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Unigroup’s Virtual 5k for United Way is up and running!

<p style=”text-align: justify;”><a href=”http://blog.arrowmoving.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Workout.jpg”><img title=”Workout” src=”http://blog.arrowmoving.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Workout-150×150.jpg” alt=”” width=”135″ height=”130″ /></a></p>
<p style=”text-align: justify; line-height: 17pt; font-size: 12pt;”><strong>Arrow Moving &amp; Storage</strong> is committed to healthy and happy employees and communities. As part of this commitment, we are participating in Unigroup’s annual Virtual 5k for <strong>United Way</strong>. The Virtual 5k raises money for different <strong>United Way</strong> chapters throughout the country and allows all <strong>Arrow Moving &amp; Storage</strong> employees an opportunity to contribute to those in need; work virtually as a team; and gain health benefits stemming from increased physical activity.</p>
<p style=”text-align: justify; line-height: 17pt; font-size: 12pt;”>The Virtual 5k runs from September 10 – December 7, 2012 and so far more than 20 Arrow employees have logged more than 3,800 minutes of physical activity!</p>
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<h2>Following are the top agency employees to date:</h2>
<p style=”font-size: 10pt; line-height: 0pt;”><span style=”font-family: comic sans ms,sans-serif;”>First Place:     Laurie Bath – Cheyenne, WY</span></p>
<p style=”font-size: 10pt; line-height: 0pt;”><span style=”font-family: comic sans ms,sans-serif;”>Second Place:    Todd Miller – Cheyenne, WY</span></p>
<p style=”font-size: 10pt; line-height: 0pt;”><span style=”font-family: comic sans ms,sans-serif;”>Third Place:     JT – Cheyenne, WY</span></p>
<p style=”font-size: 10pt; line-height: 0pt;”><span style=”font-family: comic sans ms,sans-serif;”>Fourth Place:    Katie Culverson – Colorado Springs, CO</span></p>
<p style=”font-size: 10pt; line-height: 0pt;”><span style=”font-family: comic sans ms,sans-serif;”>Fifth Place:     Art Lowenberg – Colorado Springs, CO</span></p>
<p style=”font-size: 15pt; line-height: 20pt;”><strong>Check back frequently to follow this exciting event!!</strong></p>

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Arrow Moving & Storage Sponsors Local Women’s Volleyball Team!

With our continued effort to support the local community and athletics; Arrow Moving &amp; Storage recently sponsored a Women’s Volleyball team that competed in the Rocky Mountain State Games. Arrow Moving &amp; Storage works with the USA Volleyball Association and supports the United States Olympic Committee of Colorado Springs so we were honored when asked to sponsor a team for the games. The team competed in the Gold A division and finished fourth in the State Games led by Captains Sharilyn Smith and Erin Lowenberg ; <strong>Great Job Team!!</strong>

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Everyone at Arrow Moving & Storage wishes you a Happy Labor Day Weekend!

<p style=”text-align: justify;”>A bit of history from the US Department of Labor. Visit their website <a title=”USDOL” href=”http://www.dol.gov/opa/aboutdol/laborday.htm” target=”_blank”>US Dept of Labor</a></p>
<p>Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is<a href=”http://blog.arrowmoving.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/labor-day-2.jpg”><img class=”alignright size-full wp-image-3293″ title=”Labor Day ” src=”http://blog.arrowmoving.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/labor-day-2.jpg” alt=”” width=”170″ height=”128″ /></a> dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.<p?>

<p>Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”<p/>

<p>But Peter McGuire’s place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York.<p/>

<p>In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date.<p/>

<p.The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.<p/>

<p>The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — <span style=”font-weight:bold”>the American worker.<p/>

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*UPDATE* Arrow Worldwide Movers……………The B Street Project 2012

In follow up to our previous post about this great opportunity to help Arrow Worldwide, below we have listed the address and contact information.
<p style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”><strong>Call Virginia!</strong></p>
<p style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”>She would love to tell you about it and answer any questions!</p>
<p style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”><strong>Toll Free: 866-607-3148</strong></p>
Yard Sale location:
<p style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”><strong>Cross streets are 46th- 52nd  pacific to east D streets (in Tacoma, WA)</strong></p>
<p style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”>If anyone wants to donate to the bike project they can send contributions directly to:</p>

