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The Merchants Moving & Storage FamilyStrategies to Endure

Jennifer Eastman shares the crucial business strategies that have allowed Merchants to grow and thrive into the fourth generation of Eastman leadership in the March, 2014 issue of BizTimes.

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Jennifer Eastman featured in the February issue of Mobility Magazine

Jennifer Eastman was featured in the February, 2014 issue of ERC's Mobility Magazine.
Says Jennifer in the article "It is an honor to follow in my father's footsteps. Merchants has an amazing and dedicated workforce. We'll continue building our culture around that professionalism."

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Merchants Moving & Storage Announces New President

Jennifer Eastman, 4th generation President of Merchants Moving & Storage(December 12, 2013) Merchants Moving & Storage, a leading professional household moving company serving the U. S. and Canada announces that Jim Eastman will retire as the company's president on December 31, 2013.

His daughter Jennifer, currently Merchants' Controller, will be his successor.
Jim Eastman will become the chairman of Merchants Moving & Storage's Board of Directors.

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Jim Eastman was honored by the Leadership Racine Advisory Board on May 8, 2012

Leadership Racine

James Eastman

Jim received their annual Leadership Racine Community Trustee award.

This award is defined as: an individual or group behavior which on behalf of the general public considers the needs of the entire community and seeks to serve the common good.

Jim received his award at the graduation banquet of the 2011-2012 class of Leadership Racine.
As honorary spokesman at the event, Jim's topic was his life motto of "Go the Extra Mile".

Congratulations Jim!

To read the article in The Racine Journal Times, please click on the link below:

For more information on Leadership Racine, please click below to visit their website.

Nancy Feest joins panel at the Regional Chicago CRC Meeting June 21, 2011

Nancy Feest at CRC Conference

Nancy Feest, Merchants Moving & Storage's lead move coordinator, spoke at the CRC Chicago Regional Summer Meeting on a panel representing the household goods industry from the Move Coordinators perspective. 

She received accolades and compliments from audience members who represented Corporate Clientele, Relocation Management Companies, Real Estate Firms, Mortgage Lenders and other Moving Companies.

Larry Gersch from Kraft Foods Inc. said "Nancy represented Merchants and the moving industry very professionally"!

Congratulations Nancy on a job well done!

Panelists included:
Chrystie King, Altair Global Relocation, Karen Jankowski, Corporate Relocation Manager, CNA Insurance, Miaken Pantos, Loan Administration Manager, Corporate Relocation, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Sara Baker, Corporate Sales Representative, National Corporate Housing, Nancy M. Feest CRP, GMS, Relocation Consultant, Merchants Moving & Storage

Merchants employees Douglas Ketzer & Bill Werth volunteer for Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

Recently members of the Wisconsin Employee Relocation Council including our own Bill Werth - Vice President of Sales and Doug Ketzer - National Account Representative, participated in the building of a Habitat for Humanity home in Milwaukee.

Click the link below to read the article "Building a House, Creating a Home in the Worldwide ERC's January issue of Mobility magazine.

"Big Trucks, Big Hearts"

Follow this link to read the article from the Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce" newsletter in the Racine Journal Times:

Merchants Moving & Storage named the 2010 "Family Friendly Workplace" by RAMAC

Once again Merchants has been named the "Family Friendly Workplace by the Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce. Merchants was previously awarded this honor in 2000.

Merchants Moving & Storage: Our Historic Building

Follow this link to read the story "Celebrating 175 years: "Fish Bros. Wagon Company" in the Racine Post Online.

Merchants Moving & Storage has headquartered in this historic State Street building since 1922.


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