Category Archives: Announcement

Gratitude In Trying Times- A Look Back at our Blessings

2020 will go down in the books as one of the more challenging, strange and seemingly endless years in recent history.  The stress of illness, politics, and economic downturn for many can make it difficult to reflect on what we are truly grateful for.  But self-reflection and gratitude can be a healthy way of dealing with the present and help keep a focus on the future, with the hope of good things to come.

Our Move Makers team kept busy through the pandemic, and for that, we are most grateful.  Adapting and working with our community partners and individual home owners has been challenging but we took it in stride and kept going. .. Read the rest

Tools 4 Troops: Helping Veterans with Tool Donations

Some movies make us laugh, some movies make us cry. But for Pete Wall, the film Pearl Harbor made him look at ways to help veterans. A few short months after viewing that fateful film, he formed Tools4Troops and has helped change the lives of veterans.

Pete, a retired sustainable construction specialist, teamed with Coast Guard veteran, Realtor and property manager Pat Dillow on a mission to deliver donated tools to both active duty and discharged veterans. Since 2014, Tools4Troops has supplied tools to over 4,000 veterans.

There is a real need for tools and supplies for veterans leaving the military and entering the job force. According.. Read the rest

The Move Makers Take A Look Back at 2019. It was a Great Year!

Year number six is in the books for The Move Makers, and what a year it was!  We continue to grow and have assisted with many move outs and move ins in 2019, all while taking the stress out of the process for our wonderful clients and their families.

In 2018, The Move Makers achieved A+ Accreditation by the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM), the leading professional organization for Senior Move Managers in the world.  This year, our founder Carolyn Rowe was elected to the NASMM Board of Directors, and looks forward to her role on the leadership team... Read the rest

A Better Way to Bag

They’re one of the more ubiquitous items in our kitchens, often stuffed into a drawer or basket or shoved hastily under the sink.  They’re plastic grocery bags and in Lake Oswego and other parts of Oregon, they’re facing a hasty demise.

As of July 1, 2019, Lake Oswego has ordered a ban on all plastic carry out bags in retail establishments over 10,000 square feet (think grocery and big box stores), with other establishments following suit  by January 2020, according to Jenny Slepian, Lake Oswego’s Sustainability and Management Analyst.  

Why the bag ban now?  According to the town of Lake Oswego’s official city website, the goal is to change consumers’ behavior. .. Read the rest

The Move Makers Awarded Highest Distinction in Senior Move Management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lake Oswego, Oregon — The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) has announced that The Move Makers has been awarded the NASMM A+ Accreditation for its excellence in the senior move management industry. Only 50 out of 950 member companies nationwide have achieved this distinction. The Move Makers is the only senior move management company in the northwest to earn A+ Accreditation.

“This accreditation decision represents the highest level of professional achievement that can be awarded to a senior move management company,” according to Mary Kay Buysee, NASMM’s Executive Director. “An organization receiving a three-year NASMM A+ Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process.”.. Read the rest