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Self Storage Company Want to Know if You Are Ready for Some Football

by John Stevens July 24, 2013 11:10 PM
It’s a happy time in the United States—the teams of the NFL have started to open up training camp. The Hall of Fame Game is right around the corner which means it will not be long before some familiar faces will be asking fans on Monday night if they are ready for some football. However, fans in Canada don’t have to wait and a self storage company wants to send them to a game. [More] Shares Survey Results

by Tony Gonzalez July 24, 2013 10:51 AM
To be successful, it is critical for self storage businesses to keep a pulse on the needs and wants of their customers. Customer surveys provide that vital information – and information about the customers’ satisfaction or dissatisfaction. Surveys also provide useful information if a business is thinking about expanding their services or products. [More]

Self Storage Facility Has Literally Gone to the Movies

by Kim Kilpatrick July 23, 2013 11:03 PM
The self storage industry has been represented in many movies over the years, and lately has even been a major character in one. It’ s always had a value in movies whether it was the site of a body drop in a crime movie or where space aliens crash landed. However, in Kearney, Nebraska, there is one self storage facility that has really taken to the movie industry. [More]

Lock Up Self Storage in Chicago Holds Grand Opening

by Winnie Hsiu July 23, 2013 7:40 PM
Lock Up Self Storage announced the grand opening of its fifth facility in Chicago. The Chicago-Galewood Lock Up is located on 1900 N. Narragansett Avenue. It is conveniently located within the Galewood/Elmwood Park neighborhoods near the border of Chicago and Oak Park. This location is readily accessible to the residents and businesses on the west side of Chicago. [More]

Self Storage is for More Than Storing Cars

by John Stevens July 23, 2013 12:35 AM
Typically when people think of the self storage industry they think of the many scenes in movies and television shows where all sorts of things are done/stored/etc. or they just think of storing stuff; things like furniture, clothes, recreational vehicles, and even cars. While it may make sense for people to store a car at a self storage facility that is not the only thing people do with cars there. [More]

Personal Mini Storage Sponsors Back-to-School Drive

by Holly Robinson July 22, 2013 1:42 PM
Children around the country are busily enjoying their summer vacation. They are swimming, camping, hiking, going to movies, playing, and generally enjoying the fact that they are out of school for the summer. But, going back to school is right around the corner. It will be here almost as quick as an ice cream cone melts on a hot day. [More]

Expansion and Risk is Good in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez July 19, 2013 11:56 PM
There are some things in life we don’t want to see expand—our waistline for one; the role of a rival at work. In those cases more of one thing means less of another. However, when it comes to the business world—self storage and otherwise—expansion is a win-win scenario. [More]

Reality Star to Speak At Annual TSSA Conference

by Kim Kilpatrick July 19, 2013 3:45 PM
The Texas Self Storage Association announced that Bill Rancic will be the opening session speaker at their annual conference on October 27 - 29. While the conference is three months away, you might want to put this event on your calendar and sign up now. Listening to and learning from Rancic will definitely be worth your time and the cost of the conference. [More]

Notoriety Goes Over Well in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu July 18, 2013 10:35 PM
Everyone likes to get noticed. It’s only natural. Whether it is through recognition for a job well done, being on a reality television show or by running onto the field during the MLB All-Star Game—it’s all about getting noticed. When a business like the self storage industry gets noticed for the right reasons it can give the company a pretty good boost. [More]

Stor-All Acquires Another Facility in Colorado

by Holly Robinson July 18, 2013 1:53 PM
After babies are born, their growth rate is slow and steady. The human body does not completely reach its full height until about 25 years of age. The growth rate for some self storage businesses is very similar - regular and stable and not a quick flash without a solid foundation.

Stor-All self storage is one such business that has controlled, steady growth over the years. They just recently acquired a facility in Lone Tree, Colorado. This is the fourth facility that they have in Colorado. They have other facilities are in Aurora, Denver, and Littleton. [More]
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