liftUPlift’s 2nd annual Ally Awards fundraiser gala connects and honors Chicago’s greatest champions of Women and Girl Power, while all proceeds support our nonprofit mission to end violence against women worldwide.
Our preferred weekend catering partner, Heartfelt Catering, recently received minority certification from the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council. Owner, Chef Cecelia Hamilton, tells us what inspired her to seek the certification, and how easy it can be! What inspired you to do it? Becoming a minority and/or female certified business has always been on my [...]
This is not another article about meetings and events! Well, yes, I guess it is but it’s not just another article about meetings and events. So read on. This article is about the winning formula to ace a meeting or event. But for whom? There are countless how to, top this and top that articles that [...]
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" [...]
Now that we have had a moment to breathe and are back to the business of business, we can look back and bask in the afterglow of our Anniversary Party. It was one to remember! On November 14th, 2016, a beautiful Monday night, Catalyst Ranch had the great fortune of celebrating 14 years in style; with [...]
I stumbled across this article written for LinkedIn by Rene de Ruijter, and thought it was terrifically written and would be of great interest to our Ranch audience. I figured I would "dissect" it below. The link to the full article is at the bottom. "The right working environment can stimulate creativity and innovation. Colours, lighting, [...]
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 [...]