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Self Storage Company Gives Reason for Songs to be Sang

by Holly Robinson April 29, 2011 1:09 PM
Everywhere you look on television these days there are people singing. There’s American Idol on FOX, every VHI reality star thinks they need to make a record, The Voice, another singing competition recently started, and America’s Got Talent is going to start soon as well. [More]

Interest in Self Storage Continues With New Book and ‘Crazy Tuesday’ Arriving Soon

by John Stevens April 29, 2011 7:38 AM
So far, 2011 has been a year where self storage has made its mark. It is dominating the real estate investment trusts (REITs) causing the business world to swoon, but it is also on the minds of everyday people. The popularity of reality TV shows like “Storage Wars” and “Auction Hunters” has cast a spotlight on the industry, satisfying our curiosity of what treasures and trash people choose to put in storage. And people are also simply turning to self storage because they are following the American way of acquiring more stuff or they are downsizing and need more storage space. [More]

Relationships Make the Difference in Self Storage

by Winnie Hsiu April 28, 2011 7:53 PM
Right about now as thousands of bright eyed young adults are looking to graduate college and join the working world, the same line is being heard over and over again: It’s not what you know, but who you know. This is not meant to discount the need for knowledge in your chosen field, but to illustrate the importance for building and nurturing relationships as a means to success in the working world. [More]

As More People Rent Than Buy, Apartment and Self Storage REITs Enjoy Market Strength

by John Stevens April 28, 2011 6:25 AM
The stellar growth of both apartment and self storage real estate investment trusts (REITs) translates into a sure sign that the U.S. housing market is still in a slump. Analysts are noting a strong historical correlation between revenue growth with storage REITs like Public Storage and revenue growth with the apartment REITs. [More]

Sponsoring Sports a Good Way to Get Great Exposure

by John Stevens April 27, 2011 10:54 PM
Most of us have either played little league baseball or Pop Warner football or now have kids of our own that play one or both of those sports (or something else). The one thing that every single kid on the playing field had in common was (besides the love of the game) that somewhere on their uniform was the name of someone’s company/business. [More]

California Self Storage Facility Gets New American Flag From Young Marines

by John Stevens April 27, 2011 8:31 AM
It is the symbol of our nation’s pride. The American flag. And it rises proudly above government facilities and schools. But some businesses, including self storage facilities, also choose to display the flag. When a marine sergeant spotted a worn and tattered American flag flying at the Atlas Self Storage facility in Twentynine Palms, Calif., he decided to set an example to the marines he commands. [More]

Proposed Sales Tax Threatens Self Storage Industry in North Carolina

by John Stevens April 26, 2011 12:42 PM
Typically, self storage has avoided sales tax because it is taxed as real estate, not a service. But that standard is now being threatened in North Carolina as a potential tax on self storage has been introduced to the legislature. Dubbed the “21st Century Tax Modernization Plan,” Senate Bill 658 would impose a sales tax on self storage rentals in the state. [More]

Self Storage Company Soon to Own a Piece of a World Record

by Tony Gonzalez April 26, 2011 11:07 AM
Lovers of classic television commercials and vintage Jordan shoes will fondly remember some of the ads that aired back in the late 1980s and 90s asking the all-important question “Is it the shoes?” Folks in Missouri looking to break a particular Guinness world record would answer that question with a hearty “yes!” in regards to an upcoming endeavor. [More]

Self Storage Company in UK Hops into the Hearts of Children in Local Hospital

by Holly Robinson April 25, 2011 10:56 AM
Easter weekend is typically one of the holidays where people tend to gather with family and renew the bonds that make family not just family, but friends. It’s a time to enjoy the company of your loved ones and watch the faces of little kids smile as they try to decide whether they want to eat a chocolate egg or a chocolate bunny first. [More]

Collection of Works by Famous Poet Langston Hughes Now on Display After Being Discovered in Storage Unit

by John Stevens April 25, 2011 9:51 AM
Sometimes items of tremendous significance and worth can go undiscovered or missing for many years, locked away in a self storage unit. It is satisfying news when those items wind up in the right hands. Opening this week is a 90-day exhibit of a massive collection of original poems, first-edition books, signed pages and other unique pieces by the famous African American poet, Langston Hughes. All of the works were discovered in a Millville, NJ, storage unit. [More]
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