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

About Eva

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Eva has created 166 blog entries.

Most Interesting Interview with Samira Ahmed

By |2018-04-26T16:54:28+00:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: Authors, Catalyst Ranch, Inspire, Interviews|

Meet Samira Ahmed, this month’s candidate trying to upstage Pogo, the Most Interesting Monkey in the World.*Portrait courtesy of six-year-old daughter Lena Jonas. Archaeologists have found copies of Samira’s unpublished novels amongst the prized possessions of ancient Pharaohs. She can tame a class of unruly juniors into silence with an expertly executed aria. She can hail [...]

Comments Off on Most Interesting Interview with Samira Ahmed

Pogo, The Most Interesting Monkey in the World interviews Eva, Ranch Czarina

By |2018-04-26T16:54:28+00:00May 9th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , |

This month, Pogo, the Most Interesting Monkey in the World interviews Eva Niewiadomski, Ranch Czarina and Founder of Catalyst Ranch who is vying for Most Interesting Woman in the World. Eva just won two back-to-back awards - Enterprising Woman of the Year 2016 and NAWBO Chicago Member of the Year so she thinks she may make [...]

Comments Off on Pogo, The Most Interesting Monkey in the World interviews Eva, Ranch Czarina

Meet Doug Stevenson – The Most Interesting Interview

By |2018-04-26T16:54:28+00:00April 11th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Inspire|

As you may already know, our logo Pogo, The Most Interesting Monkey in the World, is on the hunt to find other Most Interesting Characters out there. April’s interview is with the world- renowned creative cool character Doug Stevenson, who also happens to live in Chicagoland. Give it a read and see what you think…Is Doug [...]

Comments Off on Meet Doug Stevenson – The Most Interesting Interview

Meet Matt- The Most Interesting Interview

By |2018-04-26T16:54:28+00:00March 4th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Ranch|

Pogo, The Most Interesting Monkey in the World, is on the search to find other Most Interesting Characters out there. He didn't have to look far. This month he took a moment to interview the rad-est, happy-go-lucky, most enthusiastic Ranch family member, Matt Gubernick.   Not only is Matt our Rockstar Administrative Assistant he also is Master Energizer [...]

Comments Off on Meet Matt- The Most Interesting Interview

Meet the Most Interesting Monkey in the World

By |2018-04-26T16:54:29+00:00February 8th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Ranch|

Today is the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Monkey! We took a moment to interview our own Pogo, who holds the title of The Most Interesting Monkey in the World!    Tell me about your audition for Pogo, the Catalyst Ranch logo. I actually came to Eva, the owner of the Ranch in a [...]

Comments Off on Meet the Most Interesting Monkey in the World

Meet Artist MJ Ernst. She Illustrated our 2016 Coloring Book Calendar!

By |2018-04-26T16:54:29+00:00December 17th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Create|Tags: , , , , |

We are so pleased to introduce this month’s guest blogger and good friend to the Ranch, MJ Ernst. MJ is the owner, designer and artist of MJ Ernst Couture and Mysterious Mannequin. MJ is also the illustrator of our brand new 2016 Adult Coloring Book Calendar. Here is her story:   I have been sewing and [...]

Comments Off on Meet Artist MJ Ernst. She Illustrated our 2016 Coloring Book Calendar!

I’m an adult, I have my own coloring book and I’m part of a growing club

By |2018-04-26T16:54:29+00:00December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Create|Tags: , , |

Several of the staff here at Catalyst Ranch have become enamored of coloring books in the past few months. They happily spend a few hours a week coloring in intricate illustrations. It helps them clear their minds and relieves stress. Which is why we decided that for the 2016 Catalyst Ranch Calendar, we would engage an [...]

Comments Off on I’m an adult, I have my own coloring book and I’m part of a growing club

Catalyst Ranch’s 13th Anniversary

By |2018-04-26T16:54:29+00:00November 5th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This Saturday is the 13th Anniversary for Catalyst Ranch! There are so many memories and stories to share from over the years but I thought it would be fitting to share the story of the first meeting here on Nov. 7, 2002, my first employee and how together we made it happen. As anyone who has [...]

Comments Off on Catalyst Ranch’s 13th Anniversary

Ranch Hand Spotlight: Tatiana Green

By |2018-04-26T16:54:29+00:00October 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 [...]

Comments Off on Ranch Hand Spotlight: Tatiana Green

Blair Thomas & Co. Puppet Theater

By |2018-04-26T16:54:29+00:00October 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 & [...]

Comments Off on Blair Thomas & Co. Puppet Theater