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Community is Key to the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez March 25, 2014 5:38 PM
Every likes to say they are there for the community and that they need the community. It sounds great, it endears the business to the community, and it helps get the company’s name out in a positive manner. Of course saying it and making it happen are two different things. It doesn’t just happen for the self storage industry though. It’s how business is done. [More]

Self Storage Facility Coming to the Aid of Fallen Skydiver

by Holly Robinson March 24, 2014 11:46 PM
There comes a time where we all know someone that needs our help; or sometimes we could even be that person. During those times it can be nice to know that you are not alone; that someone out there cares and not necessarily because you are friends, but simply because caring for those in your community is the right thing to do. [More]

Freddy Duncan & Sons Moving and Storage Supports Dream Sweep Yard Sale

by Holly Robinson March 24, 2014 8:44 PM
Many Americans have the dream of owning their own home. A place in the suburbs. A green lawn. White picket fence. Lilac bushes and petunias blooming in the yard. Gingham checked curtains hanging in the kitchen window. Kids playing in a tree house, shooting basketballs, and riding their bike in the driveway. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Help Wounded Warriors Go Fishing

by John Stevens March 21, 2014 11:57 PM
If there is one population that deserves all the respect in the world it is the men and women of the Armed Forces. For a ridiculously low wage they put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and to try and give others the chance to experience those very same freedoms. The least we can do it make sure that when they come home they are show the appropriate level of appreciation; something the self storage industry has excelled at for years. [More]

Vacant Plaza in Pittsville Massachusetts Approved for Self Storage Facility

by Kim Kilpatrick March 21, 2014 5:35 PM
The Pittsfield Plaza in Pittsfield, Massachusetts sits empty. Loose shingles bang in the breeze. Paint peels off in chunks. The building is drab and dismal looking. It is an invitation waiting for graffiti or for illegal activities during the dark of night. But this spring, all of that will change when it will become the site of a self storage facility. [More]

Self Storage Company Continues to Give Sports Teams a Sporting Chance

by Tony Gonzalez March 20, 2014 11:10 PM
There are few things that can bring joy to the faces of the young and old alike quite like sports can. For kids playing on an organized sports team the thrill of victory experienced with your friends can create life time of memories. The trouble with youth sports though is that they do cost money for the kids to play and for the leagues to operate. [More]

StorageMart Adds to Their Portfolio

by Winnie Hsiu March 20, 2014 5:23 PM
Today is the first day of spring. It is the time of increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the budding new growth in plants, trees, and shrubs. That new growth is also happening in the self storage industry. StorageMart is growing their portfolio. They announced they finalized the purchase of 18 facilities throughout Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska. [More]

Fowlerville Mini Storage Supports Local Garage Sale

by Winnie Hsiu March 19, 2014 10:11 PM
Fowlerville Mini Storage in Fowlerville, Michigan, is supporting a community-based garage sale that will be held on March 29. Donations for the garage sale will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 22 and 23 at the Fowlerville Mini Storage, 7074 Grand River Avenue in Fowlerville. Members of the community are encouraged to make donations to support the event. [More]

All-in-One Works Well for the Self Storage Industry in the Real and Virtual World

by Tony Gonzalez March 19, 2014 8:53 PM
There are different thoughts as to how a business should approach doing business. Some like to think it is better to concentrate on a niche and be the experts in it. Others would say that it’s better to try and be a one-stop shop; a place that offers customer whatever they could need. Both trains of thought can work in the self storage industry, but all-in-one is becoming more and more popular. [More]

Could Underground Self Storage be the Wave of the Future?

by John Stevens March 18, 2014 11:50 PM
Part of the reason the self storage industry is such a success is that there is a never ending need for more space. Until the day that it is cheaper and easier to move in to a larger house (never) people will always have a need for self storage. However, while the industry has worked hard to overcome the negative stereotype (that they are a blight on the image of a community) one can’t help but wonder if we could do better. [More]
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