Special Events

A Portrait of Summer 2023

We’ve been savoring these somewhat in-between days which happen after Labor Day and before the autumn equinox, i.e., the more scientific end of summer. But lo and behold, we're staring that milestone in the face — the autumn equinox is today, September 22 — and it’s still hard to let summer go. We dwell in this [...]

By |2023-09-22T14:33:54-05:00September 22nd, 2023|Categories: Meetings, Special Events, Uncategorized|

5 Ways to Enhance Any Gathering with Food

Any meeting is more enticing if you know someone’s bringing donuts. Fact. And that’s only the bare minimum application of the fact we all know: Food makes a gathering better. Food (and drink, if we're lucky!) accomplishes a lot: Food adds value for folks to physically arrive; Food gives you energy to keep up [...]

By |2023-02-24T13:00:10-06:00February 23rd, 2023|Categories: Meeting Tip, Meetings, Special Events, Tip, Weddings|

Who Throws the Best Parties?

Photo by Michael Abramson Who throws the best parties? Who knows how to run a great meeting? Perhaps it’s you. Scratch that – It’s likely you. Go with us here… In previous Creative Juice posts, we’ve highlighted ideas from the book, Sticky Wisdom: How to Start a Creative Revolution at Work. While that publication [...]

By |2022-09-23T10:22:47-05:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Meetings, Special Events|Tags: |

Occasions to Celebrate and Honor

June is chock full of special occasions to recognize. Heck, we're already halfway through it, and we've still got the biggest dates ahead of us!So hopefully you have energy leftover from RAGING on Flag Day (June 14) to celebrate, honor—and gather for!—these important calendar items: FATHER'S DAY (June 19)What's your family tradition for Father's [...]

By |2022-06-17T18:31:10-05:00June 17th, 2022|Categories: Calendar, Special Events|

Unique Events, Uncommon Occasions

  Though we started our business with the goal of goading creativity and innovation for corporate meetings, it's no surprise our one-of-a-kind environment was quickly sought after to be the setting for big special events. Over the years, we have been host to many over-the-top celebrations, where the festivities are just as audacious as our colorful [...]

By |2021-12-15T13:42:39-06:00December 7th, 2021|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Special Events|

Innovative Actions

One of the first things that Ranch Hands are taught at Catalyst Ranch is that if you’re met with a question or request from a client that you don’t have an answer to you never say “no”, or “I don’t know”. We’re all taught to say, “I’m not sure, but I can find out,” and then [...]

By |2021-10-19T23:34:24-05:00October 19th, 2021|Categories: Innovation, Special Events|

Unique Special Events

Unique Special Events Your wedding day is one of the most important in your life and it will be one you remember forever. But it takes an extra special bit of flare to make it a day that your friends and family remember forever, too. The same goes for any event you [...]

By |2021-09-02T11:30:12-05:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Inspire, Special Events, Uncategorized, Weddings|

Let’s Meet Catering Partner Madame of Coco

  As our former morning shift manager, Danielle Erby is likely a familiar face to you. What you may not know is she’s also the entrepreneur behind Madame of Coco, a new food business serving Chicago delectable sweets, and the newest addition to our esteemed catering vendors! Kira recently chatted with Danielle to shine a spotlight [...]

By |2021-08-26T09:57:12-05:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: Interviews, Meet, Special Events|

Catalyst Ranch Launches Parties-To-Go

  Catalyst Ranch Launches Parties-To-Go – A Creative Way for You to Host a Virtual Birthday Party CHICAGO, Ill. – April 23, 2020 – Social distancing requirements amid the COVID-19 pandemic have put a strain on the economy and social lives. For parents everywhere, keeping children entertained during a lockdown can have its challenges, and of [...]

By |2020-04-24T15:29:24-05:00April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Press Release, Special Events|

A note from our Founder, on health and safety

  To our valued clients and guests, As everyone knows, things are changing every day with updates regarding COVID-19. At Catalyst Ranch, what remains a constant is our top priority: the health of you, our visitors. And just as all of our rooms are visually bright and inviting, so is our attitude toward providing a safe [...]

By |2020-03-13T15:17:54-05:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Meetings, Special Events|
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