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Self Storage Industry has Tamed the Beast that is Mother Nature (as much as she can be)

by Tony Gonzalez April 16, 2013 9:26 PM
Mother Nature is a tricky, uncontrollable mistress. She is powerful beyond imagination; capable of creating havoc and destruction on many different levels and in many different ways. However, as destructive as she can be Mother Nature can be tamed and in many cases neutralized. [More]

Gibson Self Storage Assists in Criminal Investigation

by Kim Kilpatrick April 16, 2013 6:05 PM
Rent units to new customers. Check units as other customers move out. Answer phones. Collect rent. Pay bills. Do maintenance work. Help law authorities find a killer. That’s all part of a day’s work.

Well, maybe not the part about helping to find a killer. [More]

Self Storage Industry is Not the Biggest Loser

by John Stevens April 15, 2013 9:47 PM
In the popular reality show The Biggest Loser the contestants spend hours every day they are on the show trying to become smaller and lose more than everyone else—hence, the name biggest loser. When it comes to the self storage industry there is not much losing going on; businesses are too busy expanding. [More]

The Self Storage Association Partners with MiniCo on Health Insurance Options

by Winnie Hsiu April 15, 2013 6:11 PM
The clock is ticking down to January 1, 2014. That date is the deadline when the total law for “Obamacare” goes into effect.

The Self Storage Association (SSA), the official trade organization and voice of the American and International self storage-industry, announced that it has expanded its health insurance coverage. SSA members will now be able to participate in the SSA Health Insurance Marketplace, a private healthcare exchange program created by SSA partnering with MiniCo Insurance Agency. [More]

Waste Not Want Not in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson April 12, 2013 9:25 PM
Sometimes it is easier just to buy new. Guys—how often did you buy new underwear to avoid doing laundry in college? When you needed new folders for school how often did you reuse the ones you had last year (if you could find them)? When you lost weight did you wear your old skinny clothes or go buy a new wardrobe? [More]

Collegiate Storage and Rental Starts an Ambassador Program

by Tony Gonzalez April 12, 2013 5:46 PM
Collegiate Storage and Rental, based in New York City, recently launched their Ambassador Program. This program offers college students an opportunity to get real world experience in business, earn money at the same time, and go to school.

Metro New York City has twenty-three colleges, universities, and schools of higher learning. That means there are lots of college students – students that need storage at the end of the school year or help moving their belongings back home. [More]

Support From Within Important in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu April 11, 2013 9:59 PM
Self storage companies are well-known for supporting their communities and giving back to numerous charities. There are some companies that make charitable work a cornerstone of their business by paying employees when they volunteer at a local charity for a given number of hours. As important as this is to them, they don’t forget what matters most—taking care of each other. [More]

Happy Birthday Weston Stor-All

by Kim Kilpatrick April 11, 2013 6:42 PM
Milestone birthdays are significant achievements – the big four-0, five-0 and the birthday when you can quit working and retire. Milestone dates are important in business, too. Stor-All in Weston, Florida has achieved one of those milestones. It is celebrating its ten-year anniversary this month.

The two-acre property is located at 2707 Executive Park Lane in Weston. It is three stories high, contains 59,000 square feet of self storage space and has 530 climate-controlled rental units. [More]

Online Self Storage Auctions Becoming a Competitive Market Place?

by John Stevens April 10, 2013 9:34 PM
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery; that if someone is trying to be like you or copies yoiur idea that what you are (or are doing) must be pretty impressive. While that is nice, in the business world it means that you have something that is healthy for the economy, but also something you may not want—competition. [More]

Compass Self Storage Adds to Its Portfolio

by Holly Robinson April 10, 2013 7:04 PM
Compass Self Storage, LLC, is at it again. It is projected that they will continue along in this same manner in the foreseeable future. And what is it that they are doing again? Why growing, that’s what – and growing at a remarkable rate.

The company has recently purchased a self storage property in Memphis, Tennessee, at 6780 Country Park Drive. [More]
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