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Expansion in the Self Storage Industry a World Wide Theme

by John Stevens November 29, 2013 11:14 PM
There are few things that are truly universal. Somewhere there is bound to be some population that does something different than the rest—but there are a few. Take Santa Claus for example. Around the world the popular figure is known as Father Christmas, Sinterklaas, Tomte, or Saint Nicholas. While know by something different, each character is known for doing the same basic thing. [More]

Joshua Self Storage Solutions Starts Delivering AniMeals

by Kim Kilpatrick November 29, 2013 3:09 PM
This month, the Johnson and Ellis Counties in Texas launched a new segment to their Meals-on-Wheels program. They are now delivering dog and cat food to their clients who own those types of pets.

Linda Deese, with Meals-on-Wheels, indicated that pets provide senior citizens with friendship, joy, and a reason for living. However, many times those seniors do not have money to buy food for themselves or for their pets. Meals-on-Wheel volunteers often see the seniors sharing their delivered meal with their pet. This showed a need to provide food for pets, too. [More]

You Can Always Do Better in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson November 27, 2013 11:50 PM
Growing up did you know a kid that got upset if he got a ‘B’ on his/her report card? Did you try to comfort that person by telling them that a ‘B’ is good; heck, that it’s a lot better than a ‘C.’ Did they respond by saying that an ‘A’ would be better? [More]

Are You Ready for Small Business Saturday?

by Tony Gonzalez November 27, 2013 10:05 AM
Everybody knows about Black Friday. Everybody knows about Cyber Monday. But between those two dates is another date that I dare say that very few people are aware of. That date is Small Business Saturday. Ever heard of it? Me neither.

Small businesses are the backbone of the economy in the United States. They provide 55 percent of all jobs and 66 percent of all net new jobs since the 1970s. Since 1990, big businesses have eliminated 4 million jobs. During that same time frame, small businesses added 8 million new jobs. [More]

Self Storage Companies Do a Lot of Driving During the Holidays

by Winnie Hsiu November 26, 2013 11:59 PM
There are certain places over the next month that folks are going to have to go like the in-law’s house, the mall to shop for presents, or the grocery store to shop for food; all places they don’t really want to go but have to. The worst part isn’t the destination though, but the journey. It’s the drive on all the congested roads that is unpleasant. [More]

Highland Moving and Storage Celebrates 75 Years in Business

by Holly Robinson November 26, 2013 4:19 PM
It’s party time for the folks at Highland Moving and Storage in Edmonton, Canada. They are holding a party to celebrate both Christmas and their 75th anniversary of being in business. The party will be held Saturday November 30 at the German Canadian Cultural Association Hall for all of their 200 employees. [More]

‘Conversion’ the Word of the Day for Many Self Storage Developers

by Kim Kilpatrick November 26, 2013 12:24 AM
Back in the 1980s there was a popular Saturday morning television show called Pee Wee’s Playhouse. Part of Pee Wee’s weekly routine was to name a word of the day each week. Everyone would scream every time it was mentioned. While fun and silly the idea was to get kids to learn a new word. Not bad, right? Could you imagine if the same thing were to take place in the self storage industry? [More]

Safekeeping Self Storage Supports Cruisin' Texas Toy Run

by Kim Kilpatrick November 25, 2013 7:02 PM
When I say ‘motorcycle riders,’ what typically comes to mind? Big Harley Davidson motorcycles? Muscle-bound and tattooed riders with beards flapping in the wind? Bandanas wrapped around foreheads? Sleeveless black leather vests and black leather pants?

Do you think of needy families and of toys? Probably not. [More]

How Bad Do You Want to Surprise Your Family for Christmas?

by John Stevens November 22, 2013 11:53 PM
Part of the joy of Christmas for many is the happiness that they see on the faces of their family members Christmas morning when it is time to finally open presents. After weeks and in some cases months you can finally see how glad your family is to receive the gifts you bought for them. That is, if they didn’t find what you got for them wherever you hid it in the house. [More]

Amazing Spaces Self Storage Concludes 'Make a Difference' Drive

by Tony Gonzalez November 22, 2013 1:09 PM
Not only does Amazing Spaces Storage Self Storage have amazing self storage facilities they also do amazing charitable service for their communities. They have just concluded their donation drive “Make A Difference” for the Shriner’s Hospital. [More]
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