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Rose Paving among Chicago’s top 100 workplaces

BY Marianne Wilson

Bridgeview, Ill. — Rose Paving Co., a leader in national parking lot management, has been named once again a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace for 2011. One hundred companies, organizations, and agencies were honored at an awards ceremony on Nov. 14 hosted by the Chicago Tribune. The awards, given for measured qualities including company leadership, career opportunities, workplace flexibility, and compensation & benefits were presented to Chicago-area companies for the second straight year.

Workplace Dynamics LLC conducted an engagement survey of Chicago-area employers with at least 100 local employees. In total, 1,675 companies were invited to participate, and 234 companies registered. Of those, 193 companies completed the survey. Employees responded to a set of statements about their feelings toward their workplace, using a seven-point scale. The statements focused on issues such as the direction of the company, execution, and work/life balance conditions.

“At Rose Paving, we truly place an emphasis on workplace satisfaction, innovation, and flexibility. stated Ed Campbell, president. “We have a ‘Great Place to Work Team’ that strives to create a fun and engaging environment for our entire staff. At times like these, nothing is more important than a satisfied, productive team of employees.”

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Brookshire names new board member

BY CSA STAFF

New York City — The Brookshire Grocery Co. announced that Trent Brookshire, SVP/DMM was elected to the company’s board. He is a fourth generation member of the company’s founding family.

His great-grandfather, Wood T. Brookshire, founded the company in 1928, which today operates 151 stores in three southern states. Brookshire grew up in the grocery business and after graduating from Southern Methodist University, he gained additional experience with a major supermarket chain based in Florida. Brookshire rejoined BGC as a member of the management training program and later served BGC stores as an assistant store manager, store director and district manager.

As a member of the board of directors, Brookshire will be involved in developing strategic plans for the overall direction of the company. In his current position as SVP/DMM he is responsible for all aspects of operations in four districts composed of stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

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DLC signs four new anchor leases

BY Staff Writer

Tarrytown, N.Y. — DLC Management Corp. said Tuesday that it has executed four new anchor deals over the last three-month period.

In Jonesboro, Ga., PJS Market will open an 80,160-sq.-ft. retail mini-mall at Tara Crossing Shopping Center, in a space vacated just four months earlier. This is PJS Market’s second location in Metro Atlanta and is expected to open by the end of the year.

At Riverdale Crossing in Riverdale, Ga., local grocery operator Little Giant Farmers Market will open a 47,955-sq.-ft. store in a space previously occupied by a Publix supermarket which closed at the end of 2010. This is the second Little Giant in a DLC center and the grocer’s third in the Atlanta MSA.

Essex Bargain Hunt will open a 38,117-sq.-ft. store at Florence Square in Florence, Ala. The discount variety store, which has 12 other locations primarily in the Southeast, filled a several-year-old vacancy left by SteinMart.

In Dallas, Fallas Paredes signed a 22,300-sq.-ft. lease at Whiterock Marketplace, marking a significant point in the revitalization of the community shopping center which had faced a high vacancy rate for some time. Fallas Paredes will occupy the last of the large vacancies at the center.

In addition to the new anchor leases, DLC announced that a deal with Dollar Tree was just finalized at Ocean East Mall in Stuart, Fla. Dollar Tree will be occupying a 12,000-sq.-ft. space alongside newly opened The Fresh Market.

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