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Looking Back at 2013

by Kim Kilpatrick January 1, 2014 1:13 PM
2013 has been an amazing year. As I look back and review some of the year’s events, three themes really stood out to me. The first theme is community service. [More]

Westy Self Storage Supports Senior Gala

by Kim Kilpatrick March 21, 2013 4:43 PM
Graduation for seniors in high school is a big event. Many high schools provide the graduates with fun graduation activities after the graduation ceremonies area over. Westy Self Storage in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, is helping Ramsey High School with their upcoming senior gala by donating storage space for all of the gala materials. [More]

A-1 Self Storage Proudly Supports the Coast to Coast Foundation

by Kim Kilpatrick March 1, 2013 2:34 PM
Self storage owners and managers are very community minded people. They participate in many charitable projects that benefit the community where their facility is located. They provide things such as scholarships, toys, coats, food, warm bedding, books, and money for medical research. A-1 Self Storage in Fullerton, California, recently announced that they will support the Coast to Coast Foundation efforts. [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]

Storage Village Provides Thanksgiving Dinner to 103 Families

by John Stevens November 28, 2011 12:50 PM
Not too many businesses allow their employees to dedicate at least eight working hours each month to community service. But Storage Village, a leading self storage business in Maryland and Virginia, does and they have done remarkable things. And that is one indication of the level of dedication to supporting the neighborhoods where their facilities are located. [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]

8 Marketing Strategies for Self Storage Facilities

by Kim Kilpatrick August 19, 2011 8:39 PM
Marketing is a key component of a successful business. If you are the owner of a self storage facility, here are eight strategies that help increase the number of people who rent units from you. [More]

Extra Space Storage Assists Back-to-School Efforts

by Kim Kilpatrick August 15, 2011 3:38 PM
In many parts of the country, August is synonymous with going back to school. Parents register their children and then purchase school supplies and clothing so their children will be prepared. Many times, school fees and back-to-school purchases put a strain on family finances. In an effort to provide support and relief to local families, Extra Space Storage of Columbia, South Carolina, is partnering with a local elementary school to provide basic school supplies for families with kindergarten and first grade students. [More]