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Unique New Self Storage Aggregator Site to Go Live Next Month

by John Stevens October 24, 2013 11:35 PM
Gone are the days where people will take to the Yellow Pages to find anything. Yes, the book is still going to be made and delivered to millions of homes and businesses every year, but will likely be used more to prop up an end table than look up something like a self storage facility. Instead, people will be looking to go online to find what they need. [More]

Potential Mini-Storage Facility Gets Approval from Planning Commission

by Tony Gonzalez October 24, 2013 9:58 PM
Monday night, the New Kent County Planning Commission (in Virginia) approved to forward a conditional use permit (CUP) for a mini-storage facility to the Board of Supervisors. Monte Brown was the person applying for the CUP. The planning commission voted 9-0 in favor of the permit. [More]

Going the Extra Mile Makes a Difference in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu October 23, 2013 11:18 PM
When it comes to doing a job—any job—there are certain ways you can go about doing it. You can fail at it and not get it done. You can finish the job and complete the task at hand or you can do much more than just finish it. You can knock it out of the park; go the extra mile; go above and beyond the call of duty. [More]

Storage Giant in Cardiff, Wales, Announces Contest Winner

by Holly Robinson October 23, 2013 7:24 PM
Storage Giant, in Cardiff, Wales, announced the winner of their contest to win an iPad. Margaret Bell, from Cardiff, was picked at random as the winner.

Storage Giant kicked off the contest August 9, 2013. To enter it, people just had to ‘like’ or ‘share’ Storage Giant’s Facebook page. They were then automatically entered in the contest. Over 2,00 people entered it. [More]

Self Storage Company Knows How to Say Yes to the Dress

by John Stevens October 22, 2013 10:55 PM
Have you ever heard of the television show Say Yes to the Dress? The popular reality show on the TLC network is in the midst of its tenth season on the air helping women find the perfect dress for their upcoming wedding. After a recent event held at a local self storage facility many were given the chance to say yes to a dress and make a difference in society at the same time. [More]

AAA Self Storage in Longmont, CO, Finally Re-Open for Business

by Winnie Hsiu October 22, 2013 10:42 PM
When the rains came to Colorado in September, they fell on ground that had recently been burned by wildfires. Trees and underbrush that normally held back rainwaters from flooding were gone.

For days, record-setting rainfall deluged the area. Some areas received as much as 18 inches in a 24-hour period. When it was all over, the flood destroyed or damaged over 2,000 homes, washed out hundreds of miles of roads, and caused damage across almost 2,000 square miles. [More]

Self Storage Company Supports the Community in a Variety of Ways

by Kim Kilpatrick October 21, 2013 11:28 PM
Everyone—business or individual---likes to give back to the community. Some for tax purposes while others do it because they just want to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. The most common and easiest way is through a financial contribution. It requires no time or investment; just the means. [More]

University Self Storage Receives Excellent Customer Service Award

by Tony Gonzalez October 21, 2013 2:57 PM
If a student in school receives a 100% on an assignment, that means that the student got every single question right. If a business gets a 100% on a customer survey, that means that they, too, got everything right according to their female customers’ expectations.

University Self Storage in Sarasota, Florida, received the Women’s Choice Award® given out by WomenCertified ®. The award was based on a customer satisfaction survey recently conducted by WomenCertified using the University Self Storage’s customer database. And ultimately, they got 100% on the survey. [More]

Self Storage Industry Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

by Kim Kilpatrick October 18, 2013 11:57 PM
During NFL games this month the players have been sporting pink cleats, gloves, towels; at one time the referees threw pink flags instead of the usual yellow ones. Several college teams are wearing pink this month as well. The Oregon Ducks are wearing pink helmets against Washington State. New Mexico State has a set of pink jerseys and Western Michigan has their own pink inspired helmet—and it is all in honor and support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. [More]

Texas Self Storage Association Announces New Board Members

by Holly Robinson October 18, 2013 1:17 PM
The seasons are changing. The trees where I live are lovely – deep reds, brilliant orange, bright yellows. Along with the changing of the season, the directorship of the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) is also changing.

The TSSA recently elected new executive officers for the coming 2013-2014 year [More]
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