CAM Mover's Edge, August, 2010

CAM’s Fall 2010 Magazine and Directory

The fall issue of The Canadian Mover will go to press in the first week of September. Please review your listing in our online directory or in the last issue and send us any changes you may have.

CAM’s 2010 Annual Conference

The 2010 Annual Conference is scheduled for November 14 to 16, 2010. The speaker topics will include:

  • Strategy for small business
  • Moving seniors
  • Social networking
  • Marketing to the echo generation
  • An economics update
  • Technology for movers
  • Doing business in Western Canada
  • Records storage

Don’t miss this opportunity to get the latest business information, network with your competition, get reacquainted with see old friends and see our supplier members’ latest products and services.

CAM Awards

CAM will present its Distinguished Service, Founders and Innovators Awards at the Annual Awards Dinner on Monday, November 15. You can see past awardees and obtain nomination forms online. Don’t miss the opportunity to nominate a deserving member of the moving community. The deadline for nominations is September 8.

Golf 2010

CAM’s 14th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, September 20, in Milton. Check out the registration form and come to the tournament. Take the opportunity to sponsor a hole or a contest.

CAM Logos

We have developed a new series of logos that members can use to identify and validate themselves to consumers and fellow movers.

Logos

The logos for supplier members have been sent out. The ones for Van Lines will be emailed immediately.

The logos for overseas movers require the submission of a completed code of ethics for international movers. Have a look at CAM’s new webpage. It’s for our international mover members and offers listings of international moving terms, the new code of ethics for international mover members and CAM’s standard operating procedures for international movers.

New Members

Membership is at record level with over 250 members. CAM welcomed two new members in July. Check them out in our online database.

Mover

  • Two Men and a Truck – Barrie & Central Ontario, Barrie, ON

Supplier

  • Furniture Medic, Mississauga, ON. Review their services and Canada-wide network of repair shops.

Job Opportunities

Job opportunities listings on CAM’s website have become increasingly active in the last few months with postings for sales consultants, operations staff, trainers and managers.

CAM, Members and the Press

CAM & Goldhawk

In July, John Levi was interviewed by Dale Goldhawk of Zoomer Radio. The interview can be heard at http://zoomerradio.ca/blog/the-news/find-a-mover or on CAM’s website in the consumer section.

Two Men and a Truck

Dan Hopkins of Two Men and a Truck appeared on Canada AM last week. He announced TMT’s new Consumer Bill of Rights program, which make specific performance promises to consumers. He also discussed consumer issues with Canada AM host Seamus O’Regan. The interview will be posted to CAM’s website shortly.

North American Van Lines

North American Van Lines’ Tour de Force is an exhilarating cycling trip through southern Ontario and Quebec. It will begin in Toronto on September 10th and end in Montreal after seven 85-kilometre sections. The event is in support of the Canada Company Scholarship Fund that provides the children of fallen Canadian soldiers with financial assistance for their post-secondary education.

Mackie Moving Systems & North American Van Lines

Mackie Moving Systems and North American Van Lines have secured the rights to the MLSE (Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment) contract and will be the Official Mover for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Raptors, Toronto FC and the Toronto Marlies.