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President's Message

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I knew that the conference was going to go over well. How could it not?

We had an outstanding lineup of speakers who left many of us with our heads spinning with ideas for the betterment of our respective businesses.
We had a grand venue – lots of room to learn and to mingle with our exhibitors. In a business world that is fast-paced and bland, it was lovely to step back in time a bit and enjoy the elegance of the hotel’s main lobby and the grand staircase. The rooms had old-school charm and who can deny that the view was captivating.

We had lots of fun at the Niagara Brewery Company welcoming reception with great music from Taylor and an entertaining location to reconnect with fellow members after a year’s absence.

Did you know that we had record attendance this year, plus a fantastic trade show full of our old supplier friends and some new attendees who stretched our imagination and asked us “what kind of future would we like to have?”

I personally want to thank all of our speakers, Dong-Ling, Rebecca, Stephen, Sandra, Scott and Mark for stimulating our minds and compelling us to think about how we build our companies for future generations. We realize that not everyone can afford financially or timewise to attend our conferences. We are pleased to let you know that the information provided by our speakers will be available on line by December. Look in the next issue of Mover’s Edge for more details.

CAM is not immune to change. We’ve had a lot of ups and downs over the past few years and now that we are stable and strengthening, I will be taking what I learned at the conference and applying it to how we will do business with you, our community partners, and the public in the future.

After all, isn’t that the whole point of learning and accepting new ideas?

A huge thank you to our conference committee – Jim Carney, Cam Carswell, John Delanty, and Phil Murphy – led by our trade show organizer Steve Stockill and our Committee Chair David Ogilvy. We needed to revitalize how we organized the conference and I am grateful to these gentlemen for taking the great leap of faith with me. And lastly, although she won’t like the accolades, I have to give a shout out to our own Marian McGuire. You folks have no idea how much work goes into preparing “The Binder” for the conference.

Next year marks our 50th Anniversary and it will be at the beautiful Westin Trillium Resort & Village in Blue Mountain, Ontario from November 17th to 19th. Start planning now – it’s a great place to come for the weekend and unwind and rejoice in small town life. Park the car for the weekend and enjoy shopping, eating at a different restaurant every night and the local entertainment (not to mention a swim in the heated outdoor pool), all within steps of your hotel suite.

We’re going to take a well-deserved breather for a few weeks and then get right back at it. Information-packed newsletters will be coming real soon. But for now, thank you once again, for showing great interest in CAM. As I round up the first year of my Presidency, I look forward to researching and implementing your ideas and making CAM even stronger in 2019.

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Next steps after US Elections

On November 13, 2018, AMSA President & CEO Scott Michael expressed his thoughts on the impact of the US elections on their moving industry and AMSA’s plan going forward. Here’s what he had to say:

With the elections behind us, we can all breathe a sigh of relief that we’ll finally be able to watch TV again without being bombarded by political attack commercials. I know there are some questions about what the impact will be on our industry of the Democrats taking the House of Representatives. It is important to realize that most of the issues we deal with are not partisan and should draw support across the aisle. We will continue to meet and work with Members of Congress on both sides to encourage them to support our industry.

While there are certainly examples of partisan gridlock in the course of recent history, I can also remember some times where divided government has led to productive action because both parties have something to lose from failing to do their jobs. It is too soon to predict whether the next two years will see any progress on issues that cross party lines, but there are opportunities out there for everyone to work together on things like infrastructure, which is critical to your ability to move people around the country.

In the meantime, the election has brought dozens of new faces to Washington, mostly in the House of Representatives. AMSA will be working to educate them on our issues, but also to educate them on the importance of using a professional mover when they move here for their new job.

 
 
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Choosing a Mover

CAM271120183.jpgYou’re struggling to win out over your competition. You’re a CAM member. Are your salespeople leaving CAM’s brochure “Choosing a Mover” at their sales calls?

If not, why not? Let’s face it – in this ultra-competitive market, when you are up against unknown entities, wouldn’t you want to use all the tools available to you to confirm that you are a trusted, reliable mover?

This short brochure talks about scam operators, the consumer’s responsibility and CAMs commitment to the Certified Canadian Mover Program.

Brochures are available in French and in English and can be purchased in bundles of 100. Call or email the CAM national office to place an order.

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