We are upping the ante at this years’ Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing! Participants can play our island HOLE IN ONE contest, for a chance to win $10,000. Just $10 to play, with all proceeds benefiting the Chamber.
Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing
2016 Super Service Award Winners have been announced, and we are proud to have both Cleveland and Columbus receive the award!
The Super Service Awards are granted to businesses that maintain an A rating historically and in recent transactions, and that have met all safety and background check standards.
Moving Ahead Services joined Angie’s list in 2009 and 2010 for Columbus and Cleveland. Since joining, each year we have received the Super Service Award – A great display of our commitment to quality services and customer satisfaction.
The Evolution of Angie’s List and the 2016 Super Service Award
2016 saw over 1.6 million new members join as part of the free program initiative! Angie’s List has proven to be a more valuable tool than ever before. For our business, it has allowed our customers a great way to enjoy an easy communication process, see reviews and enjoy exclusive discounts. It has also held our team to the highest of quality standards in an industry that is notorious for stress!
The changes in Angie’s List program structures and membership base have proven to be beneficial. The 2016 Super Service Award is further proof that the structural integrity of the platform is alive and well.
2016 Super Service Award was last modified: February 16th, 2017 by Moving Ahead Services
Food drive totals were incredible! Our offices collected a total of 1,600 pounds of food for United Way. Despite all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we truly had the best support. Our customers, neighbors, family, friends and team all came through to donate! We couldn’t be more grateful, and are so proud to have such wonderful communities to call home. For our first official food drive, we’d say it was a great success!
In the first week, we collected about 580 pounds of food! Much of this was in large part to our generous customers, as part of the Move for Hunger program. As a Move for Hunger partner, our team reminds each of our customers that we collect food they would dispose of. Any non-perishable items from cupboards, pantries and the likes are loaded into a Move for Hunger box during move day. This has allowed us to collect and donate hundreds of pounds of food, most of which would have gone to waste! Moving is busy and often overwhelming, this allows an easy way to donate without the hassle!
The Final Stretch – Food Drive Wrap Up
In the final week of the food drive, we had community drop offs, our neighbors donated, customers continued to contribute and our teams and their families also donated. Every single donation counts! 1 can of food from 30 people certainly adds up. We had boxes upon boxes of canned goods, PB&J, formula and more. It was powerful to see it all in one place!
Our drop off at United Way was welcomed with applause and true appreciation. While hunger in Ohio is an ongoing issue throughout the year, the holidays can be especially taxing. Food pantries are tasked with feeding more people than ever, and children aren’t receiving school lunches – Adding to the long list of those in need.
A Little Friendly Competition
In the spirit of the season, we decided to make our Holiday food drive as motivating as possible! We challenged our teams in Cleveland and Columbus, as well as offering a top collection incentive and a lunch party. While the totals were close, our Cleveland office came out with the big WIN! Ron, a member of our team in Cleveland, was recognized for collecting over 300 pounds of food from customers!
Holiday Food Drive Recap was last modified: December 23rd, 2016 by Moving Ahead Services
Providence House Deck the House 2016 was a great even all around! Hosted last week at Cleveland Browns Stadium, the event features live entertainment and more. This has become the unofficial start of our holiday season at Moving Ahead Services! The atmosphere could not have been more festive, the auction items were great. There were more holiday trees than ever before! Our crews packed, wrapped, moved and delivered 19 trees this year!
Providence House Deck the House 2016
In Cleveland and beyond, Providence House is recognized as one of the largest crisis nurseries in existence. Serving children and their families in times of need, Providence House provides various care. From clothing to shelter, food, medical attention, education and interaction and more. It’s truly an asset to our community.
The Annual Deck the House fundraiser is their largest event. Featuring local Cleveland Browns players, and a diverse guest list. Event goers dine on great food and shop the auction items and direct Providence House fundraiser initiatives.
Our Role in the Event
For the last several years, Moving Ahead Services has volunteered time and resources to Deck the House. Our team wraps, packs, transports, stores and delivers the trees to auction winners. Each holiday tree is decorated in a different theme, and auction bidding commences shortly after the event begins. Winners enjoy their evening, and our crews are hard at work as soon as the event ends. Many of us were on site this year, attending the event and coordinating the moving services. Providence House Deck the House 2016 was one of the largest we have seen, and we couldn’t be happier for them!
