Fresh Place Friday Spotlight on Glendale Colorado

infinityAs a national and international moving and storage company we see a lot of places. We consider it to be one of the perks of the job. Meeting new people and getting to know new neighborhoods keeps the work we do interesting. It keeps our minds open and our perspectives fresh.

But as a moving company in Colorado with local sensibilities, we also make connections as a result of our community interactions. Philanthropy and volunteer involvement is one of our top priorities. And as a result of our co-sponsorship of the Metro Mile with the Greater Glendale Chamber of Commerce, this week’s Fresh Place Friday is dedicated to the City of Glendale Colorado.

Glendale Then & Now

Originally settled in 1859, the city of Glendale has undergone many changes since its inception. Completely surrounded on every side by the city and county of Denver, this centralized location is now home to over 5,000 residents. This modest population accounts for the small town feel that the city is best known for. Sometimes referred to as a “village”, it continues to grow in leaps and bounds while maintaining its community focus.

Glendale Government

One of the main goals of the City of Glendale in recent years has been to provide an excellent environment for new business development. In an effort to encourage growth, the city remains “thin” with regard to the usual red tape and bureaucracy that comes when trying to start or expand an organization. The government is small, agile and has been known to be very responsive when it comes to answering inquiries. Ongoing education is highly encouraged for all city employees resulting in a strong foundation for the growth of the area.

Life in Glendale

Brimming with young professionals, the City of Glendale currently has a median age of 29 years old which is below the average of many surrounding areas. But in addition to the enthusiasm and energy so often embodied by youth, Glendale is committed to innovation. Additions such as Infinity Park, a state of the art sports center, event area and world class Rugby field, insure residents are provided many opportunities for both fitness and entertainment. Couple this with friendly people and there is no doubt that the City of Glendale has a bright future ahead.

For more information about one of the most up and coming developments in the City of Glendale, check out the following:

http://glendaleriverwalk.com/

Serving The Metro Mile in the Denver Metro

At Exodus Moving and Storage, we consider it our civic duty to contribute positively to our community. We are happy to promote a long list of worthwhile organizations and charities in our area that we feel are doing good things. It’s a unique and wonderful opportunity that is brought about by success. And as the premier locally owned Colorado Moving and Storage company serving the greater Denver Metro and beyond, we are excited to give something back.

With great power comes great responsibility. Because of our hard work and the success that we have achieved as a result, we are constantly searching for new ways to help out and new people to team up with to make our world a better place. This year, we are proud to team up with the Glendale Chamber of Commerce to promote a mile long race and fundraising event being held on July 18th called the Denver Metro Mile.

The Greater Glendale Chamber of Commerce

The main focus of the GGCC is “Building a Greater Glendale”. Often referred to as a “village” as a result of its small town feel, the city of Glendale is a thriving location to live and work. The chamber acts as a business development bridge between the community and the government within Glendale’s borders. Facilitating community events as well as promoting its membership to enhance growth is a constant priority for the chamber. A lively, high energy group of individuals, the membership is made up of enthusiastic movers and shakers who are committed to neighborhood development.  This year, they are happy to host the 5th annual Metro Mile at Infinity Park in Glendale Colorado.

http://ggchamber.com/

Who Does the Metro Mile Benefit?

This year’s Metro Mile will benefit Donors Choose, Lowes Good Neighbor Policy and the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. Donors Choose is an organization designed to assist teachers and students directly with their needs inside the classroom. Donors can search through wish lists of things required and donate in any denomination to any project of their choice. http://www.donorschoose.org/

Lowes Good Neighbor Policy was created by the chairman of Lowes Hotels in 1990. In addition to donating excess from the hotel to community organizations in need, they also promote various local and national events to promote awareness and raise funds for good causes. http://www.loewshotels.com/en/aboutus/goodneighbor

The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign provides scholarship services for children from disadvantaged families who are in need of the camps, classes and other recreational activities offered by the YMCA but could otherwise not attend as a result of financial hardship. http://www.ymcastrongkids.org/

For Information about the Metro Mile or the Charities being benefitted please visit:

http://www.themetromile.com/

Joel Coens Interview with Commerce City

As mentioned in our previous posting, in the beginning of February Exodus Moving and Storage had the privilege of meeting up with key members of the Commerce City leadership team to talk about our recent move to the area. With our new Denver Metro address within their city borders, there was much to discuss with regard to the progress of both the area and the community. Specifically in an effort to positively affect economic development, our very own Joel Coen was asked a series of questions about Exodus and how we do business. The following are excerpts from this interview explaining exactly where we stand.

