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Samsung Electro-Mechanics Hosts Direct Market for Employees for Chuseok Holiday2018-09-14
A place for urban-rural integration for 12 years since 2007
- 12 sister communities nationwide, 53 local specialty goods featured
- Open 2 weeks in advance of holiday, mindful of delivery and ceremony preparations
With 45th anniversary, a reminder of importance of giving back to community
Samsung Electro-Mechanics (CEO YUN-TAE LEE) held a ‘Sister Community Chuseok Direct Market’ at its campuses in Suwon, Sejong and Busan from the 11th through the 14th.
These direct markets are a key community service activity that has been going on for 12 years since 2007. This year, 12 villages from across the nation—including Hwacheon Togomi Village, Taean Byeotgari Village and Namhae Daraengi Village—showcased a total of 53 local specialties such as grapes, pears and deodeok roots. The event was held two weeks prior to Chuseok, earlier than usual, in consideration of employees who wish to have their purchases delivered.
“Thanks to these markets held by Samsung Electro-Mechanics each year, we can secure a stable market for our community’s specialty products and see an increase in income,” said Sang-yeol Han, foreman of the Hwacheon Togomi Village, which has been participating every year since 2007.
“The Sister Community Chuseok Direct Market started very small in 2007, with just two participating villages, but it has now grown to a festival of a dozen villages from around the country, offering various local goods,” said SEUNG-MO RYU, head of Samsung Electro-Mechanics’ HR team. “We hope that this event could help our employees, their families and the residents of the sister villages have an abundant and enjoyable holiday.”
Meanwhile, Samsung Electro-Mechanics CEO YUN-TAE LEE also visited the event and made purchases of local products. The company also separately bought farm produce to donate to local community welfare facilities.
Samsung Electro-Mechanics, which celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, implements a variety of community contribution projects for the underprivileged, including free artificial joint procedures, music competitions for students with disabilities, and badminton tournaments for the disabled.