Chicago-Based Event Producing Company Presented Award at America's Small Business Summit 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C.—At America's Small Business Summit today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented Red Frog Events with the 2011 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Sam’s Club®. The award honors the Chicago-based event company, which specializes in the active entertainment industry, for showcasing exemplary business practices in the areas of community involvement, employee development, and customer service.
“Red Frog Events spent the last year on the forefront of our country’s economic recovery,” said U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue. “They are a perfect example of a small business that has worked hard and demonstrated smart business practices, while making considerable contributions to both their employees and the economy at large.”
From the U.S. Chamber's seventy-five Blue Ribbon Small Business Award® winners, seven regional finalists were selected from across the country. The Great Lakes Regional Finalist, Red Frog Events, received America's Small Business of the Year Award.
In only three and a half years, Red Frog Events has become a pioneer of its industry and has increased sales 24,000% since it opening its doors. The company has received strong consumer response due to the ingenuity and creativity of its three signature race series: Great Urban Dash, the Warrior Dash, and Beach Palooza. In addition to having created events mixing running, mud, pig roasts, music, and beer, Red Frog has also been a civic leader, having given generously through donations to 24 charities in 2010.
More information on the award and America's Small Business Summit is available at: http://www.uschambersummit.com.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.