Contributing Editors



Self Storage Company Makes Lemons out of Lemonade

by Winnie Hsiu October 24, 2012 10:50 PM
As kids our parents try to teach us many things. One of those lessons is that sometimes things don’t always go the way we want them to. Sometimes there are huge roadblocks in the way of things that we want or like that we can’t do anything about. Complaining about them is useless and a waste of energy so sometimes when life gives you lemons you just have to make lemonade. [More]

Amazing Spaces in Texas Participates in the Make a Difference Campaign

by Holly Robinson October 24, 2012 6:00 PM
Amazing Spaces Storage Centers in Texas recently concluded their Make A Difference Donation Campaign. After all of the monies were totaled, they donated $1,918 to the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston. [More]

Florida Self Storage Association Mixes Business with Pleasure and Philanthropy

by John Stevens October 23, 2012 9:10 PM
Anyone in business be it the self storage industry or otherwise has heard the saying that you don’t mix business with pleasure. Of course it’s probably the piece of advice that is ignored the most! However, if done right it is not only possible to mix business with pleasure you can even throw in a healthy dose of philanthropy as well. [More]

Owner of Salina Mini Storage Keeps on Going

by Tony Gonzalez October 23, 2012 12:30 PM
The Energizer Bunny is a marketing mascot for Energizer batteries. The Bunny has appeared in over 115 TV commercials. All of them feature the pink bunny wearing sunglasses while marching around beating a drum. The idea behind the commercial was that when other batteries give out, the Energizer battery keeps on working. [More]

Financing Options Opening Up in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick October 22, 2012 6:48 PM
If something is a reliable investment like the self storage industry people want in. People like to know that they are going to make some money with a slimmer chance of losing it. As reliable as the industry has proven to be it hasn't exactly made banks and lenders eager to hand out money till recently. [More]

Vertical Consultants Add "Question of the Week" to their Website

by Winnie Hsiu October 22, 2012 1:30 PM
In a report in June of 2012, mobiThinking stated that there were 331.6 million cell phone subscribers in the United States. Ten years ago it was only 134.6 million subscribers. This rising demand for bandwidth for all of these subscribers increases the need for the construction of more cell towers. Many of the tower companies seek out self storage businesses and build their towers on the rooftops of the storage buildings or on the ground. [More]

Self Storage Facilities Can Sure Be Scary—but in a Good Way

by Holly Robinson October 19, 2012 9:03 PM
Whether it’s the mystery of what could be lurking or hidden by the steel gates of a unit or wondering what could be making that sound around the corner, self storage facilities are capable of inspiring fear in the bravest of individuals. At least that’s what Hollywood and haunted house enthusiasts want us to think! [More]

Storage Post Self Storage Chief Technology Officer Honored

by John Stevens October 19, 2012 6:00 PM
Jackson Wilson, Chief Technology Officer at Storage Post Self Storage, was honored as a finalist in the 2012 Georgia CIO of the Year® Awards. The awards banquet, sponsored by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA), was held in the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Nearly 700 local leaders were in attendance. [More]

Self Storage Companies Want to Help Those Who Can’t Help Themselves

by Tony Gonzalez October 18, 2012 7:47 PM
Many self storage companies throughout the United States and across the world make it a regular practice to get involved in the community in which they are based. Sure, part of the reason is to gain some positive press (and the subsequent advertising that goes with it). The fact of the matter is that they are doing something for those who have trouble doing it for themselves. [More]

Access Self Storage in the UK to Collect Toys and Games

by Kim Kilpatrick October 18, 2012 6:02 PM
The holidays are just around the corner and will be here before you can say, “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, lend your ear this way.” Access Self Storage in the UK has launched an appeal for unused games and toys. Drop off points have been set up in all of their 56 storage facilities. [More]
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