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!

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

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.

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.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, family-owned and -controlled businesses account for 90% of American companies today. A 2018 study of consumers’ impressions of different organizations, family-owned businesses were largely considered to be more stable, approachable, trustworthy and customer-friendly than other types of companies. Employees of family owned businesses tend to be happier and more productive as well.

In the L.A. region, new family-run organizations unceasingly enter the market, and legendary family brands continue to thrive.
Congratulations to the extraordinary businesses that made this list – thank you for your unique contributions to the Los Angeles business community and beyond.

Notable Family Owned Business: NorthStar Moving Company.
Founded in 1994 by wife and husband team Laura McHolm and Ram Katalan, Los Angeles-based NorthStar Moving Company has redefined the moving industry. It is the first to offer eco-luxury moving services, elevating basic moving and storage services to a new unparalleled level of customer service, customized care and environmental consciousness.

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 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.

On June 20th we celebrated women who are all responsible for moving our economy forward and pushing the boundaries of our workforce. This year’s event at the JW Marriott at LA Live was a day of inspiration, education and recognition. We welcomed more than 400 executives in the morning session. The afternoon portion, which more that 700 people attended, was highlighted by a powerful keynote presentation by powerful presentation by City National Bank Chief Executive Kelly Coffey and a luncheon awards program where we honored achievement by powerful women who make a difference throughout Los Angeles. 

Laura McHolm – Entrepreneur of the Year Honoree: One of the few women at the helm of a moving company, Laura McHolm had an unlikely start for a moving company co-founder, teaching basic programming on Apple computers, then working in marketing for Atari while the company was still in its infancy. Then, after law school, McHolm was working as a corporate intellectual property lawyer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

Founded in 1994 by wife and husband team Laura McHolm and Ram Katalan, Los Angeles based NorthStar Moving Company has redefined the moving industry. It is the first to offer eco-luxury moving services, elevating basic moving and storage services to a new unparalleled level of customer service, customized care and environmental consciousness. The company has been honored with more awards for service than any other moving company for corporate culture, green practices, community outreach, and growth. screenshot-family-owned