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SpareFoot Launches Battle of the Storage Bands Contest

by Holly Robinson January 16, 2014 9:08 PM
Do you know which city in the United States has the official motto as the “live Music Capital of the World?” Is it Boston with its Boston Pops orchestra, the Boston symphony, and the Boston Musicians’ Association that has over 1,600 professional musicians?

What about Philadelphia, which is home to the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Wanamaker Grand Organ, a jazz festival, Bach festival, and folk festival – and is the birthplace to early vocalists who were prominent in the early ears of rock and roll such as Chubby Checker, Frankie Avalon, and Bobby Rydell? [More]

Alabama Self Storage Company Proves You Can Mess With Texas

by Holly Robinson December 17, 2013 11:58 PM
Football can bring the best or worst out of people depending on how you look at things. Fans will go to no end to show how much they love the game from breaking world records for noise, to face painting or even just wearing team colors to work on Fridays. People like to support their team by any means necessary—and that includes people in the self storage industry. [More]

Joshua Self Storage Solutions Starts Delivering AniMeals

by Kim Kilpatrick November 29, 2013 3:09 PM
This month, the Johnson and Ellis Counties in Texas launched a new segment to their Meals-on-Wheels program. They are now delivering dog and cat food to their clients who own those types of pets.

Linda Deese, with Meals-on-Wheels, indicated that pets provide senior citizens with friendship, joy, and a reason for living. However, many times those seniors do not have money to buy food for themselves or for their pets. Meals-on-Wheel volunteers often see the seniors sharing their delivered meal with their pet. This showed a need to provide food for pets, too. [More]

Amazing Spaces Self Storage Concludes 'Make a Difference' Drive

by Tony Gonzalez November 22, 2013 1:09 PM
Not only does Amazing Spaces Storage Self Storage have amazing self storage facilities they also do amazing charitable service for their communities. They have just concluded their donation drive “Make A Difference” for the Shriner’s Hospital. [More]

"Clear that Clutter" Sweepstake Sponsored by SpareFoot

by Holly Robinson November 21, 2013 4:27 PM
Years ago, my aunt read a book called Clutter’s Last Stand by Don Aslett. She loved that book because it helped her figure out ways to de-junk and de-clutter her home. SpareFoot in Austin, Texas, is providing impetus (like the book did for my aunt) to help people ‘clear that clutter’ from their home.

SpareFoot is sponsoring a ‘Clear that Clutter’ sweepstakes to help consumers win the war against their stuff that is stuffed all over their home and garage. People can enter the sweepstakes from now until December 15. The winner of the sweepstakes will get up to six months’ worth of storage from SpareFoot in the form of a $500 Visa gift card. [More]

SpareFoot Awarded Best Small Employer in Austin

by Holly Robinson November 19, 2013 12:25 PM
The SpareFoot culture is becoming to the self storage industry what the Google culture is to the Internet. That culture can be summed up in one word: great! The Top Workplaces program named SpareFoot as the Austin area’s best small employer. [More]

SiteLink User Conference To Be Held Next Week

by Kim Kilpatrick October 25, 2013 6:16 PM
Everybody is aware that the Texas Self Storage Association Annual Conference and Trade Show will be held October 27 through October 29. What many might not know is that SiteLink is holding their own breakoff conference the following day.

Because of the success of their conference last year, SiteLink decided to hold a second event this year. Managers, owners, and accountants will meet with the technology partners and the SiteLink team to learn key features about the software and how to use it to increase revenue. [More]

SpareFoot Sponsors Selfie Photo Contest

by Winnie Hsiu September 5, 2013 4:32 PM
Austin is a cool place. It's trendy. It is the mecca that draws new college grads and millennials. It sports foot trucks especially for dogs and it is home to techies and hippies. Part of that cool techie scene is SpareFoot, an online marketplace where customers can find and reserve storage units online. [More]

Self Storage News from Around the Nation

by Winnie Hsiu August 22, 2013 7:41 PM
Folks in Anchorage, Alaska, don’t use them. And probably not those in Seattle, Washington, either. But people and businesses in Tucson, Arizona, the Florida Keys, and in San Antonio, Texas, certainly do. And just what is “it” that they use in those areas around the country? Solar panels! [More]

SpareFoot in Austin, Texas, Wins an Award

by Tony Gonzalez June 11, 2013 9:57 PM
SpareFoot, the world’s largest online marketplace for self storage, was recently named the Best Place to Work in Austin, Texas, for mid-sized companies (businesses with 51 to 250 employees). There were 20 finalists in this category.

SpareFoot CEO Chuck Gordon said he’s “honored and overjoyed” that the company he co-founded has received this award. [More]
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