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inferno Hosts an Art Competition for eARTh Day

What do you get when you combine our Playing with Fire teams, Earth Day, and huge piles of trash? An eARTh Day event for the record books. With Earth Day fast approaching, the inferno event team knew it offered an opportunity to have a lot of fun and do some good. For the event, we... View Article

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inferno Spices Things Up with Souper Bowl V: Battle of the Bowls

On February 3rd, as the rest of the country prepared for the big game, infernites geared up for a little in-house competition of our own Souper Bowl. Prior to the event, “Battle of the Bowls” posters lined the halls, reminding employees it was almost time to kick-off our first event of 2017. Souper Bowl V... View Article

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Playing with Fire Teams Go for the Gold in infernolympics Competition

Giant Jenga, Floor Volleyball, Wii Tennis, Noodle Hoops…with the summer Olympic season upon us, the inferno party planning committee decided it was about time we hosted a friendly competition of our own. For infernolympics 2016, employees had the opportunity to compete in five events spread over two weeks, coinciding with the historic Games in Rio... View Article

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Seahawks, Broncos, and Soup

As the Broncos and the Seahawks prepared to face each other in the biggest game of the year, the inferno office filled up with the sweet smell of a different type of rivalry: chili vs. gumbo. That’s right. We hauled in the crockpots and whipped out the ladles for our second annual Souper Bowl on... View Article

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inferno Harnesses Competitive Spirit to Benefit Hope House

Despite the recent drop in temperature, inferno’s final “Playing with Fire” competition of the year got heated. But when it was over, we had a lot more than trash talk to show for it. For the second year in a row, our holiday competition raised enough money to fulfill the Christmas wishes of three Hope... View Article

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inferno’s Poultry Pregame Kicks Off Football Season

The summer sports drought is over, and football season is back. At inferno, that means it’s time to celebrate. Last year we heralded football season with a tailgate cook-off competition on the roof. This year we welcomed “College Colors Day” on August 30 with a Poultry Pregame. The game plan was simple: eat awesome food... View Article

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inferno Hosts Bite-Size Burger Battle for Hope House

Intense philanthropic competitions among the inferno “Playing with Fire” teams have become increasingly heated, with many employees still wincing from the outcome of the winter’s Souper Bowl. For the summer showdown, the big idea was to encourage inferno employees to think small — a slider competition. To fire up the chefs, the slider creative team… View Article

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Spoon On! inferno Turns Up the Heat on Souper Bowl Weekend

On February 1st, while everyone else in the country geared up for the big game, infernites celebrated with a new tradition: the Souper Bowl. The competition was stiff as soup-chefs vied for the Souper Bowl trophy, specially designed by our own Michael Overton. Eight employees entered the competition. And while the rivalry between the Ravens... View Article

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Playing with Fire Teams Flex Their Giving Muscles for Three Adopted Families

During the holidays, some people donate clothes, while others collect toys, kitchenware, or other home goods. This year, inferno provided all of the above as gifts for three deserving Memphis families. Through Hope House, inferno pledged to fill the needs of three local AIDS-affected families. After receiving the families’ wish lists, we divvied the requests... View Article

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Who Knew Badgers Could Bake?

To keep the Thanksgiving eating tradition alive, infernites donned their elastic-waist pants and celebrated American kitchen ingenuity with an agency-wide Dessert Bake-off November 28th. Needless to say, the competition was heated. “Playing with Fire” teams, Pyronauts, Badger Force, and Cap’n Cheese and the Peppa Jacks were on edge. With the fall App-off, the perennially trailing… View Article