Movers' Edge, January, 2008

CAM’S NATIONAL OFFICE HAS MOVED

CAM’s national office has moved. It’s one block north of our previous location. Our new postal address is 2200 Sherobee Road, Suite 404, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5A 3Y3

Our phone, fax and email information remains unchanged.

Please ensure that you update our address in ALL your records. We just received mail addressed to CAM at the address we left in 2001.

SUCCESS AND SUCCESSION – CAM’s 2007 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

We need your feedback. We had minimal returns of the speaker/program evaluation forms at the conference. What verbal responses we received indicated that the speakers and the content were excellent.

In order to deliver future conferences with the same or better value, we need a little more feedback from you. Would you please provide us with answers to the following questions?

  1. Why did you attend CAM’s 2007 Annual Conference? If you did not attend, why did you not attend?
  2. What did you like about this conference?
  3. What did you dislike about this conference?
  4. What could we do differently to improve your experience at the conference?
  5. What could we do to ensure you would attend the conference?
  6. Any additional comments or suggestions you might have would be appreciated.

Please fax (905-848-8499) or email (members@mover.net) your responses to us. Thank you.

STATISTICS FOR 2007

CAM’s national office answers a great number of calls in the course of a year.
These are down by about 4% from 2006.

  • Referrals (Who is reputable mover that I can move with?): 1,763
  • Inquiries (Is ABC Moving & Storage reputable?): 1,545
  • Complaints: 195

And our website was very active in 2007 with 168,000 visits and 45,000 visitors, up 18% from 2006. These statistics will be provided to you quarterly.

EMPLOYMENT

Over the last several months, CAM has been establishing an online listing of people interested in working in the moving industry. The listing is maintained in a database on our website.

We will begin our recruitment efforts again in late February or early March to ensure that you have some availability of part-time and full-time workers for the summer moving season.

NEW MEMBERS

The following companies joined CAM in the last quarter of 2007:

Movers:
Déménagement Monette Express (141273 Canada Inc.), Québec, QC
KMS Van Lines Inc., Mississauga, ON
International:
JLB International Shipping Ltd., West Bromwich, United Kingdom
Meridian Moving & Storage Ltd., Hailsham, United Kingdom
Suppliers:
UNIRISC, Richmond Hill, ON
Wholesale Packaging Ltd., Toronto, ON

FLORIDA MOVING COMPANY FOR SALE

CAM has been asked to assist in the sale of a highly profitable moving and storage company in Florida. It’s in the southwest Gulf Coast area. What an opportunity! Think of the tax write-offs when you vacation in Florida! And think of the current advantages of the Canadian dollar!

Contact the CAM office to get in touch with the owners.