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There is a First Time for Everything in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez November 27, 2012 10:12 PM
When it comes to charitable efforts the self storage industry is well known for its philanthropic contributions. Self Storage facilities across the country get involved in their communities all the time. However, it is not as common for them to engage in charity efforts that aid an area other than their local community. [More]

Self Storage Company Knows how to Bring People In

by Winnie Hsiu October 15, 2012 7:39 PM
Many people think that the toughest thing involved in business—self storage or otherwise-- is the whole process involved in getting it open and off the ground. There are others that would counter and say that starting the business is not the hardest thing, but is actually pretty cut and dry. You know exactly what you need to do. The toughest part is something else entirely. [More]

Multi-tasking Par for the Course in Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson October 10, 2012 8:21 PM
Growing up we learn that if we do something that we should do it well. In order to make sure that is what we do we are told to pick one thing and concentrate on it; work on it till we are great at it. However, we also learn that often times when we stick to one thing and one thing only, well—it’s kind of boring. [More]

Chicago Self Storage Facility has gone to the Dogs

by Kim Kilpatrick September 13, 2012 9:15 PM
“It’s a dog eat dog world out there and I’m wearing Milk Bone underwear,” was one of the any phrases that bar regular Norm Peterson uttered upon entering the bar in the hit television show Cheers (from the 80s and 90s). While at times we can all appreciate the sentiment that he is expressing, there is no one that understands it better than some of the pups at the Chicago English Bull Dog Rescue (CEBR). [More]

Garage Sales, Charity, and Self Storage are America

by Kim Kilpatrick September 10, 2012 8:35 PM
There are certain things that are uniquely American. You can’t really say baseball or any other sport is anymore; they are all pretty much played all over the world now. If there was anything that could be considered uniquely American it would be garage sales, charity, and the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Company Opens Unique Facility

by John Stevens August 27, 2012 7:00 PM
Whenever you enter an industry that is pretty well saturated with competition you have to do something in order to stand out. Many businesses will hold some kind of event to celebrate their grand opening. Others will do something to make their business different from the rest. One self storage company in the Chicago area has decided to do both. [More]

Self Storage Companies Help Themselves By Helping Others

by Kim Kilpatrick August 9, 2012 8:47 PM
When it comes to business companies—self storage and otherwise—aim to do a number of things, but number one on any list of goals has to be turn a profit. Typically this means that most if not all other activities a company gets involved in will in one way or another help the company improve its bottom line. [More]

Self Storage Company Comes Through for Animals Once Again

by Kim Kilpatrick August 6, 2012 9:18 PM
Everyone has had a pet at one time or another and can appreciate the unconditional love that they bring. Sadly, when things go bad for some families the first thing that goes is the family pet. To make matters worse, people don’t always care enough to see that they are taken care of; they just get rid of them. [More]

Self Storage Company Goes Silent to Help Food Bank

by Holly Robinson August 3, 2012 10:46 PM
Often times what a charity needs most is exposure. Many people want to get involved or donate to charity; they just don’t know how to find one that they are interested in. That is why it is very helpful whenever a business—self storage or otherwise—gets involved with a charity and helps spread the word. [More]

Self Storage Company Makes the Most of a Bad Situation

by John Stevens July 31, 2012 5:25 PM
In an ideal world guys would all look like Tim Tebow running through the rain with his shirt off and women would all look like Leryn Franco, Paraguay’s drop-dead gorgeous javelin thrower. Since we live in the real world though, we often have to take what we have and just make the most of the talents and opportunities that do come our way, both good and bad. [More]
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