Blog Roundup: Top 5 Recent Blog Posts

Too busy to catch up on all of our blog posts? That’s okay! We’ve rounded up five of our best posts to catch you up to speed.

Not only are we celebrating our 50 year anniversary and added Updater to make moving easier for our clients, our CEO Cindy Myer also became the first woman president of NJWMA! We also have two important stories from the holidays last year about the Paterson Toy Sale and the Center for Hope and Safety, so take a look at the posts below!

Celebrating 50 Years of Moving

“This year, Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) is celebrating 50 years of being in business. That’s 50 years of moving clients all across New Jersey and making one of the most stressful life events easier than ever! We’re only getting better and better as time goes on thanks to the amazing work of our CEO, Cindy Myer.”

Please Welcome NJWMA’s First Woman President Cynthia Myer

“Cynthia (Cindy) Myer is the CEO of Ridgewood Moving Services, Mahwah, NJ. Under her leadership, Ridgewood Moving Services has grown from a boutique business founded in 1966 to an award-winning, full-service relocation, inventory management and custom storage firm serving residential, corporate and commercial clients.”

Photo Credit: Carl Cox

Photo Credit: Carl Cox

Make Moving Easier With Updater

“We’re proud to announce that Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) is partnering with a Updater to streamline the moving process even more!”

Photos: Paterson Toy Drive 2015

“Every year, Ridgewood Moving Services helps support the Paterson Toy Drive. The event, which runs completely on the toy donations sent by many amazing people, helps give kids in New Jersey something to look forward to. The selection of toys is always massive and the kids that attend can pick whatever they want to take home!”

The Center for Hope and Safety Receives Generous Holiday Donations

“Volunteers from the Center for Hope and Safety acted as elves that wrapped presents for anyone that needed help while also collecting donations for the agency. Because of the volunteers’ efforts, the Center for Hope and Safety was able to raise a total of $15,600 in donations!”

Are you a fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so place consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

Help Ridgewood Moving Services Grow: Write a Review or Follow Us!

We at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) thrive on the support that our raving fans give. As a local moving company, the biggest way we can spread the word about our services is through word of mouth. When more people know Ridgewood Moving Services, it helps us continue to grow into a bigger and better company! That’s why we need your help!

One of the best ways to tell people about Ridgewood Moving is through reviews. If you have used us in the past, we encourage you to share your experience on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Having a lot of positive reviews shows that we’re a moving company that people can trust! Every single one we receive helps us grow to be a better company.

If you have already written a review and you’re one of our raving fans, then consider following us on our social media pages! Here are some of the biggest platforms we are on:

1. Facebook

Facebook

Want to hear about upcoming events, see blog posts, and check out awesome photos of the team at work? Like us on Facebook and connect with other raving fans!

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2. Twitter

Twitter

If you like to get quick, yet brief updates on our company, then we highly recommend that you follow us on Twitter!

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3. Instagram

Instagram

We post photos and videos on all of our social media sites, but we post the most photos per week on our Instagram page. Check out our Instagram to see Ridgewood Moving Services in action!

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4. LinkedIn

LinkedIn

We always post every blog post on our LinkedIn, so check us out here if you do not want to miss a post!

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5. Google +

G+

Our Google + page is our most recent addition to our social media. Help build the page with us by following the page as we post content every week!

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We would like to thank everyone who has supported us so far. We already receive a lot of positive testimonials every week, as shown by our monthly testimonial posts on the blog, and our social media pages have been growing rapidly in the past couple years. We’re very proud that our Instagram page was able to reach over 1,000 followers! So, once again, thank you to everyone for supporting us. We’ll continue to strive to be the best moving company in New Jersey to make moving an easy experience for everyone!

Golfers Raise Money For Move For Hunger

One of the many nonprofit organizations we support at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) is called Move For Hunger. We help collect nonperishable food items that were donated by our clients and give them to Move For Hunger, which helps distribute it to families that need food!

As you may know, the Center for Hope and Safety is going to hold an Annual Golf Classic event this year in order to raise money for it as a nonprofit organization and fight domestic violence. But interestingly enough, Move For Hunger has done something very similar and has held its own Golf Classic event to raise money to fight world hunger!

