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Sundance Vacations

June 29, 2009 10:46 ET

Sundance Vacations Honored With Pride of Place Award From Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce

WILKES-BARRE, PA--(Marketwire - June 29, 2009) - Sundance Vacations was recently honored with the 2009 Pride of Place Award from the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce.

The Pride of Place awards recognize local businesses that have created and changed their facilities and in the process, significantly enhanced the community. The ceremony was held on June 24th at Genetti's Hotel in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and was sponsored by Geisinger Health System and Geisinger Health Plan of the Wyoming Valley. The luncheon honored Sundance Vacations for the Restoration/Renovation/Remodeling on the company's corporate office. "It's only fitting that one of the Best Places to Work in PA should also have one of the best renovations," said Founder John Dowd.

"Three major companies were key in helping us realize our vision for an inviting space," explains co-founder Tina Dowd. "Borton Lawson completed an effective space plan that works for our immediate corporate office needs yet allows us to grow which is an important part of our five-year plan. Interior choices were easy because of the long-term relationship we have with P&H Interiors of Coral Springs, Florida. P&H completed a re-design of a small boutique hotel in the Poconos for us just last year. Additionally, they have implemented several designs for our first class sales showrooms nationally. The space feels warm, fun and comfortable; all feelings you would expect from a vacation company. It is not by chance that the yellow-golden tone to the wall coverings is indicative of a warm sandy beach and the textured blue carpet has waves similar to the Sundance Vacation logo. The entire design was executed and delivered professionally by Champion Builders of Pringle. We also owe a debt of gratitude to the many professional sub-contractors who worked on the project," compliments Mrs. Dowd.

The Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce also awarded the following businesses with a Pride of Place award: Shazam Realty (Environmental Enhancement), Loren Grossman Dental Office (Interior Design), Insalaco Hall at Misericordia University (New Construction), Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and Luzerne County Community College's Public Safety Training Institute (Community).

Sundance Vacations is very proud to have been recognized for their community enhancement. "I believe businesses in Wilkes-Barre aren't focused on making a buck, but they truly care about the community and the customers they serve," said Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry President Todd Vonderheid.

About Sundance Vacations:

Sundance Vacations is a national travel company that specializes in wholesale vacation accommodations. The company is headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and maintains offices in six other locations including: Rockaway, NJ; Princeton, NJ; King of Prussia, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Downers Grove, IL, and Brookfield, WI. Sundance Vacations is a highly rated member of the better business bureau, and recently was honored as 12th Best Place to Work in Pennsylvania by Best Companies Group. The company was also just honored as 17th Best Place to Work out of 30 finalist companies from the Best Place to Work Illinois program.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Amanda Miller
    Sundance Vacations
    264 Highland Park Blvd.
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Phone 570.820.0900 ext. 1182
    Fax 570.820.0920