The Problem with the Moving Industry

When people think of movers and storage space, they tend to think of low income jobs. They think movers are uneducated, dishonest and cannot get another job. At Exodus we hire hard working, honest and forthright good people that are out to earn an honest living. We deliver to our customers the very best staff possible. Other factors play a part as well, such as social media, it is time sensitive and allows us to listen to satisfied customers and it continually challenges our team to deliver best.

Exodus Certification

When it comes to moving, experience counts, but so does a being a certified moving consultant (CMC). Ilan (our CEO) is helping drive the company forward by focusing on good recruitment and is determined to focus on the growth and development of existing employees. He has earned a certified moving consultant certificate. By promoting continuing education and ethical sales practices, Ilan and his team provide accurate quotes and accurate rates. So estimating the best possible moving costs will deliver improved customer experience and no surprises.

The Exodus Difference

Exodus success in the moving industry is based upon a devotion to providing the best moving services that exceed customers’ expectations. We achieve this through hiring the right people. Exodus has stringent hiring practices including background and drug tests. Our staff members are well trained. We move everything ourselves, and we do not sub-contract out the job.

Exodus in Commerce City

Commerce City had a state-of-art facility at a good rate. We all want a good place to live and play while we are working which is why most of our leadership staff lives here. We are a great benefit to the community and we take pride in contributing positively to the community.

http://www.c3gov.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=210

Lunch with Commerce City

A few weeks ago, our very own Joel Coen (Chief Operations Officer) and Andrew Ross (Chief Process Officer) met up for lunch with some of the key leadership of Commerce City including Brittany Morris (City Development), Jerry Flanery (City Planner) and Paul Natale (The Mayor). With our recent expansion into the Denver Metro and our opening of a new state of the art storage facility in Commerce City, we wanted to take the time to discuss the opportunity being presented. Excited not only for our companies benefit but also the betterment of new a community in which we are a part of, we spoke openly about joining forces with the city to co-promote growth.

The mayor and his team spoke candidly and were truly excited about their plans to renovate and renew Commerce City making it complimentary to Colorado’s other beautifully thriving cities.After speaking with the cities leadership, we became clear of the full scope of their commitment as well as a better idea of the organized efforts being taken toward development. The city illustrated a very high interest in taking excellent care of the people that live in the city in an effort to make sure there is sense of community as the city grows. As community spirit and working together is a major priority for Exodus, we felt reaffirmed in our decision to open a location in Commerce City.

Originally, we had chosen our Commerce City location because of its excellent access to the highway system, the affordable costs of renting a building space and because key members of our staff had recently purchased homes in Buffalo Run. At Exodus, we maintain a commitment to servicing the areas in which we live, work and play and have found that Commerce City best offers us the ability to do all of those things.  This paired with the areas ideals set toward community strength and positive growth made it obvious that our focuses seemed to be very much aligned.

By the end of our lunch meeting, it was apparent that the city was very excited to have Exodus on board.  We are bringing much needed jobs to the area in addition to offering more choices in the moving and storage industry.  Because of our dedicated involvement within other communities, we have been proud to already positively impact so many of the neighborhoods that we serve. We are thankful that we have been very well received by Commerce City and we are looking very forward to partnering with them to promote progress.

http://www.ci.commerce-city.co.us/

Fresh Place Fridays- Moving to Commerce City

MP900438871At Exodus Moving and Storage we have been committed to serving our customers for several years now from our base in Fort Collins. We are excited to have just opened our new office in the Denver area. It’s great to be a part of one of the most vibrant metros in the fine state of Colorado. Our new Commerce City address comes complete with a new area full of new people and a new community we have the opportunity to get to know. Gaining knowledge about this place in an effort to better serve the people within it, we thought we might take this Fresh Place Friday opportunity to share a little bit about the new spot we call home.

The History

The beginning of Commerce City was actually the result of a historical ride through town. Carried on horseback, a kid by the name of Herbert Hast Jr. gathered those inhabiting the land to create an important meeting. Voting for their incorporation in 1952, Commerce Town was established. It wasn’t until a decade later when the town decided to become a city.

Demographics

Today Commerce City is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and was ranked 16th in this regard by Forbes magazine. Located in Adams County Colorado, this thriving areas population has been growing consistently in leaps and bounds since the year 2000. A suburban neighborhood just to the northeast of Denver, it boasts a cohesive combination of residential and industrial community. Hosting over 42,000 people, Commerce City covers 41 square miles and yet prides itself on maintaining a small town feel in spite of the fact that it is the 19th largest city in Colorado.

