Dallas Market Center has announced the 10 finalists for The Next Big Give contest, an annual, national search for specialty retailers that make a difference in their communities through volunteering, raising funds, or donating goods. The Next Big Give is in its third year. Retailers either nominated themselves or were nominated by a manufacturer, a sales representative, buyer, or customer. A panel of industry experts and Dallas Market Center representatives selected the finalists.
Two winners will be announced on February 14 and will receive a complimentary trip to the Market in Dallas, held from March 21 to 24, including round-trip airfare from anywhere in the continental U.S. and two nights hotel stay.
While at Market, The Next Big Give winners will be recognized during The Inspired Event.
The Next Big Give 2013 finalists are listed below:
Best Buddies Dog Boutique and Bakery — St. Pete Beach, Fla.
C and J’s Gifts and Home Décor — Jacksonville, Ark.
Calico Cat — Greenville, Texas
Dedrick’s Pharmacy & Gifts — New Paltz, N.Y.
Holiday Divine — Tualatin, Ore.
Journeys of Life — Pittsburgh
Leon & Lulu — Clawson, Mich.
LoveShopGive — Tustin, Calif.
Stanley Korshak — Dallas
The Kitchen Store — Conway, Ark.