<address style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”><strong>Virginia Casto</strong></address><address style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”><strong>Arrow Worldwide</strong></address><address style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”><strong>401 Broadway, Suite 202</strong></address><address style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”><strong>Tacoma WA 98402</strong></address>(It does not qualify as a tax deduction, as she not a 501C3.)<a href=”http://blog.arrowmoving.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/international_moving_companies.jpg”><img class=”alignright size-thumbnail wp-image-673″ title=”International-Moving-Companies” src=”http://blog.arrowmoving.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/international_moving_companies-150×150.jpg” alt=”International Movers” width=”150″ height=”150″ /></a>

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Arrow Worldwide Movers Presents The B Street Project 2012

For the sixth consecutive year Arrow Worldwide manager Virginia Casto, is working to International Movers provide foster children in the Tacoma, WA area with bicycles.

The project’s namesake, “The B Street Project”, is the street on which Virginia lives and where she obtains seed money with a summer garage sale. This year she plans to work with a group called Rainbow Youth and Family Services and their director Charles Carson (who has an incredible story himself). They help identify the foster kids at risk who they can give the new bikes to. Hopefully this year they will beat the 20 received last year…

This year’s GARAGE SALE IS AUGUST 18TH!

In addition, Arrow Worldwide donates funds normally spent on corporate gifts and holiday cards. Thanks to Virginia’s persistence, along with hounding her friends and family, 20 children received new bikes from Santa in 2011!

The project started six years ago around Thanksgiving, when she read a local ad for $25 bikes. Neighbor Tim Wedrosky accompanied her to purchase a bicycle for a giving tree donation, he offered to buy two bicycles and through a connection with the state foster kids program the project was born.

Despite rising costs, over 100 bikes have been donated through the years. Neighbor Tim Smith, pictured, assembles the bikes, as Virginia is not handy with the tools…

Why does she do it? Virginia never had a new bike as a kid and thinks every kid deserves one at least once in their life. Virginia’s mother was an orphan and, as an adult, always sent a donation to her local orphanage. Virginia feels it is a small way to honor her mother’s memory.

At 55,Virginia finally got her own new bike. It is one of her favorite possessions.

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CLIENT VIDEO TESTIMONIAL

Arrow of San Antonio recently performed an office move for Padget Business Services. They were very pleased with Arrow’s service and submitted this video testimonial. We appreciate the compliment and were happy to serve!

 

 

 

 

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Arrow Employee Birthdays in July!

Please join Arrow Moving & Storage in wishing a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our hard working Arrow Moving & Storage employees!

Cheyenne,WY Location:
TeriLess Noblett – 7/2
Brandy Kinohi – 7/2
Scott Humble – 7/16
Julie Stewart – 7/30
Colorado Springs, CO Location:
Michael Fitzpatrick – 7/8
San Antonio, TX Location:
Jose Perez – 7/1
Patricia Rowland – 7/27
Salt Lake City,UT Location:
Patricia Cardwell – 7/31
Oklahoma City, OK Location:
Rogelio Becerra – 7/11
Carmelo Robles – 7/30

Happy Birthday to these Arrow Moving & Storage Employees!

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Attention! Peak Moving Season Has Arrived!

Yes, it’s true, “peak moving season” is here! Peak moving season runs May through August each year with the peak of the peak
between 28 May (Memorial Day) and July 4.

It is important to understand that moving companies are very busy during this season and capacity becomes an issue. Arrow and Mayflower work very hard to prevent any compromise in service during peak season.

Arrow Moving & Storage offers the personal service of a family-owned company backed by the resources of United Van Lines, LLC and Mayflower Transit, LLC, the moving industry’s leading transportation providers.

The most important thing you can do is to plan ahead and start as early as possible!

  • Start planning early. Contact your mover as soon as you know you’re moving.
  • Get organized. The more prepared you are the smoother your move will be.
  • Be patient. Reputable movers will still come trough even when unforeseen things happen.

Check out these sites for important and useful information on moving:

http://www.moving.org/

https://www.protectyourmove.gov/

 

Call Arrow today! We are happy to be of service! (800) 593-6683

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