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95th Annual Convention to be Held in Santa Barbara

CMSA will be holding its 95th Annual Convention from May 14-19, 2013 at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort in beautiful Santa Barbara, Calif.

The convention theme, “Exiting the Comfort Zone,” is about taking risks and trying new things to develop both professionally and personally.  It is the goal of the convention to motivate you and to bring new energy into your business!

At the convention, you’ll hear from a number of industry experts; meet suppliers selling the newest products and services and spend time networking with fellow CMSA members. There will be many informational and educational forums planned as well as fun social activities, including the Annual Convention Golf Tournament, Exhibitor’s Welcome Reception and an evening at the picturesque, oceanfront venue of the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center. 

Enjoy the convention even more by booking your stay at the Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort – a charming mission-style Santa Barbara hotel on 24 magnificent beachfront acres. Take advantage of the rich amenities and extensive array of activities that are perfect for any age. Lounge by the pool. Walk along the soft-sand beach. Dine on delicious cuisine at one of the four on-site restaurants. Hotel highlights include:

·         Spacious accommodations with mountain, garden or ocean views

·         Patios or balconies in every hotel room

·         Pet-friendly

·         Located just half a mile from downtown Santa Barbara

·         Twenty minutes from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) via complimentary transportation

·         Multiple on-site restaurants

·         Fitness center

·         Relaxing spa

·         Hertz Car Rental location in resort lobby

The resort provides the perfect backdrop for a great time at the CMSA convention! Convention attendees can take advantage of the special group rate of $175 per night (plus tax). For those wanting to extend their stay before or after the convention, the hotel is offering rooms at the group rate three days prior to and three days after the convention dates based on availability. To make reservations, call (800) 879-2929 and request the California Moving and Storage Association group rate, or go to www.thecmsa.org and find the reservation link on our Convention Calendar web page.

This year’s golf tournament will be held on Thursday, May 16th, at the Glen Annie Golf Club, a championship golf course located in the rolling foothills of Santa Barbara. This challenging golf layout is enhanced by breathtaking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. The golf tournament entry fee is $125 per person and includes green fees, cart, range and a box lunch. Be sure to sign up early and reserve your spot!

Our special Friday night off-site event will be held at the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center, a 1920s Spanish-style landmark venue with beach access. Patio seating provides spectacular views of the ocean and sandy shores. You’ll enjoy a casual evening with a delicious catered BBQ dinner, entertainment from well-known strolling magician Mark Collier and soft music playing in the background. There will be a shuttle service to and from the venue.

Convention registration forms are included in this edition of The Communicator. For a convention schedule, please see page10 of the Communicator. Visit the CMSA website at www.thecmsa.org to access convention forms and information. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the CMSA office at (800) 672-1415 (within CA) or (562) 865-2900.

Register by the early registration deadline of March 25, 2013 and be eligible to win a $50 Visa gift card.  Individual event ticket purchases are ineligible. Only full registrations paid by March 25, 2013 will be entered in the drawing.

Hope to see you there!

December 2012 - CMSA Communicator

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