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    How and Why Marco Gives Back: Beyond Business Technology Services

    By: Patty Funk
    October 23, 2015

    At Marco, giving back to the communities we live and work in is as important as getting on with daily responsibilities. As a member of a number of different communities, Marco values the ties it has with each local community we do business in. Here are some of the ways and reasons why we give back:

    It Starts with Our People

    Marco's connection to the community begins and ends with its employees. The individuals working at Marco live in the local communities, and in the interest of promoting strong, healthy communities, Marco employees enjoy one of the best work environments in the country.It Starts with Our People

    All employees are encouraged to become involved with local charities, nonprofits and fundraisers. Marco even goes as far to devote company time by having employees volunteer in their communities while on the clock. At Marco, it's not enough to do well in business; we also want to "do good."

    Honoring Our Minnesota Roots

    Through Marco's charitable giving program, we have committed to donating up to 5% of annual profits to local charities.

    In addition to monetary donations, Marco employees also volunteer time supporting many community activities. Here are a few examples:

    CentraCare's Holly Ball

    Making a Difference in North Dakota

    Marco supports the volunteer activities of every employee. Knowing this, they seize opportunities to get involved in groups and organizations that matter to them.

    In 2014, Marco made a major difference for a number of North Dakota nonprofit organizations, including:

    Additional contributions include fundraising efforts for Fargo Public Schools Metro Tech Camp, the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign and Town & Country Credit Union Gold Tournament for the YWCA Shelter.

    Serving All Communities

    In addition to local community involvement, we also make contributions on a national level. This is visible in the creation of a Marco scholarship endowment at Minnesota State University-Moorhead (which attracts students from across the country) that helps students afford an education and find jobs in their local communities.

    Our broader support is represented with our partnership with the United Way, which directly supports all communities our employees live and work in. In 2015, Marco's company-wide United Way campaign raised $168,000.

    Why We Believe in Doing Good

    As you can see, we have a group of very caring employees with diverse passions. This allows us to contribute to a wide variety of groups and organizations in many differing capacities.

    For Marco, we feel doing good is good for business. We want to be a responsible corporate partner in every community we serve. Being a good member of the community not only speaks to the quality of the individual, but also to the quality of the entire company. Marco's spirit of giving has been a primary focus since its beginning, and we have no plans of changing this.

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    Topics: Culture, Priorities, Good Business, Practice