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By: Jessica Blackson. History. Red Frog E vents is an independent event production company based in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in 2007 by Joe Reynolds.

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  • Red Frog Events is an independent event production company based in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in 2007 by Joe Reynolds.
  • Joe Reynolds wanted to give people the opportunity to have an experience similar to the television show The Amazing Race so he organized Great Urban Race, LLC and hosted the first race on September 15, 2007 in Chicago.
  • His brother-in-law, Ryan Kunkel, soon joined in order to keep expanding Great Urban Race. The name was changed to Red Frog Events when Reynolds was sitting on a beach in Panama called Red Frog Beach. A red frog was unique, as was his vision of the company.
  • The company moved from their location in Lincoln Park to their current location on West Ohio Street.
  • The office space was designed by Torchia which is the same company responsible for designing Google offices. It’s designed to have the feel of a campground so inside are tree houses, a rock climbing wall, a slide, a gutted camper, and a s’mores station.

“Creating the best work culture and top-notch experiences through innovation and passion, while laughing all the way.”


Applying to Red Frog Events

  • The company receives more than 2,000 resumes a month. About 1 out of 150 are accepted into the internship program with about 20 percent becoming full-time frogs.
  • Red Frog looks for resumes and cover letters that really stand out. Having a creative edge is very important.
  • They hire capable people who are willing to jump right in and try things in new, innovative ways.

Superstars Wanted

  • An internship at Red Frog is a learning experience like no other. Internships are offered year-round and last three to five months, depending on the season.
  • Tadpoles are immediately thrown into large-scale projects and given tremendous responsibility.
  • Red Frog hires talented, capable people who are willing to jump in and try things in new, innovative ways.
  • Red Frog Events is a very successful company. I want to work here because I would be able to express myself creatively and professionally. I am a very passionate and enthusiastic person who would have a lot to offer this company.

Becoming a Tadpole

  • My goal is to work in Red Frog’s Marketing department after graduation.
  • I plan on applying for an internship next summer. I would start out as a “tadpole” and work my way up to a full-time frogwhich is very difficult to accomplish. If I was able to get an internship that would be a great way for me to network with people and grow through hard work and dedication.
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  • In the meantime, I am taking steps to better myself so that I am prepared for a job at this company. I am going to further my marketing skills this summer with my internship at the Campus Special. My goal is to get as much experience as I can and learn as much as possible so that I am prepared to enter the job market after graduation.
  • Although having an impressive resume and cover letter is important, it’s also important to make sure they are both creative enough to stand out from the rest.

The Culture of Red Frog Events

  • Live with passion.
  • Appreciate our customers.
  • Prioritize listening
  • Be an ideal Teammate
  • Set and ask for expectations.
  • Negotiate, negotiate, negotiate.
  • Act on opportunities.
  • Anticipate challenges.
  • Be punctual.
  • Complete exceptional work.

Dream Big

50,000 Legos!

“From the very beginning, Red Frog Events has put creativity and innovation at the center of its actions, building a business and brand from the fresh ideas of its employees. While we set out to create the Active Entertainment industry, we also wanted to reinvent the workplace. In our eyes, employees are a company's greatest assets and strongest resources. With that theory in mind, we wanted to create a place to reward our employees for their hard work, foster friendships, encourage adventure, and promote creativity.”


World’s Best Benefits

  • Every five years Red Froggers may take a fully paid four-week sabbatical to Africa, Asia, Europe, or South America with any one person of choice or their spouse and children.
  • Everyone gets unlimited vacation days. They are able to work from home one day per week.
  • Birthday massage, Dental insurance, life insurance, and vision insurance.
  • Office décor allowance, and smartphone reimbursement.

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