CAM Mover's Edge, August 23, 2011

CAM Magazine and Directory

CAM will be publishing its fall directory in mid-September. Please check out your listing on CAM’s website and advise us if you’d like to make any changes to it. Make sure it’s up-to-date – this is what online customers will read about you!

CAM’s 2011 Golf Tournament

CAM’s 2011 Annual Golf Tournament will be held in Milton, Ontario, on September 19. Register now and join us for a day of fun, food and friends. It’s an opportunity to catch up after the busy summer moving season.

CAM’s New Webpages

As you know, CAM has redesigned the front-end to its website. It's a lot more consumer-friendly and should provide you with more referrals. Please let us know what you think. The design of the homepage will become the look of the whole website.

A Social-Media World — The New Business Reality

CAM’s 2011 Annual Conference will address some of the issues and challenges facing movers as social media becomes a prevalent way in which movers communicate with consumers. Join us November 13–15, 2011, in Toronto. Watch for announcements in your mail and email and on the web.

International Association of Movers

The International Association of Movers will hold its 2011 Annual Meeting and Trade Show on September 12–15, 2011, in Denver, Colorado. Contact IAM directly for details.

IAM’s 2013 Annual Meeting and Trade Show in Vancouver, British Columbia, October 7–10, 2013.

The Canadian Association of Movers has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IAM to collaborate on the marketing and promotion of the event. This effort will allow CAM members to attend that conference at IAM member rates.

CAM Awards — Nomination Deadline — September 2

September 2 is the deadline for submission of nominations for CAM's 2011 Annual Awards. Consider nominating a deserving fellow mover for one of the awards. The awards recognize the achievements of members of the moving industry who have advanced the practice of moving. People from both inside and outside the industry who have worked to improve the consumer’s interests, the environment, industry safety and humanitarian activities are eligible. Submit your nominations for the following:

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Industry Achievement Award
  • Innovators Award
  • Public Service Award

A committee of directors has updated the categories and criteria. You can obtain the new nomination forms online.

Barracuda Networks

Stay connected with us. A number of members have installed routers and firewalls from Barracuda Networks and similar companies. These systems block our messages to you – newsletters, announcements and referrals to consumers. Please "white list" CAM emails and receive your messages and referrals without interference.

New Members

CAM welcomes our newest members – Falla Cartage & Movers Ltd., Hamilton, ON, and Scannell Moving & Storage, Milton, ON.

IF YOU HAVE NEWS THAT CANADA’S MOVING INDUSTRY SHOULD KNOW ABOUT, please let CAM know and we will include it in upcoming issues of this newsletter.