They like us, they really like us.

NorthStar Moving has more awards and honors than any other moving company on the planet. We’ve won awards for just about everything: customer service, green initiatives, best places to work, growth and philanthropy – you name it.

Top Women-Owned Businesses

2022 ★ Recognition, Los Angeles Business Journal

The Los Angeles Business Journal published their annual list of Top Women-Owned Businesses in Los Angeles County on August 8, 2022. Once again, we are honored to make this prestigious list. This year, NorthStar Moving’s Director of Marketing and Co-Founder Laura McHolm was one of seven leading women business owners to be profiled in the special report.

Woman Business Owner of the Year

2022 ★ Finalist, NAWBO

The Top 10 Class for NAWBO’s Woman Business Owner (WBO) of the Year Award, has been announced, and we are honored and proud to have NorthStar Moving’s Director of Marketing and Co-Founder, Laura McHolm included in this prestigious group. The Woman Business Owner of the Year Award recognizes and rewards an entrepreneur who excels at strategy, operations, finances, problem solving, overcoming adversity and giving back to her community. It’s not based on business size, but rather overall business excellence.

During this year’s awards gala on October 11th at the National Women’s Business Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, this list will be narrowed down to the Top 3 and then the top winner will be announced. 

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of over 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the United States, representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries, with chapters across the country. The NAWBO® Annual Awards Program honors the accomplishments and contributions of exemplary women who have led the way in the women’s business community and are building a legacy for the next generation of entrepreneurs. 

Women’s Leadership Roundtable & Awards

2022 ★ Finalist, San Fernando Valley Business Journal

The San Fernando Valley Business Journal held a virtual ceremony for their annual “Women’s Leadership Roundtable & Awards” on May 18, 2022, celebrating more than 50 women of achievement in the San Fernando Valley area. Our Director of Marketing and Co-Founder, Laura McHolm was among the finalists.

Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Award

2022 ★ Finalist, Los Angeles Business Journal

The Los Angeles Business Journal held a virtual ceremony for their annual “Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards” on April 20, 2022. They published a summary of the event on their April 25, 2022 issue. The event shines a spotlight on the work performed by nonprofit organizations, philanthropic companies and individual leaders, volunteers and donors in the greater Los Angeles community.

The Los Angeles Rams won in the “Business Angel of the Year” category. The other four finalists were NorthStar Moving, Ralphs, US Bank and Inaba. We gotta say, it’s nice to be a runner up to the Super Bowl Champs our LA Rams! Congratulations to all honorees and finalists in all categories, and thank you to the Los Angeles Business Journal for shining a light on the work done by all in our community.

Franchisers List

2022 ★ Recognition, Los Angeles Business Journal

The Los Angeles Business Journal published its annual list of the largest franchisers in Los Angeles County, ranked by number of franchised units. NorthStar Moving is proud to be included on the list. For information about NorthStar Moving Company franchise opportunities visit NorthStarFranchising.com

Hunger Fighting Hero Award

2021 ★ Recognition, Move for Hunger

The Hunger Fighting Hero is awarded by Move for Hunger to organizations that take part in food donations efforts, from hosting a food drive to assisting in one. In addition to hosting our annual food drive, we are called from time to time to assist in transporting food donations. We received this awards after we picked up 14,926 pounds of food (which equates to 12,438 meals!) from the Boy Scouts annual food drive in the bay area, and delivered it to the Alameda County Community Bank in November 2021. Read more about it and about our other projects with Move for Hunger on our community page.

Top Women-Owned Businesses

2021 ★ Recognition, Los Angeles Business Journal

The Los Angeles Business Journal publishes an annual list of Top Women-Owned Businesses in Los Angeles County, ranked by annual revenue. We are honored to be included in the list once more.

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Inspirational Women: Forum and Leadership Awards

2021 ★ Nomination, Los Angeles Times

L.A. Times B2B Publishing held their first Inspirational Women: Forum and Awards in a virtual ceremony, held on October 26, 2021.  NorthStar Moving’s Director of Marketing and Co-Founder, Laura McHolm, was among the nominees.
For their inaugural year, they received over 350 nominations in varying fields, from manufacturing to technology. The review and selection process considered several factors, including leadership within the nominee’s organization as well as contributions to the business world and the community at large.