Pictures from Deck the House
Providence House Deck the House 2016 was last modified: December 13th, 2016 by Moving Ahead Services
Join us! For the next two weeks, help from customers, family, our team and community is needed more than ever before. From November 28th – December 16th, donate non-perishable foods, formula and more to help fight hunger this holiday season.
How to Get Involved in the Holiday Food Drive
Donating is easy, if you are planning a move simply fill your Move for Hunger box! Our team will collect the items and distribute to our local partners.
Alternatively, you can participate in our holiday food drive by dropping donations off at our offices.
Offices are open Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM – If outside of these hours please call ahead
Types of Donations / Ideas
Any donation is helpful, and we will make arrangements for anything – But here are a few ideas!
Holiday dinner items: Instant potatoes, sides, box desserts, etc.
Pasta and pasta sauce
Baby Items: jar food, formula, squeeze fruit pouches
Cereals and instant breakfasts
Juice and drinks
Rice and similar items
Peanut butter & jelly, jams etc.
Fruit and fruit cups
Canned meat, tuna
A Little Friendly Competition
During the holidays, donations can have a huge impact. Food pantries, churches and other non-profit organizations are inundated with requests, and kids are not in school for an extended period – lengthening the list of those in need. A December holiday food drive is a great time to give! To promote our efforts our offices in Cleveland and Columbus are competing to see who can collect the most food. The winning office will enjoy lunch, and the winning team member will also get three additional vacation days.
Moving Ahead Services Named Move For Hunger Van Line Partner – Mover of the Year
The Move for Hunger Mover of the Year announcement and award presentation came at the 2016 Stevens Worldwide Van Lines Conference in San Diego earlier this month. We are incredibly humbled and excited by this recognition! We are also incredibly grateful for our generous customers and communities – as well as our hard working, dedicated team.
The Move For Hunger Mover of the Year Award
Each year, the award is presented to an affiliate of a Move For Hunger van line. The awards recognize efforts to promote food collection, hunger relief and overall program engagement. In addition to the total amount of food donated, a variety of factors are taken into consideration.
Quantity of food donations
Frequency and consistency
Event and drive participation
Move For Hunger cross promotion
Membership and overall participation
This award is made possible because of our generous, thoughtful customers and consistent efforts by our team members to go above and beyond to make sure food is not wasted on ANY move!
A Brief History: Over 3,000 Life Saving Meals
Since kicking off with Move for Hunger in 2014, Moving Ahead Services customers and employees have consistently donated and participated in food collection efforts across our communities. This has amounted to over 3,600 pounds of food collected and distributed to food banks, pantries and similar organizations across northeast and central Ohio. This equates to over 3,000 meals for those in need!
While the amount in itself is impressive, we are also proud and grateful for the continued, consistent donations.
Stay tuned in the future, we are excited to further our partnership and participation with Move for Hunger – Including drives, events and more.
Make Your Move Matter
Move for Hunger is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. As a partner, Moving Ahead Services will arrange and deliver your food donations throughout your move (and throughout the year!).
Moving can often lead to pantry items and non-perishables getting tossed in the trash, and these donations provide meals for those desperately in need in our communities. Donate your food when you move!
Call us today for information on food donation, getting your business involved in Move For Hunger, assistance during a food drive and more. We are here to help!
Thank you to the amazing Move For Hunger Team, we appreciate all that you do!
Stevens Worldwide Van Lines
We had a wonderful time in sunny, warm California! Thank you to the Stevens Family for hosting us, and for supporting Move For Hunger and our efforts. It was an incredible experience to meet and talk with the industry’s best and brightest!
Move For Hunger Mover of the Year was last modified: November 21st, 2016 by Moving Ahead Services
Moving Ahead Services video for Fast Track 50 is complete! As a Fast Track 50 Emerging Business finalist this year, we had the chance to sit down and talk about 2016, our company, services and culture. The drone footage is incredible, compliments of Fraser Video Productions!
Moving Ahead Services Video Highlights
On a recent commercial move in Mentor, Fraser was able to capture some great shots! Even the weather cooperated, and our team was hard at work. The video also features some footage from a residential move, as well as an inside peak to our culture.
