to the second annual Creative Meeting Carnival at Catalyst Ranch!   Join us on February 23 to explore the possibilities for your creative corporate meetings in 2015 and beyond!  Meet our partner vendors and learn more about how their diverse offerings that can help you make meeting magic!  Today we are spotlighting one [...]

#Wedding Wednesday: 8 Tips to be the Best Bridesmaid Ever!

By | 2017-04-27T13:23:08+00:00 April 2nd, 2014|Categories: #WeddingWednesday, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome back to #WeddingWednesday, our semi weekly column where we bring you wedding tips, tricks, crafts, interviews, and interesting Chicago wedding happenings.  Your friend/sister/cousin is getting married! And she’s asked you to be a Bridesmaid! You are overjoyed for her! And so honored that she asked you to be such an important part of this huge [...]