Contributing Editors

Self Storage Companies Putting Smiles on Faces

by Holly Robinson January 31, 2012 8:31 PM
The holidays can be a rough time of year for many people due to a number of different reasons. That is why a wide variety of companies, including many within the self storage industry, make an effort to do what they can to make sure those less fortunate than them have a reason to smile during what is supposed to be a happy time of year. [More]

Self Storage News Tidbits from Around the Nation

by Kim Kilpatrick January 31, 2012 12:05 PM
The United States Commerce Association (USCA) selected Vail Ranch Self Storage in Temecula, California, as the 2011 Best of Temecula Award in the self storage category. The Best of Business award honors exceptional local businesses across the United States. Based in New York City, the USCA yearly awards companies that have achieved marketing success and that provide exceptional service to their customers and to their community. [More]

Many in Self Storage Industry Taking the Fight to Cancer

by Tony Gonzalez January 30, 2012 6:37 PM
As of January 1, 2008, there were approximately 12 million people in the United States afflicted with cancer (5.5 million men and 6.5 million women). Research into ways to treat it and hopefully (eventually) cure it one day is ongoing; the problem is that it takes a lot of money to conduct it. Luckily, there are many organizations—like a number of companies in the self storage industry—that have made it a practice to help raise funds to benefit cancer research. [More]

Upcoming State Self Storage Association Trade Shows for 2012

by Winnie Hsiu January 30, 2012 10:42 AM
In the next few months, several self storage state associations will hold conferences and trade shows. Here is some information on ones held in Connecticut, Florida, Arizona, and Canada. [More]

Self Storage Industry Enters the Kingdom of Bahrain

by John Stevens January 27, 2012 2:20 PM
News of a storage facility opening in the United States is something that would make the news, but likely would be a small article lost in the middle of the business section of the paper. With close to 50,000 self storage facilities in the United States, another opening is not really big news anymore. However, in the Kingdom of Bahrain when the first self storage facility of its kind recently opened up it was big news indeed. [More]

Stow-A-Way Mini Storage to Participate in Fundraiser for Toddler with Rare Condition

by Kim Kilpatrick January 27, 2012 2:15 PM
Many owners and managers of self storage facilities participate in charitable projects to help out members in their community who are less fortunate than others. They collect toys at Christmas time, establish reading rooms, and hold yard sales and give the proceeds to a children's hospital. Stow-A-Way Mini Storage in Sandy, Oregon, is no exception and is reaching out and helping a toddler in their community. [More]

Businesses/People in the UK Taking Advantage of the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson January 26, 2012 3:08 PM
The self storage industry has been one of the few sectors to do well during the current economic struggles that much of the world is suffering through. Companies and people in the United States have been taking advantage of it for some time. It is starting to appear as if people and companies in the UK are starting to jump on the bandwagon. [More]

Win a Free Trip to the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas

by Winnie Hsiu January 26, 2012 1:21 PM
Airplane tickets can be outrageously expensive. Hotel rooms can cost quite a bit, too. Sometimes these costs prohibit managers and owners of self storage facilities from going to the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas. Which is too bad. Industry events like the World Expo are very worthwhile to attend. However, this year is a little different. Participate in the contest Loving Las Vegas for a chance to win airfare, hotel stay and free access to the Expo. [More]

Self Storage Companies Give the Gift of Reading

by Kim Kilpatrick January 25, 2012 6:59 PM
One would be hard pressed to find a person on the planet that knew how to read and did not have an appreciation for the value that the simple act brings to life. Confucius once said that, “No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” [More]

Collections Manager Software Launched by Storage Network Advantage and SiteLink

by Tony Gonzalez January 25, 2012 3:06 PM
How much money are you loosing because some of your self storage tenants are behind in their payments? How much time do your employees spend making collection calls on accounts that are in arrear? A software program has been developed that addresses these issues. [More]
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