Company’s Entire Workforce Engages in Community Projects that Improve Local Communities Where Employees Live, Work, and Play
OGDEN, Utah—July 23, 2019—MarketStar, the industry leader in outsourced sales and marketing, today announced its 4th annual “Global Day of Service,” which took place on July 12, 2019. As part of the MarketStar Cares program, this day of giving back saw the company’s entire workforce engaged in projects that benefited local communities where its employees live, work, and play.
In an effort to help its employees live more balanced lives, MarketStar established the MarketStar Cares program in 2015 to empower them to give back and solidify the company’s community presence. This year, 650 employees contributed more than 2,000 hours of service to complete more than a dozen projects in the Ogden and Salt Lake City areas. In addition to its Utah offices, MarketStar encouraged field employees and groups operating in satellite offices around the world to find causes they are passionate about and contribute to their local communities.
“MarketStar was founded in 1988 on the pillars of spirituality, family, career, and community,” said MarketStar President and CEO Keith Titus. “We are grateful to our communities for the support they continuously provide to our MarketStar family, and therefore, it is only fitting that we remain engaged and actively support them through projects that improve the areas we call home.”
MarketStar’s employees based in two Ogden, Utah, offices partnered with Weber County officials to renovate various areas of the Weber County Fairgrounds where they refurbished a softball complex, planted trees, painted, and made other improvements to enhance the community experience. In Salt Lake City, MarketStar partnered with the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake to paint fences, plant trees, clean up outdoor areas, and add weather stripping to doors.
“It was amazing to see the impact a group of people can make when they are united behind a cause and feel empowered to make a difference,” said MarketStar Cares Committee Chair Garrett Erickson.
There was also a great deal of positive feedback from MarketStar’s Global Day of Service partners this year:
“MarketStar was amazing,” said Dennis Dickerson, director of community relations at Rescue Mission of Salt Lake. “We were so impressed with how hard their employees worked and their desire to get things done.”
“Just one of these projects would take my teams weeks to accomplish,” said Duncan Olsen of Golden Spike Arena. “MarketStar teams did this and so much more in just one day.”
“The impact MarketStar has made is immeasurable,” added Todd Ferrario, director of Weber County Parks and Recreation. “Being able to partner with MarketStar for the last four years has improved so many Weber County facilities.”
Through its MarketStar Cares program, MarketStar looks forward to continuing an annual “Global Day of Service” tradition for years to come.