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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
During the 2019 California Moving and Storage Association Convention (CMSA) that was held in San Diego, NorthStar Moving was awarded a Certificate of Achievement by Move for Hunger. They wrote to us: “”Every year at state and national moving industry conferences we give out awards to those who go above and beyond with their dedication to the cause. We chose Northstar Moving not only because of the amount of food collected, but also for the willingness to help with larger pick-ups like the LA Marathon and Rock n Roll San Francisco Half Marathon. We realize that you are donating your time, staff and equipment for these pick-ups and are very appreciative for your help to ensure these large amounts of food go to those in need in the local community.”
The San Fernando Valley Business Journal honored women of outstanding achievement in the San Fernando Valley area business community with their annual Women’s Council awards event held in Woodland Hills, CA on April 17, 2019. We are proud that NorthStar Moving Director of Marketing and Co-Founder Laura McHolm was among the nominees.
Each month, Move for Hunger highlights one of the moving companies in their network for their commitment to fighting hunger in their community. We are honored hat NorthStar Moving Company has been named our Mover of the Month for April 2019.
The Los Angeles Business Journal has published a list of Influential Family-Owned Businesses in Los Angeles. NorthStar Moving was honored to be included and profiled in this list.
NorthStar Moving was included the 2018 list of Largest Family Owned Businesses published by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Companies were ranked by total number of employees.
The Los Angeles Business Journal and Best Companies Group Created the “Best Places to Work” in greater Los Angeles award twelve years ago. The survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Los Angeles, benefiting the county’s economy, workforce and businesses.
If Los Angeles County were a nation, its economy would be the 19th largest in the world. It is home to more than 244,000 businesses, with more minority and women-owned businesses than any other in the nation. Out of this remarkable number of Los Angeles businesses, 100 companies end up in the Best Places to Work list. NorthStar Moving was named one of the “Best Places to Work” in greater Los Angeles for the ninth consecutive year. It ranked an impressive #23 in the best medium sized company category.
The Better Business Bureau BBB Code of Business Practices represents standards for business accreditation by BBB. Businesses based in the United States and Canada that meet these standards and complete all application procedures will be accredited by BBB. The Code is built on the BBB Standards for Trust, eight principles that summarize important elements of creating and maintaining trust in business. This is our BBB accreditation certificate for August 2018 through July 2019.
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 #59 in 2018.
The Women’s Council and Awards is a half day event in which the top business leaders in Los Angeles will share their wisdom through a series of Keynote speeches, dynamic panels, and workshops.
The 2018 event was held on June 22 in Los Angeles. Laura McHolm, Co-Founder and Director of Marketing of NorthStar Moving was a nominee in the Business Owner of the Year category.
The Women’s Council awards honor women who have made a difference throughout the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Conejo, and Antelope valley community.
This year’s event took place on Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Woodland Hills, CA . The half day event was filled with inspiration, education and recognition. Laura McHolm, Co-Founder and Director of Marketing of NorthStar Moving was a nominee in the Business Owner of the Year category.
Inc. 5000 ranks the top 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Companies listed on the Inc. 5000 list are ranked according to a percentage of revenue growth over multiple years. Companies make the honor roll if they make the list five times or more. Fewer than ten percent of the Inc. 5000 honorees are listed for multiple years and earn the respected Inc. 5000 Honor Roll status. NorthStar Moving is proud to have been inducted into the Inc 5000 Hall of Fame
As a condition of California Moving & Storage Association (CMSA) membership, each mover member must be licensed and agree to abide by the California Moving & Storage Association Code of Ethics promising to provide California moving consumers honest, legal, and efficient service.
NorthStar Moving was ranked #38 in the best medium sized company category in the 2017 “Best Places to Work” annual program, created by the Los Angeles Business Journal and Best Companies Group. NorthStar Moving Co-Founder and CEO Ram Katalan said about receiving the award: “Creating a place where people love to come to work every day is our greatest accomplishment. Knowing our own team members continue to rate their employee experience so well gives me a lot of pride. We know that happy team members create a happy and satisfying client experience.”
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 2017 through July 2018.
When the San Fernando Valley Business Journal published its list of Top Female Entrepreneurs, Laura McHolm, Co-Founder and Director of Marketing of NorthStar Moving was ranked 8th, and an interview with her appeared on the cover of the issue dedicated to the list.
The Hunger Fighting Hero is awarded to organizations that host a successful event to fight hunger in their area. NorthStar Moving’s second annual “Let’s Send Hunger Packing” food drive in partnership with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage raised 8,109 pounds of food to feed hungry children in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The overwhelming volume of food collected and the awareness the company raised for hunger earned NorthStar Moving the award.