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For a GREENspot Look No Further than the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu June 23, 2012 7:31 AM
There are certain things that tend to get the interest of the public at large, regardless of the type of business you are in. Do something illegal and everyone will be talking about you—but not buying anything from you. Give something away and you’ll have plenty of people paying attention (depending on the perceived value of the prize). [More]

LifeStorage in Chicago Acquires a New Location

by Tony Gonzalez June 22, 2012 1:30 PM
Circuit City was the No. 2 electronic retailer after Best Buy. They opened their doors in 1949 and operated over 700 retail stores throughout the United States and Canada. These stores ranged in size from 15,000 square feet to 45,000 square feet. However, they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November 2008 and closed their doors for good on March 8, 2009. Two main reasons that contributed to their financial problems were the bad economy and recession in the late 2000s and a big drop in consumer spending. [More]

Access Self Storage in New Jersey Supports the Local Animal Shelter

by Kim Kilpatrick June 21, 2012 6:10 PM
Access Self Storage in Franklin, New Jersey, held a car wash fundraiser at the first of June to raise money for the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Inc. (RBARI). A guest of honor attended the fundraiser – a guest that had a most unusual and remarkable story.

Daniel, the guest of honor, was a dog that survived euthanasia. [More]

Curiosity Killed the Cat, But Not the Self Storage Company

by Holly Robinson June 21, 2012 5:00 PM
Every parent remembers the phase their toddler went through when they were constantly asking all sorts of questions. Being inquisitive is part of human nature; Mom and Dad just wish it wasn’t all the time and about everything. Luckily that natural curiosity that many kids have can pay off later in life. [More]

North Dallas Moving and Storage Supports the Mavericks Summer Hoop Camp

by John Stevens June 20, 2012 6:23 PM
When the NBA Finals are going on, basketball fans are glued to their televisions cheering and rooting for their favorite teams. Will their team win? Will a team member be injured and unable to finish playing in the finals? Just exactly who will be the next NBA champions? [More]

Getting Personal in the Self Storage Industry Important

by Kim Kilpatrick June 20, 2012 6:17 PM
With the advent of the World Wide Web and the ability to access it from almost anywhere via a variety of electronic devices more and more business is being done electronically. The simple convenience of it trumps many of the benefits that come from face to face interactions. [More]

Storage Butler -- At Your Service

by Winnie Hsiu June 19, 2012 6:26 PM
New York City is a vibrant city full of many important cultural centers and powerful financial institutions. It is the headquarters of the United Nations. It has Times Square (that is considered the “crossroads of the world.”) Its Broadway theaters are renowned worldwide. It is home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. And now, it is home to a very innovative self storage solution – the Storage Butler. [More]

Self Storage and Dogs are Man's Best Friend

by Tony Gonzalez June 19, 2012 6:09 PM
There is just something about the bond between Man and his dog. The devotion of one to the other is heartwarming and admirable to say the least; the kind of thing that Hollywood has had no trouble using in numerous movies and television shows. Nothing is more reliable or even comes close; except maybe a self storage unit. [More]

It Takes a (Storage) Village...

by Holly Robinson June 18, 2012 8:56 PM
We’ve all heard the old saying about how it takes a village to raise a child. The African proverb was popular enough that former First Lady and current Secretary of State used it in the title for her book, It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us. Members of the self storage industry tend to take the saying to heart. [More]

First Choice Moving and Storage Goes Green

by John Stevens June 18, 2012 6:21 PM
“Going green” has become a significant social issue. What a business does tremendously affects the quality of the air, water, the amount of energy consumed, and the amount of waste in local landfills.

First Choice Moving & Storage in Clarksville, Tennessee, understands the importance of going green. They participated in their county’s “green” initiative and have recently become Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified. [More]
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