U.S. DAB Digest October 2023

October 02, 2023

In this Issue:

  • The DAB agenda for IAM’s 61st Annual Meeting & Expo
  • IAM Launches New Member-Get-a-Member Program
  • Upcoming Webcasts You Need to Know About
  • New DAB Members
  • Steve Weitekamp Inducted into IAM’s Hall of Honor
  • Your Colleagues are Already Using the Annual Meeting Mobile App. Are you?

The DAB Digest is IAM’s monthly newsletter with an exclusive focus on news for U.S. asset-based movers, including independents and van line agents.

This month’s topics include:

  • The DAB agenda for IAM’s 61st Annual Meeting & Expo
  • Welcome New DAB members!
  • IAM Launches New Member-Get-a-Member Program
  • Steve Weitekamp Inducted into IAM’s Hall of Honor

The DAB agenda for IAM’s 61st Annual Meeting & Expo

IAM’s 61st Annual Meeting & Expo is less than a week away! To help you make the most of your time at the conference, we’re focusing on sessions and events that will benefit DAB members the most. You can also download the app so you don’t miss a thing! We can’t wait to see you there.

If you haven’t registered, and want to take advantage of the regular rate, you can still get it if you register on or before Sunday, Oct. 8. Register Now
Please note: all meetings and events are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). 

Monday, Oct. 9

Wednesday, Oct. 11

Thursday, Oct. 12

IAM Launches New Member-Get-a-Member Program

IAM is excited to introduce the Member-Get-a-Member Program. By participating in this program, you'll spread the word about our vibrant network and be rewarded for your efforts. 

Companies that have been members with IAM for more than six months are eligible to earn rewards for new member company referrals. The new member company will need to complete the member referral online application. Upon the new company completing the 30-day prospective member period, your company is eligible for a $250 credit to use towards the membership renewal, annual meeting registration, or an IAM Learning Training program for each new company you refer to IAM.


Name of the company referred needs to be on the new member referral application. Referrals cannot be claimed after the company joins.


Please contact Julia O’Connor, Director of Membership, if you have any questions about the program. 

Upcoming Webcasts You Need to Know About

Between free webcasts and specialized courses, IAM Learning is here to help provide you with the knowledge and information to drive the growth of your company. Check out what webcasts are coming up and what courses are available for you below (some are free).


In case you missed it, the Sept. 26 DAB Hour webcast, “Protecting Your Move: Uncovering the Dark Side of the Moving Industry,” it was an informative and enlightening event. A U.S. Marine joined us to talk about his experience with a rogue mover who checked all the boxes as a legitimate one.


Upcoming IAM Webcasts

Courses You May Have Missed

New DAB Members

Welcome to our new DAB members:


Dircks Moving & Logistics
Phoenix, Arizona

Isaac's Moving and Storage
Houston, Texas


Isaac's Moving and Storage
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Whitestar Movers, Inc.
Sterling Heights, Michigan 

Steve Weitekamp Inducted into IAM’s Hall of Honor

On Oct. 11 at the Annual Meeting & Expo, please join us at the Hall of Honor Recognition Ceremony and Luncheon from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm to honor and recognize three individuals who have made a profound impact on our profession through their leadership, service and innovation. Steve Lewis, Jim Putt and Steve Weitekamp will be honored at this event. All are welcome to join as long as they RSVP in advance. We hope all members will join us to celebrate those who have advanced our profession and industry.


Since Steve Weitekamp is a member of the DAB Management Board (DMB), we wanted to recognize his tireless advocacy and service to the industry. 


Congratulations, Steve!


Learn more about Steve and some of his career accomplishments.

Your Colleagues are Already Using the Annual Meeting Mobile App. Are you?

If you have registered for the IAM Annual Meeting & Expo, you can start using the EventScribe mobile app. Download it now (or scan the QR code below). Open the app and search for the event by typing "IAM" in the search dialog. Your login is your email you registered with and your password is your registration ID, which was given to you in your registration confirmation. With nearly 1000 users already, this is going to be a key tool in your arsenal for your trip to Toronto! If you have trouble logging in, contact IAM's Carl Weaver.

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