Contributing Editors



LifeStorage in Addison, Illinois, Hosts Car Show

by John Stevens August 29, 2013 12:41 PM
Last summer, a buddy and I were on a short road trip. We stopped to get a burger for lunch. We decided to eat at a nearby park that we knew about. When we got to the park, it was more crowded than the stores on Black Friday at Christmas time. We were unhappy and rather put out. But then, we noticed that the crowd was due to a car show. We quickly ate our lunch and then spent an hour looking at classy antique cars and trucks - and even a couple of tractors. What a serendipitous activity to stumble upon! [More]

Self Storage News Roundup

by Kim Kilpatrick September 20, 2012 10:05 PM
In Sarasota, Florida, Quality Self Storage purchased a self storage facility for $1.7 million dollars. This amount is almost half of the price that it was valued at eight years ago in 2004. The current owner paid $3.28 million for the business at that time. The facility has over 93,000 square-feet and was built 39 years ago. This was the second self storage business in the area that was sold in the last several months. [More]

Innovation Abounds in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez October 10, 2011 8:25 PM
When the first car was made, just being able to get from point A to point B faster than a horse was considered sufficient. Now we have cars that can go from 0 to 60 in a matter of seconds all while the kids sit in the back seat watching Sponge Bob on a DVD player. [More]

Social Media is the Wave of the Future

by John Stevens June 7, 2011 5:16 PM
Who would have thought back in the 1980s when the internet was beginning to really take form that it would one day change the way that people communicate, shop, conduct business, interact with each other, watch television, and so much more. One estimate derived back in 2009 had one quarter of the world’s population wired for the internet. Chances are that number has grown even larger over the last two years. [More]

Self Storage Company Gives in Order to Get

by John Stevens December 29, 2010 10:29 AM
Sometimes you have to give a little in order to get a lot. You have to spend money in order to make money. However you put it, it has been shown in the past in many different industries, not just the self storage one, that when businesses give things away they tend to get repaid in loyal customers and probably even more customers through referrals. [More]
 1