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Canadian Self Storage Company Makes a Difference for Elderly in Transition

by Winnie Hsiu March 31, 2011 5:42 PM
As we get older things we once did become more difficult. As we get older and into our twilight years we often tend to need some help to do some of the basic things that we once took for granted. With the help of a self storage unit a hospice program in British Columbia is able to give people the assistance they need. [More]

Detroit is Focus of Self Storage Acquisitions for Growing Amsdell Cos.

by John Stevens March 31, 2011 12:21 PM
Amsdell Cos., a Cleveland-based self storage investment company is rapidly growing its portfolio in metro Detroit, Mich. The company purchased properties in Flat Rock, Fraser and Shelby Township. It has added to three other Michigan self storage facilities and one Pittsburgh, Pa. facility purchased by them since August. [More]

Self Storage Facility Helps Out the Local YMCA

by Tony Gonzalez March 30, 2011 12:58 PM
The children of today are the future. If that future is going to look bright for all of us than it is necessary to make sure that anything and everything that can possibly be done to prepare them to be the future leaders of their communities, titans of industry, politicians, and whatever else they may wish to become. The only problem is that while the children are being molded and guided into young adults, they may need some help to avoid the temptations that can lead them down the path to destruction. [More]

Self Storage Community Discusses Power of Blogging

by John Stevens March 30, 2011 8:43 AM
We all realize the power of technology can help a business thrive. Having a website is the first step to creating a strong internet presence. But driving traffic to your site on a continual basis takes determination and dedication. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is essential for coming up high on the list when a customer searches for self storage. One way to do this is to create a blog for your website. [More]

Self Storage Units—a Common Character in Many Hollywood Movies

by John Stevens March 29, 2011 8:49 PM
If there is one thing that the world pays attention to it is whatever comes out of Hollywood. Every summer people look forward to the latest and greatest blockbuster from James Cameron or Michael Bay, another installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and a cute, cuddly animated feature that kids and adults can enjoy together. One thing that tends to pop up in a lot of features in one way, shape, or form is a self storage unit. [More]

Illinois Joins Ranks of States Looking to Change Lien Laws for Storage Auctions

by John Stevens March 29, 2011 7:56 AM
Illinois lien law legislation is making headway in congress despite opposition from the Press Association whose newspapers would lose revenue if the changes are passed. Introduced to the Illinois 97th General Assembly in February, the lien law was passed through the Commerce Committee and now moves to the Senate. [More]

Self Storage Industry Supports the Military

by Holly Robinson March 28, 2011 4:26 PM
It takes a special person to be willing to lay their life on the line for someone else. There really isn’t a bigger sacrifice that someone can make for another. In some relationships it is almost expected, i.e. parent and child. However, there are a group of people that are willing to put their life on the line for total strangers and often for people that may not even want them there—the armed forces. [More]

When a Community is in Need, Self Storage Businesses Wisely Lend a Helping Hand

by John Stevens March 28, 2011 12:53 PM
When Mother Nature strikes, the impact can be disastrous and life altering. Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis can wreak immeasurable hardship and pain, including lost homes, businesses and even lost lives. We need only to look at Japan to be reminded of this. Sometimes businesses step up and support those dealing with the repercussions of a natural disaster. Self Storage businesses often offer assistance, making perfect places to collect goods and food for those affected. [More]

Self Storage and Sports Go Hand in Hand

by Holly Robinson March 25, 2011 5:11 PM
Everyone is aware of what guilt by association is. Hang around the wrong crowd that gets involved in illegal things and you’ll be guilty right along with them whether you did anything or not. The same holds true for a positive affiliation. Politicians are quick to jump on board of popular legislation as co-sponsors in the hopes that they will get a little good press from the affiliation. [More]

EasyStorageSearch.com Improves Ease of Use and Ramps Up Service

by John Stevens March 25, 2011 11:22 AM
When consumers look for self storage options, most hop on the Internet to conduct a quick search. Making that search easy, quick and thorough is what database websites strive to achieve. Making improvements to the search engine capability is ongoing. EasyStorageSearch.com recently revamped its website to better provide up-to-date pricing and rental information. [More]
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