Following the ceremony and forum panels, they released a publication in which they profiled all of the honorees and nominees and shared their inspirational stories, along with how they are redefining the roles that women play in their respective industries. 

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5 Best Moving Companies in Phoenix for 2021

2021 ★ Recognition, Moving Astute

Moving Astute, a website that helps people get and compare moving quotes from trusted moving companies in the U.S. has compiled a comprehensive list of few of the best moving companies in Phoenix, AZ and included NorthStar Moving in their top five.

Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Award

2021 ★ Nomination, Los Angeles Business Journal

This is annual event honoring the work of the nonprofit community along with the corporate citizens and businesses that support them. The awards were given out this year in a virtual event. NorthStar Moving was nominated again this year. Check our community page to see all the people and organizations we have assisted over the years!

Franchisers List

2021 ★ Recognition, Los Angeles Business Journal

The Los Angeles Business Journal published its annual list of franchisers in Los Angeles. Franchisers are listed by number of franchises. NorthStar Moving is proud to be included on the list. For information about NorthStar Moving Company franchise opportunities visit NorthStarFranchising.com

Expertise

2021 ★ Recognition, Expertise

Expertise features objectively quantified and qualified professionals hand-picked by their selection process. They do the research to understand what’s important when searching for experienced professionals, to help them identify the top service professionals in over 200 different industries across the top cities in the United States. NorthStar Moving is honored to have been featured among the top moving companies in Irvine in 2019 and 2020, and to be featured this year in the following cities:

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Women’s Leadership

2020 ★ Nomination, Los Angeles Business Journal

The Women’s Leadership Series & Awards is virtual symposiums and awards event aiming to engage, inform, educate and inspire, this year’s panelists will cover topics of ongoing importance from leading through change and mentorship to the road to entrepreneurship and navigating today’s work-life balance demands. NorthStar Moving’s of Marketing and Co-Founder Laura McHolm was a Women’s Leadership Nominee.

Women’s Council

2020 ★ Nomination, San Fernando Valley Business Journal

On September 17, 2020, the San Fernando Valley Business Journal held a virtual ceremony of their annual Women’s Council Awards,  Honoring businesswomen who have made a difference throughout the San Fernando, Conejo, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley area. Award Categories were: CEO of the Year, Executive of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Rising Star, Not-For-Profit Leader, Business Owner of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award. NorthStar Moving’s of Marketing and Co-Founder Laura McHolm was a Women’s Leadership Nominee.

Top Women-Owned Businesses

2020 ★ Recognition, San Fernando Valley Business Journal

More US companies than ever before have female executives at the helm. The San Fernando Valley Business Journal publishes an annual list of women-owned businesses. To qualify for the list, a business must be at least 50% women-owned. NorthStar Moving is proud to be included.

Expertise

2020 ★ Recognition, Expertise

Expertise finds and reviews the top service professionals in over 200 industries across the U.S. Each month. They research more than 60,000 businesses to help customers find the best-qualified professional for their needs. NorthStar Moving is honored to have been featured among the top 14 moving companies in Irvine in 2020 and 2019

Best Moving Companies in Irvine

LA Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

2019 ★ Recognition, LA Mayor’s Office

In recognition of the significant impact women business owners have made on the Los Angeles economy, Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council declared November 19, 2019 to be Women’s Entrepreneurship Day in Los Angeles. The goal of the LA Women’s Entrepreneurship Day celebration is to inspire, empower and catalyze diverse, yet like-minded individuals, agencies and organizations, helping women-owned businesses realize their full potential in Los Angeles and throughout the world.

We are honored and humbled that NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm was invited to be a lead speaker at the LA Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2019, hosted by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Economic Development.

  

  • Image credit first seven photos: NorthStar Moving
    Image credit last eleven photos: Stella Kalinina , LA Mayor’s Office.

