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Ken Morrison Announced as President of Strategic Storage Property Management, LLC

by Holly Robinson November 30, 2011 9:17 AM
Ken Morrison is the new president of Strategic Storage Property Management, LLC. He stepped into this role November 28, 2011. He will work out of the corporate headquarters in Ladera Ranch, California. [More]

Self Storage Company Turns the Old into New

by Tony Gonzalez November 30, 2011 8:43 AM
Whether it is an episode of Oprah (or some other daytime talk show), Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, or the show that Ty Pennington is one, people love to watch makeovers. There is just something intrinsically appealing about the concept of the ugly duckling becoming a beautiful swan or something old becoming something new that people love. [More]

So Who Would Leave a Half Million in Gold in a Self Storage Unit?

by John Stevens November 29, 2011 5:57 PM
Thanks to the ever-growing population of cable channels, there is a reality show about all sorts of interesting things. The self storage industry has taken center stage in a few of them; more specifically, the auctions that occur when tenants fail to pay their rent after a few months. Shows like Storage Wars and Auction Hunters have shown the viewing public some of the treasures and amazing stories that can lie behind the door of a storage unit. [More]

Big Yellow Self Storage in the UK Supports Football Donation to Zambia

by Tony Gonzalez November 29, 2011 12:40 PM
Big Yellow Self Storage supported the Swindon Town Football in the Community Trust Zambian appeal 2011. The program collected balls, Premier League football shirts, shorts, and playing kits. Donations were collected by and stored at the Big Yellow Self Storage facility until the donations were recently shipped out to Zamia. [More]

Self Storage Company Inspires Someone to Pay it Forward

by Kim Kilpatrick November 28, 2011 7:59 PM
For those that experience the joy of giving each holiday season there is only one feeling that can be greater than knowing that you helped feed a needy family, keep them warn when it is cold outside, or put a smile on a child’s face on Christmas morning—knowing that they helped install the spirit of giving in another person. Recently, a self storage company in the UK got to experience that feeling. [More]

Storage Village Provides Thanksgiving Dinner to 103 Families

by John Stevens November 28, 2011 12:50 PM
Not too many businesses allow their employees to dedicate at least eight working hours each month to community service. But Storage Village, a leading self storage business in Maryland and Virginia, does and they have done remarkable things. And that is one indication of the level of dedication to supporting the neighborhoods where their facilities are located. [More]

A Christmas Wish List for the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick November 25, 2011 1:15 PM
Thanksgiving gives all of us time to pause and think about the many things in life that we have to be grateful for, whether it’s health, family, a roof overhead, or the latest and greatest toys and gadgets, everyone has something or someone that they are thankful for. However, now that Turkey Day 2011 is in the books, it is time to move on to the business at hand— Christmas. [More]

Fullerton Self Storage in Nottingham, MD, Helpping Families in Need

by Winnie Hsiu November 25, 2011 10:00 AM
This is the time of year that is especially stressful for low-income families. Winter is almost here so the need for warm clothing and boots is pressing. And with Christmas just around the corner, these families struggle with providing a toy or two for their children.

Fullerton Self-Storage is stepping up to help fill the needs of low-income families for the Christmas holiday. They are participating in the Baltimore County, Maryland, toy drive. [More]

A Healthy Self Storage Industry is Reason for Thanks

by Tony Gonzalez November 23, 2011 9:08 PM
The number of businesses that are failing around the country can be depressing. Some goods and services just aren’t doing well giving the current economic climate. In fact, in the last year the self storage industry had over $20 billion in revenue. [More]

Issaquah Highlands Self Storage Is a Drop-off Place for Eastside Baby Corner

by John Stevens November 23, 2011 11:45 AM
Storage facility owners are very charitable with their space. Some donate it to collect toys for Christmas. Some collect food and coats for those in need. Issaquah Highlands Self Storage (in Washington state), has made arrangements to be a new drop-off center for Eastside Baby Corner. [More]
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