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Self Storage Company Finds another Way to Fight the Good Fight

by Tony Gonzalez June 29, 2012 8:34 PM
Many problems that society faces are considered so large in scale that many individuals don’t feel the urgency to act. They believe that their miniscule contribution will not make a difference so they need not bother to put forth the effort. What they fail to realize that in refusing to fight the good fight at all they just make sure that failure is eminent. [More]

Self Storage Association Inducts New Honorees into its Hall of Fame

by Holly Robinson September 30, 2010 8:43 PM
This week the eyes of many members of the self storage industry have been on the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in New Orleans. Earlier this month, though, another important self storage conclave took place -- the fall conference of the national Self Storage Association. At the Self Storage Association conference, the Self Storage Association Foundation (SSAF) met as well. The SSAF Board, among its other responsibilities, also nominates persons to be inducted into the Self Storage Association Hall of Fame. This year, the SSAF inducted two new members into its Hall of Fame: Steve Wilson of Hide-Away Storage in Sarasota, Florida, and Bill Kenney of All American Self Storage in San Mateo, California. [More]

Self Storage Association Accepting Applications for College Scholarships

by Kim Kilpatrick December 15, 2009 4:45 PM
The national Self Storage Association (SSA) has announced that its scholarship foundation, the Self Storage Association Foundation (SSAF), is accepting applications for college scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year. Scholarships will range in amounts from $2500 to $5000 per academic year. They can be used to pay for tuition, fees, course-related expenses such as books and laboratory materials, and for room and board.

To qualify for a scholarship from the SSAF, students must demonstrate financial need and must have a cumulative grade point average of at least a "C," or a 2.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 point scale. To demonstrate financial need, students should fill out the 2010-2011 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report (SAR). Applicants must also be employed by companies that are members of the Self Storage Association, or must be children or grandchildren of SSA member employees. Students should obtain the SSA member number for the self-storage facility with which they are associated, or contact the SSA for help in locating the member number. [More]