Contributing Editors

Compass Self Storage One Step Closer for Approval of New Facility

by Tony Gonzalez July 3, 2013 7:18 PM
Businesses come and businesses go. When businesses go, they often leave behind an empty building. In some cases, owners of those empty buildings still have to pay taxes on their commercial property. Such was the case when the former Blaushild Chevrolet dealership on Chagrin Boulevard in Shaker Heights, Ohio, moved out. Property owner, Debra Pando, still had to pay about $60,000 in property taxes. [More]

Humtown Self Storage Puts on Benefit

by Kim Kilpatrick June 18, 2013 4:55 PM
In recent weeks, Oklahoma has been ravished by tornadoes and floods. However, time has moved on and the effects of the tornadoes no longer fill all of the news broadcasts. Many people not affected by the tornadoes are going about their daily routines without any further thought given to the victims. But not David Kissinger. [More]

Compass Self Storage Adds to Its Portfolio

by Holly Robinson April 10, 2013 7:04 PM
Compass Self Storage, LLC, is at it again. It is projected that they will continue along in this same manner in the foreseeable future. And what is it that they are doing again? Why growing, that’s what – and growing at a remarkable rate.

The company has recently purchased a self storage property in Memphis, Tennessee, at 6780 Country Park Drive. [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]

Pogoda Companies in Michigan Completes Two Transactions

by Kim Kilpatrick August 17, 2012 2:43 PM
Pogoda Companies, in Michigan, manages and brokers self storage facilities. Over the years, they have added facilities to their portfolio and have become very successful. Recently, they sold a property and acquired a new one. [More]

Amsdell Companies Purchases 5 Self Storage Properties in the Cincinnati Area

by Holly Robinson July 5, 2012 10:25 AM
Remember the children's book The Little Engine That Could? The engine had a heavy load of cargo to pull up a steep hill. As the engine struggled and strained, he kept repeating the words, "I think I can. I think I can. I think I can." With lots of focus, positive attitude, and hard work, the engine made it to the top of the hill.

Compass Self Storage reflects the attributes portrayed in the story: vision, hard work, dedication, and positive thinking. Because of these traits, the self storage business has increased over the years into a very respectable business. Recently it acquired five additional properties in the greater Cincinnati area. [More]

Ohio University Libraries Throw Out Books for Lack of Storage Space

by Tony Gonzalez October 19, 2010 3:58 PM
For lack of storage space, the state of Ohio is throwing out spillover books from 13 of its university libraries. Librarians say that the library warehouses simply do not have enough book storage to hold all of the materials. Instead, librarians have announced to the media that their goal is simply to hold at least two physical copies each, in the entire state, of lesser-used academic books and journals. [More]

Stay in One Place, Sunrise Self Storage Facilities, and Google Will Find You Eventually

by Winnie Hsiu September 22, 2010 11:57 PM
According to the United States Search and Rescue Task Force, the thing to do if you get lost is to stay in one place -- and stay together. Sunrise, Florida, and its more than 86,000 citizens have been doing just that for 50 years, since Sunrise (originally called Sunset) was first established. Yet for almost a month this summer, Google Maps sent viewers who were looking for Sunrise to Sarasota -- a city that is 200 miles away and on the other side of the state -- instead. Not only was the city of Sunrise lost, but so were all its businesses (including many self storage facilities), addresses, and even city hall, much to the mayor’s dismay. [More]

OH Fire Department Starts Self Storage Business to Raise Money

by Holly Robinson September 20, 2010 4:29 PM
Across the country, budgets for emergency services, including fire department budgets, have been shrinking steadily. Some departments have even begun to charge crash victims for the cost of responding to an accident or a fire. Now one Ohio fire department has found a more creative solution to its financing woes -- it is constructing a self storage facility. Profits from the self storage facility will provide funding for the fire department, easing the burden on local taxpayers.

The fire department in question is the Chester Volunteer Fire Department, or the Station 6 Fire Department, of Hancock County, Ohio. [More]

Dog Rescue Group to Benefit from Sale at Ohio Self Storage Facility

by Tony Gonzalez June 7, 2010 5:20 PM
For the Dogs, a dog rescue group in Boardman, Ohio, will host a sale to benefit rescued dogs at noon on Sunday, July 18, at Shepherd Self Storage. Money raised in the sale, called “Junk in Your Trunk,” will be used to rescue dogs from local pounds and to help care for rescued dogs. [More]
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