Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Event Space that Gets Creative

Can Event Space Really Have Meaning?

Imagine for a moment a baby's room painted only in white, no color, no toys, no stuffed animals, no sound. NOW, imagine that same room filled with bright colors, pictures on the walls, a whimsical mobile atop the colorfully outfitted crib.

Which Space Stimulates the Imagination?

You know the answer! It is the colorful, bright room that conveys meaning, a room that speaks to guests as they enter.

We've all been in those gray conference rooms, with sliding burlap walls and no windows. Or, we have tried to think of new leading edge innovations while sitting in a sterile cubicle, where the walls can actually cave in.

Now think of the times that you've had some of your most creative thoughts, best ideas or new product ideas. I am guessing that you were most likely driving in your car, singing in the shower, surrounded by a fun fostering environment.

When Eva, our Ranch Czarina, developed the idea of creating a space dedicated to creative meetings and events, she drew on her past experience working for a successful Fortune 500 company. She actually began her passion for creative spaces when she transformed a highly- visible hallway into a creative showcase to inspire, encourage and capture new ideas! She then was asked to transform larger areas of the company into creative havens, which she did with much success.

She then took this same creative concept and made it available to all at Catalyst Ranch! It is truly a place that serves as a CATALYST for CREATIVITY and a guaranteed memorable outing!

Come and visit us at anytime. I guarantee you'll find just the spark you need!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Creative Space Has Its Perks!


One of the perks of working in a creative space are all of the Creative Experts we meet at the Catalyst Ranch. One never knows who will be roaming our halls during a company event, brainstorm, or even a wedding.

In support of creative environments the Ranch also hosts what is called a Sundowner Series. Think of it as a gathering of creative thoughts, people and ideas taking place at around sunset.

In two days we will be welcoming a special guest, Gregg Fraley. Gregg is an advocate of holistic approaches to innovation. He believes that holistic management integrates people, products, culture and the process. This Gregg says, enables an organization to continually innovate.

So if you can join Gregg as he guides us through exercises to discover some of his very own innovation techniques. Who knows maybe we'll be able to take these learnings back to our organizations creating cultures that foster, nurture and sustain the innovative output. We could all use a little of this CREATIVE INSIGHT to keep up with the pace of innovation in our ever changing world!

Come join us on Thursday, February 19, from 6 to 8 pm. For more information just click on or give my friend Stacy a call at 312.207.1710.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Twestival '09

We wanted you to know that Twestival '09 was a great hit and we at Catalyst Ranch were so inspired by the event. It was great fun to see local celebrity Jerry Taft join the event. Word has that he is a very, adept twitterer! Look we even have pictures that he posted from the event.

Successful twestival '09 at Catalyst Ranch to raise money for deserving communities. Check out Jerry's pics

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Catalyst Ranch Hosts Twestival, February 12

The Chicago location for The TWESTIVAL event will be held at Catalyst Ranch on Thurday, February 12! We would love to see all of our Ranch guests and creative partners! It is a good cause and so inspiring to be a part of a global event that connects through twitter!

Tweet, Meet, and Give
Twestival: "On 12 February 2009 100+ cities around the world will be hosting Twestivals which bring together Twitter communities for an evening of fun and to raise money and awareness for charity: water."
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