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Fundraisers and More: Putting Parties Together!

By |2019-05-16T14:45:32-05:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Creative Spaces, Employees, Events, Fundraisers, Interviews, Meet, Special Events, Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You probably know what our main line of business is hosting corporate and nonprofit meetings. What you may not already know is that we host a variety of celebrations and special events, too. And when it comes to fundraisers, our #vibrantvenue is the perfect environment for impressing donors and engaging supporters. Get to know our Social [...]

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Work Space Matters. Ask Kira and Matt!

By |2019-04-04T12:03:35-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Creative Spaces, Employees, Interviews, Meet, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We don’t know for sure, but we’re guessing there hasn’t ever been an alien invasion or intergalactic supervillain threatening the Meetings Industry, but just in case, we’re ready with our own team of superheroes, who know first hand that your work space matters. In February, we DOUBLED our roster of Client Service Managers when our veteran, [...]

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Episode #5 Meeting Mix-In Magic

By |2018-06-04T21:17:39-05:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Creative Spaces, Entrepreneurs, Facilitator, June, Meetings, Newsletter, Teambuilding, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Previously on The Digital Adventures of Pogo... One can never be over prepared for an activity. For when you least expect it, the unexpected can occur. Ranchhands to the rescue! Meeting Mix-In Magic! The energized sounds from the Polka Room were building to a dull roar. Inside, Deborah, the meeting planner, watched the attendees become fully [...]

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Episode #4 Attack of The A/V Gremlins

By |2018-05-03T18:34:21-05:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Creative Spaces, Creativity, Innovation, May, Meetings, Newsletter, Problem Solving, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Previously on The Digital Adventures of Pogo... The power of play is a wonderful thing. It sneaks up in your brain and coaxes out the child like imagination hiding within. Play is the key to productivity and innovation. The Attack of the A/V Gremlins! Featuring Professor Planner & Pogo After weeks of preparation, the big day [...]

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Episode #2: What is This Bird Even Doing Here?

By |2018-04-26T16:54:17-05:00March 5th, 2018|Categories: Brainstorm, Catalyst Ranch, Creative, Creative Spaces, Creativity, Events, Innovation, Inspire, Meeting Tip, Meetings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Previously on The Digital Adventures of Pogo... Pogo and Eva teamed up to break out of their cubicle blues and into the world of creativity. We learned what an impact a creative environment can have on a person and the potential it can unlock in a meeting. Having escaped Mr.Whitewalls, Eva and Pogo founded Catalyst Ranch [...]

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Episode #1: Born in a Smokehouse

By |2018-04-26T16:54:17-05:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Creative, Creative Spaces, Creativity, Inspire|Tags: , , , |

The Digital Adventures of Pogo A Catalyst Ranch Story Ep 1.  Born in a Smokehouse Long ago, a little over 15 years, Eva decided she needed a change. Her cubicle was a haven filled with color and creativity, a lone technicolor speck in a sea of grey. While Eva’s cubicle managed to energize and uplift her, [...]

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Winning Formula to Ace a Meeting or Event

By |2018-04-26T16:54:20-05:00April 10th, 2017|Categories: Creative Spaces, Creativity, Design, Employees, Events, Inspire, Meetings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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3 Big, Easy Tips for a Green Meeting

By |2018-09-12T20:30:09-05:00April 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" [...]

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Allie from improve it! on Why the Space Matters

By |2018-04-26T16:54:21-05:00February 24th, 2017|Categories: Creative Spaces, Improvisation, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Any improviser, when asked politely, can tell you the worst place they’ve had to perform. On a boat, in a clearing in the woods, in someone’s basement, at the back of a Chili’s in rural Indiana for what could only be the worst date night in the world (that last one might be a tad autobiographical). [...]

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Having a Cup of Coffee with Levi Baer

By |2018-04-26T16:54:21-05:00February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Brainstorm, Consultants, Creative, Creative Spaces, Entrepreneurs, Innovation, Interviews, Meeting Planner Spotlight, Motivation, Teach, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Levi is an innovator and entrepreneur who is bringing together other innovators and entrepreneurs in a spirit of collaboration in a no-pressure environment.  He brings this spirit to the West Loop when Coffee & Conversation comes to Catalyst Ranch in February. Name: Levi Baer Name of Your Company: Second Shift, teacher at DePaul University, and leader [...]

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