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Self Storage Companies Join Forces to Form New Management Company

by Winnie Hsiu March 13, 2014 11:19 PM
At just about every stage of the education system there is one thing that every teacher wants to encourage and have students engage in—teamwork. Not on every individual assignment of course (since that would be cheating), but on certain group based tasks. The idea was to combine the separate expertise of individuals in hopes of completing a better final product. [More]

It Was an Active Year for the Self Storage Industry in 2013

by Holly Robinson March 4, 2014 11:51 PM
When people look back at the end of a year they like to see certain things. Did they do anything? Did they grow—physically and metaphorically? Did they just watch the world go by or were they actively trying to make their mark in it? Does the future look any better for what they did or didn’t do? [More]

When Technology and the Self Storage Industry Meet Good Things Tend to Happen

by John Stevens February 26, 2014 11:52 PM
It is a little old a very much a tired cliché, but more and more each day it is true—computers are our friends. Most of us probably curse our laptops, cell phones, and tablets at least once a day, but can we honestly imagine life without them? Probably not, and as much as modern technology has become engrained in our personal lives the same could be said for most businesses—self storage and otherwise. [More]

Big Money Being Spent on Self Storage at Home and Abroad—and For a Reason!

by Tony Gonzalez January 14, 2014 7:15 PM
For gambler it is all about the thrill. Yes, they want to win a ton of money as well, but part of that is the thrill that goes with either making or breaking the bank. Some view investing in a similar light. It can cost you a ton of money to have a stake in the game, and you can lose it fast or it can explode into a small fortune. [More]

Some Certainly Like to Go Big in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez January 8, 2014 11:26 PM
Go big or go home. That saying is something that many of us have heard at one time or another—if not said. It’s all about being noticed and not just succeeding, but excelling. What it takes to do it is up to the person or person’s involved and why they feel the need to do it. Are they trying to win a tournament? Are they looking to become titans of industry? [More]

Extra Space Storage (R) Announces New Board Member

by Kim Kilpatrick December 27, 2013 4:12 PM
Today, Self Storage Space, Inc. announced the appointment of Diane Olmstead to the Company’s Board of Directors. Her position will be effective January 1, 2014. She will join Kenneth Woolley, Anthony Fanticola, Hugh Horne, Spencer Kirk, Joseph Margolis, Roger Porte, and Fred Sokousen on the Board. [More]

Extra Space Storage Hires Internet Marketing Company

by Kim Kilpatrick October 15, 2013 1:48 PM
Extra Space Storage, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, announced today that they have contracted with B2 Interactive to manage all aspects of Storage.com. B2 Interactive will provide Extra Space Storage with enterprise level resources, including transactional information and operational data to storage owners. [More]

Extra Space Storage Announces Changes

by Holly Robinson August 30, 2013 5:01 PM
Extra Space Storage Inc. has lots of news today! Changes in their management and new purchases of facilities.

They announced today that there will be a change in the company's management team. Effective December 31, 2013, Karl Haas, the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will retire. [More]

Extra Space Storage Earns an Award

by Kim Kilpatrick August 15, 2013 5:16 PM
A while back, a friend told me about an award that one of his co-workers received at his place of work. Management gave the person a leadership award and extolled him as a great leader. However, the rank and file workers who worked underneath him had a different perspective. None felt that he was a good leader. They all thought the award was ludicrous. To them, it was laughable that the fellow even received the leadership award. [More]

Self Storage Companies Do What They Can to Be Respectful of Animals

by Tony Gonzalez August 9, 2013 11:14 PM
Overall it is probably safe to say people love animals—just ask any dog, cat, fish, turtle, gerbil, or hamster owner. The list of animals people like to keep for pets could go on and on, but there are times when people don’t want animals—or at least certain animals—around. The trick for some may be in figuring out how to deal with the ones they don't want. [More]
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