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College Students - A Good Self Storage Market to Tap Into

by Holly Robinson April 23, 2012 7:44 PM
How many colleges do you think there are in the metropolitan Chicago area? Two? Ten? Maybe twenty or twenty five? Would you believe that there are over 80 community and junior colleges, universities, and graduate schools? That means there are a lot of students living in the area.

The end of the school year school year is drawing to a close and that means that many of these college students will be heading home, to internships, or places for summer work – and many of those students need a place to store their belongings for the summer. [More]

Self Storage Company Announces Environmental Milestone

by John Stevens April 23, 2012 6:38 PM
Earth Day has become a worldwide celebration and event in which millions are able to show their appreciation for what the Earth has given us (and allows us to take). It has become something that over 175 countries participate in with demonstrations by individuals, groups, and businesses—including the self storage industry-- alike. [More]

UK Self Storage Launches New Website

by Kim Kilpatrick April 20, 2012 6:40 PM
In this digital information age that we live in, businesses need a website. Whether a company sells services or products, a website is a critical part of business. It is a vital way of gaining new customers and retaining current ones.

Safestore, the largest self storage business in the UK, understands this need. They also understand how important it is to have one that best serves customers. They recently launched a new and improved website so that they can better serve their customers. [More]

Major Milestone Reached for Self Storage Call Center

by Tony Gonzalez April 20, 2012 5:55 PM
There are many points in life that we like to remember and commemorate. As kids, high school graduation is one of them as we go from under mom and dad’s roof to the freedom of college. College graduation gives way to our entry into the real world. Then there is the first time we meet our significant other…the list could go on and on. [More]

Who Do You Think You Are?—the Self Storage Edition

by Winnie Hsiu April 19, 2012 9:15 PM
Do most of us really know where we came from? Not just where we were born, but where our family first originated? Do we know the little secrets that helped shape who they were and in essence helped shape who we are? There is a television show on NBC, Who Do You Think You Are?, that helps celebrities answer those questions. [More]

LifeStorage in Illinois Offers Discounted Shredding for Earth Day

by Holly Robinson April 19, 2012 4:17 PM
LifeStorage is holding its Third Annual Earth Day Shredding on Friday April 20 and Saturday April 21. It will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The LifeStorage facility in Mokena and Aurora is offering half-price shredding for each standard-sized file box making it only $5 per box. The LifeStorage facility in Wrigleyville is offering 20% off normal shredding costs per box. The person who brings in the largest load of files to be shredded will receive a $100 Visa gift card. [More]

Self Storage Company Puts the Give in Giving

by John Stevens April 18, 2012 10:10 PM
One of the many great things that can be said about the self storage industry is that on the whole there is a tremendous effort to give back anywhere and everywhere a self storage facility can be found. Every holiday you can find most of your local self storage facilities actively involved in aiding some kind of charity. [More]

Self Storage Auction in Boynton Beach, Florida, to Support Soldiers

by Tony Gonzalez April 18, 2012 6:56 PM
Many people in the self storage industry and the general public are aware of the TV show Storage Wars. The TV show has sparked lots of interest in the general public for attending auctions at self storage facilities.

Lynelle Zelnar is aware of this increased interest in storage auctions. And that sparked an idea that she presented to Al Adams, manager of Signature Storage at Monterey in Boynton Beach. Adams liked her idea and a new charitable event was born. [More]

Extra Space Storage Continues to be a Solid Investment

by Kim Kilpatrick April 17, 2012 7:52 PM
When business is going good there is only one thing that you can really do and that is become better. One of the easiest ways successful companies become more successful is by becoming larger, i.e. expanding. If business is going well and it continues after you expand than you must be making more money. [More]

Ferrell's Self Storage in NC Supports One Woman's Walk Across America

by Winnie Hsiu April 17, 2012 7:01 PM
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. It is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and is the only cause of death (among the top ten causes) that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.

An estimated 5.4 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s. Since one person in eight (of older Americans) suffers from Alzheimer’s, chances are you have a parent or a family member that is affected by this disease. [More]
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