The event was called The 14th Annual Knights of the Greentable Golf Classic and it was held at the Hollywood Golf Club in Deal, NJ. Golfers gathered on the course on May 2 for a friendly tournament and fundraiser dinner. The event was a huge success, with $4,500 dollars being raised in total! Thank you to everyone that played a role in putting this fantastic event together! Here is a list of the event’s sponsors that helped make this happen:

Photo Credit: Move For Hunger

Photo Credit: Move For Hunger

Aztec Total Architecture

Lowy’s Moving Service, an agent of Wheaton World Wide

Carrickmore, LLC

WB Wood

Circle Infiniti

Fromkin Brothers, Inc.

National Business Parks

Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC

The Furniture X-Change

Prism Capital Partners, LLC

Encon Mechanical, Corp.

Imperial Painting & Coatings LLC

UNITY Construction Services, Inc.

KEA Engineers

Spector & Ehrenworth, PC

Wolf Gordon

Dynasty Advisors, LLC

Philips

ILA Lighting

We would also like to thank Charles Logan for organizing this event and making everything possible! If you want to help Move For Hunger too, don’t forget that we will take your nonperishable food items as donations when you move with us! If you would like to see the original post, written by Erika on the organization’s blog, then please click here. You can also learn more about Move For Hunger by visiting its homepage here.

Are you a fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so place consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

May 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!

This week we have three testimonials to share from our raving fans! The first two are from Jill and Judy on our testimonials page. We host this page to let people know that we provide a service that you can trust! The last testimonial is written by Pamela on our Google +. Not only is it a fantastic review, it will also give us positive visibility whenever somebody searches our company on Google! Thank you to everyone that has written a review, you’re helping us become a better company every day! Here are all of the testimonials:

Testimonial Page

Move Well Done by Jill Goldstein

Everyone on the crew was great! A pleasure to work with and they really went the extra mile- Thanks to all the guys-

A New Home by Judy Galarza

Your team went above and beyond our expectations. They were wonderful!!! I have recommended them to our realtor for future clients.

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Google +

Pamela Stetson

I have worked with Ridgewood Moving Services on several occasions and each time was an excellent experience. We moved our elderly in-laws and the staff did a wonderful job carefully packing their “treasures” and more importantly, they were kind and patient with them – which was most important. Next, they moved our daughter between homes in Hoboken and each time was smooth and efficient. And, anyone that has moved anything anytime in Hoboken – is not an easy feat with parking, stairs, etc. Each move was on time and on-budget. And, a friendly and cooperative experience. As a Realtor – I will recommend them to my clients. Thank you Cindy and your team at Ridgewood Moving!

If you want to be featured on a future blog post, then leave us a testimonial or a review. You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Let your voice be heard! If you write us a testimonial, you have a good chance of being featured on next month’s post. Thanks for reading everyone!

Save the Date: The Center for Hope and Safety’s 2016 Golf Classic

Ridgewood Moving Services is proud to support the Center for Hope and Safety. For those that don’t know, the Center for Hope and Safety is a nonprofit organization that protects victims of domestic violence. In order to raise money to keep the organization running, it holds a plethora of exciting events that’s open for everyone to join. As one of the organization’s earliest supporters, we’re always promoting their events here on our blog, so keep an eye out for the Center for Hope and Safety’s events on our website!

One of these events is the annual golf classic, which is typically held every year at the Edgewood Country Club in River Vale. We were proud to support the event last year by promoting it on our blog and we want to continue supporting it this year as well! That’s why we’re happy to announce, along with the Center for Hope and Safety, that this year’s annual golf classic will be held on
Thursday, June 2, 2016! If you’re an avid golfer, this event was made for you.

Golf Classic 2016

The event will once again be held at the Edgewood Country Club in River Vale and includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, cocktails, dinner, prizes, and a silent auction. You can register for the event and learn more about the day itself by clicking here. Please keep in mind that the deadline for registrations is May 23, so if you’re interested in the event, RSVP as soon as possible!