Check out the overview of our key focus areas in 2016:
Long Distance Moving
Commercial and Office Moves
Becoming an established, reputable service provider can be difficult in our industry. For us, quality is always the number one focus. This has allowed us to grow and dive in on the most challenging aspects of relocation.
Long Distance Moving: An Art, Not a Science
Every single distance move is different from the last. Having attention to detail and trusted team members allows us to accommodate any request. When all of your worldly possessions are getting packed into a truck, it better be a service provider you can trust! For customers moving into or out of Ohio, trust your move to the best.
Commercial and Business Office Moves
Strategically moving a business takes an experienced partner. Coordinating schedules, timelines, tasks and executing the move is a delicate dance. In 2016, our commercial moving division successfully executed a variety of moves for businesses all over Ohio. In house services and detailed planning allow us to bid competitively, deliver completely and provide the most efficient relocation solutions.
As Paul can attest to, Moving Ahead Services is a great place to work. The team mentality is clear every single day, and our individual strengths allow us to truly make a difference. Empowering our employees, trying new strategies and open communication are the core of our team.
Moving Ahead Services Video was last modified: November 21st, 2016 by Moving Ahead Services
Holiday Season 2016 is right around the corner, with Thanksgiving just a few short days away and all of the December festivities to follow! Help us help those in our communities – There is no better way to celebrate the season!
Move For Hunger
For Thanksgiving and through holiday season 2016, we are accepting donations for immediate distribution to local food banks and organizations to help those in need. Think dinner sides, desserts and essentially anything else! We will gladly distribute your donations and can even arrange pick up if you are hosting a company food drive. Just give us a call or contact us here.
Providence House – Deck the House 2016
True to tradition, the Moving Ahead Services team will be assisting our friends at Providence House for their annual Deck the House event this year. Providence House is a crisis nursery in Cleveland, supporting local children and their families. Their mission to end abuse and neglect is truly inspiring. In addition to delivering the holiday trees following the event, a few of us will be attending the fun at Cleveland Browns Stadium. It’s not to late to get tickets! Join us for live auction, basket raffle items, delicious food and Cleveland cheer. Learn more about Providence House and order your tickets here!
This year, Moving Ahead Services Willoughby is a drop off destination for Asa’s Angels. Stop by our office to check out our Angel tree, and grab a wish list for a local child in need. From everyday essentials like bedding, coats and clothes to toys and everything in between – Add a few extra names to your shopping list this year! Simply stop by or let us know, and we can get you a child’s list – Drop your gift items off and we’ll handle the rest!
Check back for new events as holiday season 2016 draws near! Let us know about your great cause in Columbus or Cleveland!
Holiday Season 2016 was last modified: November 15th, 2016 by Moving Ahead Services
United Way Feed Lake County drive may not officially kick off until March, but donations are welcome all year through! This week along with Quaker Steak and Lube, we donated a combined total of food for 790 meals! Our team and generous customer donations generated over 750 pounds of food alone. This is incredible, and we have no plans of slowing down!
Give Where You Live – Why Businesses Can Make a BIG Difference
As with many charitable efforts, a single individual is powerful – But a group of powerful individuals can change the world. For businesses large and small, putting your resources to work in your community can have a substantial impact! The United Way Feed Lake County program is the perfect example.
Prior to being affiliated with Move For Hunger, Moving Ahead Services would simply offer to donate any discarded items during a residential or business move. While well intended, these initiatives can often fall through the cracks of our busy everyday lives.
Since becoming part of the Move for Hunger team, our affiliate network and efforts have grown exponentially! Getting the message out, cross promoting and motivating with the proper information and organization can make all of the difference in the world. Put your business to work for your community!
Making a Difference with help from Moving Ahead Services
In addition to our customer and our team efforts, we also provide a variety of organizations assistance during their donation drives. Working with businesses in Northeast Ohio and Columbus, Moving Ahead Services will donate time and materials to aid in transporting donations and/or packing items for distribution. Just give us a call and ask! We have helped multiple businesses this year, that otherwise didn’t have access to the resources or relationships to successfully host, collect and transport drive items.
For more information on how you can help United Way Feed Lake County or join the Move for Hunger Network, give us a call! 440-256-2224.