News & Events from Westmount Moving

June 21, 2014

Westmount Moving in the PROFIT 500 List once again

By: Heather @ 12:39 pm

 

Westmount Moving ranks No. 361 on the 2014 PROFIT 500

–      PROFIT magazine unveils 26th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies –

Montreal, June 12, 2014. Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Westmount Moving No. 361 on the 26th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the July issue of Canadian Business and online at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their revenue growth over five years.

Westmount Moving made the 2014 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 126%.

“The members of the PROFIT 500 are the elite of the country’s entrepreneurial community,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Business and PROFIT. “Their stories are lessons in business strategy, innovation, management excellence and sheer tenacity.”Westmount Moving is honored to be on the PROFIT 500 ranking,”states Joe Gagnon “This accomplishment reflects the impeccability of our services, the hard work and dedication of our entire team.”

Our company has grown substantially since its inception in 1938 as a small neighborhood company. We have now become the preferred moving company for many businesses, including Canadian Pacific and McGill University. We are thrilled to remain the official movers of the Montreal Canadiens, the Kitchener Rangers and the Ottawa Senators.

Westmount Moving is also a proud member of the International Association of Movers (IAM) and Canadian Association of Movers (CAM). We proudly support several local and national charities dedicated to helping underprivileged families.

About PROFIT and PROFITguide.com

PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent media brand dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 32 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Visit PROFIT online at PROFITguide.com.

About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling and most-trusted business publication in the country. With a readership of more than 800,000, it is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. We provide concrete examples of business achievement, thought-provoking analysis and compelling storytelling, all in an elegant package with bold graphics and great photography. Canadian Business—what leadership looks like.

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December 16, 2013

A Montreal Moving Company That Shares The Warmth

By: Heather @ 7:48 pm

Share the WarmthWho They Are

Located in Pointe-Saint-Charles, Montreal, Share The Warmth is an organization helping the community since 1989. It provides food, a second-hand shop, as well as school, youth, and other programs to solve problems within the community. Their main goal is to awaken hopes and dreams by supporting youth and families break away from the cycle of hunger and poverty.

Their Impact On The Community

Every week, Share The Warmth provides food for thousands of kids and many others in need. Their music programs give kids the opportunity to learn music instruments and even join a choir. In addition, the organization has a tutoring and mentoring program, employment training; scholarships to financially help students for high school and post-secondary education. Having a low-cost second hand shop, they help families with tight budgets and their free dental clinic program offers free basic dental care to members as well as workshops for those wanting better oral care.

How You Can Help Them Make A Difference
Share the Warmth
During the holidays, Share the Warmth reaches out to the community to make the holidays memorable for those in need. Anyone can help by donating non-perishable food items, clothing, gift certificates, or by volunteering. Since 2006, Westmount Moving gets involved during this time of the year by picking up your donation boxes throughout the city. If you would like to make a difference in someone’s life during the holidays, contact Share The Warmth today or share this information with anyone that could benefit from it.

Happy Holidays!

Share the Warmth Contact:

Phone: 514-933-5599
Fax: 514-933-7270
Email: info@partageonslespoir.ca
Web: http://www.sharethewarmth.ca/

Address:

625 Fortune
Montreal, QC H3K2R9
Canada

Filed under: Community,News,Sponsorship

October 17, 2013

It’s All About the Children

By: Heather @ 1:29 pm

Westmount Moving and Warehousing employees care about the community. We are proud to support several local and national charities dedicated to improve the lives of others. One of these, is the Children’s Wish Foundation.

The Children’s Wish Foundation grants wishes to children with high-risk life-threatening illnesses. The Foundation can fulfill upwards of 800 wishes annually and is proud of the fact that the Foundation has never denied an eligible wish and, has been able to fulfill some of the most complex wishes imaginable. Westmount Moving and Warehousing through the activities of its agent network is a Silver Sponsor of this charity.

Within the spirit of helping sick children, the Montreal chapter of Westmount Moving and Warehousing is also a contributor towards the Montreal Children’s Hospital and have participated in multiple fundraising events to raise money for the hospital. Supporting the Montreal Children’s Hospital and all that they do is the Montreal Children’s Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to support excellence in care. To attain this mission, the Foundation focuses its efforts in three main areas: The first being to acquire cutting-edge medical equipment and supporting innovative programmes, support for research into childhood diseases and finally, the advancement of teaching.

Within the coming months, the Foundation is planning a number of events that are both fun, educational and will contribute greatly to their mission and goals for the hospital.

Please click on the link below to view the list of events and be a part of helping the Foundation to accomplish and fulfill their goals.

childrenfoundation.com/events

October 8, 2013

Montreal duo battle it out on CBC’s Battle of the Blades

By: Heather @ 6:48 pm

Montreal duo battle it out on CBC's Battle of the BladesMathieu Dandenault and Marie-France Dubreuil. Who are they and why are their names everywhere? Let’s start with Mathieu. This Sherbrooke native is a three time Stanley Cup Champion (1997, 1998, 2002) and also grasped the 2003 World Championship. Drafted in 1994 to play for the Detroit Red Wings, he was with them when they broke the 1995-1996 record and had 62 wins! (This remains un-broken). Aside from winning three Stanley cups during his hockey career, he also assisted Team Canada to win gold in Helsinki at the World Hockey Championships. His last NHL team that he played with was the Montreal Canadiens and he later retired in 2010.

