This is my last day working at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers) for my internship. As the beginning of September rapidly approaches, I’ll need to prepare myself for my senior year at Ramapo. But, this is just the end of the beginning! I’ll still be working at Ridgewood Moving Services, but I will not be putting in as many hours as I am now. After all, school will always be my main priority!
Photo credit: Carl Cox
I’m really glad that I blogged every single day because this gives me a chance to be retrospective and reflect on what I’ve learned by working here. After reading each one over again, I wanted to share the blog posts that best reflect my experiences at Ridgewood Moving Services. So, here’s a list of my top ten favorite blog posts:
1. First Week At Ridgewood Moving Services!
Not only does my first post perfectly show my enthusiasm for getting a job at Ridgewood Moving Services, it also captures what makes the company so special. When I started working here and was greeted by the lovely team, I knew this was more than just a regular moving company. I think this is important because I was able to grasp why our raving fans like Ridgewood Moving Services while on the job.
2. Providing an Estimate
We provide free estimates for our customers, so if you want to see us in action, check out this post! I was able to shadow Steve Dalzell as he checked the inventory of a client’s house and learn about the process of giving an estimate itself. This was a great experience that encapsulated the professionalism of the Ridgewood Moving Services’ staff.
3. Alexandra Pico-Cabrera
Everyone in the office is usually busy working, but I was able to manage a detailed interview with employee Alexandra Pico-Cabrera in her spare time! As a communications major concentrating in journalism, this was a lot of fun for me to do. I was able to find out more about her and the work culture found in the office. This is a great post to read if you want to know more about the people that work at Ridgewood Moving Services!
4. Carl Cox’s Photography: Moving and Handling Fragile Items
I was able to work with a professional photographer, named Carl Cox, at the site of one of our client’s moves! The photos are stunning and really show the process of the move perfectly. If you want to see our moving service in action, check this post out!
5. Team Meetings
Carl was also able to take video footage of Ridgewood Moving Services! One of the many videos I edited together was our weekly team meeting. I was really pleased with it, so I decided to write a whole post about our meetings. If you want to see us working together, you can see for yourself in this blog!
6. Retrospective: Rebuilding Ridgewood Moving Services
I personally think the most interesting thing about Ridgewood Moving Services is its rich history. Cindy Myer’s husband used to run the company, but when he died, she attempted to take over the company herself with no experience at all. Fast-forward to today, and Cindy Myer is recognized for her outstanding efforts in the moving industry. This blog post contains an old article from the time when Cindy first took over the company. If you are interested in learning more, this post is a great way to learn about Cindy Myer’s accomplishments.
7. Commercial Moves
We don’t just handle residential moves! We also relocate businesses to new locations. In this post, I highlight five major commercial moves that we handled while I worked here. This gives a great idea of the various kinds of businesses we deal with on a weekly basis.
8. Creating a Culture of Giving
Cindy’s favorite part about being the CEO of Ridgewood Moving Services is to help out the community in some way. For example, we are constantly promoting Shelter Our Sisters and Move For Hunger on our website because they are organizations that are extremely important to her. So, when she was asked to be a keynote speaker at an Inspirational Women in Business Luncheon, she decided that she wanted to show everyone the importance of creating a culture of giving in a business.
During her presentation, she showed everyone how easy it is to give to the community by asking for donations to the Christopher Goodell Scholarship Fund. In the end, we raised $350! If you want to learn more about Ridgewood Moving Services’ community efforts, this is the post that you will want to read.
9. August Testimonials
We constantly receive an influx of positive testimonials at Ridgewood Moving Services. In fact, we had so many testimonials that I wrote a post for each month that highlighted our raving fans! Above is just one of the three posts that I wrote about our awesome clients. This is a perfect way to show that we have a huge following for a moving company!
10. Social Media
This post highlights all of the social media pages that I’ve managed throughout my internship. Not only is this a great way to see all of the different sites we use, it also shows the kind of work I handle on a daily basis. If you want to find pages to like or follow us on, then this is the post to read!
I hope you liked my list! If you have any personal favorite posts, then feel free to share them in the comments below. I really enjoyed writing these posts and I hope you liked reading them too! This is most likely not the end of blog posts, so stay tuned for the next update. Thanks for reading everyone!