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Markas celebrates official recognition for its CSR engagement
During the TRIGOS ceremony on May 16 in Krems, Markas was awarded a certificate as one of the top 3 major enterprises. The aim of the TRIGOS prize is to get companies with a high commitment to CSR into the public forum.
All in all, 36 companies had filed an application for the TRIGOS prize, from which one small-sized, one medium-sized and one major enterprise were selected as winners by an independent jury.
Find out more about the TRIGOS prize here
Markas is “Winner by Passion 2017”
In autumn 2016, Markas had received the Hermes.Wirtschafts.Preis in the category “best women-led company”. As a consequence and according to the motto “Passion that creates pleasure”, Markas – together with a couple of other awarded companies – was invited to the “Gala aus Leidenschaft” and honored as “Sieger. Aus Leidenschaft” (engl. Winner by passion).
The festive event was initiated by the Austrian Economic Chamber and took place on May 15. Markas CEO Gerlinde Tröstl was given the prize by Renate Scheichelbauer-Schuster, Chairwoman for the Industry and Trade Sector of the Austrian Economic Chamber.
Read the complete press release of the Economic Chamber in German here
Markas joins the 60th Austrian Congress for Hospital Management
As in previous years, Markas will participate with an exhibition stand in the Austrian Congress for Hospital Management, which takes place from May 8 to 10 in Krems.
Visitors of the Markas stand will be spoiled with culinary Italian delicacies.
In addition to that, all visitors are invited to take part in our lottery. The winner will be awarded with a wellness weekend for two persons.
We look forward to welcoming you at our stand!
Find out more about the Austrian Congress for Hospital Management here
Sonja Zwazl, president of the Economic Chamber of Lower Austria, visits the Markas office building
On March 24th, Markas CEO Gerlinde Tröstl had the pleasure to welcome Sonja Zwazl, president of the Economic Chamber of Lower Austria, in the Markas office in St. Pölten.
After a company presentation by Gerlinde Tröstl, the president and her team were guided through the Markas building in order to get to know the company structure. Finally, the Markas management team and the President had the opportunity to talk about issues such as the transition to flexible working hours and apprenticeship training. “We really appreciate that the president took the time to visit us and let us give her an insight into our company. It was a very interesting and insightful meeting. I hope that we will have the opportunity to continue this positive exchange”, Gerlinde Tröstl is briefly summing up.
Read the complete press release in German here
„Clean Lounge“ attracted many participants to visit the Markas head office
On March 9th, the 10th “Clean Lounge”, a networking platform for members of the cleaning industry, took place in the Markas office building. More than 45 guests joined this event and used the evening for networking. After an introduction speech about Markas, Werner Kogler, publicly certified expert, gave a technical speech about damage symptoms. Finally, the participants were guided through the building and spoilt with an Italian antipasti-buffet.
Since its foundation in 2013, the “Clean Lounge” takes place four times a year and is well-accepted by the companies. It was the first time for Markas to be the host of this independent and politically neutral platform.
Find out more about the "Clean Lounge" here
Round table: Markas CEO conversing with politics and industry
On February 14, Wolfgang Fellner, publisher of the Austrian Daily “Österreich, invited to a discussion round, in which notable representatives of politics and industry took part. Markas CEO Gerlinde Tröstl joined the round, too. The attendees discussed the challenging situation of the job market in lower Austria, the growing need for professional personnel and the necessity of a reduction of bureaucracy.
Gerlinde Tröstl sums up: “Education and qualification are crucial for our success. For this reason, Markas focuses on continuous training. We need politics to create a framework, which allows flexible working times and reduces bureaucracy.
The daily newspaper “Österreich” reports about this in its edition of February 25, 2017.
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