Press Releases

Because Morse Van Lines is so involved with our community, we are often mentioned in local and regional news stories. Take a look at some of these great stories about our wonderful and helpful employees and maybe they'll inspire you to get involved where you live.

Painesville Area Chamber of Commerce hands out awards
The Painesville Area Chamber of Commerce has made its annual selections for Business, Citizen and Nonprofit Organization of the Year. Citizen of the Year Pamela Morse has the unique distinction of being honored two years in a row. Her family-operated business, Morse Van Lines, picked up the business of the year award last year. Morse said she was surprised to learn about the repeat win. "They walked in with a big sign and balloons, and I honestly thought, 'How could they pick us two years in a row?' " Morse said.

As an individual, Morse stepped up in a big way in 2012 for Fairport Harbor Village, where she lives. In January, she accepted a seat on village council. Since then, Morse said ... [MORE]
Painesville chamber honors Morse Van Lines, Michael T. Victor and Lifeline
The Painesville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its Business, Citizen and Non-Profit Organization of the Year. The family-operated Morse Van Lines has been a Painesville mainstay for the past 50 years and now can add Business of the Year to its list of accomplishments. The company has expanded over the years and now offers service throughout the continental United States, without use of sub-contractors. "We're proud to honor a business that has had such a long-standing family commitment to our community," said Chamber Executive Assistant Kathleen Obrenski. Patty Boring, a manager at Morse, said she was pleased the chamber recognized ... [MORE]
Arthur Holden Leadership Institute students collect donations for Forbes House
Heritage Middle School students in the Arthur Holden Leadership Institute were collecting “everyday useful, helpful items” for the Forbes House Domestic Abuse Shelter, but from an anonymous Harvey High School student, they got a little more. Included in the plastic bag with the items donated, a letter from the anonymous student was included. In the letter, the student said he or she was once homeless for three months and understands what it's like to not have much. The student donated items that helped them get through their own difficult time. The bag included stickers, stuffed animals and games, and the student makes special note of a horseshoe and troll doll to give to two people having an especially hard time. “I have had them a really long time and I hope they bring someone else luck,” the letter read.

The Arthur Holden Leadership Institute students began collecting items for the Forbes House in March, setting up donation boxes at all schools in the Painesville School District as well as at Morley Library, the Central YMCA and a few churches in the area. The students were primarily collecting paper products such as napkins and toilet paper, as well as laundry detergent, personal bath products, slippers for children and adults, baby products, feminine products and over-the-counter medication. Students helped load donations onto a truck from Morse Van Lines to be delivered to ... [MORE]
Our Spectrum On The Spectrum: From Uncertainty to Purpose
David Petrovic is a 23-year-old author, actor, singer, and motivational speaker. He graduated cum laude in 2015 with a B.A. in Middle Childhood Education. Dave will explain the challenges and blessings of his Autism Spectrum Disorder (formerly called Asperger's) and will share the lessons he learned that changed his life…and could impact yours. Sandy Petrovic, RN, BSN, CDE, his mother and co-author, will provide an insightful introduction.
This impactful presentation would be of interest to: persons/families affected by autism or differences; educators, clinicians & service providers; and anyone seeking to learn more about autism or creating purpose out of hardships.