Let’s take a look at Marie-France Dubreuil. This talented lady was a two time silver medalist at the World Ice Dance Competition in 2006 and 2007, five time Canadian Ice Dance Champion (2000, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007) as well as a two time Olympian in 2002 and 2006. This Montreal native became famous when her and her now husband Patrice Lauzon team up in 1995 and became extremely well know for great technique and presentation that was simply astonishing. In 2008 they turned professional and started to tour with Stars on Ice. They now own a skating school in Montreal and develop young ice dancers for the Quebec Skating Federation.

Now that you know a little bit about these two professional athletes, what do they have to with each other and why are they so popular these days? You see, Mathieu and Marie-France are teaming up as skating partners in the Canadian figure skating reality show called Battle of the Blades. To differentiate itself from other reality show’s alike, the show’s premise is that Battle of the Blades brings two very different styles of skaters together: hockey players are paired with prominent figure skaters to perform figure skating routines. They are scored as one would be scored at an official skating competition. Slowly but surely, couples are eliminated and the winning couple receives money to donate to the charity of their choice. For Mathieu, his charity is the Montreal Canadien’s Children Foundation and for Marie-France, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. This pair is bound to stand out and be noticed. Mathieu has speed and versatility on his side and Marie-France is back for a third season of Battle of the Blades. Go luck!

Register and vote for Marie-France Dubreuil and Mathieu Dandenault pair.

http://www.cbc.ca/battle/

Filed under: Community,Events,News

October 1, 2013

Seniors Day & Supporting “Bowling with the Stars”

By: Heather @ 1:20 pm

seniors

October represents a lot of things to many people. For some, it’s the official start of autumn, for others it means summer has run its course. For others, the season brings senses alive: time for thanksgiving, pumpkin spice this and that, apples, the smell of burning leaves…etc. However, there is something else that October brings that we might not all be aware of: National Seniors Day! Yes, October 1st is the day where we Canadians honour the seniors that have helped construct our country and continue to help out in the community and society.

At Westmount Moving and Warehousing we do many things and are involved in many aspects of what goes into a move. With this being said, we also have services that tailor to seniors and understand how to best conduct a move. We recognize that seniors facing a move are often stressed by the idea of leaving their family home and starting a new phase of their lives elsewhere. These moves also may involve multiple parts; for example, extra deliveries to adult children, or storage of goods as a result of downsizing. Recognizing that the experience may be daunting for our senior clientele, we take extra care to prepare our moving professionals to work with seniors. This includes special training of sales consultants and our crews to address the particular needs of seniors. Our fully-uniformed and courteous professionals will put seniors at ease with the process and make their transition to a new home easier. Aside from tailoring our moves to suit our senior clientele, we also stay very involved in our local community and try and give back whenever we can.

On October 27th 2013, the Alzheimer’s Group Inc (AGI) is having a charity fundraiser called “Bowling with the Stars” where all the proceeds go towards Alzheimer’s research. This event is being held at Laurentian Lanes and the concept it to team up and bowl with the stars from sports and media in a spirited bowling extravaganza. It is going to be fun afternoon when more than 200 bowlers including Olympic and Professional athletes from the Alouettes, Canadiens and many more. Westmount Moving and Warehousing is proud to be donating to such a special cause and we hope you take advantage of this National day and apply it to everyday!

September 6, 2013

The Hockey Journey

By: Heather @ 9:35 pm

Hockey, hockey, hockey! The season is so close, we can almost taste it! Fan summits, newscasts, all forms of social media and etc, are all about hockey and this year’s current predictions. It won’t be long until we all become immersed in the sport the defines us a nation. As the official movers of the Montreal Canadiens, we at Westmount Moving and Warehousing take pride in our team and follow them closely pre-season, current season and of course post season. This week, two amazing stories were presented in the news, two stories that demonstrated the beginning of a pro-athletes journey and the end of one.

This past Thursday, the Montreal Canadiens rookie camp began and so did the hype as journalists and sports commentators speculated as to which rookie to look out for this coming season. Among those were Jarred Tinordi, Nathan Beaulieu, Michael McCarron, Zachary Fucale, Tim Bozon, Ben Duffy, Magnus Nygren, Darren Dietz, Charles Hudon and Sven Andrighetto. We definitely added size and strength to the team, with players like Tinordi (6 foot 6 defenseman) and McCarron (6 foot 5, 240 pounder) and of course incredible talent. Hudon was a standout at the world juniors and the others mentioned all have incredible stats to go along with their names. We look forward to watching them this season!

