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Self Storage Companies Know How to Step up when it Counts

by John Stevens September 7, 2012 8:47 PM
Every year around major holidays many members of the self storage industry have been known to step up and help those that are in need of help. Many companies are known for doing the same thing around the holidays, but for many in the self storage industry helping those in need is as much a part of the culture of the business as anything else. [More]

As Mississippi Flood Waters Rise, People Turn to Self Storage Facilities in Record Numbers

by John Stevens May 23, 2011 7:11 AM
The grand Mississippi River has turned into a swelling monster by rainfall and snowmelt, forcing people to flee their homes and seek refuge for their belongings in the safety of self storage. Those self storage facilities at a safe distance from the floodwaters are seeing record-high occupancy rates, surpassing what was seen after Hurricane Katrina five years ago. [More]

Self Storage Company Comes to the Aid of Local Residents Again

by Kim Kilpatrick February 9, 2011 11:05 AM
Most of the world watched the affects that the recent winter weather had on the biggest football game of the year last Sunday. All in all it looked like not very much since the game went off without a hitch (minus the musical performances). While the game did go well, the fans and people in the surrounding area did not have it nearly as easy. [More]

What is Tenant Insurance and Why Your Self Storage Facility Should Offer It

by Holly Robinson January 27, 2011 2:41 PM
There is one thing that people hate to spend money on, but would not ever do without—insurance. We get insurance for our health, our teeth, and our cars. We get insurance on packages we send through the mail of significant value. Depending on the type of work your in there are several other types of insurance that people buy all the time, often spending a lot of money too. [More]

SBOA Raises Money for Katrina Survivors

by John Stevens October 4, 2010 11:28 PM
During the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in New Orleans last week, self storage owners, operators, developers, suppliers, and other self storage industry members did more than just network and attend workshops. One group of attendees busied themselves raising money for the St. Bernard Project, to help with the ongoing needs of victims of Hurricane Katrina. [More]