ePortal Dec. 22, 2021

December 22, 2021

In this Issue:

  • Venue Change for 2022 IAM Annual Meeting & Expo
  • 2022 IAM Membership Renewals
  • Global supply chain crisis could last another two years, warn experts
  • IAM Produces 40 Webcasts and 18 Podcasts in 2021
  • IAM's Holiday Schedule
  • Allied Van Lines and Zillow Data Shows Movers Are Seeking Sun, Surf and Savings
  • 8 Companies Set To Join IAM on Jan. 1
  • Alleged Debtor List

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Venue Change for 2022 IAM Annual Meeting & Expo

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Due to problems related to the ongoing pandemic and follow-on issues, the Seattle location will not be ready for the IAM Annual Meeting. As a result, IAM has chosen to hold our 2022 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference will be held Nov. 2-5, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel, located less than 12 miles (19 km) from the Atlanta International Airport.

 

We are incredibly excited to have found such a fabulous location on such short notice. Atlanta is a city going through an incredible resurgence and is one of the most exciting cities in the southern portion of the U.S. Atlanta is home to more than six million people and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S.

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2022 IAM Membership Renewals

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IAM invoices were emailed to each member company's billing point of contact on Dec. 2. The 2022 IAM membership renewal invoices are due by Jan. 2.

 

Your IAM membership is a mark of professionalism and demonstrates industry leadership to government agencies, customers, and the global network of household goods transportation companies. There has never been a better time than now to take advantage of the top resources IAM provides. Members can now access the largest collection of training and development resources through IAM Learning library to help you meet your 2022 training and development goals. Contact membership@iamovers.org with any questions.

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Portal Magazine

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In every issue of the Portal, we invite our authors to share their experiences, success stories, learning experiences, and vision with others in the moving and forwarding industry. In addition to our regular columns, feature articles for each issue are united by a central theme. 

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Global supply chain crisis could last another two years, warn experts

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Although there are signs that some bottlenecks are easing, the onset of the Omicron Covid variant could lead to new shutdowns, sending another disruptive spasm through the global system.

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IAM Produces 40 Webcasts and 18 Podcasts in 2021

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Throughout the pandemic, IAM has been committed to staying engaged with members by providing networking and discussions about important industry issues. Take a look at all the on-demand sessions we have produced, including all of the content from 2021 Annual Meeting and our IAM360 Interviews

 

 

If you are interested in sponsoring a webcast or podcast, contact Carl Weaver.

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IAM's Holiday Schedule

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The IAM office will be closed from mid-day Dec. 23 through Jan. 2. Staff will return to the office on Jan. 3.

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IAM Country Guides

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IAM’s Country Guides provide customs information for more than 170 countries and territories around the world.

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Allied Van Lines and Zillow Data Shows Movers Are Seeking Sun, Surf and Savings

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 Florida continued to be a top destination for movers this year, as people sought warm weather, beaches and abundant rental properties. That's a key takeaway from the latest Magnet States Report, which analyzes moves by thousands of Allied Van Lines customers and home-value data from Zillow.

 

The top three destination states for people who moved with Allied in 2021 are:

  • Florida – 5,684 moves
  • Texas – 4,739 moves
  • California – 3,253 moves

 

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8 Companies Set To Join IAM on Jan. 1

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Every month, IAM publishes a list of prospective members. 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.

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Alleged Debtor List

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

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Member News

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Seventh Annual Arpin Strong Golf Tournament Raises Over $22,000 for Charity

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The Arpin Charitable Fund announced today that its Seventh Annual Arpin Strong Golf Tournament / Bob Sullivan and Mark Dearborn Memorial has successfully raised $22,107 for charity. The Arpin Charitable Fund, also known as Arpin Strong, was formed to help those in need during natural disasters, or when unfortunate circumstances arise, by participating in community-based volunteer projects and fundraising events throughout the year.

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Jay Ryan Becomes President of Intercontinental Van Lines Canada

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Intercontinental Van Lines, Inc./Intercontinental Group Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Jay Ryan to the position of President.  Jay, an Industry veteran with over 3 decades of International Move experience, had previously served as Vice President & General Manager of Intercontinental. Jay’s new responsibilities will include the overall management of the company and he will report to the Board of Directors, which includes Tim Garside, assuming the role of Chairman of the Board and Vince Parry Director -Business Development.

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UniGroup Announces Jason Mills As New President & CEO

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UniGroup, the parent company of United Van Lines, Mayflower Transit and other transportation related companies, announced today Jason Mills has been named as president and CEO. Jason has been serving in an interim position and working in partnership with Charles McDaniel, chairman of UniGroup’s board and the executive team since the role was vacated in early October.

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ESI Group Acquires ABC Ricard

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The subsidiary of the ESI Group, ESI Mobility, which operates in the moving industry over the past 20  years, has just announced the acquisition of ABC Ricard in Paris, France, specializing in international moves and more particularly high-end transfers. "This company has notably developed a French clientele of large accounts, diplomats and embassy staff around the world and had a close relationship with ESI  the past 5 years" said Frederic de Weck from ESI Mobility. Providing tailor-made moving services from inventory to unpacking and installation at destination, ABC Ricard relies on a network of 250 agents abroad. For ESI Mobility, this operation aims to strengthen its activities and achieve a turnover of 10 million euros by 2023 on the moving market through synergies created with the other activities of the ESI Group”, said Amaury Chaumet, CEO.