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Caring About Others Common Practice for Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens January 17, 2013 9:57 PM
People go into business with the intent and desire to make money. However, often times a business will find that it ends up doing so much more than just try to keep the ledger in the black. Many end up becoming an important member of the community, and find more than one way to give back and make it a better place to live. [More]

A-1 Self Storage Partners with Noah Homes

by Kim Kilpatrick January 16, 2013 1:05 PM
A-1 Self Storage is expanding their work with charitable organizations. For many years, they have sponsored Serving Hands International that is a not-for-profit charity that provides food, shelter, medical aid, education, and spiritual support to people living in poverty. A-1 Self Storage is expanding their charitable efforts. They recently made a financial contribution to Noah Homes, which are homes for people who are developmentally disabled. [More]

Self Storage Company Supports Mental Illness

by Kim Kilpatrick December 28, 2012 6:04 PM
The number of gun-related tragedies that the country is starting to see each year is becoming more and more disturbing. Every time one occurs the nation begins to debate the concept of gun control all over again. While this has occurred once again in the days following the tragedy in Newton, Connecticut, there has also been talk about the need for a better understanding of mental illness. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants You to Help MOW

by Holly Robinson December 20, 2012 8:26 PM
There are approximately seven billion people in the world; around 312 million of them live in the United States alone. If we lived in a perfect world filled with so many people every one of them would go to bed with a full belly, but sadly that is not the case here in the U.S. or abroad. [More]

For One Self Storage Company Giving is a Family Affair

by Winnie Hsiu December 14, 2012 9:09 PM
Parents often hope that there kids will take after them in certain ways. It is not unusual for fathers to hope their sons play football and become better than they ever were. Mothers want their daughters to grow up to be the next star on the U.S. National Softball team while also taking a lead role in their school’s model UN. [More]

Self Storage Company Continues its Tradition of Giving

by Holly Robinson November 16, 2012 8:36 PM
Around this time of year there are several things that people like to do. Besides gather at Mom and Dad’s house for Thanksgiving dinner and football folks often like to go outside and play a game themselves, go to a movie, or any of a number of things. The task may be noting special any other time of the year, but since it is during the Holiday Season it carries the weight of being a tradition. [More]

A-1 Self Storage Gives Money to the Milestone House

by Kim Kilpatrick September 6, 2012 6:48 PM
Hard working. Dedicated. Helpful. Courteous. Congenial. All of those words describe people who work in the self storage industry. But there is another descriptive word that stands out almost head and shoulders above all of the others. And that word is charitable.

Owners and managers of self storage facilities want to support their communities and the people who live in them. They are always participating in fund raising activities that support those in need. They are also willing to donate money to non-profit organizations to support their cause. [More]

A-1 Self Storage in San Diego Raises Funds for Cancer Research

by Holly Robinson August 29, 2012 6:00 PM
A-1 Self Storage recently sponsored a surfing team in the 19th Annual Luau & Longboard Invitational event that was held on August 19, 2012 at Scripps Beach, La Jolla in San Diego, California. All funds raised at the event went to the Moores UCSD Cancer Center.

The purpose of this event is several fold. It raises awareness and funds for cancer research that is done at the Moores Cancer Center. It provides funds for educational programs, outreach, and patient care. [More]

Big is Good but Not Always Better in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick August 14, 2012 8:54 PM
People want to get into business in order to make money. For a business like the self storage industry the amount of money is dependent on the size of the facility (and the capacity to which it’s filled). With that in mind, it would seem that the larger a company can be the better, right? [More]

A-1 Self Storage in California to Build a New Facility

by Winnie Hsiu August 9, 2012 5:30 PM
There’s been a general feeling lately that the economy is improving. Often, the health of small businesses is an indicator of the health of the U.S. economy. Some analysts feel that the buying and selling of these businesses indicate whether the economy is strong or weak. There is some debate on this issue yet the numbers for business sales for 2012 are above the sales figures for 2011.

While A-1 Self Storage in California is not a small business, if you looked at their recent activity, you would see that they are growing and expanding. [More]
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