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Fort Knox Self Storage Works with RECAP to Bring Thanksgiving Dinner to People

by John Stevens November 16, 2012 1:05 PM
In President Lyndon Johnson's State of the Union address in 1964, he declared an unconditional war on America's poverty. He challenged citizens to step up and do what they could to help out. A group of concerned people in Orange County, New York, decided to act on Johnson's plea and in 1965 they formed the Regional Economic Community Action Program (RECAP). Their mission was to mobilize and coordinate public and private resources to fill the needs of low-income people within the county. [More]

Self Storage and Sports Mix Well in South Africa

by Tony Gonzalez November 15, 2012 8:55 PM
The self storage industry is primarily active within the United States, but in recent years the industry has begun to grow and expand into countries all over the world. While there likely are some cultural differences between self storage facilities in the United States relative to say England, Australia, the Middle East, and South Africa, many of the characteristics and traits appear to be universal. [More]

The Power of One

by Winnie Hsiu November 15, 2012 6:00 PM
Some people think, “What difference can I make in the world? I’m only one person.” They rationalize that they don’t have much money, much influence, or special skills or talents. Because they think that they are insignificant and that their talents are insignificant, they sit back and don’t do anything.

That’s not the case with Jenny Jordan of Mashpee, Massachusetts. [More]

Self Storage Industry in Washington Possibly in for some Interesting Times

by Kim Kilpatrick November 14, 2012 8:30 PM
The self storage industry has become known as a part of Americana after it began to be featured in reality shows on television and self storage auctions began to draw the interest of treasure hunters everywhere. Depending on a current legal drama plays out the industry—at least in Washington—the self storage industry could really take off in popularity. [More]

Parades and the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson November 14, 2012 1:57 PM
This Thanksgiving marks the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Last year, an estimated 3.5 million people attended the parade and 50 million people watched it on TV. [More]

Yard Sale and Food Drive Sponsored by Oroville Self Storage

by John Stevens November 13, 2012 8:00 PM
Nikki Newton, office manager of Oroville Self Storage in Oroville, California, wanted to do something that would benefit her community. She also wanted to do something that would benefit her customers. She landed upon the idea of combining a food drive and a yard sale. [More]

Self Storage Auctions Continue to Grow in Popularity

by Tony Gonzalez November 13, 2012 7:50 PM
If there is one thing among the many that Americans like it is the possibility of getting rich quick. We all like to find the diamond in the rough, the needle in the haystack, the lottery ticket, our very own Snuggy-like invention; you get the idea, right? One of the latest ways in which some people have found their Golden Ticket comes courtesy of the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Company Supports Santa on the Run

by Winnie Hsiu November 12, 2012 7:33 PM
There is a popular song that many radio stations will start playing around this time of year that talks about poor grandma getting run over by a reindeer. While this is obviously done in gest, the good folks of Saint Charles, Missouri, will have to be careful when they head to town. Otherwise they might find themselves getting run over by a Santa. [More]

San Diego Self Storage Sponsors Bottles for Babies

by Kim Kilpatrick November 12, 2012 3:55 PM
Having a baby is expensive. An uncomplicated birth costs around $10,000. Add items such as baby clothes, diapers and diaper wipes, a crib, a car seat, and a baby carrier or stroller the cost grows exponentially. A 2010 USDA report indicated that an average middle-income family spends $12,000 on child-related expenses during their baby's first year of life. During the second year, parents spend more than $12,500. [More]

Sometimes Two Heads are Better than One in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson November 9, 2012 7:32 PM
In many respects it is nice to have a helping hand when involved in a task. Not having to shoulder the load alone can make doing whatever it is less stressful and likely increase the chances of success. However, sometimes a task can be too big for a lone individual or group to take on by themselves making it smart to team up with another in order to not just get a task done but get it done well. [More]
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