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Self Storage Company Goes Off the Grid

by Tony Gonzalez July 24, 2012 7:37 PM
Normally whenever you here about someone or something going off the grid it’s because they are a part of some super-secret anti-government militia or because they work for the government as a secret-agent man (at least that’s how it is in the movies). There is, however, a more logical and danger-free meaning to the phrase when used outside of the cinema. [More]

A-1 Self Storage Supports Catholic Relief Services

by Holly Robinson July 16, 2012 8:22 PM
Owners and managers of self storage facilities are very community minded. They like to help out and give back to the community where their facility is located. They also like to help out charitable organizations. Over the years, we at the Self Storage Industry News have written about many of the organizations that have been helped: Habitat for Humanity, Wounded Warrior Outdoors, Inc., Angel Flight, the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Toys for Tots, Kure It, and Moveable feast. [More]

Self Storage Industry Respects its Elders

by Tony Gonzalez May 25, 2012 6:27 PM
A common reason why many self storage units are rented is to allow those who are older to clear up clutter around the home in an effort to make it easier for them to get around, a task that can become difficult as we age. Many self storage companies try to do even more to help those in their twilight years as well as those with life-limiting illnesses. [More]

New Technology Could Improve Marketing Efforts for Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick April 3, 2012 4:23 PM
There are many things that likely bother owners in the self storage industry. One of those things has to be how to figure out what marketing efforts are successful or not, and if so are they worth the money that is being paid for them. A new software package by a leading self storage software provider could go a long way to helping facilities figure that out. [More]

Self Storage Facilities are there for Their Communities

by Winnie Hsiu March 20, 2012 7:34 PM
Businesses go where they are needed so in that respect you can say that they are there for their respective communities. While that is true for the self storage industry (like any other business), time and time again members of the self storage industry have proven that they are there for their communities for more than just revenue. [More]

Self Storage News Tidbits from Around the Nation

by Kim Kilpatrick January 31, 2012 12:05 PM
The United States Commerce Association (USCA) selected Vail Ranch Self Storage in Temecula, California, as the 2011 Best of Temecula Award in the self storage category. The Best of Business award honors exceptional local businesses across the United States. Based in New York City, the USCA yearly awards companies that have achieved marketing success and that provide exceptional service to their customers and to their community. [More]

Self Storage Related Reality Shows Becoming Reality?

by Tony Gonzalez January 5, 2012 6:21 PM
Reality shows often get the rap for not being real or even anything remotely resembling real life. People don’t lose weight like the contestants of the Biggest Loser; you can’t find anything but a love of the camera on the Bachelor/Bachelorette. Even shows like Storage Wars that are focused on something simple like auctions at self storage facilities have come under question. [More]

Self Storage Industry Taking Full Advantage of the Web

by Tony Gonzalez November 11, 2011 6:37 PM
One of the toughest parts about running a business, self storage or otherwise, is deciding how to spend your advertising dollars. Do you want to go with commercials that only people that happen to be watching will see or a billboard that only folks will see that happen to drive by? [More]

Community Involvement an International Affair for the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu October 31, 2011 6:40 PM
Whenever people visit another country they inevitably try to find similarities between where they are visiting and where they are from. Often times it is the differences that we find with other cultures that make our international vacations so enjoyable. However, it’s the things that are the same that make us feel comfortable no matter how different the foreign land is. [More]

Self Storage Company Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer

by Holly Robinson October 7, 2011 5:12 PM
Anyone that watched an NFL game last Sunday noticed the emergence of the color pink on many of the players and coaches. Hats were striped pink, cleats were pink, towels were pink; the color was everywhere as part of the NFL’s drive to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They are not the only ones doing so. [More]
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