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Sensitive Veteran Records From Arlington Cemetery Discovered in Abandoned Storage Unit

by John Stevens June 24, 2011 9:22 AM
A self storage manager of a Northern Virginia facility came across 69 boxes of Arlington National Cemetery burial records on June 10 inside an abandoned storage unit. The discovery has triggered a criminal investigation by the U.S. House of Representatives which says the incident has raised questions of privacy issues and indicates another sign of management problems at the Army-run cemetery. [More]

Shedding Light Can Save Money in Self Storage

by Holly Robinson June 23, 2011 5:31 PM
No one likes to be in the dark literally (unless you’re going to sleep or playing hide and seek) or figuratively. In the literal sense, shedding a little light is a great way for companies in the self storage industry to save a little money. The great thing is that it can be done without leaving your customers in the dark. [More]

Golf, Greek, and Storage in Fort Myers

by Tony Gonzalez June 23, 2011 9:57 AM
After nine years as the Site Manager of the Fort Myers Extra Space Storage facility, Joe Gibbs has seen a great deal of change in his neighborhood. [More]

Economic Outlook Improves for Small Business Owners According to Survey

by John Stevens June 23, 2011 7:12 AM
Although the recession still lingers, the economy is starting to improve, according to nearly 3,000 small business owners nationwide who were featured in the 2011 U.S. Bank Small Business Annual Survey. [More]

Economic Outlook Improves for Small Business Owners According to Survey

by John Stevens June 23, 2011 7:09 AM
Although the recession still lingers, the economy is starting to improve, according to nearly 3,000 small business owners nationwide who were featured in the 2011 U.S. Bank Small Business Annual Survey. [More]

Chicagoland Self Storage Facility Going the Extra Mile for the Community

by Tony Gonzalez June 22, 2011 5:03 PM
In a down economy it is easy for people not to donate much to charity; they are too busy trying to take care of their own families. Thankfully, many people still find a way to give back to the community whether it is through monetary donations or some other method. [More]

NJ Self Storage Facility Partners Up to Offer E-recycling

by John Stevens June 22, 2011 9:00 AM
Offering an e-recycling facility is a great way for a self storage facility to join the green movement. It not only is one step in the right direction for the environment but it is an easy way to generate publicity for your business. Properly disposing of e-waste – computers, TVs, keyboards, cellphones, and more – is a daunting task for many people. But self storage facilities are natural receptacles for such items and many have stepped up to offer assistance. [More]

Maine Joins Ranks of States with New Self Storage Legislation

by John Stevens June 21, 2011 5:56 PM
So far this year, self-storage legislation has been signed into law in California, Illinois, Nevada and Tennessee. Now Maine has joined the mix. Legislative document 1428, “An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Self-Service Storage in the State,” was signed by Maine Governor Paul LePage and includes legal improvements for the state’s self storage facilities. [More]

Texas Self Storage Association Prepares to Celebrate a Quarter Century in Business

by Winnie Hsiu June 21, 2011 5:56 PM
Turning 25 years old is a pretty big birthday for many people. Some insurance companies reduce your premium when you turn 25. It’s safe to say 25-year olds are no longer kids, but are now adults. The age-related legal hurdles are all in the past (driving, purchasing tobacco products, drinking). For people, the 25th birthday is a celebration of what is past, but more importantly what is still to come. [More]

Going Green can Help Self Storage Companies Make Some Green

by Kim Kilpatrick June 20, 2011 6:06 PM
One of the most popular colors in the self storage industry today is the color green. The self storage industry is one that has been on an upswing due to many of the complications that the current state of the economy has created; it’s definitely making some green (money that is). With a look to benefitting the environment and lowering costs over the long haul (and saving some green) many self storage facilities are doing what they can to “go green.” [More]
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