According to the Forbes list of Most Stressful Jobs in 2017, Event Coordinator comes in at number five ranking (behind airline pilots, police, firefighters and enlisted military personnel). It might sound crazy, but us event planners thrive off managing hectic schedules and multiple events. How do we do it, you might ask? The answer is simple – we create a fun work environment and we know how to balance work and play.

Once a month, we have “First Thursdays” where the team will go to happy hour on the first Thursday of each month. Our team is big on Mexican food so deciding on a restaurant is never an issue – bring on the tacos!

We also have fun festivities we look forward to throughout the year: Spooktacular Halloween Treat Competition, Thanksgiving Potluck, Secret Santa, and our Holiday Treat Exchange in December. Our office manager, Ceili, is the talented baker in the house, so she usually takes the win for everything she brings into the office.

We also love to give back to the community. A few years ago, our team volunteered at the YouthCare’s James W. Ray Orion Center in downtown Seattle where we prepared and served a meal for homeless youth. It was a touching experience to serve the Seattle community while bonding with our team.

Another philanthropic event we participate in every year is the Walk MS, in honor of the owner of RTP, Jeanne Berry. Each year we build a team and raise money to help create a world free of MS. This year, we’ve added prizes as incentives to reach our goal of $15k. We invite family, friends, clients and partners to walk with us in the fight to beat MS.

Whether it’s enjoying happy hour on a patio on summer day, exchanging holiday treats, or taking time out of our day to volunteer, our team is always planning our next outing or work party as something to look forward to. Our teambuilding events help us re-energize so we can put our best foot forward for our clients.