Are you a fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so place consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

Cindy Myer to Speak at Lowe’s Women Build Mother’s Day Event

Cindy Myer often gets recognized for her hard work running Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) as a female in a male dominated industry. She inherited the business years ago and went in with little experience, but she has learned a lot about the moving industry since then and has helped make Ridgewood Moving Services better than ever before. Her efforts established the moving company as the 2013 Mover of the Year by the New Jersey Warehousemen and Movers Association and she has spoken at many public events like the Inspirational Women in Business Luncheon in which she shared the story of her successful career.

Now, Cindy is being asked to help as a spokeswoman at the Lowe’s Women Build Mother’s Day event on May 6! This is the 9th event of its kind that was designed to empower women by highlighting the accomplishments of successful women. The theme of this event is centered around inspirational and motivational women in the fields of business, the arts, media, banking, law, education and government. Cindy specifically is being recognized for being the first woman president of NJWMA. The following women qualify and have exceeded under these conditions:

  1. Linda Bowden, PNC Bank NJ Regional President
  2. Susan Greenbaum, of Greenbaum Interiors
  3. Cindy Myer, Ridgewood Moving Services, first women president of the NJWMA.
  4. Deborah Hoffman, Executive Director of the Passaic Economic Development.

Interested in attending? Then act fast! You must RSVP by April 25 by emailing Gina F. Damiano at gina@patersonhabitat.org. The event starts at 8:00 AM and runs through 3:00 PM on May 6. Both men and women are encouraged to attend! For a full schedule of the day with more details, please read the flyer below:

Flyer Cindy

Are you a fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so place consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

This is How Ridgewood Moving Services Entered NJWMA’s Circle of Excellence

NJWMA is a nonprofit organization that was created in 1969 to ensure that moving companies and clients in New Jersey have safe moving experiences. A big part of how the organization keeps everyone in the moving industry safe is by informing them. It may sound simple, but just knowing the difference between a good and bad mover will help motivate moving companies to be the best they can be and keep clients confident with the service being provided. For example, the Circle of Excellence program was put into effect to let potential clients know which companies are safe to move with.

Circle of Excellence

There’s a list of companies on NJWMA’s website that are a part the Circle of Excellence and we’re one of them! These movers are some of the best in the state, so we are honored to be a part of this list. Here are all of the moving companies that are in the Circle of Excellence:

All Jersey Movers

All Season Movers

Anchor Moving & Storage

Atlantic Coast Moving & Storage

BD Movers

Booth Movers

Classic/Reliable Moving & Storage

Harrington Moving & Storage.

Lowy’s Express

General Moving Carriers LLC

Main Street Movers

McCollister’s Transportation

Quality Moving Inc.

Ridgewood Moving Services

Simonik Moving & Storage

Simonik Transportation & Whse Group

Sinclair Moving & Storage

Wade Odell Wade Padded Van

Wonder how we, along with all of these other companies, made this prestigious list? Well, it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to keep our clients satisfied, which we strive to do every day! On the Circle of Excellence page on NJWMA’s website, it lists the exact qualifications of the title. Because we met the criteria, NJWMA thought that we would make a great fit for the program. Check out what it takes to enter the Circle of Excellence:

The Circle of Excellence Mover Program was developed and administered by the NJWMA to recognize members that exceed the minimum required standards for membership. Qualifying movers are members in good standing of the NJWMA, that in addition to adhering to the NJWMA’s code of ethical conduct, comply with Policy Guidelines, and all State and Federal laws; Those moving companies have also shown that they maintain the highest levels of customer service and consumer satisfaction through employee training, maintenance of equipment, operational and other safety criteria.

Are you a fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so place consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

Supermarket Helps Reduce Food Waste in Denmark

Earlier in the month, we at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) pointed out some ways to reduce food waste in your own home. This was done to show that you could make a difference with nonprofit organizations like Move For Hunger without participating in a food drive. Today, we want to show you how corporations can help join the fight to end world hunger by doing the same thing: reducing food waste!

According to Move For Hunger, 222 million tons of food go to waste in industrialized countries like ours. A large part of this is caused by supermarkets, who throw out damaged, expired, or surpluses of food items that are still safe for people to eat! WeFood, a supermarket in Denmark, is changing this habit by selling all the items that would have been discarded otherwise.

