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250 Baby Elephants Released from Storage to Roam London

by John Stevens May 7, 2010 12:19 PM
Access Self Storage, of Merton Road in Wandsworth, England, has released 260 baby elephants that it was holding in storage. The elephants paraded through London this week, as part of a campaign to save the Asian elephant called, aptly, Elephant Parade.

The elephants are not alive, of course. But they are life-size. They are made of fiberglass. The painted elephants are part of Elephant Parade, a campaign being held by conservation group Elephant Family, to raise money to save endangered Asian elephants. The parade was led by Elephant Family trustee Mark Shand. Now that the parade is over, the elephants will be placed in locations all over London, including Green Park, Hyde Park, St. James' Park, King's Road, Queen's Walk, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Hamley's Toy Store, Selfridge's, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, Marble Arch, Chelsea Royal Hospital, the Natural History Museum, Greenwich, and Briston. [More]

National SSA to Host Spring Convention in Colorado Springs

by Kim Kilpatrick January 26, 2010 10:34 AM
The national Self Storage Association (SSA) has announced that it will hold its spring convention and trade show from April 18 to 20 at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Colorado is a state with a lot of sentimental value for the Self Storage Association, which was founded in Denver 35 years ago, in 1975. This year's convention, therefore, will also be a celebration of the SSA's 35th anniversary.

About 1,000 self storage owners, operators, investors, developers, executives, and industry vendors are expected to attend the convention and participate in the trade show. Important leaders in the self storage industry will also be present, and will give talks and participate in educational panel sessions. [More]