President and CEO
Location: New York, NY
City Winery, the only fully functional winery, restaurant and concert space in Manhattan, likes to let its employees in on the fun. “City Winery believes in the idea of allowing the employees to fully experience the product,” says Michael Dorf. That’s why the company offers its employees perks like discounts at the company’s restaurant locations and concerts. This not only gives team members a chance to dive into their work in a new way, but it also allows employees from different parts of the company to get to know each other better. Dorf says it is not uncommon to see a winemaker and concert host getting dinner together while getting to know City Winery’s wait staff.
“The care employees show for each other creates an internal community of diverse minds. A business like this can very easily silo itself into departments that shut themselves out from the others. That does not happen here.”