ePortal Mar. 17, 2021

March 17, 2021

In this Issue:

  • IAM Learning and Reason Global Present Online Course in Liability, Transit Insurance and Claims Management
  • Nominate Someone for the Hall of Honor Today
  • IAM Podcast Features Big Industry Names
  • Ad Sales for IAM Newsletters and Website
  • 23 Companies Set To Join IAM on April 1
  • Alleged Debtor List

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Course in Liability, Transit Insurance and Claims Management

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IAM Learning and Reason Global Present Online Course in Liability, Transit Insurance and Claims Management

We are delighted to announce the IAM Learning & Reason Global online course in is now an ongoing credit requirement of our . The course is offered free of charge and is completed online.

Nominate Someone for the Hall of Honor Today

We all know someone who has elevated the industry somehow.


The was established in 2008 to pay tribute to those Industry leaders whose careers reflect exceptional and distinguished service to their companies or the Association, or who have worked to elevate the Industry as a whole. Since its inception, .


Nominations for this distinguished group may be submitted by both IAM Members and Non-Member Stakeholders alike.


To learn more about the Hall of Honor, , which includes pictures of all the inductees over time.

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IAM Podcast Features Big Industry Names

The IAM Podcast has had some heavy-hitting guests featured recently. about what he has been up to for the past couple years, after a long career at the helm of the association. about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and the importance of diversity in leadership roles. (a brand-new IAM member) and to the good people at Enterprise Database Corporation about .


Want to be featured on the podcast? Also, and tell us what's going on in your area or your business. Maybe we will include your message in the next episode!

Ad Sales for IAM Newsletters and Website

A number of IAM members have been contacted by people at Association Revenue Partners about the opportunity to have ads in the various IAM Newsletters, the website, and in the IAM Podcast. IAM has contracted with ARP to present the members with these opportunities and we hope that you will avail yourself of them. Contact with any questions.

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23 Companies Set To Join IAM on April 1

Every month, IAM publishes a . 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.

Alleged Debtor List

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



Member News


Passing of Mario Martinez Valdivia


With great sorrow, we regret to inform the death of our dear friend & colleague, LACMA Ex-President Mario Martinez Valdivia, President of S.A.C. in Peru


March 4, 2021


We express our most sincere condolences for this irreparable loss, to his wife, Yvonne Dubrueil de Martinez, and his children, Mario, Pamela and Gian Franco,

as well as to all the Martínez Valdivia - Dubrueil and SIMOVING families.


We raise a prayer on his behalf; may the Lord grant him eternal peace and provide his family with the necessary strength to overcome this difficult time.


"Mario, you left an imprint on our Association; You will forever remain in our hearts!"


Condolences to: Yvonne D. de Martinez - ymartinez@simoving.com.pe and simoving@simoving.com.pe

Paul Evans, Hall of Honor Awardee, 1947-2021


It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the sad passing of our Chairman, Paul Evans. Paul has been a friend, mentor, and true inspiration to many throughout his life.


Paul loved the moving industry and was driven by a passion for the business and the people within. His enthusiasm was infectious, and tomorrow will not be the same with him gone.


We are sure you will all join in sending condolences and most sincere best wishes to his daughters, India and Charlie, and the rest of his family.


If you would like to share condolences, fond memories and maybe a picture memory please and we will share with his family and loved ones.


Rest in Peace Paulie – Goodnight Sunshine

Lynden delivers COVID-19 vaccine to Western Alaska

Since mid-December, has been assisting with the distribution of equipment to administer the COVID-19 vaccine, but now the shipments contain the vaccine itself. Each morning Lynden International District Operations Manager Bob Barndt gets a phone call alerting him to an incoming shipment arriving in Anchorage from Louisville, KY. Bob meets the plane and personally transfers the boxes of vaccine to Alaska Airlines where they are checked in as critical care shipments – the highest level of service available. After arriving in Bethel, AK, the Lynden agent receives the boxes and hand delivers them to hospitals in Bethel, Nome, Kotzebue and Barrow for distribution to village elders and front-line workers in those communities.

Arpin Moving, Inc. Honored by National Group

announced that it recently earned the 2020 President’s Club Award for its hard work and superior sales in a challenging environment. The company was also recognized with the Gold Award for outstanding hauling achievements.


Like many companies faced with continuing to service customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Arpin Moving, Inc. realized early on that it would have to embrace a new way of operating if it wanted to meet the challenges of 2020. By swiftly adopting safe, socially-distant business practices such as conducting virtual surveys and outfitting its crews with PPE, the company ultimately saw a busy year, earning Arpin Moving, Inc. recognition in the President’s Club and the 2020 Gold Hauling Award.

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