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Troy Downing Accepts Board Position with Charity Storage

by Winnie Hsiu June 17, 2014 6:44 PM
Troy Downing, Chief Executive Officer of AC Self Storage Solutions LLC, accepted a seat on the board of directors for Charity Storage. Downing brings a vast depth of self storage experience to this position. [More]

Safeguard Self Storage in Chicago Purchased Land for a New Facility

by Tony Gonzalez June 5, 2014 8:21 PM
Growth. And more growth. Just like a teenager who seems to be two inches taller every time you turn around, Safeguard Self Storage continues to have growth spurts, too. Their portfolio has grown significantly over the last several years. [More]

Storage.com Announces Available Scholarships

by Tony Gonzalez April 23, 2014 5:14 PM
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, average college tuition, fees, room and board for public institutions in 1981 costs were $6,439. In 2011, those costs were $14,292. That’s a hefty demand on the family budget – especially if more than one child is in college.

Storage.com understands this financial strain that families feel. So, they are launching their inaugural college scholarships as a way to give back to the thousands of users who chose their website to fulfill their self storage needs. [More]

Climber with Double Knee Replacements Leaves for Mt. Everest

by Kim Kilpatrick March 26, 2014 4:25 PM
Do you know anybody that has had a knee replacement? You probably do because more than 600,000 are performed each year in the United States. By 2030, the demand for total knee replacement surgery will exceed 3 million. [More]

Climber with Double Knee Replacements Leaves for Mt. Everest

by Kim Kilpatrick March 26, 2014 4:08 PM
Do you know anybody that has had a knee replacement? You probably do because more than 600,000 are performed each year in the United States. By 2030, the demand for total knee replacement surgery will exceed 3 million. [More]

MiniCo Insurance Agency Produces First in a Series of Training Videos

by Winnie Hsiu March 25, 2014 7:41 PM
Employee turnover presents a huge training hurdle for managers and owners of self storage facilities to overcome. Besides being trained in their duties and procedures new employees need to be trained in risk management. Training – especially when it’s done in a one-on-one situation – can be expensive. But the consequences that could happen if an employee is not trained in risk management are vastly more expensive in the long run. [More]

StorageMart Adds to Their Portfolio

by Winnie Hsiu March 20, 2014 5:23 PM
Today is the first day of spring. It is the time of increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the budding new growth in plants, trees, and shrubs. That new growth is also happening in the self storage industry. StorageMart is growing their portfolio. They announced they finalized the purchase of 18 facilities throughout Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska. [More]

Team SmartStop(R) Pro Cycling Announces 2014 Cyclist List

by Tony Gonzalez March 10, 2014 10:57 AM
The Team SmartStop® Pro Cycling recently announced their 2014 cycling team roster. They also announced a new team director, Michael Creed. Creed is a very successful amateur cyclist himself. [More]

SmartStop Self Storage(R) Will Sponsor MMA Fighter

by John Stevens February 12, 2014 7:31 PM
SmartStop Self Storage(R) announced they will sponsor fighter Shawn “The Great” Bunch in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitions. The sponsorship will last for 3 years and give Bunch financial support while he completes his training. [More]

Two Self Storage Online Auction Companies Merge

by Kim Kilpatrick February 10, 2014 8:40 PM
The saying “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is often attributed to the Greek philosopher Aristotle. So, that saying has been around for a long time and is applicable to many situations. This is certainly true in the recent merger of StorageBattles.com and StorageTreasures.com. [More]
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