December Testimonials (Retrospective)

Welcome to another monthly installment of Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers) testimonials! As you may know, actual moving jobs are not as common in the winter as they are in the summer, especially during the holiday season. Because of this, it’s hard to pick new testimonials to share with everyone here on the blog.

However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t have anything to share on the blog this month! I’ve compiled a group of some of my favorite testimonials that I’ve come across since I first started working here as an intern over the summer. I love all of our testimonials, but these truly impressed me for the amount of sheer praise found within them.
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Beverly Jean ConstantinFrom June

I must take this opportunity to totally RAVE about the wonderful experience I had with Ridgewood Moving Services. It has been a long while since my move from Jersey to Florida last year and I admit some of my boxes are still here in a storage facility because the move was so drastic to a small condo. Ridgewood movers put me completely at ease from day ONE !!!

The estimator was wonderful with Her inventory of my old family pieces and paintings that had such sentimental value. The timing and scheduling were perfect for us to move from the home so that we were able to put the Jersey place on the market and we met the truck in Florida at the agreed upon day !!! I could not believe that FOUR Men packed up my entire home in 6 hours the first day !!! Unfortunately they had to do a lot more work than anticipated because my mom in law was moved to a nursing home suddenly 3 days before our move and we had many of her items to move also and I did not have the time to ‘stage’ my possessions because of the situation. The packers were the most friendly and helpful and encouraging crew ever !!!

The movers had 2 stops (the storage unit then the condo) and did a marvelous job separating out what needed to be where … with my ‘inventory’ cataloged numerically for them !!! And labeled ‘storage’ or not !!! They were sooooo careful with each and every piece. Nothing was broken or lost even with 2 other families sharing the truck … all color coded I noticed … AND I had almost 250 boxes myself !!! The movers were pleasant and friendly even with all the work in the warm weather here in Florida … adjusting to the small elevator used to get to the 5th floor !!! We shared family stories and really got to know each other in the few hours working together. Thank YOU Ridgewood Movers for the most wonderful moving experience !!! Opening my boxes that were meticulously ‘wrapped’ is like Christmas every day !!!

Dorothy and RayFrom July

BIG thanks to a wonderful team of guys, Rodney, Ryan and Geraldo who did a fabulous job moving my art studio into my new home. They were positive, patient and willing to go the extra mile to get things just right. It was a daunting job with big equipment and all they did was smile! We actually enjoyed the day. Thank you so much for your generous spirits. I hope to see you at the end of February when you move my household!

Jean K.From August

After being selected, Ridgewood Moving met with us to go over the schedule for the day of our moves (they moved two of our locations) and what we should expect. They then walked around each of our offices and made suggestions of how we should pack things. They provided us with a labeling system for our boxes so the movers would know exactly what rooms we wanted our boxes placed in. Our offices were small and we couldn’t pack any more boxes because we had no place to put them and still continue to function, so they came and moved what we did have packed, freeing up the space to finish our packing. We didn’t have to worry about packing our PCs. They did that for us! They also took apart our desks and cabinets in our kitchenette area, which was a major help for us.

The two moves went extremely well. They showed up on time both days of our move. The first thing they did was walk around our offices to determine everything that was to be moved. The movers’ “coordinator” then told us the order in which the rooms would be moved. At both locations we still had some last minute packing, but they told us not to worry and that we didn’t have to rush even if it was in the first room they were moving – that they would come back to each room at the end and pick up whatever we still had in there. Each and every mover was extremely nice, friendly, and conscientious and no matter who you asked to do something, they all said “No problem.” We were amazed at how efficient they were and how quick the moves were. We expected the move for each office to take the entire day and both moves were done early in the afternoon, so we were able to unpack and start working the next day. I can’t say enough great things about Ridgewood Moving.

Photo Credit: Carl Cox

Photo Credit: Carl Cox

JoAnnFrom October

Truly look no further for the best moving company I’ve ever dealt with. This is from someone who has moved four (4) times, and not until my 4th time can I truly say it went perfectly. Except for the weather which Ridgewood Movers had no control over, but made all necessary adjustments and handled like true professionals.

