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Originally posted by Willy Franzen on March 18, 2011. Updated through a sponsorship agreement.
Posted by Willy Franzen on March 18, 2011. Positions below updated every five minutes.
|Sales Representative- EventSprout||Chicago, IL|
|Vice President of Sales||Chicago, IL|
|PHP Web Developer||Chicago, IL|
|People Director||Chicago, IL|
Last Friday we took a look at a Chicago based company named Vodori. They’re a full-service interactive agency that does awesome work while fostering a fun environment. I had a few readers tell me that they loved the post, and one recommended that I take a look at Red Frog Events, which is also located in Chicago, IL, because they’re throwing off a similar vibe. They’re a company that creates “extraordinary events through innovation, creativity and top-notch participant service while laughing all the way.” Apparently, they also love races, because the three big events that they manage are Great Urban Race, Warrior Dash, and Beach Palooza. They also have developed an online registration platform called RegistrationNation that provides “automated online payment processing and database management for event registrations.”
As far as I can tell, Red Frog Events doesn’t do any client work. It’s all about running their own events. And by developing races that come with a serious twist, they’re able to generate a lot of excitement for their events. It makes sense. How many running races are there across the country? Too many. Usually they vary by distance, route, and charitable organization being supported. Red Frog Events throws a few more variables into the mix. If you like the idea of what Red Frog Events does, then you’ll want to dig in and learn more about the company. You can read up on their culture, their staff, and their careers. One interesting thing is that they only hire from within, so they require all employees to start as interns. (Also, almost every employee has the title “Event Coordinator” on LinkedIn.) Red Frog Events offers internships year round, and they usually expect you to work with them for at least three months. They don’t mention if the internships are paid or not, but you’d think they are considering how awesome the benefits they offer are (unlimited vacation days, sabbaticals every five years, family meals once a week, and more). If you want in, go here to learn more.
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