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Self Storage Association Conference for Arizona Announced

by Holly Robinson January 13, 2014 9:25 PM
Conferences are a great source of professional development. You can learn about new technology, trends, and the latest news about what is happening in the industry. It’s a great time to network, to meet new people and connect with long-time associates that you haven’t seen for a while. Check to see what’s on your calendar in May. That’s when the Arizona Self Storage Association will be holding their 2014 conference and trade show. [More]

It’s a Heartfelt Christmas for the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu December 10, 2013 11:12 PM
At this time of year it is natural to think of several things like specials, food, gifts, and family. It’s also quite common to think of that random person you passed by on the street. You don’t know that person. You don’t have a clue if they are better off or worse off than you. You just see another person and think “Merry Christmas.” [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]

Arizona Self Storage Association Announces 2013 Conference and Trade Show

by Winnie Hsiu March 11, 2013 8:02 PM
New. Different. Exciting. Those words describe the Arizona Self Storage Association (AZSA) 2013 Conference and Trade Show that will be held May 14-15. It will be held at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler, Arizona. [More]

AZ SSA Takes Lead in Protecting Tenant Documents

by Tony Gonzalez February 24, 2010 5:51 PM
The Arizona Self Storage Association has been trying to push a bill that will protect tenant documents, HB2643, through the Arizona legislature. Last week HB2653 passed another milestone on its way to becoming a law -- it passed the Arizona House Commerce Committee. The law will impose certain restrictions on what can be done with personal documents that are placed in self-storage, and what should happen to those documents in the event that the tenant abandons a self-storage unit without removing its contents. The bill is meant to prevent possible cases of identity theft if documents that are abandoned were to fall into the wrong hands.

HB2643, if passed, will place certain responsibilities with the self-storage tenant and will provide some protection for self-storage operators if they are placed in the position of being left with personal documents that have been abandoned in a unit. Specifically, the new bill has the following provisions: [More]

AZ SSA to Hold Annual Conference in Tempe, May 17 to 19

by Holly Robinson February 5, 2010 1:25 PM
The Arizona Self Storage Association announced this morning that it will hold its 12th Annual Conference and Trade Show in Tempe, Arizona, from May 17 to 19, at the Marriott Buttes Hotel. The conference's theme, "Survivor: Self Storage", was inspired by the television program, "Survivor." The AZ SSA website notes that "Often times, in light of today's economy, operating in the self-storage industry can feel like you are...struggling every day to stay on the island and not get voted off." The conference will focus on giving self-storage owners and managers a set of tools and strategies they can use to navigate their businesses during an economic recession. [More]

AZSSA Reacts to New Lien Law with Auctions Website and Legal Seminar

by Winnie Hsiu February 2, 2010 9:31 AM
This week the Arizona Self Storage Association (AZSSA) opened its new self-storage auctions website. The website allows Arizona self-storage facilities to post notices related to upcoming auction sales. Interested buyers can go to the website and see a comprehensive list of auctions that are coming up all over the state. They can search the listing by date, city, zip code, or facility name....
The auctions website is just the most recent in a series of steps the Arizona Self Storage Association has taken to try to automate the process of holding auctions and lien sales. Last August, the AZSSA began offering its members a series of automated mailing forms to use in sending lien-sale notices with a Certificate of Mailing. (Because of changes to Arizona's lien laws, members do not have to send their lien notices by certified mail any more--instead, they can use First Class Mail.) The forms offered by the AZSSA were approved by the Postal Service and can be downloaded from the AZSSA website. They are also available on disks and in print, in the AZSSA's Resource Book. [More]