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CMSA will be executing "Operation O.A.S.I.S." (Optimizing Association Solidarity & Inspiring Success) at the 2017 CMSA Convention in Rancho Mirage. Held May 2-7, 2017, at The Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, this Convention will be focused on building strong professional networks and striving for business success. In today's economy, movers will benefit by participating in industry news and events to learn creative strategies to grow their businesses. Full of exciting speakers and discussions, this year's program will inspire movers to use creative businesses strategies to succeed in the intrastate moving, interstate moving and international shipping markets!

Members attending the Convention will be heading to Rancho Mirage, an oasis for relaxation and plentiful recreational activities. Minutes away from numerous shopping centers, museums, casinos, waterparks and a nature habitat, Mission Hills is a great destination for professionals and their families to enjoy the greater Palm Springs area attractions. In addition to many off-site activities, guests can relax by the pool, play golf at the Pete Dye or Gary Player courses, book a spa day or visit the nature habitat at the hotel.

This year's Convention schedule is jam-packed with various speakers, panels, networking events and fun activities. One of our speakers, the 2017 CMSA Convention keynote speaker, is known as the salesmen's salesman. Making his debut on the television-hit reality show "Shark Tank", the keynote speaker has made his success in customer service and sales, turning his one idea into a multi-million-dollar business. Reaching success at a young age, he has a wide range of sales and marketing know-how that would benefit new and seasoned moving professionals alike. Stay tuned for the February Communicator issue for an in-depth article on him and his achievements.

This year's Convention program also brings back the fan favorite events: Exhibitors Welcome Reception, Legislative and Awards luncheons, Military Breakout Session and a Van Line Panel discussion on 2017 industry forecasts. New this year, there will be a legal panel discussion with industry attorneys about legal issues CMSA members should know about for their businesses.

Golfers will be able to participate in the CMSA golf tournament at the Mission Hills' Gary Player golf course. Stretching over 7,062 yards of luscious green terrain, this course is designed for golfers of any skill level with breathtaking views of the nearby San Jacinto Mountains.

CMSA is also holding another young professional group meeting to organize young moving professionals to network and exchange ideas on growing their businesses. Members under 40 years of age (or young at heart) are encouraged to attend this meeting and engage with other young leaders to build strong ties with other industry colleagues. If members wish to join this group, write "YES" in the Young Professional Group interest box on the full convention registration form or contact the CMSA directly.

In celebration of May 5, CMSA will hold a Cinco De Mayo celebration on Friday night. Mexican decor, sombreros and hearty Mexican food awaits attendees as a DJ turns out music throughout the night. In addition, there will be a series of chapter-hosted games and a photo booth available during the festivities.

The Saturday awards luncheon will spotlight the achievements of the chapter presidents, chapter fundraising goals and scholarship winners. CMSA will recognize all the hard work made by chapter members and industry colleagues who organized meetings and raised funds to sustain the scholarship fund.

The Saturday night Chairman's Reception/Ball rings in the new Association year by introducing 2017-2018 CMSA Chairman-Elect John Lance of NMS Moving Systems Inc. to attendees and has current CMSA Chairman Robert Fraser pass the ceremonial gavel to Chairman-Elect Lance.

This year's Convention is one that shouldn't be missed! Register today by calling CMSA at (562) 865-2900 or email the enclosed registration forms in this issue to CMSA at information@thecmsa.org. Members who pay for their full registrations by Thursday, March 2, 2017, will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $50 prize!

December 2016 - CMSA Communicator

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