Our home sold and buyers wanted it as soon as possible. With all the craziness of downsizing, I might have forgotten one very important component: a moving company. Please be aware this is only two (2) weeks before. When I called the office and explained my situation the staff was soon helpful, called me back with an appointment for the next day. Cindy came heard my many problems besides this crazy move. From the moment she walked through my front door I somehow knew I was in good hands.

The very next day I had my estimate and the game plan for the entire move, which at this point was exactly one (1) week away. I booked them immediately and have no regrets at all. Chris and Jimey were in my driveway on time, the first of two (2) trucks. FYI these guys were so professional and just GREAT to work with, they handled everything and supervised the other truck and workers. When they first got there I was a little nervous, one of them said to me, “not to worry they’ve got it,” and you knew they had it! For once everything went perfectly.

The crew went out of their way to make sure everything was covered with the bad weather we had that day. Neat, clean and extremely courteous, on one of your most stressful days they had your back. The estimate was right in range, no surprises, as I had in past moves. Trust me, look no further, you’ve found the right moving company, you can now relax.

Lisa F.From November

Cindy,

I wish I could have sent you this message last week but I was still unpacking and trying to get settled. Now that I feel like a “person” again, I just couldn’t wait to send you this message. Thank you isn’t enough for all of the coordinating and preparing you and Steve did for our 3 part move. From the time we met, I knew that you and Ridgewood Moving would be the mover of choice for us. Your professionalism and ability to process the many facets of this move was impressive. Unlike the average moving from point A to point B jobs, this move was particularly challenging due to our circumstances with the sale of our home, addition of an temporary apartment to add to the mix and an ever changing closing date.

Having access to Steve during the many twists and turns of this move made the process tolerable for me. When I presented him with a problem, he was able to grab a hold and run with it, returning with a solution, which gave me peace of mind.

Your packers were wonderful. They not only work efficiently, their finished product is like artwork. All of my finest and most treasured pieces arrived beautifully packed and safely to their new home.

The movers are unbelievable. I gave them a nickname of the “Olympic Move Team”. Not only are they organized and work like a finely tuned instrument, they were pleasant (most of the time smiles) even as they were carrying heavy pieces of furniture from room to room. They would ask important questions and not simply assume that I wanted something somewhere.

As you know, this was a huge move and they were relentless (not stopping for break or lunch) in order to get the job completed on Day 2 instead of dragging it out into Day 3. This was so greatly appreciated as I could use this extra day to begin organizing my new home.

Geraldo – is such a pleasant man, always keeping me informed and making sure I was ok with how and where items were placed. Big smiles!
Dullah – Hard worker and if you hadn’t heard, helped my elderly neighbor as she was injured by a horse on her farm next door.
Russell – Sweetheart and most adorable. Very responsive when I made an inquiry.
Duncan – Equally as sweet. Works very well with Russell. Good team.
Ryan – Like his smiles, even as he was carrying one of my many wardrobe boxes up a million steps on an empty stomach. Great personality!
Chris – ‘The Brawn’ – If he wasn’t present, my favorite bedroom furniture probably would not have made it to my room. He is truly unbelievable in his capacity to manage the heaviest of pieces. As you know, I had several pieces which would test his ability and he managed without breaking a sweat.

If you would ask me if I could imagine my move being successful without the above individuals and Ridgewood Moving, I’d say NO WAY!

Thank you for everything.

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Would you like to leave a testimonial? If so, you can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Every voice counts so please leave us a review or testimonial and spread the word about Ridgewood Moving Services. Thanks for reading everyone!

Center for Hope and Safety Hosts Holiday Boutique

At Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving), we are very vocal about supporting Shelter Our Sisters, which is an organization that helps those that have suffered from domestic violence. For years, it has helped make a difference and now, it continues to do so under a different name. Instead of being called Shelter Our Sisters, the organization has decided to change its name to Center for Hope and Safety. To avoid confusion, we’ll let you know that they were formerly known as Shelter Our Sisters in each post we write.

Even though its name is different, its mission remains the same! That’s why it is holding a Holiday Boutique on December 8th. In some ways, this event is kind of like the upcoming Paterson toy sale on December 5th and 6th. But while the toy sale includes donations and is geared toward kids, the Holiday Boutique is for adults as well! The Center for Hope and Safety will be selling items like jewelry, scarves, accessories, clothing, bags, and more to those looking to buy the perfect present for the holidays. In fact, you can even get each item wrapped at the event!

