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Texas Self Storage Association Makes Large Donation to the Shriners Children's Hospital

by Holly Robinson February 7, 2014 2:33 PM
When you think of Texas, what comes to mind? A big state, big ranches, big ten-gallon hats, and big belt buckles. Texans are also big-hearted – as the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) can attest to. Recently, they donated a check to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Galveston that was the second largest donation they’ve made to date. [More]

Texas Self Storage Association Announces New Board Members

by Holly Robinson October 18, 2013 1:17 PM
The seasons are changing. The trees where I live are lovely – deep reds, brilliant orange, bright yellows. Along with the changing of the season, the directorship of the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) is also changing.

The TSSA recently elected new executive officers for the coming 2013-2014 year [More]

Reality Star to Speak At Annual TSSA Conference

by Kim Kilpatrick July 19, 2013 3:45 PM
The Texas Self Storage Association announced that Bill Rancic will be the opening session speaker at their annual conference on October 27 - 29. While the conference is three months away, you might want to put this event on your calendar and sign up now. Listening to and learning from Rancic will definitely be worth your time and the cost of the conference. [More]

A Little Reality (Television) is Good for the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens July 8, 2013 9:26 PM
It can be addictive. You can start watching it because there is nothing else on, and before you know it you are sucked into the daily lives of people that are just like you—they just so happen to be on television. That’s the allure of reality television for the studios and viewers, and it is something that the self storage industry has embraced. [More]

Self Storage Units Are 'Very Secure'

by Winnie Hsiu June 5, 2013 7:21 PM
The “Good Morning America” program ran a story that discussed how thieves would break in and steal items from self storage units. The report said that break-ins at self storage facilities were a growing problem in the industry. However, they didn’t cite any crime statistics, didn’t say how they came to that conclusion, and didn’t have any comments from someone within the industry. They warned that storage units were the ‘new target’ for thieves. [More]

Support From Within Important in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu April 11, 2013 9:59 PM
Self storage companies are well-known for supporting their communities and giving back to numerous charities. There are some companies that make charitable work a cornerstone of their business by paying employees when they volunteer at a local charity for a given number of hours. As important as this is to them, they don’t forget what matters most—taking care of each other. [More]

Self Storage Industry Anything but Lonely in the Lone Star State

by Winnie Hsiu March 14, 2013 7:39 AM
Three Dog Night once sang about how one is the loneliest number. More than likely they were just talking about on a personal level, but it is actually true on a business level as well. A single business may be competition free, but having said it is proof that the industry is strong enough to support multiple businesses. [More]

Texas Self Storage Association Wants to Make it Easier for Members to get Ahead

by Holly Robinson January 10, 2013 8:57 PM
Going into business—self storage or otherwise—requires a substantial amount of knowledge. There is an incredible amount of know-how necessary to get it started, operate it, and make it successful. Where many people have trouble is keeping it successful. Typically what people need is attainable; they just need to have access to it. [More]

Amazing Spaces in Texas Participates in the Make a Difference Campaign

by Holly Robinson October 24, 2012 6:00 PM
Amazing Spaces Storage Centers in Texas recently concluded their Make A Difference Donation Campaign. After all of the monies were totaled, they donated $1,918 to the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston. [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]
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