This is an amazing story written by Sara Guerra that we found on Move For Hunger’s blog. If you want to read the whole story, please click here. Here’s a snippet of information about the good that WeFood is doing for its community:

The food they sell includes expired food, damaged food, or any surplus in general. As long as the food is still edible and safe, WeFood wants to sell the food that grocery stores would have thrown out.

WeFood

WeFood was started by a non-profit organization. The new supermarket hopes to decrease the annual 700,000 tons of food waste in Denmark, while offering inexpensive shopping options to the people in their community.

The supermarket already has an agreement with one of the country’s biggest grocery chains for bread, butchers, and fruit.

If you want to learn more about Move For Hunger and its mission, you can visit their homepage here. Move For Hunger can use all the support it can get, so if you decide to move with us, please consider donating your nonperishable food items to us! We help collect these food items and transport them with our trucks to food banks in New Jersey.

Are you a fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so place consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

April 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!

This week’s testimonials mostly come from our testimonial’s page. After a move, our raving fans can come to our website and post their opinions on their service for all to see. We always get an overwhelming amount of positive reviews, so thank you to everyone who has submitted a review so far! The more people that submit testimonials about us, the easier it is for us to get the word out about our company. We also have one testimonial that was shared personally with CEO Cindy Myer that we would love to show you, so check it out with the others below!

Amazing by Tasia-Leigh Ciraolo

Everything was amazing. The crew was amazing & took amazing care of my belongings.

All Around Stellar Service by Richard J Cino

The team were efficient, professional and caring. In all our possessions there was only one item that suffered a sizable scratch which is easily fixed. We are so happy with Ridgewood from our first phone call to Cory’s visit and estimate and move that we will use you again!!

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Mahwah Fire

Hi Cindy,

I wanted to thank your entire company for their generosity. Recently you moved some furniture for one of the families of the Mahwah fire.

It was the family where the 9 year old girl jumped to safety into the policeman’s arms. Christina was so kind and Rodney was amazing. Taking a call from a complete stranger on a Saturday morning and making time in his day to help that family. May God bless your thoughtfulness and generosity!

From: Don Ohnigian

If you want to be featured on a future blog post, then leave us a testimonial or a review. You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Let your voice be heard! If you write us a testimonial, you have a good chance of being featured on next month’s post. Thanks for reading everyone!

The Center for Hope and Safety’s Sapphire Gala

2016 is a year of landmarks for Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) and the people we work with. Not only has it been 50 whole years since we started our moving company, it’s also been 40 years since the Center for Hope and Safety first opened! For those that don’t know, the Center for Hope and Safety is a nonprofit organization that we’ve supported over the years because of their dedication to ending domestic violence. They shelter victims here in New Jersey and help them recover by using all the resources at its disposal.

Because the Center for Hope and Safety runs on donations from people that wish to fight against domestic violence, it often holds events to help raise money for its cause. That’s why it’s holding the Sapphire Gala to celebrate 40 years of its organization and to accept donations! The event will be held on April 18th in Garfield, New Jersey from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Gift donations are being accepted for the silent auction at the gala, which include dining certificates, goods and services, entertainment packages, event tickets, and more! You can contact Jean Kirch, the event organizer, at 201-498-9247 x301 or jean@hopeandsafetynj.org if you have an item you want to donate.

Does this sound exciting to you? If it does, you can see more specific information about the event below, which was originally on the Cenjter for Hope and Safety’s website. You can see the whole post in its entirety by clicking here. Here are the details of the gala:

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Monday, April 18, 2016
The Venetian
546 River Dr.
Garfield, NJ 07026

6:00 – 9:30 pm

Please Join Us and Our
2016 Distinguished Honorees:

Central Unitarian Church, Paramus
Lil Corcoran
Jersey Women Strong
Teaneck School District

Tickets: $175/person
or
$250 Introduce a Friend for two tickets*
* The friend/spouse must be new to the agency and registration must be made by
calling the Development office at 201-498-9247 x301

Business/Cocktail Attire

Don’t forget, if you want to show up to the gala, you have to RSVP by April 12th! The Center of Hope and Safety has made this an easy process that you can fill out online. To register for the event, please click here. If you want to learn more about the Center for Hope and Safety, you can read about them on our website here.

Are you a fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so place consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!