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Self Storage Company Works With City to Improve Access

by Tony Gonzalez August 13, 2012 1:49 PM
In the hit movie Field of Dreams the voices told Kevin Costner’s character that if he built it they would come. One thing that they left out was how they’d get there. The players just materialized out of the corn field, but what about the fans that came later (at the end of the movie). All they had was single lane access and a dirt road at that—not good. [More]

Chelton Self Storage Installs Xeriscaping

by Holly Robinson July 23, 2012 9:25 AM
Chelton Self Storage in Colorado Springs recently changed their landscaping. They renovated it so that is uses xeriscaping and is eco-friendly.

Xeriscape is a word that was created by morphing two words together. "Xeros" is the Greek word for 'dry.' Landscaping is a word that means the process of designing yards and gardens. Combined, those two words give us the word xeriscape which means landscaping that uses drought tolerant plants and water conservation principles. [More]

National SSA to Host Spring Convention in Colorado Springs

by Kim Kilpatrick January 26, 2010 10:34 AM
The national Self Storage Association (SSA) has announced that it will hold its spring convention and trade show from April 18 to 20 at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Colorado is a state with a lot of sentimental value for the Self Storage Association, which was founded in Denver 35 years ago, in 1975. This year's convention, therefore, will also be a celebration of the SSA's 35th anniversary.

About 1,000 self storage owners, operators, investors, developers, executives, and industry vendors are expected to attend the convention and participate in the trade show. Important leaders in the self storage industry will also be present, and will give talks and participate in educational panel sessions. [More]