Ignite at Lillstreet Arts-Based Professional Development to Fuel Creativity

Everyone Should Make a Painting

Everyone Should Make a Painting

Read that headline carefully. Note that I didn’t say everyone should start calling themselves artists and try to sell their paintings for thousands of dollars. I do, however, think the exercise of making a painting is a good one for all human beings. Painting has…

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Clay & Cocktails

Twenty members of the marketing agency Team Ignition united at Lillstreet Loft to embark on a creative retreat. The agency is based in four cities, so it was important for the group to have time to work and bond as a team. They chose to…

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Think With Your Hands : How Playfulness Leads to Innovation

Think With Your Hands : How Playfulness Leads to Innovation

Last month, we posted some helpful tips on cultivating a creative workplace, so continuing on that theme we’d like to share a few thoughts on the importance of play and its connection to creativity, innovation, and leadership. I came across a TED Talk the other…

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Cultivating a Creative Workplace

Cultivating a Creative Workplace

Creativity is highly valued in today’s workplace, with CEOs in a recent IBM study citing creativity as the single most important leadership quality. But sometimes being innovative doesn’t come naturally and can be downright daunting. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to…

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Creativity & Innovation in Business & How Arts-Based Team Building Can Help

Creativity & Innovation in Business & How Arts-Based Team Building Can Help

Businesses and the arts have a long history of working together. Most often, businesses recognize the importance of arts and culture in their communities and support local arts programs through monetary donations. But the ever-increasing demands of a global marketplace and the need for more…

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Why Work-Life Balance Matters and How Businesses Can Create It

Why Work-Life Balance Matters and How Businesses Can Create It

Why Work-Life Balance Matters and How Businesses Can Create It Does it seem like there’s less time in the workday than there used to be, or is it just me? Perhaps it’s a function of stimulation overload between emails, phone calls, texts, social media, and…

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University of Chicago Staff Retreat at Lillstreet Loft

University of Chicago Staff Retreat at Lillstreet Loft

Take a peak behind the scenes here at Lillstreet Ignite and read about recent client experiences in the new Our Clients section of this web site. Here’s a quick synopsis of a stellar staff retreat we hosted for University of Chicago! This September, twenty-six staffers from…

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A Fresh & Foodie take on Holiday Entertaining

A Fresh & Foodie take on Holiday Entertaining

Event specialists, Steph and Jess, from The Eventful Life and foodie Kara Dykert of Willow & Niche, all dish on holiday entertaining tips. Recipes and pin worthy photos included! Advice from Stephanie Schertz and Jess Syburg from The Eventful Life: Long before we were event planners, we were die-hard fans…

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CWC & Lillstreet Join Forces

CWC & Lillstreet Join Forces

Lillstreet is excited to announce an event partnership with Chicago Writers Conference (CWC). CWC will be hosting a series of four workshops, or more aptly titled, “Writers Night Out” events at Lillstreet Loft (4437 N Ravenswood Ave., 2nd Fl). Writing is certainly an art form…

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The un-gala: a new type of fundraiser

The un-gala: a new type of fundraiser

Planning a fundraiser is always a team effort and putting a unique spin on a very traditional event can be challenging. Many non-profits are relying on their boards, auxiliary boards, or volunteers to help aid in pulling off a financially viable and entertaining event. There…

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