Contributing Editors



TSSA Hits Ten Year Mark for Helping Children At Shriners Hospital in Texas

by John Stevens January 19, 2011 12:33 PM
For many of us in life, we put our children first. For someone else, especially a business, to help us do this is truly impressive. But that’s just what the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) has been doing for the past 10 years for the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Galveston, Texas. It has raised a total of $249,600 for the children in this hospital during the past decade. [More]

Investors Gear Up for Inside Self-Storage World Expo 2010

by Tony Gonzalez December 16, 2009 2:36 AM
Inside Self-Storage has announced that its 2010 World Expo will be held March 1-3, in Las Vegas, at the Paris Hotel and Resort. The Inside Self-Storage Expo is the self-storage industry's largest convention and trade show. It provides a four-track education program and development seminars, and gives self-storage owners, entrepreneurs, investors, developers, and suppliers a chance to meet each other and network. It will also include product and service exhibits. All in all, the 2010 ISS Expo will provide 36 seminars, four workshops, two days of product and service exhibits, five networking events, and a Self-Storage Q&A roundtable discussion. A new feature this year will be the Technology Marketplace, where Expo exhibitors can show off the newest security, software, and other technology-related products.

One of the most popular seminars at the Inside Self-Storage Expo every year is the intensive, six-hour Developers Seminar. This year, the Developers Seminar will be hosted by RK Kliebenstein, the president of Coast-to-Coast Storage, and will take place on March 3, from noon until 6 p.m. Kliebenstein will provide potential investors with tools and information they need to evaluate whether self-storage is a good business fit for them, explaining the how to develop a self-storage site, how to find financing for a self-storage venture, and focusing on how the economic recession has affected the self-storage business. Kliebenstein's workshop will also be helpful for small self-storage facility owners who are looking for ideas to help them expand their businesses. [More]

National Portable Storage Association Announces 2010 Events

by Tony Gonzalez December 14, 2009 3:38 PM
The National Portable Storage Association (NPSA) has announced that it will be holding two conventions in 2010....The first convention, the Spring Seminar, will take place from April 26-27, 2010, at the Hilton Hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia. At the Spring Seminar, members traditionally focus on education, networking, and any special issues, opportunities or challenges that are facing the industry. Remembering the 2009 Spring Seminar, NPSA Executive Director John Finnessy commented, "Last year in Santa Barbara, we focused on what happened in the second hand market for shipping containers in key industries....In 2010, we'll continue our tradition of addressing the challenges our industry faces, as well as hosting a venue for strategic networking."

NPSA's second convention of the year will be its signature event, the 8th Annual Conference and Trade Show. This year the show will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. More than 650 people attended last year's trade show, which had 50 exhibitors and was held in October at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. The 2009 event was co-sponsored by the Mobile Self-Storage Association. [More]
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