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Austin Startup Games a Success

by Winnie Hsiu February 3, 2014 7:38 PM
In the 2010 Vancouver Games, the United States had the biggest haul of Winter Olympics medal ever. They came away with 37. The 2014 Winter Olympics will start this Friday February 7. While the world still awaits that beginning, the gold medal winners have been announced at the third annual Austin Startup Games that were held last week. [More]

Go Minis Moving and Portable Storage Supports Christmas Playpen

by Winnie Hsiu November 12, 2013 3:07 PM
A mini self storage business. A state penitentiary. The Salvation Army. A supermarket. A trash and recycling business. A newspaper agency. Put them together and these make for rather strange bedfellows.

But then, it’s not so strange when you know that Christmas is just around the corner. These businesses from Bismarck, North Dakota, are working together on a Christmas project that will benefit the needy children in their community. [More]

San Diego Self Storage Is Participating in Toys For Tots Drive

by Holly Robinson October 28, 2013 2:31 PM
It is four days before Halloween. I know many people that think it is awful to see Christmas decorations in the stores before Halloween. But they feel totally different when it comes to Toys for Tots. Their ‘Scrooge’ heart melts and they want to help so that needy children can have a good Christmas. [More]

Charity Work Goes Well for Self Storage Facilities on Both Sides of the Pond

by Winnie Hsiu February 8, 2013 11:37 PM
The self storage industry has long been a charitable one whether it is here in the United State or across the pond in England. When people drive by their local self storage facility they may now wonder if Storage Wars or Auction Hunters as has been there, but in the past it used to be what little league team they were sponsoring. [More]

Self Storage and Charity Have a Lot in Common

by John Stevens May 3, 2012 9:05 PM
There are a lot of things that people like to think relate to each other. Milk and chocolate chip cookies; peanut butter and jelly; baseball and summer. People are often able to find relationships in just about everything if they want to. Sometimes it can be hard to do; other times it’s easy. [More]

Try a Different Community Service Project this Year

by Winnie Hsiu April 3, 2012 9:01 AM
Participating in charitable activities is one of the best ways for self storage facilities to strengthen their relationship with their local communities. This brings you to the awareness of people which in turn leads them to do business with you when they have storage needs.

Do you sometimes feel that you do the same activities over and over? Are you looking for something new, something different that you could do? Here is a round-up of ideas of activities that self storage businesses around the country have done. [More]

Self Storage Company Helps Charity Soar to New Heights

by Winnie Hsiu January 6, 2012 6:36 PM
Charities likely appreciate the extra attention that they have been getting for the last couple months, but are likely not looking forward to the next couple months when many people don’t feel the need to give since they just did during the holidays. For one self storage company in Atlanta, giving to charity is part of business as usual. [More]

Giving a Helping Hand a Way of Life in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens January 4, 2012 11:40 AM
During the holidays months it is not uncommon for many people to give to charity. Around thanksgiving and Christmas it is just natural for people to want to give to those that are less fortunate. The only problem is that they are less fortunate all year-round, not just during the holidays. [More]

What if There was No Self Storage Industry?

by Tony Gonzalez January 3, 2012 6:27 PM
If there was ever going to be a year where broad speculation backed up by nothing substantial was going to be accepted it would be 2012. According to the Mayan calendar the world is going to end on December 21, 2012. Plenty of theory has been presented to back up the claim, but none of it has been widely accepted (although the movie 2012 paints a pretty bleak picture). [More]

New Year's Resolutions for the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu January 2, 2012 7:21 PM
Many people look at the start of the New Year as a new beginning; a chance to stop whatever bad or destructive habits they had gotten into in the last year and start fresh. It is often a time where we find it easier to imagine a greater place in the world for us, as well as a greater us taking a place in the world. [More]
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