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There is a Compassionate Side to the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens July 27, 2013 11:15 AM
To some who have lost things that they wanted after their self storage unit was sold at a lien auction there probably isn’t a compassionate side to the self storage industry. What those people would be failing to remember is that lien auctions are considered by many to be a regretful aspect of doing business, and not one that managers look forward to. Those same people are probably not aware of all the good that many self storage facilities do in the community either. [More]

Self Storage Industry Gives an All-Around Effort in Fight Against Cancer

by John Stevens April 5, 2013 7:37 PM
The self storage industry has quietly become one of the best investments in the market in recent years as the industry continues to be a reliable performer in spite of the economy. Like its bottom line, the industry’s philanthropic efforts have continued to be strong especially when it comes to fighting cancer. [More]

History Can Be Found In and Around the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez April 1, 2013 7:19 PM
Since self storage auctions have become a part of the American pop culture landscape there have been a number of stories on items of historical significance being uncovered inside self storage units sold at auction. All sorts of things have been found, but what many people do not realize is that sometimes there is history in the self storage facility itself and not just what a unit contains. [More]

Self Storage Companies Support Children’s Hospitals

by John Stevens March 28, 2013 8:24 PM
Self storage facilities are often active in charities on a local, national, and even international level. Choosing one has to be hard for a company to do. What kind of reach do they want? Who do they want to help? Do they want to be a primary donor or are they okay with being one of many? [More]

Self Storage Company Continues Habit of Helping the Young and Old

by John Stevens March 20, 2013 11:08 PM
Self storage companies are known for caring about the communities that they are in. There are a number of different strategies that facilities take into their charitable activities with no one being more right than another. The important thing is the work they accomplish helping others whether it is for five people or fifty-five people. [More]

A-1 Self Storage Proudly Supports the Coast to Coast Foundation

by Kim Kilpatrick March 1, 2013 2:34 PM
Self storage owners and managers are very community minded people. They participate in many charitable projects that benefit the community where their facility is located. They provide things such as scholarships, toys, coats, food, warm bedding, books, and money for medical research. A-1 Self Storage in Fullerton, California, recently announced that they will support the Coast to Coast Foundation efforts. [More]

Self Storage Industry at Home on Television

by Winnie Hsiu February 22, 2013 9:13 PM
The creation and ensuing popularity of reality television has made many people in Hollywood wonder what can work and what will not work as entertainment on television. It goes without saying that reality shows are less expensive to produce, but if you don’t have something that will grasp the attention of viewers that will not matter. A failed show no matter how expensive or cheap is still money lost. [More]

Self Storage General Manager Recognized as Local Person of the Year

by Winnie Hsiu February 6, 2013 8:56 PM
There are many reasons why people do what they do. Sometimes it is just to feel good. At other times it is so they can feel better. Often times it is so a need of some kind can be met or to exercise control over their immediate environment (just to name a few). [More]

Self Storage Company's Reach Has Worldwide Influence

by Tony Gonzalez January 30, 2013 9:13 PM
There is a moment in the movie Jerry Maguire when Bob Sugar thinks he is talking to Frank Cushman (the No. 1 pick in the draft) when it is actually Jerry Maguire when he tells him that he is swimming with the big boys; that he’s gone global—worldwide. While it is entirely possible for a professional athlete to have that kind of influence quickly, it is a little bit harder for a business. [More]

No Child Left Behind in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens January 25, 2013 9:31 PM
During his presidency George W. Bush passed a well-intentioned piece of legislation with the purpose of trying to make sure that children in the United States received the education they need to be a success when they get older. While the government may shoot for all children, others—like various members of the self storage industry-- try to do what they can for those in their community. [More]
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