Dallas Market Center today announced “The Next Big Give,” a national search for specialty retailers that are giving back in their communities through volunteering, raising funds or donating goods.
“Retailers across the country are doing so much for their communities and we want to hear their stories,” said Cindy Morris, COO, Dallas Market Center. “We look forward to honoring those that are making a big difference as they offer inspiration to other retailers.”
Ten finalists will be announced on January 10, 2011 and two winners on February 14, 2011. The winners will receive a complimentary trip to the March 24-27, 2011 Market in Dallas including round-trip airfare from anywhere in the continental U.S. and three nights hotel stay.
While at Market, The Next Big Give winners will be recognized during the second annual The Inspired Event, a cocktail party and silent auction benefiting a charitable cause. The winners will share their stories of giving back in hopes to inspire others to do the same.
Retailers may nominate themselves or be nominated by a manufacturer, a sales representative, buyer, or customer. The application is available at www.dallasmarketcenter.com/give. Deadline for applications is December 6, 2010.
The contest is open to specialty retailers operating their stores in the continental U.S. The finalists and winners will be selected by a panel of industry experts and Dallas Market Center representatives.
For additional information on the contest visit www.dallasmarketcenter.com/give or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.