2017 liftUPlift Ally Awards

By | April 29th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

Meet Our Preferred Vendor, Moto Guild

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Employees, May, Meet, Problem Solving, Teambuilding|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 Build a Motorcycle to Build Your Team! Bike Build Chicago, from Preferred Vendor Moto Guild, is the perfect out-of-the-box experiential learning, team-building activity to motivate, empower, and create camaraderie among your employees.  The event is set up to explore better ways to work together through an out-of-your-comfort-zone task that is both challenging and rewarding once the [...]

NAWBO: The Talent Emergency

By | April 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Talent Emergency: The 5 Fundamental Truths to the Future of the Human Side of Profitability NAWBO Member and Author, Nicole Martin will talk to her newly released book, “THE TALENT EMERGENCY,” on how we are living through the biggest shift of human capital in our lifetimes. Businesses are facing multigenerational, multicultural dynamics in addition to [...]

Cecilia From Heartfelt Catering on Minority Status Certification

By | April 10th, 2017|Categories: April, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  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 [...]

3 Big, Easy Tips for a Green Meeting

By | 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" [...]

WLCO Presents “it’s all about impact”

By | March 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

5 Ways to Brighten Your Work Space

By | March 6th, 2017|Categories: March, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

5 ways to brighten your work space by Kim Jean Time and again we hear the bubbling excitement of voices approaching the elevator on their way out after a successful day of meetings at Catalyst Ranch. The sound of laughter, overhearing meeting attendees talk about the surroundings, how many ideas they’ve generated, how productive they’ve been [...]

improveit!’s Q1 Business Improv Public Workshop

By | February 28th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Are you a business professional who would like to learn creative techniques to think more quickly on your feet during a meeting or at a presentation? Are you a leader or manager looking to enhance collaboration across your team? Are you the type of person who is always trying to be the best version of yourself? [...]

Coffee & Conversation

By | February 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Join C&C in February as we link up at Catalyst Ranch, an amazing event space in Chicago, to bring you another edition of community building over a cup of coffee! Saturday, February 18, 2017 Catalyst Ranch 656 W Randolph St 10:00am-1:00pm (drop in any time) Coffee provided! Coffee & Conversation is a Chicago-based community of entrepreneurs and [...]

Embers: Longing Never Fades

By | February 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

EMBERS: Longing Never Fades An intimate evening of voice and piano. Conceived, produced and performed by Anastasia Royal, EMBERS is a 90-minute show of original song woven into a story. It is an evening to revel in a unique and engaging experience. An evening to rekindle flames extinguished long ago. Come be immersed in one or [...]