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McPherson Mini-Storage in McPherson, Kansas, Seeks Expansion Approval

by Tony Gonzalez November 6, 2013 8:57 PM
Larry Smith, owner of McPherson Mini-Storage in McPherson, Kansas, wants to add three more buildings to his self storage business. That should be a pretty straightforward process: get a building permit and then build them. But in this situation, it’s not that easy. [More]

Owner of Salina Mini Storage Keeps on Going

by Tony Gonzalez October 23, 2012 12:30 PM
The Energizer Bunny is a marketing mascot for Energizer batteries. The Bunny has appeared in over 115 TV commercials. All of them feature the pink bunny wearing sunglasses while marching around beating a drum. The idea behind the commercial was that when other batteries give out, the Energizer battery keeps on working. [More]

Is It Worth It for a Storage Facility to be on Google Plus?

by John Stevens November 10, 2011 11:40 AM
There's no doubt about it. A business in today's world cannot easily survive without using technology of some sort. But, businesses - especially self storage businesses -- have to determine whether or not the technology is worth putting in the time and effort and what their return of their investment will be. [More]

Experts Offer Advice on Negotiating Self Storage Acquisitions

by John Stevens February 15, 2011 7:27 AM
The strength of the self storage industry has stood tall through the windy storms of the recession. As a result, it has attracted a lot of attention from investors looking for a solid avenue to place their money. But how to negotiate and close the deal on a self storage acquisition is a step-by-step endeavor, experts say. Taking a systematic approach to negotiating is the best way to smooth the path to acquisition. [More]

Relocation Assistance Becoming Available for Treece, Kansas

by Winnie Hsiu January 27, 2010 11:00 AM
This week, the Kansas state Department of the Environment (KDHE) announced that it will hold a meeting Thursday, at 6 p.m., in the old Picher City Hall to discuss relocation assistance with residents of Treece, Kansas. The meeting will include a status update from the federal Environmental Protection Agency detailing what progress has been made with the relocation and with plans to buy out property from the residents. "KDHE is setting up this meeting to talk to the residents to see who is interested," Bob Jurgens, a KDHE section chief, explained. "We also need to determine a timeline for the buyout." At the meeting, Treece residents will also be able to ask questions about the buyout process, Treece's status as a Superfund site, and studies related to it. [More]