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LifeStorage Mokena Continues Food Drive Through 2012

by Kim Kilpatrick February 13, 2012 6:18 PM
At Thanksgiving and during the Christmas holidays, people open their hearts – and their wallets – to help out the less fortunate members in their community. People donate toys, food, coats, gloves, and money to various charities in their communities. The holidays are behind us yet LifeStorage in Mokena, Illinois, has decided to continue its food-drive efforts throughout 2012. [More]

LifeStorage in Chicago to be a Premier Sponsor for a Local Radio Talk Program

by Winnie Hsiu February 8, 2012 9:48 AM
Marketing and branding are top business concerns for owners of self storage facilities. They are always looking for new and innovative ways to market their business and ways to create a business brand and get it in the public's awareness. LifeStorage in Chicago is using some marketing innovation by connecting with a local sports-talk radio station. [More]

Self Storage Industry Shows its Christmas Spirit on Both Sides of the Ocean

by Tony Gonzalez December 22, 2011 9:56 AM
December brings the holiday season to people all over the world. Different lands, of course, have their own way of celebrating this special time of year. For example, in the United States kids look forward to seeing what Santa Claus brings them under the tree. In the UK they don’t look for Santa Claus as much, but look for Father Christmas to leave presents in their stockings. [More]

LifeStorage Self Storage in Chicago Helps Raise Toys

by Kim Kilpatrick December 19, 2011 8:33 AM
LifeStorage, Chicago self storage provider, is the official storage facility for all donations collected by the Julian D. King Gift Foundation toy drive. The culminating event of the toy drive is sponsored by the WGN Morning News and will be held from 5 a.m. through 9 a.m. on December 20th at the station's studio located 2501 W. Bradley Place. There will be a visit from St. Nick, Christmas carolers, holiday fun, and an appearance by Jennifer Hudson. [More]

LifeStorage-Chicago and Santa Cheer Up Children in the Hospital

by Holly Robinson December 16, 2011 10:13 AM
Paul Menzel, LifeStorage store manager, and Santa Claus visited a pediatric unit and emergency room delivering toys and gifts to sick and injured children in the Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois. Some of the gifts included monster trucks for the boys and Barbie dolls for the girls. The children were thrilled to receive the visit and the gift. [More]

Santa's Workshops Offered at LifeStorage in Chicago

by Holly Robinson December 7, 2011 11:13 AM
Participating LifeStorage facilities in Chicago has turned their lobbies into a busy hive of holiday activities. From Share a Cookie Day to celebrating National Cocoa Day to providing an opportunity for children to have their picture taken with Santa LifeStorage has gotten into the holiday spirit.

They are hosting Santa's Workshops that run through December 23. Each workshop provides free gift wrapping. Participants can also enjoy hot cider and cookies while wrapping their gifts. LifeStorage is offering discounts on units where people can hide Christmas gifts away from children. [More]

LifeStorage Hermosa in Chicago Participates in a Coat Drive

by Kim Kilpatrick December 1, 2011 12:48 PM
You've seen those pictures: cars, light poles, benches, and roads encased in a thick sheet of ice. You've seen pictures of howling winds blasting snow on people hunched over trying to walk down the street. These are typical winter scenes in Chicago where winters are sometimes harsh and bitter cold.

LifeStorage Hermosa in Chicago is holding a coat drive from now through December 15. People interested in donating a coat can drop it off at its location on 4500 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL. LifeStorage has a goal of collecting 50 coats and encourages members of the community to help out by donating new or used coats for the drive. [More]

Self Storage Company Inspires Someone to Pay it Forward

by Kim Kilpatrick November 28, 2011 7:59 PM
For those that experience the joy of giving each holiday season there is only one feeling that can be greater than knowing that you helped feed a needy family, keep them warn when it is cold outside, or put a smile on a child’s face on Christmas morning—knowing that they helped install the spirit of giving in another person. Recently, a self storage company in the UK got to experience that feeling. [More]

Want People to Hear About Your Self Storage Facility? Win an Award!

by Holly Robinson November 21, 2011 7:13 PM
Getting started in business can be difficult. The challenges involved in getting it up and running, not to mention the act of day to day operations, can be daunting to handle. Throw in the arduous but vital task of advertising and it can be too much to handle! [More]

Self Storage Company Trying to Give Animals a Helping Hand

by John Stevens November 15, 2011 11:25 AM
Around this time of year it is common to see many companies, self storage and otherwise, get involved in a number of charitable activities. With the holiday season fast approaching more and more people are prone to thinking about those less fortunate, and many will act upon it. However, people are not the only ones that need a helping hand. [More]
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