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GRAEBEL WINS STEVIE

Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide has earned the Gold Stevie® Award for Company of the Year - in Business Services for the 11th Annual International Business Awards (IBAs). The IBAs honour the achievements and positive contributions of organisations worldwide.  The award will be presented to Graebel at an awards banquet at the Westin Paris – Vendôme Hotel in Paris on October 10, 2014. Mr. Nicolas Sepulchre, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development in the EMEA region will accept the trophy on the company’s behalf. Bill Graebel, CEO of the Graebel Companies said: “We are humbled to receive this esteemed award. I would personally like extend my gratitude to the International Business Award committee, and its judges; and this Gold Stevie is dedicated to our people and to our global network of partners for their collaborative and superior services to our clients and their relocating employees worldwide.” There are six Stevie Award programmes:...

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ORPHEE MOVES IN THESSALONIKI

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Orphee Beinoglou is moving in to new premises in Thessaloniki, the port of Northern Greece, to a privately-owned modern complex of offices covering an area of 750m2 that will serve the nearby countries and the Balkans.    Photo: Orphee Beinoglou's new office

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LINDA BAUER DARR RESIGNS AS AMSA PRESIDENT & CEO

  Linda Bauer Darr, President and CEO of AMSA (American Moving & Storage Association) announced on 8 August her intention to resign.  AMSA Vice President of Military & Government Relations, Scott Michael will serve as interim President and CEO while the AMSA Executive Committee begins its search for a permanent CEO. Linda will take over leadership of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA).   AMSA said that during Linda’s the organisation faced many challenges on behalf of the industry, including deregulation and the loss of the collective tariff, a class action lawsuit, battling a negative industry image propagated by rogue operators, and an economic recession driven by the collapse of the housing market that resulted in the closing of many industry businesses. However, during that time AMSA has built a strong and stable association providing an expansive array of products and services to members, while enhancing and expanding...

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VOERMAN INTRODUCES FOOD BOX

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Voerman in The Netherlands has introduced a new service to help customers make good use of leftover food when they move house.  The company provides its customers with a food box for any unwanted, non-perishable foods, for delivery to people who are in need.   The company says that when  people move to a new home, they often throw out perfectly good food, because they do not want to take it with them. Voerman recognised this as a waste and contacted the Dutch national umbrella for food banks and asked them if they were interested in working together to find a solution.   The concept is simple: all Voerman International’s customers are offered a food box in which to put non-perishable food items they do not want to take with them. On the day of their move to a new home, Voerman International will pick up the food box and deliver it to the food bank organisation. Everybody benefits: Voerman’s customers can stop worrying about leftover food, less food is wasted...

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NEW SOFTWARE FOR CARTUS TO MONITOR COMPLIANCE

Cartus has adopted a new software, Compliance 360, to provide a reportable, trackable view into suppliers in the Cartus network.  Respondents to a 2014 Cartus survey rated compliance among the top challenges of global relocation programs, up 12 percentage points from just two years ago. Compliance 360 provides a number of benefits to Cartus and its clients, including a centralised approach to managing supplier information and risk assessment, comprehensive assessment of supply chain risk factors, easy to access automated reporting and prospective supplier data collection and reporting to facilitate bids for worldwide service.    read the full story here  

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TAKE PART IN THE CARTUS BIGGEST CHALLENGE SURVEY

Cartus is conducting its global relocation Biggest Challenges survey for the fourth consecutive year and wants relocation professionals to take part.  The company says that whether you run a domestic program or manage global relocation around the world you are invited to take part in the survey to share your insights and perspectives on the relocation industry: what’s working, what isn’t, and what are some of the best practices in global relocation.   Full story here

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GROWING ORGANISATION FOR WOMEN IN MOVING

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LIMA (Ladies in Moving Association) is a growing organisation intended to provide support for women who move to a different country because of their husbands’ new assignments.  The organisation was formed in 2012 after the IAM conference in Washington, met again last year in vancouver and is planning to meet in Orlando this October.  Members of LIMA may post information free of charge about their companies and the services they provide on the organisation’s website. Since its formation LIMA has been able to provide a wide range of advice for women on the move.  This included someone who wondered if the climate in Brazil would be dangerous for her son with asthma; a woman who was anxious about the safety of moving to Abijan; a lady enquiring about the cost of accommodation in Paris; and someone wondering whether it is a good idea to take a bike to Moscow. LIMA currently has 150 members and a rapidly expanding Group on LinkedIn.  LIMA’s website says...

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BILL GRAEBEL, AND HIS COMPANY, FINALISTS IN EMMAS

Bill Graebel has been announced as a finalist in the EMMAs in the category of Global Mobility Professional of the Year in the Americas, by the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM). Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc. and Graebel Movers International, Inc. were also named as finalists in the Relocation Management Company of the Year and International Moving Company of the year respectively. The Graebel organisation has also been listed a finalist in the best survey or research study of the year category.  The Forum for Expatriate Management was founded in October 2008 to unite the worldwide global mobility community via an online news and information portal and to host an annual calendar of international events. FEM hosts three international conferences for Human Resource professionals in the Global 100 and Fortune 500. The EMMA awards are presented at these conferenced to  recognise the achievements of those at the forefront of the global relocation industry.  In...

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