Commercial Moves

Since I’ve worked here, there have been plenty of different commercial moves at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers)! I have a few new ones to talk about today, but before I go into detail about them, I wanted to do a quick overview of all of the companies that we have helped throughout my time of employment.

The first commercial move that occurred while I was on the job was for Close Knit. They’re a company for knitting and crochet enthusiasts, as they have a plethora of high quality yarns for sale at great values. Close Knit also has a great staff that is always very friendly! Their new location is at 22 Paterson Avenue in Midland Park, so stop by or visit the website here if you are interested.

The next commercial move that I wrote about was Lovett Silverman, which is a construction consulting services firm. They trusted us to move their things from their original location in Mahwah to 500 Franklin Turnpike in Ramsey and were very satisfied with the move. You can find out more about them on their official website here.

Now, I’ve just heard from a co-worker that we moved three other companies recently as well. The first one, Nanion Technology, is the leading provider of sophisticated and high quality ion channel screening devices. These devices aid the development and testing of drugs, making companies like Nanion extremely important in the medical field. For more information, check out their website here.

Photo Credit: Carl Cox

Photo Credit: Carl Cox

The next corporate move we handled was Specialized Therapy Associates (STA) from their original Spring Valley location to new areas in Hackensack and Ramsey. Established in 1994, STA has been providing psychological services within individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy sessions. There are multiple locations for STA in NJ, so check out their website here for more information!

The last corporate move that I heard about is Commerce And Industry New Jersey (CIANJ). If they sound familiar, it’s because they’ve honored Cindy Myer for her charitable work with nonprofit organizations! So, not only do they recognize our efforts to better the community, they’ve also used our services for relocation in Paramus! Being the leader of free enterprise advocacy, CIANJ strives to make New Jersey a better state to live, work, and conduct business in. For more information about the company, please visit their website here.

Let’s take a look at all of these moves together. We have a company that sells great yarn, another that provides construction consulting services, one that aids the medical field with technology, another that provides psychological therapy, and one that is a leader of free enterprise advocacy. Notice how varied all of these companies are. This is only a small piece of the corporate moves we handle, but it perfectly exemplifies the diversity of our jobs since we don’t just handle one kind of business! We at Ridgewood Moving Services are willing to move any kind of company that needs to be relocated.

That’s it for this post! If you have used our service in the past, please leave us a review on Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. We appreciate all of our feedback from our raving fans, so do not hesitate to let your voice be heard! Thanks for reading everyone!

Phones

We’re pretty low on staff today! The only people that are answering phones today are Susan and Alexandra, so that means that I have to answer phones today too! It’s hectic to balance normal work and answering phones, but answering the phone is always the most important thing to do at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers). The sound of phones ringing means that there are a bunch of customers that need attention! If I wasn’t answering phones, we could be losing a lot of business.

So, how does answering the phone work? Well, one of the most important things to do is ad to our customers in a courteous manner. For instance, when I pick up the phone, I always say, “Ridgewood Moving Services. This is Anthony, how may I help you?” This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s extremely important to get this right because the customer politely receives confirmation about the name of our business and the employee answering the phone. This helps establish the beginning of a strong relationship between the employee and the customer, which is what we strive to achieve at Ridgewood Moving Services.

Phone

Next, we ask what date that the client would like to move. This is also important, especially during the busy summer season, because we need to make sure that we have availability on our calendar. We want to accommodate as many people as possible, but we can only handle a certain number of moves per day! In a situation where we cannot accommodate your preferred date of move, we will tell you all about the availability that we have.

Once a date is set in stone, we will ask you about the size of your home and where you plan on moving to. If you have something like a one bedroom apartment, you can send us an inventory sheet and we’ll be able to provide you a free estimate in a short period of time. However, if you have multiple bedrooms, we will have to set an appointment to send an estimator to your home. By doing this, we will be able to take a detailed inventory of all of your belongings and provide you with an accurate estimate.