Holiday Boutique Flyer

Every purchase at the Holiday Boutique event counts because 10% of the proceeds will go toward the Center for Hope and Safety. That means that your purchase will directly help those in need! If you are interested in the event, please go to 12 Overlook Ave., Rochelle Park on the second floor. The event runs from 1:00pm to 6:00pm, so please stop if you get a chance! If you have any questions, please call 201-498-9247 or visit the Center for Hope and Safety’s website.

Also, don’t forget about the toy sale! We’re taking donations until December 4th, which is the day before it starts. If you are interested in helping, please call our office at 201-529-2211 and ask for Alexandra Pico-Cabrera or email her at alexandra@ridgewoodmoving.com. If you want to find out more about the event, please read our in-depth blog post about it here. Thanks for reading everyone!

One Week Until the Paterson Toy Sale!

There’s only one week left until the Paterson toy sale! Let’s take a look at a very important figure that represents this event: Betsy Haley. This woman has been organizing the toy sale at the Paterson Boys and Girls Club for over 30 years. While we put in a lot of work to promote and help the toy sale, Haley is the reason why the sale exists in the first place. We are extremely thankful that she has been doing this for our community for so long and we are honored to help her out every year.

kids at the toy sale

Below are quotes from Haley about the toy sale on an article from North Jersey. Here, she speaks about the toy sale in the beginning and how it has grown over the years. Take a look:

We found these toys that had been donated to the center and we said you know, maybe if we got enough of these toys together, we could have a little toy sale and right across the street from CUMAC was the Boys and Girls Club [of Paterson & Passaic]. That first event was a Saturday morning and everyone at [Bergen United Church] donated toys and we had two tables and it was very, very small, but very successful. We discovered that there were a lot of children that wanted to come in and spend their pennies for a toy. The kids were thrilled, as we were.

It’s been exciting and it’s been in some ways very gratifying to know that so many people want to get involved such a thing. There’s so many people that give, it’s great. I think it’s important, especially for families with children and it’s just a good feeling. It’s a great community service and we’re seeing more and more people involved with community service. I think there’s been a big return to values.

Through her words, you can truly see the passion that she has for the toy sale. This also shows how important it is to have people donate toys to the event. Without the toys and generous donations from people in New Jersey, there would be no toy sale! You can help make a difference in a child’s life by donating before December 4th!

If you would like to learn more about the event, please read our informative blog post about the toy sale here. If you have any questions about the event, call our office at 201-529-2211 and ask for Alexandra Pico-Cabrera or email her at alexandra@ridgewoodmoving.com. Thanks for reading everyone!

Only Two More Weeks Until the Toy Sale

The Paterson Toy Sale is only two weeks away! On December 5th and 6th, any kid can go to the Patterson Boys and Girls Club to purchase toys for extremely low prices. However, the event cannot run without toy donations! Cindy Myer, CEO of Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers), deeply cares about this event and supports it every year. She wants to keep the event alive and well for all families in our community!

Ridgewood Moving Services supports this event in a couple of different ways. In one way, we help out the toy sale by using our trucks to transport the toys! We head to multiple locations across the state to pick up donated toys and then drop them off in time for the event. You can view the full list of drop off locations here. In another way, our company helps out the toy sale by serving as a drop-off point for toys! If you come to our office in Mahwah at 575 Corporate Drive, we’ll take any toys you have as long as they’re in good condition and come with all the necessary parts!

I wanted to bring this up because I want to show everyone the boxes we are using at the office to store our toys:

Wrapped Boxes

How awesome is that? Ridgewood Moving Services can’t take credit for this, since we didn’t make these beautiful holiday decorations. Instead, the Mahwah Girl Scout Troop came to our warehouse to help out for the event by doing this for us! Thank you to all the girls that came to Ridgewood Moving Services to help us out! If you donate your toys to the office, they will be packed in these gorgeous boxes for the kids at the event.

These boxes are ready to collect unwanted, recycled, and gently used toys for families in the Paterson community. If you want to act, now’s your chance! We will not be collecting any more toys after December 4th, so please start donating to help make a difference in a child’s life.

If you would like to learn more about the event, please read the last blog post about the toy sale here. If you have any questions about the event, call our office at 201-529-2211 and ask for Alexandra Pico-Cabrera or email her at alexandra@ridgewoodmoving.com. Thanks for reading everyone!

