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Chicago Self Storage Company Now Offers Records Storage and Management Services

by John Stevens August 3, 2011 11:25 AM
Records-storage management services are now being offered by LifeStorage Centers, LLC, including HIPPA compliant “vault” storage rooms, document & data destruction, barcode tracking for boxes & files, rush pick-up/delivery services, file indexing services and an advanced web search tool for accessing stored files. [More]

Self Storage is not about Being Selfish

by John Stevens August 2, 2011 6:20 PM
Let’s be honest. We live in a world chock full of individuals. More and more things can be done without ever having to come in much contact with other people. Social interaction has given way to the world of self-serve. As Robert Putnam would say, we live in a world where it is becoming common to bowl alone. [More]

Extra Space Storage Stock Upgraded As Second Quarter Results Shine

by John Stevens August 2, 2011 8:39 AM
Having just released its second quarter results showing about 22 percent year-over-year growth, Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE: EXR) has been upgraded to "buy" status as rated by TheStreet, a leading digital financial media company. [More]

Self Storage Industry an Industry in Transition

by Tony Gonzalez August 1, 2011 1:40 PM
Over the last 15 years, the self storage industry has grown by approximately 65 percent; a rate of growth that is respectable for any industry. However, the rate of growth in new facilities has reduced dramatically over the last four years. Last year there were less than 250 new facilities constructed. [More]

Registration Discount for ISS Self Storage World Expo Offered to Early Birds

by John Stevens August 1, 2011 9:26 AM
Organizers are gearing up for October’s Inside Self-Storage World Expo that will feature 38 seminars, four workshops, two days of product and service exhibits and multiple networking events. An early-bird registration discount is being offered where attendees can save up to $300 if they sign up by Aug. 5. The Oct. 4-6 event at the Greater Tacoma, Wash., Convention & Trade Center is the industry’s leading conference, tradeshow and education event for self storage facility owners, managers, developers, investors and suppliers. [More]
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