That’s telephone calls in a nutshell! If you want to experience this yourself, you can call us for a free estimate at (201) 529 – 2211. Or, if you have already used our services, then please leave us a review on Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Every review counts, so take the time to have your voice be heard! Thanks for reading my blog!

Shelter Our Sisters

As you may know from previous blog posts, we love to help out Move For Hunger at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers). Whenever there are nonperishable foods that our clients do not need, we always ask them to donate their food to this organization. By doing so, Move For Hunger can fill up local food banks and help families in need. However, this isn’t the only nonprofit organization that we promote! Another group that we proudly support is Shelter Our Sisters.

Shelter Our Sisters is an organization that is dedicated to assisting victims of domestic violence. That also includes anyone that may indirectly be affected, like one’s children. To help those in need, Shelter Our Sisters provides the following:

• Transitional housing
• Emotional support
• Diversified services for safety, empowerment, and self-sufficiency.

Not only that, but one of Shelter Our Sister’s biggest goals is to spread awareness about domestic violence. By doing so, the organization hopes to eliminate this issue and prevent things like child abuse, sexual assault, substance abuse, sexism, racism, and other forms of oppression from happening. Shelter Our Sisters represent a really noble cause, which is why Ridgewood Moving Services fully supports them.

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Shelter Our Sisters Community Program Center.

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Shelter Our Sisters Community Program Center.

When Shelter Our Sisters wanted a new Community Program Center at 12 Overlook Avenue in Rochelle Park, we helped them out by donating our services. There were plenty of items that needed to be moved to the new location, so we sent our professional moving crew to load everything on our trucks. Shelter Our Sisters trusted that we would handle their items with care, which we were able to do easily thanks to our staff.

This is one of the many instances that we have supported them. Cindy Myer, Ridgewood Moving Services CEO, is constantly looking for ways to help out organizations like this. Not many companies incorporate philanthropy into their business, but Cindy loves it. She often tells me that it’s one of the main reasons why she loves going to work every day, which I think is incredibly admirable. After all, there’s a reason why she has been recognized for her achievements in the business world!

If you want to learn more about Shelter Our Sisters, then please check out their website. The organization represents a really fantastic cause and I urge you to spread the word about it. The more that people are aware of domestic abuse, the better chance we have to fight against it. Thanks for reading everyone!

Food Drive

I have written about Move For Hunger in the past, praising it for making great donations to local food banks. Cindy Myer, our CEO, has been graciously helping them out by asking her clients to donate nonperishable items that they do not need after a move. Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers) is very pleased to work with such a great organization to make the local community a better place to live.

Move For Hunger’s most recent project is their second annual food drive. They’ve teamed up with Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty and Ridgewood Moving Services to collect food from June 1 to July 31 and they’ve seen a lot of success so far. In fact, the Saddle River office at Prominent Properties has gathered 1,000 pounds of food during every 3-hour period they spent at A&P! At the last food drive, Saddle River was only able to reach 3,000 pounds. Now, they’re on track to reach well over 20,000 pounds!

There have been a lot of people making donations to this food drive as well. When some food drive representatives approached the Larry and Sarah of the Inserra Family, they said that they would match the amount of money that they raised and make a donation for purchasable food at ShopRite. Well, guess what? They made $5,000, so the Inserra family matched it and brought donation total to $10,000! To put that into perspective, a pound of food will cost 50 cents at ShopRite. A lot of food can be bought with that money!

Juliette Gorham and Patricia Melso have collected over 1,000 pounds by themselves!

Juliette Gorham and Patricia Melso have collected over 1,000 pounds by themselves!

This is extremely great news because the summer time is typically a period when food banks are empty. People are more willing to donate around holidays like Thanksgiving, but during the summer, there are lower food donations. With the high volume of donations from this food drive, our local food banks will be completely full! This is truly making a difference in people’s lives.