At the end of his hockey journey, this former Montreal Canadiens player is now beginning a new career path that looks as promising as ever. Mathieu Darche retired from the NHL last February and for the past month has begun his new career as the director of business development and public relations for Delmar International Inc. This career change is not a step back or a last resort scenario. He always wanted to end up in business after receiving his international business degree from McGill in 2000. While he is excited for his new adventure, Darche will not be far from the hockey world. He will still be in the RDS studio and be a hockey analyst and is also a sponsor of TSN Radio 690’s Canadiens post game show. Aside from his new business venture, Darche will also be participating in a renowned charity event this coming October for the Alzheimer’s Group called Bowling with the stars. For more information please visit (http://www.bowlingwiththestars.ca/ ) Good luck Mathieu!

Filed under: Community,Events,News

August 22, 2013

Married Doctors still representing Montreal in Amazing Race Canada!

By: Heather @ 9:16 pm

One would think that to be a part of any race, one would need physical strength, endurance and stamina. However, Doctor Holly Agostino and Doctor Brett Burstein, representing Montreal in the Amazing Race Canada, show there is more to this race and travel contest than just physical strength; you need to have the smarts as well.

This married duo beat famous fitness icons (also husband and wife) Joanne McLeod and Hal Johnson who became well known for their fitness ads; BodyBreak during last weeks episode. Agostino and Burstein have beat all odds and surpassed expectations as they are detail orientated, amazing strategists and have shown that they are a strong contenders in the competition.

While having physical strength, endurance and stamina is also important, what these doctors have demonstrated is that if you understand the game and how to double-cross and out smart your competitors, being able to bench press your own weight really isn’t that important.

The Amazing Race Canada is aired on CTV and although this is the first time we have had a Canadian version, the reality show is already the most popular Canadian television show! It broke Canadian records on July 15th with 3.5 million viewers and is still going strong. The show is being hosted by Jon Montgomery, Canadian Olympic champion, famous for winning Gold in Skeleton in the 2010 Winter Olympics held in Vancouver, B.C. The Amazing Race Canada does follow the same format as the original series, except uses Canada and its provinces as a sort of board game where tasks are given out.

This week’s episode takes place in Quebec City. Will being in their home province give them yet another edge? Tune in!

Filed under: Community,Events,News

August 16, 2013

Back to school!

By: Heather @ 4:39 pm

With summer coming to a close, some feel like the party is over. However, for others, the party has just begun!

While a vast majority of students dread returning to school, those newly graduated from high school have yet to embark on one of the most epic journey’s they will ever encounter: Leaving the nest and relocating to a university dorm or apartment complex. Yes, it’s that time of year! Parents, get your Kleenex boxes ready, your wallets open for dorm furniture, school books and of course those moving supplies and send your ‘little ones’ off to University!

Whether your child’s new dorm or apartment is near or far, you can still be a part of their new journey thanks to social media and all the wonders it brings to communication. Whether you chose to Skype, FaceChat or even share photos and links via Facebook or Twitter, staying close to your child while they take their first adult steps into the world has never been easier. Before you bid adieu to your university bound ball of joy, here are some useful tips to make your child’s moving experience from home to dorm room as easy as can be: Determine what you’re going to keep, donate or discard. Dismantle furniture. If necessary, advise your family doctor, pharmacy, subscriptions… etc about the relocation.

Good luck freshmen!

Filed under: Community,News

July 31, 2013

Sales Caravan 2013

By: Heather @ 9:30 am

Sales Caravan 2013The end of July is finally around the corner, and let me tell you, it has been a busy month!

To help our movers through this rush, the sales team spent two full days traveling in between crews at commercial as well as residential moves, bringing them refreshments and motivation!

Westmount Moving has cherished this sales tradition for many years now, and truly think, there is no better way to show support to our hard working guys & girls.

July 19, 2013

Deadly Driving: A Look At Teen Drivers

By: Heather @ 5:02 pm

Reprinted from CarInsurance.org’s Car Owner Blog.

If you’re seeking a car insurance plan, there are many, many factors that get taken into account, particularly if you have a family with kids in it—kids who will one day likely be sitting behind the wheel of your family car. Getting your teen started down the road with a learner’s permit can be one of the most nerve-wracking experiences in your entire adult life. Most teens are ready and eager to hit the open road, but there’s a lot of consideration that needs to go into making sure your teen is safe and insured properly for any circumstance that may arise. Teenagers and younger drivers are hands-down the most accident prone demographic on the road: They crash more, seem to think less, and tend to engage in more risky behaviors, like drinking and driving or texting while behind the wheel. You want your teen to be safe, and you also want them to be taken care of by your insurance plan. If you’re curious about the proper way to be sure your teen is well cared for by your insurance plan, check out this handy guide to the best insurance for your young driver. Every parent’s ultimate desire is for their teen to stay safe, but the odds of your 16-year-old getting into a fender bender are too high to not make entirely sure that your insurance policy is reliable and effective for any situation. Whether you’re the parent of a soon-to-be-driving teen yourself or you simply want to be more aware of those young folk you share the road with, the following infographic takes an in-depth look at some of the dangers that are present among teen drivers today.

Click to enlarge.

Teen Driving

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