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Need a Job? Here's One Creative Idea!

by Winnie Hsiu December 16, 2011 4:26 PM
Reality shows have taught us much. If you watch Jersey Shore, you know what the youth of today mean when they talk about ‘GTL.’ If you are lucky enough to be chosen from the thousands (and in some cases millions) of contestants that apply—and then win the show—you can even win enough money to live a pretty comfortable life. [More]

LifeStorage-Chicago and Santa Cheer Up Children in the Hospital

by Holly Robinson December 16, 2011 10:13 AM
Paul Menzel, LifeStorage store manager, and Santa Claus visited a pediatric unit and emergency room delivering toys and gifts to sick and injured children in the Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois. Some of the gifts included monster trucks for the boys and Barbie dolls for the girls. The children were thrilled to receive the visit and the gift. [More]

Security Important for the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens December 15, 2011 11:08 AM
If you were to ask most people about the self storage industry, the most they would probably know would be about their friend or relative that had their storage unit broken into. When you hear about auction buyers finding a half million dollars in gold bullion, Civil War artifacts, or the canoes that Burt Reynolds used in Deliverance it’s not hard to see why self storage units get targeted. [More]

iStore Self Storage in Birmingham, Alabama, Wins Award

by John Stevens December 15, 2011 11:01 AM
A bad economy. Bankers hesitant to lend money. An up-scale community not very pleased to have a self-storage facility as a neighbor. These could be insurmountable odds. But not for iStore Self Store who was recently awarded the 2011 Facility of the Year Overall Winner by the mini storage business. It is the newest state-of-the art and environmentally conscious self storage provider in Birmingham, Alabama. [More]

Self Storage Company Setting the Bar High

by Tony Gonzalez December 14, 2011 8:44 PM
Philanthropy is a worthwhile endeavor no matter what time of year it is or what the cause may be. The act of giving of oneself--whether it is time, energy, and/or money-- is an admirable thing for people to do. One self storage manager in California is doing her best to make sure her first endeavor is a great one. [More]

America's Self Storage Partners with Firefighters in Coat Drive

by Winnie Hsiu December 14, 2011 2:27 PM
America's Self Storage in Vancouver, Washington, is partnering with the Vancouver Fire Department in its eight annual coat drive. This year is the first time that America's Self Storage will participate for the full length of the drive. (Last year, the storage facility participated only for part of the drive.) [More]

Meathead Movers in San Luis Obispo Honored by White House

by Tony Gonzalez December 13, 2011 11:33 AM
The White House honored a moving company based in San Luis Obispo as one of 100 companies that impact the economy and inspire young budding business people to start their own business. The criteria required to make it on the Empact 100 list includes being a 30 year-old (or younger) U.S. entrepreneur, have a business with an annual revenue of more than $100,000, and provide jobs for others. [More]

Idaho Self Storage Controversy Gets a Little More Interesting

by Holly Robinson December 13, 2011 9:20 AM
It has been over a year since the Idaho Department of Lands added a self storage facility named Affordable Self Storage to its portfolio for $2.7 million. Since the purchase was completed there has been an ongoing controversy on whether it is appropriate for the state to get involved in such a business enterprise that is in direct competition with so many privately held facilities. [More]

For the Month of December it’s the (S)Elf Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick December 12, 2011 7:20 PM
There is a time honored tradition for parents and kids all over the world this time of year. The little ones make out there Christmas Wish List—some of which they give to Santa—and the rest Mom and Dad use when they go Christmas shopping. As valued as that tradition is in the broad scheme of the holiday, there is one that both parties involved enjoy probably even more. [More]

Important Genealogical Records Found in Abandoned Storage Unit

by Winnie Hsiu December 12, 2011 9:41 AM
A couple purchased the contents of an abandoned storage unit in Brandon, Florida, hoping to find treasure. They did find treasure -- but not of the gold and silver or jewels type of treasure. Instead, they found boxes and boxes of an extensive collection of family records and photographs. [More]
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