ePortal Feb. 3, 2022

February 03, 2022

In this Issue:

  • NEW! Industry Training Program Award
  • Are Your Shipments Being Tracked by the Shipper?
  • Coming up at IAM Learning
  • Hall of Honor Call for Nominations
  • IAM Young Professionals Update
  • Industry Events Moving Forward
  • 13 Companies Join IAM This Month
  • Alleged Debtor List

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NEW! Industry Training Program Award

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Want to enhance your career and become more valuable? Educate yourself for FREE!

 

The Alan F  Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund will be awarding up to $500 per person annually to offset professional development costs when taking courses at one of our many great industry training programs. Pre-approved training programs include but are not limited to IAM Learning, FIDI Academy, LACMA Training, and EuRA Education. There are NO LIMITS to applicants per company. Apply now; applications are quick and easy.

 

Applicants must be employed by an IAM Member, a dependent of an employee of an IAM Member, or be a Student Member.

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Are Your Shipments Being Tracked by the Shipper?

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You might have heard about a move in the U.S. being tracked by an Apple Air Tag. Technology has a way of being a double-edged sword, offering both tracking, which can seem intrusive, but also gives the opportunity to have the customer know where their possessions are without having to call your office. IAM's Dan Bradley recently spoke about this issue on the PCS Like a Pro show. What do you think about all this? Join the discussion and let us know on LinkedIn.

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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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Coming up at IAM Learning

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A number of sessions are currently scheduled and mroe are being planned to help IAM members learn what they need and to make connections to help them do business better. Currently in the lineup and ready for your registration:

 

In addition, most of the webcasts IAM produces are recorded. Here are some recent highlights:

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Hall of Honor Call for Nominations

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The Hall of Honor 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, many deserving individuals have been inducted into the Hall of Honor. See our past HoH videos! Nominations for this distinguished group may be submitted by any IAM member, client or customer.

 

If you have a suggestion for someone who should be in the Hall of Honor, fill out the nomination form. Nominees do not have to be from IAM members companies and do not have to be still living to be awarded.

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IAM Young Professionals Update

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If you have employees who are under 40, they are eligible for IAM's Young Professionals Group. This is a vibrant, tight-knit group of members who are doing business together and building their professional networks. Recently they welcomed new board members, and bid adieu to board members who aged out of membership. Read more about their goings-on in the recent newsletter they published.

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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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Industry Events Moving Forward

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It's been a tough two years with very few industry events for global moving companies to connect and talk business. That's why IAM is excited to see all the conferences that are coming up over the next few monthsl Check out the latest on the IAM's event calendar and if you have something to add, contact Carl Weaver.

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13 Companies Join IAM This Month

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Every month, IAM publishes a list of new members. This is the list of your new business partners brought to you by IAM. Click on the map above to get a better view of where your new 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. Also note that the Voluntary Cancellations List has been updated as companies opt to not renew their memberships. We provide this information to help you make informed decisions about which companies you do business with.

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Member News

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Jim Peterson leaves Grace Australia after 42 years

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After an amazing 42 years of continuous service with Grace in Australia, Jim Peterson is stepping down. Jim has been a familiar face to many in the moving industry, having represented Grace at more than 50 international moving conventions during his 25 years as manager of International Development.

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Supermove Raises $18M to Make Moving and Storage Simple

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Supermove has raised $18 million in Series A funding, led by a16z, along with participation from existing investors including Founders Fund, and angels from DoorDash, Pilot, Scale, & Slack. Along with this funding, a16z’s David Ulevitch has joined Supermove’s board.

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Echo Global Logistics CEO Waggoner addresses logistics and supply chain issues

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Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Doug Waggoner, CEO of Chicago-based Echo Global Logistics about various topics, including: inflation, the labor market, the state of the freight economy, Peak Season, and the trucking market, among others.

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The Voerman Group Supports with the Launch of Asian Mobility Services

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Over the last 5 years the Voerman Group has grown the business in the APAC region requiring a dedicated partner in the region. Our clients continue to request Voerman to have a 24/7 service and a common IT solution in the APAC time zone. As we continue to work closely with our clients into the future it is imperative that we add value. With the supportive launch of Asian Mobility Services (AMS) based in Singapore our need is fulfilled with a professional Asian platform that supports further growth.

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