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Southern California Self Storage Company Honors Veterans

by Kim Kilpatrick May 31, 2011 4:01 PM
On Memorial Day it is natural for the country to pause and give thanks to the men and women of the armed forces that work day in and day out to protect our way of life. Thanks and appreciation also has to go out to the families of our nation’s soldiers who support their moms, dads, brothers, and sisters as they are deployed around the world. [More]

Self Storage Company Helps Find Solutions as New Orleans’ Small Businesses Face a Critical Blow

by John Stevens May 31, 2011 10:46 AM
Avondale Self Storage is among the 400 small businesses struggling to find a way to survive as New Orleans’ largest manufacturing employer prepares to close and leave the state with 5,000 jobless, a move that could cripple the city’s economy. [More]

Self Storage Industry Active on the African Continent

by John Stevens May 27, 2011 10:08 PM
If there is one thing that people the world all have in common is it is that they all have stuff. Sometimes it is not much stuff. Often it is just enough stuff. Many times it is too much stuff for their current living arrangements and they need help. That is where the self storage industry, a business focused on giving you space for all your stuff for a price, comes in hand. [More]

SpareFoot Grows in Power and Partners Up With INSOMNIAC

by John Stevens May 27, 2011 7:29 AM
SpareFoot.com, an online marketplace of more than 5,000 self storage facilities nationwide, has built up its company’s offerings recently, making it the largest network industry in the country. The company announced yesterday that it has joined INSOMNIAC Self Storage Network (ISSN) as well as incorporated SelfStorageDeals.com and SelfStorageFinders.com, other leading self storage web properties, into its network. [More]

Neighborhood Charms Abound at Moravia Road Facility

by Tony Gonzalez May 26, 2011 12:09 PM
Surrounded by trees and beautiful homes, the Moravia Road Extra Space Storage facility is located smack in the center of one of Baltimore's most alluring neighborhoods. In typical Maryland style, the building is faced with an attractive, redbrick look. [More]

Self Storage Company Donates Rhinos to Local Zoo

by Tony Gonzalez May 26, 2011 10:01 AM
Zoos have been in the news quite a bit of late. There was the cobra that had escaped from a New York zoo that became pretty popular when zoo officials could not find it, even though it had its own Twitter page. In the UK, the Chester Zoo gave Prince William and Kate Middleton a penguin as a wedding gift (which will soon have its own webcam). [More]

U.S. Self Storage Market Outpaces UK

by John Stevens May 26, 2011 8:01 AM
While the self storage industry remains robust in the United States, it is foundering in the UK. This is mostly due to a slump in England’s housing market that in turn affects moving companies which are tightly knit to the self storage industry. The UK company, Big Yellow Self Storage, said recovery in the sector was unlikely until the economy improves, bringing its shares down three percent. [More]

Self Storage, Savior to Small Businesses World-Wide

by Holly Robinson May 25, 2011 4:54 PM
There is not a corner of the world that has not been affected in some way by the economic downturn of the last few years. Individuals have been hit hard with many losing their homes and forced to declare bankruptcy. The struggles of large businesses have been well-documented in the media as well. Perhaps the hardest hit has been the small business owner. [More]

Extra Space Storage Issues Stock Over-Allotment Option and Declares Quarterly Dividend

by John Stevens May 25, 2011 11:29 AM
Extra Space Storage showed solid growth in its first quarter results and its common stock is selling strong with an over-allotment option being issued yesterday. The company has also announced a quarterly dividend of $0.14 per share on its common stock for the second quarter of 2011. [More]

Is There an App for That?

by Tony Gonzalez May 24, 2011 2:31 PM
When it all comes down to it, people want to be able to do what they do or buy what they buy in the easiest and most efficient manner possible. With the dawn of the electronic age well underway it is becoming more and more common to find businesses, self storage and others, making as much use as they possibly can to make their company more attractive than the next. [More]
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