November Testimonials

Every month, we receive amazing testimonials from our raving fans that have used us in the past. Our primary sources of testimonials come from our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. The testimonial below is one that we received this month on our testimonials page:

Absolutely the best moving company we have ever used. Excellent sales staff, team of movers, and customer service. I highly recommend them. Great job!! – Anthony T.

This one’s short, sweet, and to the point! On the other hand, we also get people that have a lot to say and can write essay-length testimonials! The following testimonial is a bit different from others, since it was personally sent to Cindy, but it’s definitely worth sharing. Let’s take a look:

Cindy,

I wish I could have sent you this message last week but I was still unpacking and trying to get settled. Now that I feel like a “person” again, I just couldn’t wait to send you this message. Thank you isn’t enough for all of the coordinating and preparing you and Steve did for our 3 part move. From the time we met, I knew that you and Ridgewood Moving would be the mover of choice for us. Your professionalism and ability to process the many facets of this move was impressive. Unlike the average moving from point A to point B jobs, this move was particularly challenging due to our circumstances with the sale of our home, addition of an temporary apartment to add to the mix and an ever changing closing date.

Having access to Steve during the many twists and turns of this move made the process tolerable for me. When I presented him with a problem, he was able to grab a hold and run with it, returning with a solution, which gave me peace of mind.

Your packers were wonderful. They not only work efficiently, their finished product is like artwork. All of my finest and most treasured pieces arrived beautifully packed and safely to their new home.

The movers are unbelievable. I gave them a nickname of the “Olympic Move Team”. Not only are they organized and work like a finely tuned instrument, they were pleasant (most of the time smiles) even as they were carrying heavy pieces of furniture from room to room. They would ask important questions and not simply assume that I wanted something somewhere.

As you know, this was a huge move and they were relentless (not stopping for break or lunch) in order to get the job completed on Day 2 instead of dragging it out into Day 3. This was so greatly appreciated as I could use this extra day to begin organizing my new home.

Geraldo is such a pleasant man, always keeping me informed and making sure I was ok with how and where items were placed. Big smiles!
Dullah – Hard worker and if you hadn’t heard, helped my elderly neighbor as she was injured by a horse on her farm next door.
Russell – Sweetheart and most adorable. Very responsive when I made an inquiry.
Duncan – Equally as sweet. Works very well with Russell. Good team.
Ryan – Like his smiles, even as he was carrying one of my many wardrobe boxes up a million steps on an empty stomach. Great personality!
Chris – ‘The Brawn’ – If he wasn’t present, my favorite bedroom furniture probably would not have made it to my room. He is truly unbelievable in his capacity to manage the heaviest of pieces. As you know, I had several pieces which would test his ability and he managed without breaking a sweat.

If you would ask me if I could imagine my move being successful without the above individuals and Ridgewood Moving, I’d say NO WAY!

Thank you for everything.

Lisa F.

Look at that incredibly long and thoughtful response! The thing I love about this testimonial is that it doesn’t just talk about the service: it specifically talks about our movers individually and highlights their best qualities. This really does show that we are something special as a team. Lisa got to know our movers personally and enjoyed being around them. How many people can say that they became friends with their movers?

Would you like to leave a testimonial? If so, you can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List! If you chose to do so, don’t feel like you have to write it in a specific way. We love Lisa’s testimonial, but not everyone can write something that long. On the flip side, if you have more to say than a few lines, that’s okay too! Every voice counts, so please leave us a review or testimonial and spread the word about Ridgewood Moving Services. Thanks for reading everyone!

Donate Toys to the Upcoming Paterson Toy Sale

Do you have any toys lying around your house that you don’t need anymore? If so, then you should consider donating them to the Paterson Toy Sale now!

The Paterson Toy Sale is an event that Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers) holds in very high regard. When I spoke to CEO Cindy Myer about this upcoming event, she told me that it’s one of her favorite events of the year. She said that helping kids find toys for the holidays and seeing the joyful expression on their faces really warms her heart. We all share Cindy’s feelings about the toy sale at Ridgewood Moving Services, which is exactly why we’ve been helping them out for 20 consecutive years!

