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Self Storage Industry Becoming a Real Part of American Pop Culture

by John Stevens October 17, 2013 11:58 PM
For much of its existence the self storage industry has been something that many Americans needed, but that many did not want to see. While they used it people didn’t want it in their neighborhoods. Fast forward to modern times and it now seems that the self storage industry is everywhere you look—almost like it has become a real part of American pop culture. [More]

Digital Summit Held for Self Storage Owners

by Kim Kilpatrick October 17, 2013 8:50 PM
A summit is any meeting or conference of top-level officials or executives. Most of the time, these summit meetings are face-to-face meetings where participants are in the same rooms with each other.

However, in today’s world, summit meetings are changing. People no longer no longer need to be in the same room with other attendees, no longer meeting face-to-face. These meetings are going digital where attendees do not have to travel to distance cities. They simply ‘attend’ the summit online, over the Internet sitting in front of their computer in comfort of their own office or their home. [More]

Asia to Hold Second Self Storage Expo in March 2014

by John Stevens October 16, 2013 11:59 PM
The self storage industry is one that is constantly growing by leaps and bounds. In the United States alone there are over 50,000 self storage facilities. Another 10,000 exist outside of the U.S. and that number is growing all the time; so much in fact that other countries are starting to hold what they hope will an annual Self Storage Expo. [More]

Self Storage in the News

by Winnie Hsiu October 16, 2013 8:56 PM
Today, I’m going to share several short snippets of self storage news.

Helping animal shelters is a community service that many self storage facilities assist with and support. Guardian Self Storage in Tuckahoe, New Jersey, will host an animal adoption day this coming Saturday October 19. It will be held at Guardian Self Storage located at 1420 Rte. 50 in Tuckahoe. [More]

Self Storage Company Finds Unique Way to Make a Difference

by Tony Gonzalez October 16, 2013 12:10 AM
In the world that we live in there are certain things that we can count on: the Jacksonville Jaguars are going to lose, politicians are going to disagree, and gas prices are going to be ridiculously high to name a few. We can also count on people being in need, and people wanting to do something to help them out. [More]

Extra Space Storage Hires Internet Marketing Company

by Kim Kilpatrick October 15, 2013 1:48 PM
Extra Space Storage, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, announced today that they have contracted with B2 Interactive to manage all aspects of B2 Interactive will provide Extra Space Storage with enterprise level resources, including transactional information and operational data to storage owners. [More]

Beauty and Art is in the Eye of the Beholder—and on the Self Storage Facility

by Holly Robinson October 14, 2013 11:46 PM
Everyone has their own definition and perception of beauty; as the saying goes it is in the eye of the beholder. The same could be said for art. What one person looks at and calls graffiti another could look at and call a masterpiece. That is the great thing about art. It can be something completely different for everybody. [More]

SmartStop (TM) Sponsors BMX Camp for Kids with Diabetes

by Tony Gonzalez October 14, 2013 2:34 PM
I know a family that has two children under the age of six-years-old who have sugar diabetes. It’s rather sad that they have to prick their fingers daily to check their blood sugar level – and then give themselves insulin shots to manage their diabetes. The family is working with doctors to see about getting an insulin pump for their oldest one with diabetes.

Each year, more than 15,000 children are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Almost everyone knows someone (whether child or adult) affected by this disease. [More]

Plenty of Reasons to Hang Out at the Self Storage Facility

by John Stevens October 11, 2013 11:38 PM
Twenty years ago if you were to say to someone “hey, let’s go to the self storage facility” they’d probably look at you kind of funny. However in the present that could not be farther from the truth. Nowadays it seems like self storage facilities are hosting all kinds of events. From charity events to reality television shows to garage sales; it’s all happening at your local self storage facility. [More]

Amazing Spaces Self Storage Centers Partner in an e-Waste Recycling Program

by Holly Robinson October 11, 2013 4:05 PM
Cell phones. Computers. Monitors. Tablets. iPads. TVs. These are wonderful inventions used in businesses and personal use all over the world. When they break or become outdated, people need to discard them but can’t just throw them in the garbage. It isn’t safe for the environment.

In an effort to assist the residents of Houston, Mayor Annise Parker announced a partnership between the City of Houston, Amazing Spaces Self Storage, CompuCycle, and GREENspot DROPoff. This partnership will provide residents with a free and comprehensive electronics waste program that will effectively handle discarded electronic items. [More]
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