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Lake Tahoe Summit 2017

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — It’s been 21 years since the first Tahoe Summit. Since then, $2 Billion in federal, state and private funds has been collected and spent on keeping Lake Tahoe blue. “We’ve completed more than 500 improvement and restorations projects,” Senator Diane Feinstein, D-California, said. “One hundred thirty-nine are underway now.” But now…

via Politicians Gather for Bipartisan Lake Tahoe Summit — FOX40

Move for Hunger doing GREAT work around the country.

Summer is a particularly difficult time of year for our nation’s food banks. Donations always decline following the holiday season and reach a nadir during the summer months. The timing couldn’t be worse, either. Food banks also face their greatest need during the summertime. The reason? Families with children who had been receiving free or reduced-cost breakfast and/or lunch at school need to find a way to replace those meals during summer break. So they turn to their local food bank or pantry for assistance.

The National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program provide nutritional assistance to millions of low-income children every year. On a typical day, more than 21 million children participate in the National School Lunch Program, making it “the nation’s second-largest food and nutrition assistance program behind SNAP.” The School Breakfast Program serves more than 12 million children each day. These programs have been proven to reduce food insecurity, offer a number of health benefits, and improve academic performance.

The Summer Food Service Program was designed to ensure that the assistance low-income children receive at school isn’t interrupted when classes aren’t in session. Only 3.9 million children, 1 in 6, who receive free or reduced-cost meals at school, however, continue to do so during the summer months.

Feeding America’s food banks have programs designed to help close this meal gap, but the majority of food distributed during the summer comes from community food programs. Summer meal sites are sponsored by local organizations and are located typically located at schools, parks, rec centers, houses of worship, etc.

Too many children, however, are unable to access these summer meals sites. Nine million children live in communities that are “ineligible to operate” a site. Another obstacle is transportation to and from the locations. Young children with working parents can’t walk through high-traffic areas or dangerous neighborhoods alone. In rural communities, the distance may simply be too far to travel. The Hunger Free Summer For Kids Act, an amendment to the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act with bi-partisan support, would help to remove these barriers by providing children with Electronic Benefit cards and providing off-site consumption options. The bill, however, is part of Child Nutrition Reauthorization, which expired in September of 2015 and remains in limbo.

The infrastructure to help keep kids fed during the summer is there, but the success of these programs depends on us. When they aren’t operating as well as they could be, it places a greater burden on hunger relief organizations that are already stretched to their limits.

What can we do? In the short term, we need to do our part to keep the shelves at our local food banks and pantries stocked. Families who are facing hunger need help right now. Hosting a food drive is always important, but the impact is so much greater during the summer time. Move For Hunger can help you plan and a promote a food drive in your community that will support your neighbors in need.

The long term solution, however, is strengthening our federal nutrition programs. School meals, the Summer Food Service Program, and SNAP safeguard Americans from the dangers of hunger and poverty. We all need to advocate for and support these life-saving programs.

Hunger doesn’t take a vacation and neither can we. Don’t wait, take action today.

Host a food drive in your community.

Can’t commit to a food drive this summer? A donation of $20 will cover the cost of Move For Hunger’s next food drive.

Find a list of summer meals sites in your area here.

Thomas Jurbala…THANKS!

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Thomas Jurbala received a bachelor of science in marketing from Purdue University and later earned his MBA from Loyola Marymount University. Currently based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Thomas Jurbala has nearly 20 years of experience in managing development projects from the ground up, including senior housing facilities, hotels, and condominiums. As of 2016, Nevada has […]

via Seniors Flocking to Low-Tax States Like Nevada — Thomas Jurbala, Las Vegas

Welcome to the 2017 moving season

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According to the USPS; 55,000 change of address forms are processed every day in the United States. Every summer tens of thousands of families physically move their residence.

Take some time before you hire a professional mover. Find a moving partner that will LISTEN and BUILD a successful moving plan that fits the budget and the schedule.

MOVING TIP OF THE MONTH: 

If you’re moving locally, under 25 miles use the following as a guideline. 79% of all claims are caused by RUSHED MOVERS. Hire fewer movers for longer periods of time. You won’t regret it!

  • 500-1500 sq ft home: Allow 2 full days
  • 1500-3000 sq ft home: Allow 3 full days
  • over 3000 sq ft: Allow 1 full week

Chipman Relocations and Logistics is the largest family owned mover on the west coast.

http://www.chipmanrelo.com

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Move Financing for Dignity Health Physicians in Northern California

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This truck is moving your neighbor, why not you?

Chipman Relocations of Sacramento is proud to partner with Dignity Health to provide VIP moving services to relocating physician families.  Better yet, we’ve developed a special program that makes it EASY to pay your moving bill!! Fill out the form below to learn more. Book your move early to secure the best dates.