When The Patterson Toy Sale started 31 years ago, the event was on a much smaller scale. A small, but dedicated group of volunteers from Bergen Highland United Methodist Church in Upper Saddle River donated a box of toys they found to kids that would need them at the Patterson Boys and Girls Club. The event was born from just one box, yet it instantly became a massive hit. Take a look at how many toys are donated to the event today:

Toys

Wow! That’s a lot of toys! Of course, it’s harder to manage a huge load of toys in comparison to a single box of toys. That’s why Ridgewood Moving Services volunteers for the event every year! Someone needs to help pick up and move all of these toys, so we use our reliable moving trucks to get the job done. We use our time and resources for more than just moving clients, we help out our community as well!

This year, we’re aiming to make the Paterson Toy Sale bigger and better than ever before. However, we can’t do this without your help! Any toy can be donated as long as it’s clean, in good condition, and has all the necessary parts to make a complete set. We now have over double the amount of drop-off locations for toys in comparison to previous years, so check out the list below and go to any of these places if you have toys to give away:

1. Ridgewood Moving Services (Mahwah)
2. Csubs (Montvale)
3. RE/MAX (Franklin Lakes)
4. Fitness 19 (River Vale)
5. Doggy Deuce (Woodcliff Lake)
6. Planet Swirl (Ramsey)

Cindy Toys

Toys are being accepted for donation from now until December 4th. The event will be held on December 5th (afternoon to evening) and December 6th (morning to afternoon) at the Patterson Boys and Girls Club, which is at 264 21st Ave, Paterson, NJ. Both days are completely different from each other. On December 5th, kids are allowed to enter the sale by themselves as their parents wait outside for them to finish. The volunteers at the event will help the kids out while they chose their toys. However, December 6th opens the event to the everyone to create a more family-oriented experience. If you want to attend, make sure you pick the day that suits you the most!

Do you have any questions about the event? Don’t hesitate to contact us for help! Alexandra Pico-Cabrera can answer any questions that you might have. If you would like to speak with her, you can call 201-529-2211 or email her at alexandra@ridgewoodmoving.com. Thank you everyone for reading!

October Testimonials

Welcome to this month’s installment of testimonials! When we receive an excess of positive testimonials in a month, we highlight some of our biggest raving fans. We rely on our fans to spread the word about Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers), so thank you to everyone that contributed for this month’s post!

Here’s a large, glowing review found on our testimonial page:

JoAnn: “Truly look no further for the best moving company I’ve ever dealt with. This is from someone who has moved four (4) times, and not until my 4th time can I truly say it went perfectly. Except for the weather which Ridgewood Movers had no control over, but made all necessary adjustments and handled like true professionals.

Our home sold and buyers wanted it as soon as possible. With all the craziness of downsizing, I might have forgotten one very important component: a moving company. Please be aware this is only two (2) weeks before. When I called the office and explained my situation the staff was soon helpful, called me back with an appointment for the next day. Cindy came heard my many problems besides this crazy move. From the moment she walked through my front door I somehow knew I was in good hands.

The very next day I had my estimate and the game plan for the entire move, which at this point was exactly one (1) week away. I booked them immediately and have no regrets at all. Chris and Jimey were in my driveway on time, the first of two (2) trucks. FYI these guys were so professional and just GREAT to work with, they handled everything and supervised the other truck and workers. When they first got there I was a little nervous, one of them said to me, “not to worry they’ve got it,” and you knew they had it! For once everything went perfectly.

The crew went out of their way to make sure everything was covered with the bad weather we had that day. Neat, clean and extremely courteous, on one of your most stressful days they had your back. The estimate was right in range, no surprises, as I had in past moves. Trust me, look no further, you’ve found the right moving company, you can now relax.”

This next one came as a shock to us, as one of our clients sent us flowers after the move! Cindy Myer, CEO of Ridgewood Moving Services, was really surprised and said, “We’re supposed to be the ones sending our clients flowers!”

Flowers

The fact that our clients would even think to send such a kind gesture to us remains as testament to the high quality of the service we provide. The flowers came with a card, which says:

“Thank you isn’t enough. Couldn’t have gotten through the day without you and your fabulous guys, you are amazing! All our thanks: Nancy and Phil.”

We also receive lots of short testimonials that are straight to the point! Here are some that I picked straight from the testimonials page:

Nick: “Very fine service. I will call again.”

