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Self Storage Industry is College Friendly Whether You Are Student or a Graduate

by Tony Gonzalez June 28, 2013 11:20 PM
There is a t-shirt that can often be found on college campuses everywhere that reads: College—the best 4-7 years of your life. With all that there is to do in college from partying hard to finding out what you want to do with your life and making life-long friends the t-shirt it would be easy to argue the shirt is true—and the self storage industry can make it better. [More]

Self Storage Industry Has Special Appeal for the College Crowd

by Winnie Hsiu April 8, 2013 8:52 PM
Every business—self storage and otherwise—has certain demographics that it will hold special appeal for. When it comes to the self storage industry there are a number of demographics that the industry can target, but one in particular is the college student. [More]

Self Storage Companies Try To Do What They Can For College Students

by John Stevens March 4, 2013 8:21 PM
College is expensive; that goes without saying. The lessons learned there can be tough to handle, and not just the ones in the classroom. For most the safety net of Mom and Dad is not readily available. It’s time to make your own decisions; sink or swim. However, with the help of some companies in the self storage industry it does not need to be overwhelming. [More]

StorageMart Announces Next Round of Scholarships to be Awarded

by Tony Gonzalez November 1, 2012 12:08 PM
Many colleges and universities across the United States have announced that their tuition will go up for the 2013-2014 school year. The Annual Survey of the Colleges by the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center indicated that yearly tuition for four-year universities increased $400 on average. Two-year colleges increased their tuition $172. [More]

Self Storage Facilities Court College Students Leaving Campus for Summer

by John Stevens May 11, 2011 7:27 AM
College students are the best customers for many self storage businesses this time of year. What other large demographic lives for nine months out of the year in one place and three months in another? They are consistent self storage customers and self storage businesses are working in high gear to attract their attention as semesters wrap up for the summer. [More]

Storage Industry Positions Itself to Attract College Students as Summer Break Approaches

by John Stevens April 13, 2011 6:13 AM
Colleges are getting ready to wind down for the summer break, which means students across the country will be looking for storage space for all of their much accrued possessions. Some storage facilities are offering snazzy, high-tech promotions to attract students’ interest while other storage companies who aim directly at the college student clientele are designing their own promotions. [More]

Self Storage, a Family Friendly Business

by Tony Gonzalez March 1, 2011 7:54 AM
There is one thing that just about every business wants to be considered and that is to be family friendly. With that kind of reputation a business is often seen as one that you can trust your business, or in the case of the self storage industry, your belongings to. That of course translates into more business and a healthier bottom line. [More]

Hawaii Self Storage Offers 12 College Scholarships

by Holly Robinson January 12, 2010 4:28 PM
Hawaii Self Storage is offering 12 scholarships to high school students on the island of Oahu. Students who apply must attend high school near one of Hawaii Self Storage's five locations: Salt Lake, Pearl City, Kaimuki, Mililani, and Kapolei. Students who receive a scholarship will receive $1,000, renewable annually, toward their college education. At most, students may receive $4,000 for college over four years.

Hawaii Self Storage has been offering college scholarships since 2005, when it awarded seven scholarships. The scholarship program was designed to invest in Hawaii's future business leaders. [More]