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Storage West (R) Self Storage Chooses Management Software System

by Winnie Hsiu November 7, 2011 10:34 AM
Technology assists businesses to run smoother and to increase their financial revenues -- especially when a business has more than one business site to manage. Storage West® Self Storage, based in Los Angeles, has selected a management software that they will be using at all 45 of their business sites located throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona. [More]

I-5 Self Storage Participates in Health Fair and Expo

by Tony Gonzalez October 7, 2011 8:15 AM
I-5 Self Storage and the Tustin Chamber of Commerce partnered together to organize and host the First Annual Orange County Health Fair and Expo. The Expo was a free community event that promoted health, fitness, and wellness. Over three hundred people were in attendance. [More]

New Storage Facilities Opening Around the Country

by Tony Gonzalez September 28, 2011 5:22 PM
The economy is slowly picking up around the United States. More and more new self storage facilities are opening up and expanding their business. [More]

Storage Businesses Suport Local Charities

by Tony Gonzalez August 23, 2011 8:40 AM
Owners of self storage businesses are very community minded. They donate to cancer research projects, library books to local elementary schools, and car washes for high school clubs and sports teams. They seek ways to support and improve their community. Recently, a self storage company committed to support a scholarship program that allows inner city children to attend a local parochial school. [More]

Nevada Gets New Lien Law and New California Lien Law Focus of Webinar Series

by John Stevens June 15, 2011 8:14 AM
Championed by the Nevada Self Storage Association (NVSSA) with financial support from the national Self Storage Association (SSA), Nevada Senate Bill 150 (SB 150). that revises state-wide self storage lien laws was signed into law by Gov. Brian Sandoval on June 13. The lien law, which improves the state’s lien laws and limits operators’ liability regarding protected property, goes into effect on Oct. 1. [More]

Self Storage Facility Puts a Little Heart into its Work

by John Stevens June 14, 2011 12:09 PM
A California self storage facility has combined customer appreciation with a charity donation and added a special surprise for one lucky customer as well. Storage Express, a state of the art self storage facility in Lancaster, Calif., will be hosting a “Super Sale” yard sale on July 9th from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and proceeds will go to benefit the Children’s Bureau. [More]

Extra Space Storage Busy Celebrating Opening of New Self Storage Facilities

by John Stevens June 10, 2011 11:43 AM
Extra Space Storage celebrates the opening of two new facilities this month, spanning the country. Yesterday, the company held its grand opening for its Carson, Calif., facility and tomorrow, June 11, it will be celebrating the opening of a new facility in Miami, Fla. [More]

Opening and Expanding Self Storage - A Good Business Decision

by John Stevens May 24, 2011 6:42 AM
The self storage industry is a $22 billion dollar business that is thriving in the United States, enjoying economic growth as the country faces an economic recession. Currently, low variable rates and limited day-to-day obligations make self storage a less demanding industry to break into than apartment rentals or running a laundromat. New businesses are opening every day and this industry that is 90 percent owned by entrepreneurs was named one of the best industries for starting a business in 2010 by Inc. magazine. [More]

California Self Storage Operators Roll Up Their Sleeves Again to Fight New Legislation

by John Stevens May 18, 2011 8:02 AM
There’s a renewed battle brewing between the newspaper industry and the self storage industry in California. Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Assembly Bill 655 into law in 2010 which after three years of fighting between the two opposing industries, resulted in a more cost-effective lien sale process and lien-sale notification procedure. But the California Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA) has backed the recent Senate Bill 279 which would require self storage operators to announce lien sales in newspapers within elusive and smaller judicial districts rather than in newspapers that circulate in the county where the sale is to be held. [More]

California Self Storage Facility Gets New American Flag From Young Marines

by John Stevens April 27, 2011 8:31 AM
It is the symbol of our nation’s pride. The American flag. And it rises proudly above government facilities and schools. But some businesses, including self storage facilities, also choose to display the flag. When a marine sergeant spotted a worn and tattered American flag flying at the Atlas Self Storage facility in Twentynine Palms, Calif., he decided to set an example to the marines he commands. [More]
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