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So far Danny Bernardo has created 25 blog entries.

Is Inspiration More Dependent on People or Places?

By |2018-04-26T16:55:46-05:00March 21st, 2013|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Creative Spaces, Creativity, Meet, Meetings|

The debate about “working from home” continues. Last week, Chicago Ideas Week shared the video “World of Work,” a conversation between 37Signals co-founder and CEO Jason Fried and James Warren of The Daily Beast/Newsweek. (if reading from email, click here to view this video)   Fried presents his office’s non-traditional work methods, including “quiet Thursdays” where [...]

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Why Didn’t We Think of That? (BuzzFeeding Brendan Sullivan)

By |2018-04-26T16:55:46-05:00March 19th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Creativity, Innovation, Meet, Meetings|Tags: , , , , |

As we prepared for our friend Brendan Sullivan's workshop Why Didn’t We Think of That? Ideas for Generating a Culture of Innovation in Your Workplace on March 21st, I couldn't help wonder what my own "Why didn't I think of that?" moment was. One of my favorite websites is BuzzFeed. I love how they present topics relevant to varying demographics [...]

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Innovation Doesn’t Happen Alone

By |2018-04-26T16:55:47-05:00March 5th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Innovation, Meet|

            Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer made headlines last week when she ended the company's work from home policy. Remote workers from around the world argued that their productivity increased when they could work on their own terms. Advocates for collaboration and innovation applauded Mayer's attempt to "reignite collaboration." One such response [...]

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Valentine’s Day: Celebrating Love and Equality For All!

By |2018-04-26T16:55:47-05:00February 14th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , |

Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate love. This year Valentine's Day is particularly special in Illinois as gay marriage is expected be put to a vote in Senate today. Ever since we started hosting special events, Catalyst Ranch has been a venue that celebrates love for all. In 2006, we hosted a NuptEquality, a vendor [...]

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Why Arts Education Matters (And How To Get Your Kids Involved)

By |2018-04-26T16:55:47-05:00December 12th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Creativity, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here at the Ranch, we're extremely passionate about arts education for the next generation. Every year, we host fundraisers for LYDIA Home's Project Music (sending forty of their children-in-need to camp,) the parents of Skinner School in an effort to bring arts programming to their school, and Kaleidoscope Kid Art Show which auctions off art created by the [...]

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Top 10 Moments in Our History (part 2)

By |2018-04-26T16:55:48-05:00November 14th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Create, Inspire, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We’ve had an amazing ten years in business and it’s all thanks to our fantastic clients and supporters. We've had some great times and created incredible memories. We began a countdown of our top ten favorite moments last week. Below are the final five!  Want to help us make some more? Be sure to join us for FanFair: Catalyst [...]

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Best Photographer/Videographer Nominees for Illinois Meetings + Events Magazine 8th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

By |2018-04-26T16:55:48-05:00November 13th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Meet|Tags: , , , , , |

Voting for  Illinois Meetings + Events Magazine 8th Annual Readers Choice Awards ends on November 16th! I wrote about some of our choices for Best Caterer a couple of weeks back and Ranch Czarina Eva gave her overall picks last week. Here's a closer look at some of my choices for Best Videographer/Photographer: Jeremy Lawson Photography Jeremy's motto is "It's your [...]

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Top 10 Moments in Our 10 Year History (part 1)

By |2018-04-26T16:55:48-05:00November 8th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Create, Inspire, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We've had an amazing ten years in business and it's all thanks to our fantastic clients and supporters. We've had some great times and created incredible memories. Here's a look at our top ten faves. Want to help us make some more? Be sure to join us for FanFair: Catalyst Ranch's 10th Anniversary Party by RSVPing here. [...]

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FanFair Entry – Kaleidoscope

By |2018-04-26T16:55:49-05:00November 6th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Inspire|Tags: , , , |

An entry for our Biggest Fan Contest from Ticia Smith, Tom Finnegan, and the rest of the amazing team from Kaleidoscope: The Story of Pogo How he came alive Once upon a time, 10 years ago to be exact a monkey named Pogo began to come alive.  Immediately he showed himself to be an entertainer. He [...]

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Best Catering Nominees for Illinois Meetings + Events Magazine 8th Readers Choice Awards

By |2018-04-26T16:55:49-05:00November 1st, 2012|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Voting season is upon us and while weighing the pros and cons of this election's candidates, we're gonna help make voting for Illinois Meetings + Events Magazine 8th Annual Readers Choice Awards easier for you! No, this ballot sheet is in no way as confusing as election ballots, but there are quite a few categories to nominate [...]

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