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CAM News & Updates
 
President's Message

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As we prepare for year-end and our upcoming Annual General Meeting on November 19th, we have been looking over our analytic data (aka website numbers) and are thrilled to see a huge improvement over recent years. For the first 8 months of this year up to August 31st, we have seen a 12% increase in website traffic with 19,673 visitors checking out www.mover.net compared to 17,555 over the same time in 2017.

What’s really exciting is that we are up over 13,500 visitors to the member directory - a whopping 21% increase over last year. Clearly, our messaging “To find a trusted, reliable mover, contact "www.mover.net” is resonating with the public. This is further evidenced with a downtrend in the number of referrals coming through the office phone over the last couple of months. More consumers are checking out the CAM website and doing their own research. That is very consistent with everything we know about consumers today and we are excited to be even more of a resource that we have been in the past.

We know that we are catching the eye of the public on our social media platforms as our followers are increasing. Facebook has 323% more followers over this time last year. Our Instagram page is now up and active with new interest weekly and LinkedIn continues to be a fantastic source of professional information for CAM with about 20,000 impressions so far in 2018.

We see CAM’s backing and referrals to your company as a major benefit to your membership. If you have a social media plan, make sure that you like our social media and link our website with yours. Being a CAM member can give you a valuable edge over your non-CAM-member competitors and, in this completely digital world, you need all the help you can get.

I, for one, am looking forward to Rebecca Mountain’s presentation at the conference regarding developing a digital or social media strategy that can generate low-cost, high-converting leads. In CAM’s case, the leads we are looking for are consumers to refer to our members. Our starting strategy is working … now it’s time for CAM to beef it up. It will be a great session for all of us!

Don’t forget to get booked in for the conference. Our very reasonable hotel room rate of $115 is going to hit a deadline of October 16th before we know it!

CAM Annual Awards 

CAM is pleased to announce these 2018 Award recipients.

Distinguished Service Award
Doug Kellough, formerly of Salmon's Transfer Ltd.

Industry Achievement Award
John Bandstra, formerly of Bandstra Moving Systems Ltd.

Public Service
Financial Crimes Unit of the Toronto Police Service

Independent Mover of the Year
Firemen Movers Inc.

Agent of the Year
Quality Move Management, Inc.

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Join us at our Annual Awards Dinner to celebrate the achievements of these distinguished award recipients. Register for the dinner today - bring a colleague, a deserving employee, your spouse. The dinner will close out CAM’s Annual Conference on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 (5:30-6:30pm - Chairman's Reception; 6:30-9pm - Annual Awards Dinner) at the Crowne Plaza, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, ON.

Register here

Take Our Kids to Work Day

Take Our Kids to Work Day, taking place on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018, is an annual event where students step into their future for a day and get a glimpse into the working world. The day involves students in Grade 9, Senior 1 (Manitoba) and Secondary III (Québec) spending the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, friend or volunteer host, where they experience and learn about the world of work.

If your moving company doesn’t have any Grade 9 students of your own, why not reach out to your local school and see if there are kids who aren’t paired up with anyone yet? Get some kids, get them geared up, and send them out on the worksite. Don’t just have them clean up the warehouse … let them learn to calculate weight, or pack books, and teach them why a truck gets packed the way it does. Showcase your business and how interesting the moving industry can be.

For more information, check out Take Our Kids to Work Day

CAM Supplier – Max-Atlas 

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After 40 years in the transportation business, Max-Atlas is a key player in manufacturing intermodal chassis. Since 1994, Max-Atlas has focused on manufacturing the best speciality chassis on the market to provide its customers with the right model to increase their profits and maintain top performance levels for the transport of intermodal containers.

Now Max-Atlas offers its expertise to the moving and storage industry with top quality chassis and a unique vertical pick-up trailer named Harrier to revolutionize this sector. By using specific trailers, we help to address the main challenges that the industry is facing such as driver’s shortage, fuel consumption and provide faster and better service.

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Mackies Take a Family Road Trip

Here’s a wonderful story from Truck News on a four-generational road trip across Canada made by the Mackie family to commemorate 90 years in the trucking business.

It’s a Girl!

Congratulations to Adam and Liz Lowy on the birth of their little girl! Adam is confident that little Eileen Louise will be a future hunger fighter with Move for Hunger just like her Dad. We wish them all the greatest happiness.

                   
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CAM Upcoming Events
 
CAM Annual Conference & Trade Show
Sunday-Tuesday, November 18-20, 2018
 

October 16 is the deadline to register for a Fallsview room at our preferred room rate! Call the Crowne Plaza, Niagara Falls, ON at 1.800.519.9911 or book online to pay only $115 per night for a single/double. Remember to request the convention room rate for the Canadian Association of Movers.

CAMx280918.jpgBuilding Blocks for the Next Generation Performance is our conference theme this year. We're planning sessions that will help companies understand the challenges that today's trends present and the opportunities that await to help you build your company.

 
 
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Trade Show 

CAMw280918.jpgThere’s so much more to the conference than the outstanding series of speakers and topics! A major part of getting together is to meet up and reconnect with colleagues and suppliers. Our Exhibit Hall is next to the conference room and we know that our Exhibitors are excited for the opportunity to connect and tell you about some of their new products or improved services. Many will be having draws or are offering conference discounts – we have 14 hours of trade show time, so you’ll have lots of opportunities to talk to each supplier.

Exhibitors - Do you have your booth booked yet?

We’d love to have you participate in our trade show this year. We have a lovely, large and sunny exhibit room at the Crowne Fallsview. Pricing remains the same as 2017. Please click here for the registration form.

Need more information?  

For more information about our conference, please click here.

It’s going to be a heck of a conference! Here’s the link to the registration form.

Join the Facebook Event Page for conference updates.

And a big thank you again to our sponsors. We sincerely mean it when we say we couldn’t do it without you. Want to join in on the action? Check out our sponsorship package

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