Moving & Storage Industry’s Safest Truck & Van Fleets Honored Nationwide

February 1, 2017

(Alexandria, VA) — The American Moving & Storage Association congratulates the 2016 AMSA Fleet Safety Award winners for their outstanding record of success as the nation’s safest moving and storage company truck and van fleets. These annual awards recognize overall safety, improvement in safety, and creativity and leadership in safety program design.

The 2016 winners are:

  • Under 5 Million Miles: Interstate Van Lines of Springfield, Va.
  • 5-20 Million Miles: New World Van Lines of Chicago
  • 20-50 Million Miles: Wheaton|Bekins of Indianapolis
  • Over 50 Million Miles: United Van Lines of St. Louis
  • Intrastate Fleet Safety Award: Fry-Wagner of Lenexa, Kansas
  • Safety Improvement Award: New World Van Lines of Chicago

 

The Mileage Awards are based on annual miles traveled and presented to the interstate carrier in each mileage category that has the best weighted combination of the lowest U.S. Department of Transportation recordable accident rate per million miles of vehicle operation, and the lowest vehicle and driver out-of-service rate. An award is also presented to a single intrastate carrier that best meets the same criteria. The Safety Improvement Award recognizes a carrier’s successful efforts to reduce the incidence of accidents.

“The American Moving & Storage Association salutes all of these companies for their excellent record of safe vehicle operations,” said Scott Michael, AMSA president and CEO. “Some of these companies have won this award more than once, demonstrating a strong commitment to the highest level of safety for their customers and themselves year after year. Their safety records represent a high level of achievement for the entire moving and storage industry.”

Each year AMSA recognizes the industry’s best performing and highest achieving individuals and companies. The 2016 industry awards will be presented during AMSA’s 98th Annual Education Conference & Expo in Palm Springs, Calif., on February 28. More information about the AMSA Awards at ProMover.org/Awards.

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The American Moving & Storage Association, home of the ProMover certification program, is the national trade association representing the nation’s moving and storage companies, which provide household goods moving services, specialized transportation for sensitive freight such as computers and trade show exhibits, and warehouse storage services. AMSA has approximately 4,000 members, including domestic and international companies and industry suppliers, and supports programs and activities that promote consumer protection, professional development, safety, and operational efficiency. Find out more at ProMover.org and Moving.org.

 

INTERSTATE ACQUIRES AMERICAN RED BALL WORLD WIDE MOVERS

 
In our continuing efforts to keep the nation’s Moving and Storage Industry apprised of news of interest, Movers Search Group has reprinted, verbatim, the following press release published today:
Interstate Acquires American Red Ball World Wide Movers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Key Acquisition Advances Interstate’s Growth
 
SPRINGFIELD, VA, March 7, 2017 – InterstateGroup Holdings, Inc., parent company of Interstate Van Lines, Inc., one of the country’s largest independent moving companies, is pleased to announce the acquisition of American Red Ball World Wide Movers, one of the oldest household goods carriers in the United States. The joining of these two successful and enduring companies will enhance Interstate’s growth plans, as well as its capabilities to serve corporate, government and private customers.  
Established in 1919 and based in Indianapolis, Indiana, American Red Ball, like Interstate, focuses on delivering a personalized customer experience. Few companies in the United States have been in business as long as Interstate and American Red Ball; together the two venerable brands have an impressive 170+ years of experience moving people and businesses around the world.  “We’re excited about the synergies between the two organizations and the opportunity to leverage best practices, technology, and talent,” says John (J.D.) Morrissette, president, Interstate Van Lines. “This union positions American Red Ball for continued growth through the extensive support network provided by Interstate. It preserves our 98-year history with a company that reflects our culture and ethics,” adds Katrina Blackwell, president, American Red Ball.  
 
As the two companies come together, operations will continue in both Springfield, Virginia, and Indianapolis, Indiana, capitalizing on the strength of the teams in both locations while increasing Interstate’s footprint and revenue sources. Specifically, Interstate will acquire American Red Ball’s national operations and agency network. American Red Ball’s international forwarding and local moving and storage business will be operated independently.
 
About Interstate

The Interstate Family of Companies encompasses a worldwide group of transportation, warehousing, relocation management, logistics and real estate solutions serving government, corporate, and individual clients. The company maintains its headquarters in Springfield, VA, working with a global alliance of 1,500 service partners, incorporating 17,500 professional associates in 112 countries across six continents. On an annual basis it is entrusted with the care and oversight of more than $1 billion in customer-valued goods and property. The organization distinguishes itself with key industry certifications, including ISO 9001:2008, the FIDI FAIMPlus designation, IOMI certification, and it is an 11-time recipient of the NDTA Award for Quality Service. 
 
For more information, please contact 800-745-6683, ext. 3220, visit MoveInterstate.com or email: media@invan.com.