Influential Family-Owned Businesses

2019 ★ Recognition, Los Angeles Business Journal

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, family-owned and controlled businesses account for 90% of American companies today. In the L.A. region, new family-run organizations unceasingly enter the market, and legendary family brands continue to thrive.

The Los Angeles Business Journal published their annual list of the Influential Family-Owned Businesses. NorthStar Moving is honored to have been included and profiled in this list as a Notable Family-Owned Business.

Accredited Business Certificate

2019 ★ Recognition, Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Code of Business Practices represents standards for business accreditation by BBB in the United States and Canada. We are proud to be continuously accredited. This is our BBB accreditation certificate for August 2019 through July 2020.

Best Places to Work

2019 ★ Award, Los Angeles Business Journal

The Best Places to Work survey and awards program was created by the Los Angeles Business Journal and Best Companies Group in 2006. It was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Los Angeles, benefiting the county’s economy, workforce and businesses. The chosen list is made up of 100 companies. NorthStar Moving ranked an impressive #33 in the best medium sized company category.

Hunger Fighting Hero Award

2019 ★ Award, Move for Hunger

The Hunger Fighting Hero is awarded by Move for Hunger to organizations that host a successful event to fight hunger in their area. NorthStar Moving’s seventh annual “Let’s Send Hunger Packing” summer food drive raised food and monetary donations to provide 33,924 meals to feed hungry children in Los Angeles County. Over seven years, the drive has raised a total of approximately 134,124 meals.

Top Women-Owned Businesses

2019 ★ Recognition, Los Angeles Business Journal

The Los Angeles Business Journal publishes an annual Women in Business list. A women owned business is defined as a business with at least 50% women ownership. NorthStar Moving, Co-Founded by Laura McHolm and Ram Katalan, was ranked #69 in 2019.

Women’s Council: Entrepreneur of the Year

2019 ★ Award, Los Angeles Business Journal

Laura McHolm, NorthStar Moving’s Co-Founder and Director of Marketing received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Women’s Council & Awards on June 20, 2019 in Los Angeles. It was a half day event full of inspiration and education.  Business women in Los Angeles shared their wisdom through a series of dynamic panels followed by a luncheon awards program honoring outstanding achievements by the top business women who make a difference throughout Los Angeles. 
The Entrepreneur of the Year award is given to women who started or operate a business of their own while simultaneously impacting their community for the better. Laura McHolm was chosen as an honoree for changing the dim views consumers once held of the moving industry, while contributing time, services and financial support to charitable and social conscious organizations. 

 

World Refugees Day Award

2019 ★ Award, Miry's List

Miry’s List, a nonprofit organization serving over 300 families who have recently resettled in America as refugees from countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq, honored NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm with their Ana Huna “Least We Can Do” Award during their 2019 World Refugees Day Awards. Miry’s List Founder & Executive Director Miry Whitehill said that “We are awarding Ms. McHolm and her entire team at NorthStar Moving as they have been an integral part in settling these families into their new homes in this country. NorthStar Moving stores donated essential household items for us and then delivers them to the apartments of the resettling families. Our new arrival refugee families feel welcome, safe and a sense of belonging. Ms. McHolm and NorthStar Moving are demonstrating to the entire country how private companies can make a tangible impact on families resettling here. It’s inspiring and deserves to be celebrated.”

 

Photos from the awards ceremony

  • Photos courtesy of Christina Gandolfo

    Scan pf Miry’s List 2019 Annual Report

Community Leader Award

2019 ★ Award, NAWBO-LA

The National Association of Women Business Owners in Los Angeles (NAWBO-LA) honored NorthStar Moving’s co-founder Laura McHolm with their Community Leader Award at the NAWBO 33rd Annual Leadership and Legacy Awards Luncheon & Conference on June 14th at the JW Marriott in Downtown Los Angeles.

The NAWBO-LA Community Leader Award recognizes someone who has achieved success in her career, business or personal life and have made tremendous impacts on those around her through her perseverance and dogged determination to create lasting change and influence her community through her service, dedication to her work, and passion for excellence. This honoree serves her community without reservation.