“I’ll do my best.” – With this promise, Thomas Eberl thanked everyone for the trust they placed in him. At their 2015 general assembly, the Trade Association for Traunstein and Vicinity elected Thomas Eberl to be their new chairman. Founded in 1866, the association, with a total of 215 members, is one of the largest representatives of small and medium-sized businesses in Bavaria.
The Trade Association for Traunstein and Vicinity would like to be the voice of local business, create networks and have influence on politically decisive positions. Eberl’s success can already be seen in Ilse Aigner, the Bavarian Economic Minister’s, acceptance to be the guest speaker at the next regional economic reception. This event is organized annually by the Trade Association of Traunstein and Vicinity. Naturally, such a large event has a long run-up time.
“It’s an interesting office, I can tell you that much,” smiled predecessor Robert Aigner, as he handed the chairmanship over to Thomas Eberl in Fridolfing. Aigner will continue as vice-chairman and also, together with Dr. Florian Binder, as a member of the board of directors. The secretary will be the young entrepreneur, Andreas Ramelsberger, who stressed in his introduction that he would like to bring “fresh ideas” into the new team. Klaus Kropp will continue on as treasurer. In his short speech, the new chairman Thomas Eberl made clear that he is best suited for networking, as his voluntary activities encompass many advisory and examining boards for the Industrial Chamber of Commerce (IHK) and Traunstein’s Business Development Corporation. One can’t overlook the fact that the Eberl family-business has been a member of the Traunstein Trade Association for over 50 years. Naturally, the Senior Managing Director, Jürgen Eberl, was proud to witness his son’s election.
The trade association immediately began with preparations for the 19th TRUNA, Traunstein’s large trade show. The chairman will carry these preparations out with a new event organizer. In doing so, he is naturally relying on over 30 years of successful trade fair experience. This year, the Eberl Company will represent themselves at the fair with their own stand. Together with the annual Vocational Training Day, the Trade Association is responsible for the trade show and it is one of the defining events in the region. “Business has to stick together,” underscored Thomas Eberl. “With our own interest group, industry neutral, self-reliant and independent, we can best represent our regional needs and wishes.
Picture: Thomas Eberl (in the middle) as the new board chairman with his whole team and the former Traunstein County Commissioner, Hermann Steinmaßl (3rd from left) and Christian Klotz from the Bavarian Trade Association (1st from right).