Elizabeth: “Would definitely recommend you to friends.”

Susan and Richard: “Cindy – Thanks, we are loving our new digs!”

Sandy: “The movers worked so hard! Thanks again for everything!”

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Would you like to be featured on our blog? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Let your voice be heard! Thanks for reading everyone.

Interview: Trish McAleer from the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge

Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers) is constantly looking for ways to support the community. A couple of weeks ago, Cindy Myer went to visit the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge (RBAI) to find out more about the organization and the animals they save. When Trish McAleer, executive director of RBAI, told Cindy about her need for items like blankets for the animals, Cindy realized that she could ask her clients to donate them if they no longer need them after they move. Even though we’re a moving company, situations like this prove that there are plenty of ways that we can help others!

When I heard about this, I became fascinated with RBAI. I wanted to know more about the organization and Trish herself, so I interviewed her for our readers to see! I’m glad I did it too because it gave me the chance to learn about such an amazing non-profit organization. Check it out:

Explain a little bit about yourself and your background.

“My name is Trish McAleer. Before I was here at Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge I spent ten years working to provide cancer support and research for a rare cancer called Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor or GIST with the Life Raft Group. It was an amazing experience and I met so many beyond courageous people that still inspire me today.”

What is the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge?

“Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge or RBARI as many of our neighbors call us is a no-kill, 501c3 Animal Refuge and Adoption Center supporting animals in need since 1978. We help approximately 1,000 dogs and cats a year through finding them loving forever homes or helping them get to other rescue groups that can.”

What do you for the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge?

“I am the executive director at RBARI meaning that I do whatever it takes to forward our mission and save as many animals as we can.”

Trisha

Why did you decide to work for the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge?

“I’ve never met an animal I didn’t like and I am so honored to be able to contribute to the safety of so many. It’s a long story but my past interactions with other shelters really lit a fire in my belly about the need for experienced management and someone who could really communicate the mission. When this position opened I researched, met the staff and got to know the organization better until I knew without a doubt it was a safe loving place for our shelter pets. And with that foundation I knew that I could put my skills to use to get us to the point of saving even more animals and making an educational impact on our surrounding communities.”

Do you have a favorite thing about working there or a touching moment you’d like to share?

“There are more touching moments than I can count. I meet a new furry friend that touches my heart almost every day. Just last week I had taken home a foster dog. He was going to one of our rescue partners because the shelter was full. In the one night I spent with this little friend he must have woken me up 30 times to cuddle. He was so happy to have affection after what clearly had been so long. As I was petting him I ran my hand down his spine and I felt every single bone. And it struck me how pure his little heart is to still trust us after someone clearly casted him aside. Rescue is never easy but at RBARI once a dog or cat comes to us they are safe and that’s an amazing gift to be able to give to such deserving little souls.”

Is the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge accepting any kind of donations? How can people get involved?

“We’re always accepting donations! You can donate funds or you can donate items that are on our wish list. We are always in need and there’s never a shortage of animals who need our help so the support we get really sustains our efforts. We also heavily rely on our volunteers for help – that includes dog walking, cat socialization, hosting food drives, helping us fundraise, cleaning and representing us at events.”

Is there anything else that you would like to add that hasn’t been mentioned?

“I’d like to invite anyone interested in opening up their family to a new pet to come down and meet our adoptables! They are overwhelmingly cute!”
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Thanks for the interview Trish! If you would like to meet the pets at RBAI, visit them at 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ 07436. You can adopt an animal on Tuesday & Thursday (1pm-8pm), Wednesday (12pm-4pm), and Saturday & Sunday (11am-4pm). Thanks for reading everyone! Check the blog next week for another post.

Make a Donation to the Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch Program

As you may know, we at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers) like to help out our local community at any opportunity possible. This is thanks to our CEO, Cindy Myer, who really enjoys incorporating philanthropy into her business model and serves as an inspiration to our employees. The organizations we support the most are Move For Hunger, Shelter Our Sisters, and the annual Paterson Toy Sale, but we also promote other events that we are passionate about. One of those events is Table to Table’s upcoming Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch program, which is being presented by ShopRite Inserra Supermarkets, Inc.

