CAM Mover's Edge, December 22, 2010

Holiday Greetings

The board of directors and staff of the Canadian Association of Movers send you, your staff and your families, best wishes for a happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous new year.

We thank you for your support of the Canadian Association of Movers over the past year and look forward to working with everyone in 2011.

Annual General Meeting

The minutes of the Annual General Meeting that was held on November 16, 2010, are now posted. You will need your username and password to view them.

New Information on Wood Packaging to USA

The US is proposing new regulations for the import of wood packaging in the US. Information on this can be seen in a letter from the Forestry Division, Plant Health & Biosecurity Directorate, CFIA, that’s posted in the Acts and Regulations section.

Survey

CAM’s 2010 Annual Conference was our highest-rated conference ever. A few of the speakers had comments that fit exceedingly well with members’ expectations.

Presentations on strategy development, the echo generation and the economy gave attendees concepts that could be taken back to the office and used in planning and hiring.

The presentation from the Toronto Police Service gave members a glimmer of hope that things are being done to eliminate rogue movers and improve the reputation of our industry.

Posted as a PDF is a questionnaire that will help us to plan the next conference. Please take a minute to complete it and return it to us before January 7, 2011.

Membership

The membership of the Canadian Association of Movers has grown significantly in 2010. Today’s count indicates membership has grown from 259 at this time last year to 315 today.

That’s growth of 22%! WOW!

New Members

Please welcome CAM’s new members. Visit our online membership listing to find out about their services, contact information and business details.

Mover

  • First Rate Movers Inc., North Gower (Ottawa), Ontario

International

  • Starline Overseas Moving, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Holiday Closure

The CAM office will be closed for the holidays with limited access to voice mail and email from noon on Friday, December 24 until 9:00 am on Monday, January 3, 2011.