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Texas-Based Access Self Storage Honored For Charitable Contributions

by Winnie Hsiu October 10, 2011 9:02 AM
At the Metropolitan Dream Center's Annual Musical, hosted by the St. Mark A. M.E. Zion Church, Access Self Storage was honored for its support to the Center and for its commitment to helping the homeless community. Access Self Storage, based in Dallas, Texas, donated advertising for the Center's annual Harvest Fest. For five years, the business has also donated space to the Center to store clothing, food, and supplies. [More]

Self Storage Company Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer

by Holly Robinson October 7, 2011 5:12 PM
Anyone that watched an NFL game last Sunday noticed the emergence of the color pink on many of the players and coaches. Hats were striped pink, cleats were pink, towels were pink; the color was everywhere as part of the NFL’s drive to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They are not the only ones doing so. [More]

I-5 Self Storage Participates in Health Fair and Expo

by Tony Gonzalez October 7, 2011 8:15 AM
I-5 Self Storage and the Tustin Chamber of Commerce partnered together to organize and host the First Annual Orange County Health Fair and Expo. The Expo was a free community event that promoted health, fitness, and wellness. Over three hundred people were in attendance. [More]

Self Storage Company Getting Exclusive

by Winnie Hsiu October 6, 2011 7:55 PM
Whenever people here the term ‘exclusive’ they tend to imagine a high-end restaurant or country club that only lets in its version of the ‘right people.’ One self storage company has decided to be exclusive, but not in a way in where they’ll be excluding any people from renting a unit and becoming tenants. [More]

Garage Sale and Charity Cookout Held by LifeStorage

by John Stevens October 6, 2011 8:20 AM
Innovation and creativity - powerful characteristics. LifeStorage managers, Ginger Smith and Dan O'Neil combined those characteristics to bring together a successful fund raising activity that benefited a local school and their self storage tenants at the same time. [More]

UK Puts the Self in Self Storage

by Kim Kilpatrick October 5, 2011 5:02 PM
There is an old saying that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. People are always copying celebrity fashions; songs and movies are always getting redone as well. Successful businesses often results in numerous clones popping up all over. One business in the UK has taken the concept behind self storage and turned it into a brand new business model. [More]

San Diego Self Storage Sponsors Charitable Gala

by Holly Robinson October 5, 2011 9:11 AM
San Diego Self Storage is the host sponsor of the 18th Annual International Relief Teams (IRT) "Gifts of Hope Gala." The Gala will be held October 22, 2011, at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and goes until 11:00 p.m. Tickets to the “Gifts of Hope Gala” are $155 each along with tables of 10 or 12. Contact IRT at 619/284-7979 or visit for additional information. [More]

Self Storage Industry Promotes Itself by Promoting Others

by John Stevens October 4, 2011 8:42 PM
Everyone knows that guy that can’t stop talking about himself. At first they don’t mind him, but after a while people get tired of hearing him sing his own praises so much. However, if he were to sing the praises of someone else, than people would take notice. [More]

Four New District Managers Announced for Strategic Storage Trust Inc.

by Kim Kilpatrick October 4, 2011 8:51 AM
Four new district managers have been selected to handle the expanding operations for Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. (SSTI). They are Robert Healy, Joaquin Echevarria, Dianne Leppanen, and Maria Avellana. They bring extensive experience in self storage management and property management. [More]

To Appreciate the Future of the Self Storage Industry it Helps to Know the Past

by Tony Gonzalez October 3, 2011 6:37 PM
How many of us have been told at one time or another that we don’t appreciate what we have? Did the accuser follow that statement up by talking about how when they were kids that they used to walk to school in the snow up hill, both ways (and they liked it)? [More]
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