This campaign’s mission is to help out more than a million people in New Jersey that are suffering from starvation. Helping them out is really easy: simply donate the number of money you typically spend on lunch, place it inside a brown paper bag, and hand it to a representative from Table to Table. The event is being held on October 15th, but if that doesn’t work for you, you can also make a donation online! Every donation, no matter the size, will definitely help out starving families across New Jersey.

Bag

Table to Table is not new to this sort of event. The organization has been around since 1999, making it the first and only food rescue program in New Jersey. Claire Insalata Poulos was inspired to start the organization after discovering that tons of fresh food is thrown out every single day at restaurants. Currently, it owns five refrigerated trucks that serve over 80 hunger relief agencies in the state. Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch is the next step for Table to Table, which will help them receive the donations they need to continue feeding starving families.

If you like the idea of this event, please visit its website. Their site does a terrific job of explaining the event in more detail and will show you how to become a part of Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch program. If you want to make an online donation to Table to Table, then please click here. Ridgewood Moving Services is in full support of this event and will even have its own employees participate! If you want to help as well, then join us and make a donation when October 15th comes by. Thanks for reading everyone!

Retrospective: Notable Ridgewood Moving Services’ Awards

If you haven’t heard, CEO Cindy Myer was recently announced as one of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners for her hard work at Ridgewood Moving Services! Even though Cindy is not actively looking to earn rewards for her work, her company has constantly been recognized for its exceptional service in the moving industry. To celebrate Cindy’s most recent recognition, I’ve compiled a list of five other notable awards that Ridgewood Moving Services has received. Take a look below to find out why our moving company is one of the best in the business:

1. The Bill Moynihan Special Service Award (NJ Warehousemen & Movers Association – 2010)

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The Bill Moynihan Special Service Award
was one of the earliest recognitions that Ridgewood Moving Services received under Cindy’s management. Being a member of the New Jersey Warehousemen & Movers Association, Cindy was given this award for tirelessly working to better the association and the industry itself. This is a prestigious award because it is only given out to those that go above and beyond as a member of the organization.

2. Mover of the Year Award (NJWMA – 2013)

Mover Award

The Mover of the Year award was a big deal for both Ridgewood Moving Services and Cindy herself. This is because Cindy, a person that previously knew nothing about the moving industry, was able to turn things around and manage her company effectively. When Cindy accepted this award, she said the following:

“Eight years ago, I took over a business that I had no idea how to run, in an industry I knew nothing about. To receive this award is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of the Ridgewood Moving team – both the dedicated movers as well as the office staff. Also, the support I received from my colleagues in the moving industry has been invaluable. I am grateful to those people that have helped me make this ongoing journey – toward continual excellence and service of Ridgewood Moving’s clientele – a meaningful one.”

3. Certificate of Commendation Award (Bergen County Certificate – 2013)

Award

This award was given by Bergen County for efforts during the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Cindy and the team of Ridgewood Moving used its moving trucks to deliver much needed food, clothing and supplies to Bergen Community College, where many families affected by the storm were temporarily housed.

4. Corporate Generosity and Good Works of Business (CIANJ – 2014)

CIANJ

Ridgewood Moving Services works with a lot of nonprofit organizations, such as Shelter Our Sisters and Move For Hunger, to give back to our local community. The company also donates its resources annually to a Toy Sale by loading its trucks with toys for the event. Because of this, CIANJ recognized Ridgewood Moving Services with an award for Corporate Generosity and Good Works of Business.

5. Best Fifty Women in Business (NJBIZ – 2014)

NJBIZ

The Best Fifty Women in Business awards program honors New Jersey’s most dynamic women in business that have been making headlines in their field. To qualify, a nominee had to meet selection criteria that included living or working in New Jersey and holding significant authority for decision making in her company.

“We are truly fortunate to have the opportunity to recognize this outstanding group of women.” said Thomas Curtin, publisher of NJBIZ. “As business and community leaders, they are constantly redefining success within and outside the business arena. On behalf of NJBIZ, we would like to thank and congratulate these 50 outstanding women for their dedication to New Jersey’s future.”
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We really appreciate all of the awards we’ve received in the past! We work hard in order to make our raving fans happy, so it’s great to be recognized our hard work in the industry. Have you moved with us and liked our service? Then please leave a review on Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. We rely on our raving fans to spread the word about our company, so help us out if you have a chance! Thanks for reading everyone!