So, what role does Ridgewood Moving Services play in all of this? Well, we will be the ones transporting multiple pounds of food! Our professional moving employees will be loading all of this food into our trucks and transporting them to the food banks. We are honored to donate our time and resources to fill these food banks for the summer!

Does this cause sound like something that interests you? If so, check out the flyer below! It goes into detail about how you can personally make our community a better place. You can also visit any of the eight Wendy’s restaurants in Bergen County for donations, as they have agreed to help us out as well! Thanks for reading everyone. Check the Ridgewood Moving Services blog daily for more new content!

Food Drive Flyer

The Wine Seller

One of the best things about working for Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers) is being exposed to different kinds of people in our area. Even though we are just a business, we are still moving people’s lives and handling their most treasured items. As a result, we find it extremely important to handle each move well.

Depending on the situation, a move can completely change one’s lifestyle. For instance, two of our clients, Geni and Thomas Shanley, requested us to move their belongings from Manhasset Long Island to Ho-Ho-Kus at the end of June. This may sound like an ordinary move, but they’re actually relocating in New Jersey because they’re becoming the new owners of The Wine Seller!

The Wine Seller

The Wine Seller is a local Ridgewood business that has been cherished by its customers since 1994. Don Carter, the beloved founder of this liquor store, really loved forming personal relationships with anyone that walked into his store. In a Facebook post, Don said, “Our best relationships have been with you, our faithful customers who have allowed us into your lives where we were touched and enriched by what we have shared.” Unfortunately, Don recently announced his departure from The Wine Seller, leaving big shoes to fill for the business and its long-time customers.

However, Geni and Thomas are confident that they have what it takes to create a bright future for The Wine Seller. Even with new management, the business continues to thrive to this day. This is exactly how Ridgewood Moving Services helps move the lives of its clients. We helped change their lifestyles by transporting all of their items, making it vital for us to provide exceptional service and alleviate potential moving stress.

Want to know more about The Wine Seller? Then check out their Facebook page! They’re located on 6 W Ridgewood Ave in Ridgewood, so please stop by if you are interested. If you have had a satisfying move with us like Geni and Thomas, then please leave us a review on Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Take care everyone! Check out my blog tomorrow for another new post.

Inspirational Women in Business Luncheon

For a while, I’ve been blogging nonstop about the PowerPoint presentation I had to make for Cindy’s upcoming speech. Well, after over a month of work, it’s finally finished! Because of this milestone, I’d like to take some time to explain the presentation in more detail.

Cindy will be a keynote speaker at an event called the Inspirational Women in Business Luncheon, which is hosted by the Bergen County Professional Women’s Network (BCPWN). BCPWN is comprised of women that promote professional women that have proved to be exceptional leaders at work. By doing so, BCPWN assists women with career advancement through education and networking opportunities. This is a fantastic cause that Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) is honored to be a part of.

BCPWN

This particular luncheon will have two speakers, one of them being Cindy, that will speak to an audience of professional women. You can see summaries of their speeches below, courtesy of BCPWN’s luncheon flyer:
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Cindy A. Myer, President, Ridgewood Moving Services, Co.

“Creating a Culture of Giving is the Right Move”

This PowerPoint presentation will take you through the journey of how Cindy Myer turned her “Passion for Fashion” to “Passion for Moving.” Through some quick highlights of the company’s ups and downs, there are many lessons to be shared. But the most important lesson will be that of creating a “Giving Culture” as a best practice. It’s not only good for the soul, but good for business.

Sarah Beanne Ricca, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

“Creating Communities of Women to Achieve Your Goals”

During this interactive session, Sarah will discuss how she has helped women from across Bergen County and New York City grow their business, develop their personal board of directors, and make new friends. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunities to participate in a facilitated network session focused on expanding your inner circle.
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I’m really excited to see both Cindy and Sarah give their presentations! Cindy’s presentation will go in depth about the importance of philanthropy at Ridgewood Moving Services. I mentioned yesterday that the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) honored Cindy with an award for corporate generosity and good works of business, so if you’re planning on attending, you’ll see why she was recognized in this area first hand!

