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Modern Technology Can Be Great for the Self Storage Industry But on One Condition

by Holly Robinson November 14, 2013 11:43 PM
Do you know someone that still uses a flip phone? Do they claim they have no need to switch and that they are able to do what they need from it? More often than not the only reason they say that is because they don’t have a clue how to use newer phones. That is understandable; new phones are more like mini-computers than phones. Using them can be difficult if you don’t know how to do so. [More]

Building a Beauty -- or a Beast

by Holly Robinson November 14, 2013 11:04 PM
You’ve seen those ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures where a woman is given a makeover. She gets her hair cut and styled and a professional make-up artist applies the latest make-up colors. The change is so drastic that it’s hard for even close friends to recognize who the woman is.

Some self storage facilities are getting a make-over to where people don’t initially recognize them as self storage facilities. [More]

MacGyver Would Love the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens November 13, 2013 11:56 PM
MacGyver was the king of cool in the 1980s. The man had a knack for being able to take whatever there was available and turning it into something awesome. It didn’t matter what it was or where he was. He could convert just about anything into something valuable and useful—much like what many companies look to do when they take an existing building or structure and turn it into a new self storage facility. [More]

B2 Interactive Adds New Employees

by Tony Gonzalez November 13, 2013 6:18 PM
About two weeks ago, announced that their business was merging with B2 Interactive. has since moved their headquarters to Omaha, Nebraska. That move more than doubled the size of the personnel in the Omaha office.

B2 Interactive is at it again –- they are adding more employees. They have recently hired 4 new ones: Eric Brandt, Raechel Dennis, Ryan Kholousi, and Bailey Hemphill. [More]

Need a Helping Hand This Holiday Season? Check Out Your Local Self Storage Facility!

by Kim Kilpatrick November 12, 2013 8:03 PM
The Holiday Season is upon us. That means it’s time to start planning your parties, doing your shopping—food and gifts--, cleaning the house picking up relatives from the airport, wrapping present, hiding presents—the list goes on and on. The logistics alone can be a nightmare. Who couldn’t use a little help? [More]

Go Minis Moving and Portable Storage Supports Christmas Playpen

by Winnie Hsiu November 12, 2013 3:07 PM
A mini self storage business. A state penitentiary. The Salvation Army. A supermarket. A trash and recycling business. A newspaper agency. Put them together and these make for rather strange bedfellows.

But then, it’s not so strange when you know that Christmas is just around the corner. These businesses from Bismarck, North Dakota, are working together on a Christmas project that will benefit the needy children in their community. [More]

San Diego Self Storage Really Getting into the Christmas Spirit

by Holly Robinson November 12, 2013 12:41 AM
Thanksgiving is only a couple of weeks away which of course means that another holiday—Christmas—is coming up as well. Lots of folks are already shopping, and if they haven’t they probably will on Black Friday. Plenty of kids have probably sent their letter to Santa as well. To make sure that he is able to fill each and every list members of the self storage industry are trying to help out. [More]

Mississauga Self Storage in Canada Is Going Green

by Tony Gonzalez November 11, 2013 4:17 PM
Installing solar panels on the roofs of self storage businesses is becoming prominent in the United States. Canada is not far behind. The government of Ontario has speeded up the process by introducing a Feed-In Tariff Program (FIT). This program allows business owners to install solar panels, hook into the existing electricity grid, and share the extra electricity from their panels. [More]

Arizona Self Storage Association Looking to Make it a Merry Christmas in the Desert

by John Stevens November 8, 2013 11:51 PM
Santa does have a pretty tall order on this plate every Christmas so it is good that there are plenty of people that want to help him out and insure that kids everywhere have a merry Christmas; people like the U.S. Marines and the Arizona Self Storage Association.
Back in 1947 the charity that would in time become the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program that we have today. The original program served one community in its first year and collected about 5000 toys. Fast forward more than six decades and the program now engages over 700 coordinators and 25,000 marines and volunteers to collect and pass out the millions of toys that are collected. [More]

Westy Self Storage to Support Annual Block Party

by Kim Kilpatrick November 8, 2013 8:33 PM
Everyone loves a block party. When you think of them, you think of food, music, dancing, and games. Westy Self Storage of Fairfield, Connecticut, is helping out with a block party – but it isn’t your typical party. It is centered around LEGOS building blocks. [More]
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