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Storage Post Storage Makes Organizational Changes

by Kim Kilpatrick May 17, 2013 1:30 PM
If you've noticed in the self storage news lately, Storage Post has been purchasing self storage businesses on a regular basis. Just as their portfolio is increasing and growing stronger, the management team is also increasing and growing stronger. They announced the appointment of Marvin Banks to the Chief Operating Officer position. [More]

Self Storage is Like a Box of Chocolates; You Never Know What You Are Going to Get

by John Stevens May 16, 2013 7:24 PM
When Forrest Gump uttered the phrase about life being like a box of chocolate little those words became engrained in the lexicon of pop culture forever. People will forever be comparing things of all sorts to a box of chocolate because they feel like they never know what they are going to get. However, there are few things where those words are as true as they are in the self storage industry. [More]

StorageMart Kicks Off a Skate Drive in Canada

by Winnie Hsiu May 16, 2013 1:11 PM
America has its baseball and football. England has ruby. Many countries have soccer. What does Canada have? Hockey! Team up a man with a vision about hockey for youth and a self storage company (and other national companies) and what do you get? A brand-spanking new charity: Skate to Great. [More]

Self Storage Knows the Importance of Simplicity

by Holly Robinson May 16, 2013 12:29 AM
Coaches, bosses, supervisors, and all sorts of authority figures like to use a short, easy to remember phrase to ‘encourage’ their underlings to strive for success—keep it simple stupid. While it may not be the nicest way to go about motivating others there is something to be said for the basic message. [More]

StorageMart Donates Monies to the Muscular Dystrophy Association

by Tony Gonzalez May 15, 2013 4:48 PM
What if you knew that there was a disease that was the leading genetic cause of death in infants? What if you knew that a doctor felt that he was on the verge of a cure for the disease and that he could find it within two years? If you were like StorageMart, you would jump at the chance to raise monies to donate to the research for the cure [More]

Man's Best Friend Gets Plenty of Love From the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick May 14, 2013 10:11 PM
Dogs are man’s best friend. There is no question about that. There is something about the loyalty, dedication, and commitment there is between a man and his dog. It is the subject of many a movie and television show because it is something that every guy can relate to. So who better for the self storage industry to show some love then man’s best friend? [More]

McCarthy's Removals & Storage in the UK is Expanding

by John Stevens May 14, 2013 4:33 PM
The economy is still gradually picking up - which is good news to many business owners. McCarthy's Removals and Storage in the UK is growing, too. They announced that they have expanded their business. [More]

Need a Workout? Your Local Self Storage Facility May Be the Place to Go!

by Winnie Hsiu May 13, 2013 10:48 PM
Self storage units are meant to help people. Typically the idea is to help them clear space in their homes or offices by providing them with some much needed space, but they have been known to help in other ways too. If used right they can help you become an elite athlete. [More]

The Big Yellow Box Self Storage Company to Help a Zoo

by Kim Kilpatrick May 13, 2013 1:28 PM
Years ago, a circus came to our town and my family went to it. I was enamored with two of the animals – the elephants and the giraffes. So I was delighted when I learned of about the Big Yellow Self Storage Company new project: they will be storing 112 giraffes for a month. [More]

Self Storage Industry Enjoys a Good Bike Ride

by Holly Robinson May 10, 2013 11:33 PM
With the weather starting to become nicer across the country the desire to take a nice bike ride around the neighborhood or at the park can be a strong one. It is also the perfect time for people to move; the weather is no longer cold, but it isn’t too hot to make moving unbearable. The correlation between self storage and cycling doesn’t end there. [More]
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