Space is limited at the luncheon, so claim a spot soon if you are interested. The event will be held on July 23rd from 11:30am to 2:00pm at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton, which is located on 200 Tice Blvd, Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677. For more information about the luncheon, please visit their website here. For more information about BCPWN, visit their homepage to find out about their cause. Thanks for reading once again!

Retrospective: Rebuilding Ridgewood Moving Services

If you know the history of Ridgewood Moving Services, then you probably know about the back-story of how Cindy Myer took over the business. When the previous owner, Rob Myer, passed away, he left Ridgewood Moving to his wife. Even though Cindy knew nothing about managing a moving company, she refused to sell it and took matters into her own hands. Today, she helped bring the company to new heights and carries the Ridgewood Moving Services legacy.

I’m bringing this up because I found a really cool article published by The Record after going through our old archive. This article was written around the time Cindy took over company! It goes very in-depth about why she wanted to run the business and her future plans for it. In the picture shown below, you can see a young Cindy eager to learn about the moving business!

The Record

In the article, Cindy said, “Rob built this company to such a wonderful level and reputation. I’m going to take that reputation and build on it.” It’s easy to see that she kept her word after all of these years! Today, Ridgewood Moving is still the most reliable, high quality moving company in Bergen County and it’s all thanks to Cindy. When the company needed a leader, she stepped up and had a vision to restore it to its former glory. She promised to rebuild this company and she succeeded in doing so.

Cindy has also been recognized for her outstanding achievements in the moving industry. For instance, she has been named one of the best 50 women in business by NJBIZ. Next week, she will be a keynote speaker at an Inspirational Women in Business Luncheon hosted by the Bergen County Professional Women’s Network (BCPWN). There, she will talk about how she implemented philanthropy in her business by working closely with nonprofit organizations like Move For Hunger and Shelter Our Sisters. In fact, the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) honored Cindy with an award for corporate generosity and good works of business!

This is only a small portion of the recognition Cindy has received, but it clearly shows how well she manages Ridgewood Moving Service. After all, there’s a reason why we have so many raving fans that give us great testimonials! If you are one of our raving fans, then please leave us a review on Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List! Public reviews help convey the quality of our service well, so please write us one if you haven’t already. That’s it for today! Stay tuned for more retrospectives here on my blog.

Floor Protection

There are a lot of different intricacies in our moving methodology that help set us apart from other low quality moving companies. For instance, look at something like floor protection. Protecting a floor from damages seems like a no-brainer for a moving company, but you may be surprised to hear that some companies don’t even take the time to do this. As a result, cheap moving companies often damage a client’s property by not applying the proper protection.

This will never happen at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving). We always make sure that every move will run efficiently by taking these precautionary measures. Using floor protection to cover up something like a hardwood floor is just one of the many ways in which we make sure that we deliver excellent service.

Floor protection

Adding floor protection is incredibly important part of our moving process. Take a second to think about how much foot traffic the floor receives during a move. Having multiple movers walk in and out of a house throughout the entirety of the day can really get a house dirty. When you’re moving out of a house, you’re going to want to keep the floor clean for the new owners or landlord. When you’re moving into a house, the floor protection will keep it clean when you settle in.

Floor protection also protects your beautiful house from potential damages. In the instance that something is dropped onto the floor, it will remain unscathed! Once again, a low quality moving company that doesn’t use floor protection may add dents or scratches to the floor. Don’t let that happen! Pick the right mover by choosing Ridgewood Moving Services.

Have you used our services in the past? Can you attest to the quality of our service? Then please leave us a review on Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Thanks for reading everyone!