The Scene

With nearby entertainment including shopping and dining, Commerce City is a short hours drive to the middle of the Rocky Mountains. With a large community focus on making sure that its citizens live a healthy lifestyle, there are several sports leagues, fitness classes, parks and trails available. In addition to recreational camps, swim classes and golf tournaments, the people of the city have several annual community events and capital improvement projects at work in order to promote continuous solidarity and cultural improvement.

For more information about Commerce City, check out the official site complete with links to the City government and community resources.

http://www.ci.commerce-city.co.us/

Fresh Place Friday- Moving to Colorado

With the New Year comes many new possibilities. It’s a fresh start on a fresh calendar. It’s a chance to make those fresh kinds of decisions that change your life. And with the inspiration of starting new, the energy to make adjustments can be all part of the package. Sometimes the best way to get a new perspective is go for a complete change of scene.  Often the best way to change your life and meet yourself in a new way is to make your move.

At Exodus, we specialize in making moves and in helping people through these transitional times in life. Big enough to handle all the logistics but small enough to care, we never forget that when you move you are making a commitment to change. We think that this is best done with as much information as possible. So, to that end we are starting a series we call “Fresh Place Fridays,” the purpose being to educate our clients about various places to move to. For our first edition, we have decided to focus on our most favorite state. It’s probably easy to guess that it’s Colorado.

The Location

The State of Colorado contains the largest expanse of the Rocky Mountains of any other place in the US. For this reason it is uniquely known for both its elevation and its natural affinity toward outdoor activities. Offering both rugged and mild terrain, Colorado is famed as a historic epicenter in the West for the mining of elements including gold and silver. Sometimes called the “Centennial State”, the most highly populated city of Colorado is also its capital; Denver. It is the only state in the US that is entirely located above an elevation of 1000 meters.

The Scene

People who live in Colorado are referred to as Coloradans. Consistently being the home of several major cities that rank in the top 100 in the country, this state in general is known for being a healthy and happy place to live and work. Known for fresh brewed local beer and regional specialties such as fresh rainbow trout and game steaks, Colorado is also home to much by way of diverse cuisine, culture and entertainment. Because it consistently ranked in the last 5 years in the top 10 best states to live in, it continues to grow and expand.

Random Facts & Insights

According to a Forbes Magazine study in 2009 of the best places to move, Colorado ranks #4 out of the 50 US States.

Because the location is a popular one and the quality of life is consistently higher than many other places in the US, people tend to be happier and as a result make more friends when they move to Colorado.

New Colorado residents often underestimate the power of altitude on things like nosebleeds (which are frequently experienced by new transplants) and alcohol consumption (most people notice a major shift in tolerance.) Many forget altitudes many dehydrating effects to be experienced as a result of lack of oxygen but find that when they arrive, it can make a big difference.

Moving to Denver- What’s all the Fuss?

MP900148722Our brand spanking new Denver office is something that we are really excited about. And while we have been “wowing” our customers throughout Colorado for several years, we felt it was high time to open an office in the number one city of our fine state. But what’s the big deal about Denver anyway? Why is it such a popular place to move to? Why is it that so many are finding it to be the best place to work and live? In an attempt to answer these questions we have gathered the following facts:

The Place

Varied landscape, seasonal changes and sun filled skies grace the greater Denver Metro. One of its biggest regional draws is its infamous “300 days per year of sunshine”, boasting that even when the snow is falling, Denver remains bright.  The altitude also contributes to the location being a fantastic place for sports teams to train causing Denver to be one of only 2 American cities with 8 professional sports teams. Hosting the largest park system in the US, Denver has 205 parks inside the limits of the city. Between kayaking, mountain biking, hiking and walking, the city offers an endless opportunity to uphold its current place as the 6th healthiest city in the country according to the American Fitness Index.

The People

The city with the highest population of any other city in Colorado, Denver is also one of the 5 fastest growing cities in the United States. In addition to fantastic offerings in the natural surroundings, it supplies everything a sophisticated citizen could want in a thriving metropolitan mecca. Award winning theater, restaurants, concerts and art abounds drawing a diverse group of visitors that decide to ultimately make it their home. With a household income that is more than 15% higher than the national average, it’s no wonder why people are moving to this vibrant metro in droves.

Valuing Feedback

After every move Exodus Moving & Storage completes, we will request your input about your moving experience with us. Continuous improvement is the hallmark of our success as a company and we are always anxious to get your feedback on how well we did our moving job.

Competitive and Accurate Estimates

The Cost of relocation is either based on weight or number of men and trucks needed as well as distance traveling. At no charge to you, one of our experienced and courteous Move Coordinators will review their move in great detail and provide you with an accurate move quote. Our Move Coordinator will also confirm requested pick-up and delivery dates.

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