Catalyst Ranch Wins Convene Magazine’s “Best Small Meeting Venue”

Professional Convention Management Association has named Catalyst Ranch “Best Small Meeting Venue” in national “Best in Show” awards.
Spread the Word
Listed Under



Chicago - Illinois - US


CHICAGO - Aug. 18, 2014 - PRLog -- August 18, 2014 – Chicago, IL– Catalyst Ranch is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded “Best Small Meeting Venue,” by Professional Convention Management Association’s Convene Magazine for their national “Best in Show” awards. Catalyst Ranch, along with the winners in other categories, is currently featured in the August issue of the magazine which is available now online and at newsstands. Convene has been the monthly publication of the Professional Convention Management Association, and an industry leader since 1986.

“We’re honored to be chosen as ‘Best Small Meeting Venue’ by the PCMA” said Catalyst Ranch founder, Eva Niewiadomski. “To be singled out at a national level like this is a testament to the power of our space to ignite the imagination of our attendees from all over the country, and to our comprehensive customer service.”

Convene Magazine’s annual “Best in Show” awards, now in their third year of existence, are given out annually to honor venues, technology and providers in 10 categories within the meetings and events industry. According to Convene’s editor in chief, Michelle Russell, “With our Best in Show issue, we get to shine the spotlight on specific examples that demonstrate why this is such an innovative industry.” The honorees in each category are nominated by industry professionals including meeting planners, event planners and suppliers. After a review process, a panel of editors chose 5 finalists in each category from amongst all the nominees.

The award announcement comes in the midst of Catalyst Ranch’s newly announced strategic partnership with JHW Hospitality and right on the heels of another major honor from an industry publication. In May, Illinois Meetings + Events Magazine named Catalyst Ranch “Best Conference Venue,” marking second year in a row that the venue has won that honor.

Catalyst Ranch is Chicago’s premier creative meeting and event space. Founded in 2002 by Eva Niewiadomski, the award winning venue has been featured in international, national and local news outlets for its innovation in the meetings industry. Catalyst Ranch is 15,000 sq. feet of absolute inspiration that caters to everything from training seminars, strategic planning meetings, association meetings, workshops, consumer market research, staff retreats, board meetings, sales meetings, as well as ideation sessions. wpxwm Visit or call (312) 207-1710 for more information.

Convene magazine, published by PCMA since 1986, is the leading meetings industry publication for educational content and professional development. Convene has won numerous awards, including honors from Association Media & Publishing, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the American Society of Business Publication Editors (Azbee), Trade Association Business Publications International (TABPI), Association TRENDS, and the Society of Publication Designers.

Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA represents more than 6,000 meeting industry leaders throughout the globe. With 17 chapters in the United States, Canada and Mexico, their members include planner and trade show/exhibit professionals, suppliers, faculty, students and Emeritus.

Scott Weinstein
Email:*** Email Verified
Tags:Award, Meeting, Creativity, Chicago, Convention
Industry:Business, Event
Location:Chicago - Illinois - United States
Account Email Address Verified     Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse

Like PRLog?
Click to Share