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StorageMart President Receives EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

by Holly Robinson June 23, 2014 7:27 AM
EY announced that Cris Burnam, president of StorageMart, received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 in the Services & Real Estate category in the Central Midwest area of the United States. This award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. [More]

Treasure Island -- a Self Storage Business with an Unusual Service

by Holly Robinson May 1, 2014 8:57 PM
Self storage owners often seek to add services or products to their clients in an effort to get more clients and in a way to differentiate themselves from their competition. Some storage facilities have office space and amenities that attract small businesses or entrepreneurs. Some facilities offer customers climate and temperature controlled units where customers can store their wine.

But there is one self storage facility that is doing something that I’ve never heard about before. In one of their facilities in New York City, the storage facility offers art studio space for a fairly large community of working artists. [More]

StorageMart President is EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

by Winnie Hsiu April 25, 2014 5:11 PM
Today, Ernst & Young (EY) announced that Cris Burnam, president of Storage Mart, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Award in the Central Midwest region. [More]

The William Warren Group Hires Their First Chief Strategy Officer

by Holly Robinson January 14, 2014 8:17 PM
Yesterday, the William Warren Group announced that they have hired their first Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). Gary Sugarman was hired to fill this position. [More]

Storage Post Purchases Another Facility

by Winnie Hsiu May 9, 2013 2:36 PM
A recent article in the Washington Post indicated several signs that the economy in the United States is still slowly recovering. Because home foreclosures have dropped, the housing market is moving and sales are up. Loans have been repaid. Personal finances have improved. People are more willing to eat out, shop, or go on a vacation. Businesses are expanding. And Storage Post self storage is part of the upward swing in the economy. [More]

Zippy Shell Mobile Self Storage Expands Again

by Kim Kilpatrick November 27, 2012 6:00 PM
The saying ‘steady as she goes’ is a nautical phrase that refers to the helmsman keeping a ship firmly pointed in the intended course or direction. Steady as she goes could also refer to the progress that Zippy Shell Mobile Self Storage and Moving is making as a relatively new franchise in the United States.

Zippy Shell is pleased to announce the opening of another new franchise: Zippy Shell South Bay in California. They recently opened a franchise in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, in October. [More]

The Texas Self Storage State Association Elects New Officers

by Winnie Hsiu September 28, 2012 6:39 PM
The board of directors of the Texas Self Storage Association recently elected new executive officers for the upcoming year. The members of the Executive Committee are: President Mark Skeans with Mission Road Mini-Storage in San Antonio; Vice President Mike Gately with Daughtry Properties in San Antonio; Treasurer Amy Nolan of The Storage Place in Corpus Christi; Secretary Paul Glover of Storage Choice in Dallas; and, Immediate Past President Tom McCloskey of MC Storage in Lytle. [More]

Storage Pros Management (SPM) Announces Personnel Changes

by Tony Gonzalez July 12, 2012 6:24 PM
Storage Pros Management LLC was founded in 2007. Over the past five years, the company has grown significantly. A natural consequence of that growth has brought changes in personnel positions and responsibilities. The company recently announced several significant changes in their leadership positions.

Storage Pros has promoted John D. Price III to the position of Executive Vice President. Previously he was the Senior Vice President. He retains his responsibilities as the Chief Financial Officer for the company. [More]

North Dallas Moving and Storage Supports the Mavericks Summer Hoop Camp

by John Stevens June 20, 2012 6:23 PM
When the NBA Finals are going on, basketball fans are glued to their televisions cheering and rooting for their favorite teams. Will their team win? Will a team member be injured and unable to finish playing in the finals? Just exactly who will be the next NBA champions? [More]

Will the Small Business Jobs Act Help Self Storage Businesses?

by Tony Gonzalez September 17, 2010 4:53 PM
The U.S. Senate passed legislation yesterday designed to make it easier for small businesses to create new jobs. The bill is called the Small Business Jobs Act. It was passed in the Senate by a vote of 61 to 38 and is expected to be passed by the House of Representatives, and signed by President Obama, next week as well.

According to the national Self Storage Association, about 90 percent of self storage companies are owned by individual entrepreneurs who each operate just one self storage facility. In the United States today, there are around 27,650 self storage owner/operators who own and operate one facility each. Will the Small Business Jobs Act help these self storage business owners? [More]
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