CAM Mover's Edge, November, 2010

CAM’s 2010 Annual Conference

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Exactly two weeks from now, attendees at the Canadian Association of Movers 2010 Annual Conference will be listening to our opening keynote speaker – Roy Osing – talk about business strategy and differentiation. Roy will give the first of 12 presentations each of which is designed to provide information that you, as a business leader, can use to improve your profitability.

There will be topics that will cover all areas of your business:

  • Strategy
  • Diversification
  • Marketing
  • Consumer demographics
  • The law and its enforcement
  • The economy
  • Enabling technologies
  • Communicating with the customer
  • Geographic differences in the marketplace

Registration

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. It will be followed by an open discussion on the direction for CAM in 2011. Your input will be appreciated.

The minutes of the 2009 Annual General Meeting are being sent to all members. Copies will not be distributed at the Annual General Meeting.

A request for a proxy will be sent to all members. If you do not plan to attend the annual general meeting, please complete the form and return it to CAM’s national office. It will help.

2010 Awards Dinner

Join us on Monday evening, November 15, when we recognize respected members of Canada’s moving industry with CAM’s annual awards:

  • Distinguished Service Award – Bob Tuckett
  • Founders Award – Bill O’Donnell
  • Innovators Award – Glenn Thomsen
  • Public Service Award – Kevin Hooper

Let us know that you are coming as soon as you can. We do want to have a dinner ready for you.

Hotel Deadline

The deadline for registering for the special rate at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel has passed. A few rooms may still be available at the block rate of $155 per night.

BUT…we have made arrangements with the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel next door (901 Dixon Road) to accept any registrants at the $155 per night rate. Contact Mary Gauci at 416-679-7772 between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm Eastern time or at mary.gauci@marriott.com to make a reservation.

AND…register early for the conference.

New Members

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

Movers

  • Jay's Moving & Storage Ltd. in Battleford, Calgary, Estevan, Lloydminster, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Weyburn and Yorkton

International

  • GCM Singapore, Singapore
  • GCME Cargo Services (LLC) DUBAI, Dubai, UAE

CAM’s new membership-fee structure encourages members with multiple branches to register all of them. Call CAM for details.

Atlas Canada Announcement

On October 25, Bob Clark, president of Atlas Van Lines Canada, announced two strategic appointments:

  • Shirley Sveda, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
  • Fred Haladay, Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer

CAM congratulates both Shirley and Fred and wishes them well in their expanded roles.

Equipment For Sale or Wanted

Check out the buy and sell (pdf) for vehicles and other new and used moving equipment you may need.