ePortal July 23, 2020

July 23, 2020

In this Issue:

  • IAM to Take 2020 Conference Completely Virtual Due to COVID-19 Public Health and Safety Concerns
  • Differentiate Yourself as an IAM Trusted Move Specialist (ITMS)
  • On-Demand Webcasts from IAM Learning
  • Move for Hunger Q2 Report Available
  • July's Prospective Members: Where They Do Business
  • Report Delinquent Payers to the RPP
  • Alleged Debtor List

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IAM to Take 2020 Conference Completely Virtual Due to COVID-19 Public Health and Safety Concerns

The coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage many areas of the world and the United States is one of the hardest hit. California, where IAM planned to hold this year’s conference, has recently seen a significant rise in COVID-19 cases and the governor has rolled back many initiatives planned to reopen the state. Many travel prohibitions to and from the U.S. remain in place and visa restrictions have been extended. Under these conditions, IAM cannot guarantee the safety of our members, which is our primary concern when we hold the annual conference. For those reasons IAM will move its 2020 Annual Meeting to a fully virtual environment.


Very soon we will make available the details on the 2020 IAM VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING. IAM has partnered with a great software platform called to bring you state-of-the-art conference services that include:

  • Networking with your fellow IAM members;
  • Learning directly from industry experts;
  • Conducting demonstrations of your products and services through virtual exhibitor booths; and
  • Nurturing relationships with other professionals in your field.

Nothing can ever replace face-to-face interactions but we have learned during the pandemic that virtual alternatives can provide incredible networking and learning opportunities from our homes or offices.


Give us an opportunity to show you the incredible opportunities that await you with this new and exciting form of conferencing.


IAM will be making the details available to you in the next week. Be on the lookout for more information.

Differentiate Yourself as an IAM Trusted Move Specialist (ITMS)

The ITMS designation is a formal recognition of industry members who demonstrate their commitment to provide professional service to their customers and trading partners through acquisition and mastery of industry knowledge, skills and globally-accepted industry guidelines/standards via IAM Learning.

IAM Learning

On-Demand Webcasts from IAM Learning

, but not everyone has been able to be present and some people have felt like they missed out. However, all these events are recorded and stored in the IAM Learning database, available for you to watch when you have time. Here are some of the current options:

IAM Learning will be posting more sessions soon.

Move for Hunger Q2 Report Available

Adam Lowy reports that Move For Hunger has now delivered more than 1.1 million pounds of food during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also list the Top 5 Agents of Q2 2020:


1. Ace Relocation Systems- Los Angeles- 23, 410 lbs. = 19,508 meals

2. Beltmann Relocation Group- Minneapolis/ St. Paul- 16,740 lbs. = 13,950 meals

3. FlatRate Moving- NYC – 14,232 lbs. = 11,860 meals

4. Midwest Moving & Storage- 9,560 lbs. = 7,967 meals

5. Crown Relocation – New York - 7,070 lbs. = 5,892 meals

Read the Full Report

IAM Mobility Exchange

July's Prospective Members: Where They Do Business

Every month, IAM publishes a list of . This is the list of your new potential business partners brought to you by IAM. Click on the map above to get a better view of where your new prospective colleagues are.

Report Delinquent Payers to the RPP

IAM has just created a new way to submit RPP claims on the IAM Mobility Exchange. Questions on this process can be directed to .

Alleged Debtor List

IAM keeps a list of companies that have been alleged to have unsettled debts with other member companies. Check the frequently, as it is updated often.



Member News


Move4U Adopts ISO 17451-1 HHGs Inventory Standard

IAM Member Move4U has implemented the into its products.

Tim Helenthal a recipient of the Daily Herald Business Ledger’s C-Suite of the Year Awards

IAM Chairman and National Van Lines Chairman & CEO Tim Helenthal has just been named a recipient of the . This prestigious award honors C-level executives for leadership, business & civic contributions they’ve made to their organizations & the suburban Chicago community. Congratulations, Tim!

With Great Talents Come Great Rewards

IAM Hall of Honor Selection Committee Chair, Steve Lewis, about industry recognitions like the Hall of Honor. IAM is looking forward to welcoming the 2020 Class of Hall of Honor Members at the upcoming IAM Virtual Conference.

Paola Spagnoli joins Goeldlin International Movers as Operations Manager

We are pleased to announce that Paola Spagnoli has officially joined our team at Goeldlin International Movers in the role of Operations Manager.


With over 30 years of experience in both national and international moves and an infinite amount of energy, we are certain that she will be an amazing asset to our company. Fluent in Italian, English, Spanish and French she is the perfect point of contact for any requests you might have.

Important Steps to Optimize Your Office for Employees’ Return

Looking for back to work tips to ease the transition into the office? Suddath® created a Back to Work Planner for facility managers and business owners. This 17-page resource includes expert insight, interactive checklists and visual representations of reconfigured workspaces to help you have a better, more optimized environment where your returning employees feel comfortable and safe.

CapRelo appoints Patti Keeler as COO

CapRelo has named Patti Smith Keeler as its chief operating officer. Patti brings a wealth of operational and organisational leadership experience gained at large and small companies within the relocation industry. She most recently served as a consultant to a variety of companies, providing guidance on a number of operational matters.

Ace Relocation Systems and Mills Van Lines Secure Strategic Partnership

Ace Relocation Systems, based in San Diego, California, and Mills Van Lines of Strongsville, Ohio have agreed to an official strategic partnership as of July 1, 2020.

Justin Mahon Named Vice President, Commercial Services of Hilldrup

Hilldrup is pleased to announce the promotion of Justin Mahon to Vice President, Commercial Services, where he will be responsible for developing, growing and leading Hilldrup’s Commercial sales division. Congratulations Justin!

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