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Movers' Edge, January, 2007

HAPPY NEW YEAR

The directors and staff of the Canadian Association of Movers wish members a happy, successful and prosperous new year. Your Association had a busy and successful year in 2006:

Movers' Edge, December, 2006

AMERICAN MOVING AND STORAGE ASSOCIATION

Joe Harrison will retire as president of the American Moving and Storage Association in March 2007 after 26 years of heading up various American associations in the moving and storage industry. He will continue with AMSA in a consulting capacity until March 2009.

Movers' Edge, October, 2006

The Canadian Mover — CAM’S Directory and Magazine

The Canadian Mover — CAM’s directory and magazine will go to press on Friday, October 13, 2006. There is still time to review and update your listing, but you have to do it now. You can see the information that CAM will use to generate your listing on our website and in the spring 2006 issue of The Canadian Mover.

Movers' Edge, September, 2006

CAM’S 2006 ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND GOLF TOURNAMENT

You’ve had a busy summer. Your Association has, too. It’s time to get together with your fellow movers from across the country to compare notes. What regions did well? What techniques worked? Who figured out how to handle the manpower shortage? What can we do about it? Join us for an industry-wide discussion, a line-up of great speakers and a chance to honour three industry leaders at our 2006 Awards Dinner. Watch for your flyer in the mail!

2006 ANNUAL CONFERENCE — MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Movers' Edge, June and July, 2006

CAM’S 2006 ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND GOLF TOURNAMENT

Mark your calendars. The 2006 Annual Conference is scheduled for Monday, September 18, at the Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel and the golf tournament is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, at Cardinal Golf Club.

The theme for the conference this year is Human Resources in the Moving Industry. We have speakers coming from government, other associations and industry to discuss what is being done to reduce the current worker shortage.

Movers' Edge, April and May, 2006

CONSUMER WARNING FLYERS

In January, CAM members worked with Ontario’s Ministry of Government Services to produce two flyers for consumers, each in English and French. Members in all provinces may find them useful in validating themselves to consumers.

We’ve posted them as PDFs to our website in the consumer area. You can download them from there.

Movers' Edge, March, 2006

CANADIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MOVING CONTRACT

The federal government has awarded its contract for military and RCMP moves. The general terms as we understand them are as follows:

Movers' Edge, February, 2006

CAM MEMBERSHIP

CAM’s membership now stands at 202. This is the highest it has been in several years. There have been several promotional efforts to increase membership – and these are starting to get results.

CAM’S ATLANTIC CANADA CHAPTER

In January, 10 of the leading movers in Atlantic Canada got together to establish CAM’s first chapter. Mike Johnston of Thompson’s Group was the driving force behind the chapter.

The chapter will concern itself with the industry manpower issue, networking, industry approaches to industry concerns, and training.

Movers' Edge, December, 2005

CAM STATISTICS FOR NOVEMBER

CAM’s consumer-relations activity and website activity continue at half the rate of the summer months. In November, CAM had the following activity:

Movers' Edge, November, 2005

CAM STATISTICS FOR OCTOBER

CAM’s consumer-relations activity and website activity are running at half the rate of the summer months. In October, CAM had the following activity:

Consumer activity:

  • Referral of moves to members: 101 – number of moves referred to members
  • Inquiries about members: 26 – consumer calls asking for validation of a member
  • Complaints: 21 – consumer complaints about movers

Website activity:

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