Wrapping

I’m sure you’ve seen us say that we expertly pack items at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers) a bunch of times on our website. Yet, it’s hard to stand out against other moving websites that claim that they can do the exact same thing. Sure, a low quality moving company could say that they professionally move items, but it’s another thing to actually prove that they can do it well.

We do not want to deceive our clients. At Ridgewood Moving Services, we’ve successfully moved satisfied customers for about 50 years because of the high quality service we provide. We would not be in business if we could not offer a professional, stress-free move! So, to show that we handle moves well, I posted this fantastic wrapping video that was shot by Carl Cox:

Here is a perfect example of how we handle our client’s items with great care. As you can see, this expert Ridgewood mover was tasked with handling a bunch of very priceless items. You can tell from the video that each item varies in size, but they are all treated in the same way and are wrapped efficiently to keep them secure during the move.

Ridgewood Moving Services professionally handled all of these gorgeous items!

Ridgewood Moving Services professionally handled all of these gorgeous items!

Wrapping may look easy, but that’s only because this mover has years of experience under his belt. He is a professional, so he knows what it takes to keep an item safe before it is placed inside a moving truck. As a result, he knows exactly when to fold or roll each item and when to add additional layers of paper for protection. Any inexperienced mover could easily make a mistake and break something important that a client owns. That’s why we only hire the best in the business!

If you can attest to our high quality moving and packing, then please write us a review on Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Also, if you liked the video, please check out Carl Cox’s website. Thanks for reading once again!

Team Meetings

I’ve explained what we do at team meetings briefly in other posts, but I’d like to go into more detail to give everyone a better idea of what goes on at the Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers) office.

Here’s a really important fact: meetings are not restricted to office personnel! It’s extremely important to guide to our Ridgewood movers on the path of success.

Here’s a really important fact: meetings are not restricted to office personnel! It’s extremely important to guide to our Ridgewood movers on the path of success.

Here’s Cindy Myer, CEO of Ridgewood Moving Services, preparing her movers with helpful advice. One of her biggest points during this meeting was that every mover should help protect the environment.

Here’s Cindy Myer, CEO of Ridgewood Moving Services, preparing her movers with helpful advice. One of her biggest points during this meeting was that every mover should help protect the environment.

Once Cindy is done prepping her movers, its time for the office staff to sit in the conference room for a meeting as well! Here, every employee reports on the progress they have made individually. Bob Sansone, on the right, is telling Cindy about the positive feedback he has heard from his new clients.

Once Cindy is done prepping her movers, its time for the office staff to sit in the conference room for a meeting as well! Here, every employee reports on the progress they have made individually. Bob Sansone, on the right, is telling Cindy about the positive feedback he has heard from his new clients.

Once everyone goes individually, Cindy offers some feedback on how we could improve our own performance. You can see that Cindy is giving Bob a thumb up for his hard work!

Once everyone goes individually, Cindy offers some feedback on how we could improve our own performance. You can see that Cindy is giving Bob a thumb up for his hard work!

While the meeting is taking place, Alexandra, on the left, takes notes on everything that is said. Once the meeting is over, she will be able to provide a detailed report to Cindy that explains each employee’s progress.

While the meeting is taking place, Alexandra, on the left, takes notes on everything that is said. Once the meeting is over, she will be able to provide a detailed report to Cindy that explains each employee’s progress.

This meeting was a resounding success! Our employees had nothing but good news to report, leaving Cindy impressed. Good job team! Let’s keep up the good work!

This meeting was a resounding success! Our employees had nothing but good news to report, leaving Cindy impressed. Good job team! Let’s keep up the good work!

Here are some short clips of our meeting in action. By the way, Carl Cox shot all of these photos and the video below too! You can learn more about his photography studio here.

I hope you enjoyed this little tour! At Ridgewood Moving Services, we strive to hold efficient team meetings in order to ensure that we provide the highest quality moving service. If you can attest to the quality of our service, then please review us on Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Check our website tomorrow for another new blog post!