26493 Tue, 11/13/2012 - 12:55pm
DALLAS–For the second year in a row, Dallas Market Center has been named to The Dallas Morning News’ Top 100 Places to Work in Dallas-Fort Worth. In the midsized company list, DMC placed number 17 out of 35 companies, which is up from its ranking of 27 last year. The list also included 30 large companies, including the number one ranked The Container Store, and 35 small ones.
DMC was also honored for “The Next Big Give,” its annual contest that recognizes independent retailers that give back in their communities, DMC said in a release.
“To be included in the Top 100 list for a second year is an enormous honor and privilege,” said Cindy Morris, COO, Dallas Market Center. “To inspire others, we must first inspire each other. We are thankful to our team for their dedication and contribution to making us the best wholesale marketplace.”
Founded in 1957 by real estate developer Trammell Crow and managed by Market Center Management Company (MCMC), Dallas Market Center holds more than 50 trade and special events and welcomes 200,000 buyers every year. For the employees, many who have been with the company for decades, DMC allows them to dress casually during non-market weeks, listen to music as they work, receive holiday pay, which includes each associate’s birthday, and more.
Companies must first be nominated by an individual to qualify for the Top 100 list. Once nominated, company employees are asked to fill out a survey to gauge how they feel about their job and workplace. More than 72,000 workers from companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area filled out questionnaires for this year’s Top 100 list.