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

Kelly From Our New Partner, Scafuri Bakery!

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:27+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: March, Meet, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

  Name: Kelly Lynch   Name of your Company: Scafuri Bakery     Tell us about your business and its history or a story of inception. Scafuri Bakery was started by my great great grandfather in 1904 after he immigrated to America from Calabria, Italy. It was a staple part of the Little Italy neighborhood for [...]

Meet Our Newest Catering Partner!

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:30+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Consultants, Creative, Entrepreneurs, Events, Holidays, Interviews, Kosher catering, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

At Catalyst Ranch we know that food is a essential component for any successful meeting.  Who doesn't love tasty morsels to keep their brain working?  Well, we are happy to announce that we now have a Kosher Catering partner for both our meeting side and our event side. Name: Linda Neiman Name of your Company: Zelda’s [...]

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 [...]

#WeddingWednesday: To DIY or Not to DIY?

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:51+00:00 November 26th, 2014|Categories: #WeddingWednesday, Catalyst Ranch, Create|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome Guest Blogger, Meg White!  Meg and Josh got married in the Cha Cha Room and had their reception in the Polka Room at Catalyst Ranch earlier this year.  Here’s some advice from a savvy bride who’s been there!  Meg is a Chicago-based writer/editor and the managing editor for REALTOR® Magazine.  When I got engaged, I [...]

Ranch Hand Spotlight: Kristin Dabrowski, Special Events & Sports Superstar

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:51+00:00 November 13th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Catalyst Ranch, Chicago’s most creative meeting venue, is staffed by a incredible team of quirky characters known as Ranch Hands.  Creative individuals are drawn to Catalyst Ranch’s colorful workspace, diverse clientele, and co-workers of similar sensibility. Ranch Hand Spotlight is an occasional blog series that invites you to take a sneak peek behind the scenes at the [...]

6 Unconventional Wedding Registry Ideas

By | 2017-04-27T13:23:06+00:00 May 28th, 2014|Categories: Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome back to #WeddingWednesday, our semi-weekly column where we bring you wedding tips, tricks, crafts, interviews, and interesting Chicago wedding happenings.   Today we're exploring the possibilities of the mysterious wedding registry! Blender? Bed sheets? Blah blah blah. Yes, if you need those things, by all means, put them on your wedding registry! But, ladies (AND [...]

3 Tips for Your Geek-Chic Wedding

By | 2017-04-27T13:23:07+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cool Couple at Catalyst Ranch, Photo by Victoria Sprung Welcome back to #WeddingWednesday, our semi-weekly column where we bring you wedding tips, tricks, crafts, interviews, and interesting Chicago wedding happenings.  Lauren Smith, our Gala Girl at Catalyst Ranch, shared this photo of a crazy cool Lego cake topper with me, and it got me thinking about [...]

#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 [...]

3 Fabulous Flash Mob Proposals

By | 2017-04-27T13:23:10+00:00 February 19th, 2014|Categories: #WeddingWednesday, Catalyst Ranch, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome back to #WeddingWednesday, our semi weekly column where we bring you wedding tips, tricks, crafts, interviews, and interesting Chicago wedding happenings. Flash mobs are seemingly random performances that break out unexpectedly in public places. Many involve music and dance, and some of the best ones end in sweet marriage proposals! Are you looking for a [...]

#WeddingWednesday: One Stop Shopping for your Green Wedding

By | 2017-04-27T13:23:11+00:00 January 29th, 2014|Categories: #WeddingWednesday, Catalyst Ranch, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome back to #WeddingWednesday, our semi weekly column where we bring you wedding tips, tricks, crafts, interviews, and interesting Chicago wedding happenings.  Considering a green wedding?  Eco-conscious weddings are on the rise - and why wouldn't they be? Green weddings can be just as fabulous as conventional weddings, but without the waste and the expense.  Reduce [...]