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Self Storage Owner Helps Homeless Man

by Winnie Hsiu December 18, 2012 9:06 PM
Greg Laing, of Aldergrove, British Columbia, had fallen on hard times. He was unable to find work. Struggling to make ends meet, he lived with his dog in a camper on a pickup truck. Then, things took a turn for the worse. [More]

New Storage Units Approved in Comox, British Columbia

by Holly Robinson August 24, 2012 5:45 PM
Comox is a charming seaside town situated only 317 miles north of Vancouver, British Columbia. Located on the small peninsula in the Georgia Strait on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, it has a ‘small town’ feel with only 13,627 residents. During the 1990s, this area was one of the fastest growing in British Columbia – many people left the urban settings of the big cities from the surrounding areas. [More]

Use Facebook to Promote Your Self Storage Business

by Winnie Hsiu August 2, 2012 3:04 PM
I daresay that almost everyone knows about Facebook - even my 86 year-old mother is on Facebook. Innovative business owners use Facebook to promote their business. Others may want to use Facebook but don't have any idea where to begin.

Which camp do you belong to - business owners with or business owners without Facebook? [More]

Spall Storage Centre in Armstrong, BC, Holds Their Own Star Warz

by Kim Kilpatrick June 11, 2012 6:02 PM
What do you get when you own a storage facility and then take a popular television show based around the storage industry, throw in a pinch of creativity and clever thinking, and stir in the desire to help local charities? You cook up an event called Storage Warz that raises money for local charities. This event was hosted by Spall Storage Centre in Armstrong, British Columbia. [More]

Canadian Self Storage Company Makes a Difference for Elderly in Transition

by Winnie Hsiu March 31, 2011 5:42 PM
As we get older things we once did become more difficult. As we get older and into our twilight years we often tend to need some help to do some of the basic things that we once took for granted. With the help of a self storage unit a hospice program in British Columbia is able to give people the assistance they need. [More]

Wounded Warrior Outdoors Encourages Donations from Self Storage Facilities

by Kim Kilpatrick September 15, 2010 10:30 PM
Self storage companies are famous for supporting charitable organizations, especially organizations that are focused on helping veterans, troops overseas, or military families. But Wounded Warrior Outdoors may be the only such charity that was actually founded by members of the self storage industry. Wounded Warrior, which offers injured veterans and disabled veterans from the United States and Canada a chance to recuperate while on a hunting trip in British Columbia, has announced that it is starting a new campaign: One for the Troops. [More]

Janus Throws Its Support Behind Wounded Warrior Outdoors

by Holly Robinson April 9, 2010 4:27 PM
Wounded Warrior Outdoors, a charitable organization founded by Ron Raboud, the CEO of the Rabco Corporation (a producer of prefabricated self storage building systems) has received another supporter from the self storage community: Janus International. Janus supplies rolling doors and other components for use in self storage buildings. [More]