Sundance Vacations Named One Of The Best Places To Work In Illinois

Sundance Vacations, a leading provider of discount travel accommodations, is thrilled to announce that for the third time, its Downers Grove, Illinois office has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois by Best Companies Group. Sundance Vacations ranked among companies that were nominated in the Large Company category, which includes businesses with more than 250 employees and at least 15 employees located in the State of Illinois.

Best Companies Group’s “Best Places to Work” program identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence. The company surveys randomly selected employees, interprets the data, determines the rankings for its “Best” distinctions, and produces Employee Feedback Reports.

Sundance Vacations was formally recognized at an awards ceremony held on May 17, 2012.

“Sundance Vacations is honored to have made the list for Best Places to Work in Illinois for the third time,” said President John Dowd. “We are dedicated to providing our employees with a superior work environment, and I believe this has to a great extent contributed to our success over the past 21 years. We have also been ranked four times as one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania, and our Rockaway, New Jersey office recently received this distinction for the first time.”

For more information about the Best Places to Work in Illinois program, visit http://www.bestplacestoworkinil.com/.

About Sundance Vacations:

Sundance Vacations is a national travel company that specializes in discount vacation accommodations at destination golf, beach, ski and mountain resorts throughout North America. The company is headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and maintains offices in four other locations including; Downers Grove, IL; Rockaway, NJ; King of Prussia, PA and Harrisburg, PA. The company has been honored three times as one of the Fastest-Growing Travel Companies in Pennsylvania by Inc. 500/5000.

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Tina Dowd

Tina Dowd

Co-Founder and Owner at Sundance Vacations
Tina Dowd co-founded Sundance Vacations in 1991 with her partner and husband John Dowd. In her 20 years with the company, Tina grew Sundance Vacations from a small start-up telemarketing office to a leading provider of affordable wholesale vacations, with over 700 employees and over 80,000 travelers nationwide. Tina’s award winning vision has guided the growth of the company straight to the Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies List. Mrs. Dowd accepted a Stevie Award for Employer of the Year in 2010 for Women in Business and several awards from the Best Places to Work Group in more recent years.

Tina is a graduate from Kutztown University with a BS in Education. In addition to her change leadership Tina also enjoys serving as the Chief Editor of the company’s corporate newsletter, “The Owl”. She shares her extensive travel experience and advice on both the Sundance Vacations blog and Facebook on a regular basis.

Although her schedule is sometimes jam packed with family activities she still finds opportunities to volunteer her time and leadership to various charities. She currently serves as Vice President for Family Promise of Carbon County, an organization serving homeless children and their families in that area. She also chairs the Fund Development team for that organization and plans several major fundraising events each year. The Dowd family generously supports many charities including St. Vincent DePaul Soup kitchen, Wyoming Valley Children’s Association, Volunteers of America, the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross and many others. She is a member of the Luzerne Foundation Millennium Circle. Tina is also a former board member for the Northeast Pennsylvania Better Business Bureau and the Lehighton Area School District. Mrs. Dowd loves traveling, and her favorite vacation destination is where she and husband John Dowd spent their honeymoon, Maui, Hawaii.
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