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Need a Helping Hand This Holiday Season? Check Out Your Local Self Storage Facility!

by Kim Kilpatrick November 12, 2013 8:03 PM
The Holiday Season is upon us. That means it’s time to start planning your parties, doing your shopping—food and gifts--, cleaning the house picking up relatives from the airport, wrapping present, hiding presents—the list goes on and on. The logistics alone can be a nightmare. Who couldn’t use a little help? [More]

Westy Self Storage to Support Annual Block Party

by Kim Kilpatrick November 8, 2013 8:33 PM
Everyone loves a block party. When you think of them, you think of food, music, dancing, and games. Westy Self Storage of Fairfield, Connecticut, is helping out with a block party – but it isn’t your typical party. It is centered around LEGOS building blocks. [More]

Low Maintenance Shrubs for Self Storage Facilities

by Kim Kilpatrick November 5, 2013 11:22 PM
Fall is the time when gardeners put their yards or gardens ‘to bed.’ This means that they do the necessary work so that the garden or flowerbeds are ready for planting in the spring. This means that weeds are gone, dead blooms are removed from flower stalks, and shrubs are pruned. [More]

There is No Stopping the Self Storage Industry!

by Kim Kilpatrick October 31, 2013 11:58 PM
There is something that can kill any business. For some it can be too much competition. Others fall to the wayside because technology passes them by. Some find it hard to survive when the economy suffers or falls into a recession. However, there are some—like the self storage industry-- that are resilient. They are able to survive no matter what the detriment is—even the government! [More]

Kelly's Self Storage in Godalming Helps with City Event

by Kim Kilpatrick October 30, 2013 4:39 PM
The city of Godalming and the local Lions Club provide an annual town bonfire and fireworks event around the first of November. This year, it will be held Saturday November 2. A week before the event, a tragic act of vandalism occurred that threatened to cancel the event. [More]

Expansion—Bad For Waistline But Good for Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick October 25, 2013 11:59 PM
The self storage industry inside the borders of the United States has become a popular investment, a lucrative business, and a part of American pop culture. It wasn’t that long ago that the industry was much smaller and a lot less popular, but over the years expansion has been good for the industry and for many individual companies. [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]

Self Storage Company Supports the Community in a Variety of Ways

by Kim Kilpatrick October 21, 2013 11:28 PM
Everyone—business or individual---likes to give back to the community. Some for tax purposes while others do it because they just want to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. The most common and easiest way is through a financial contribution. It requires no time or investment; just the means. [More]

Self Storage Industry Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

by Kim Kilpatrick October 18, 2013 11:57 PM
During NFL games this month the players have been sporting pink cleats, gloves, towels; at one time the referees threw pink flags instead of the usual yellow ones. Several college teams are wearing pink this month as well. The Oregon Ducks are wearing pink helmets against Washington State. New Mexico State has a set of pink jerseys and Western Michigan has their own pink inspired helmet—and it is all in honor and support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. [More]

Digital Summit Held for Self Storage Owners

by Kim Kilpatrick October 17, 2013 8:50 PM
A summit is any meeting or conference of top-level officials or executives. Most of the time, these summit meetings are face-to-face meetings where participants are in the same rooms with each other.

However, in today’s world, summit meetings are changing. People no longer no longer need to be in the same room with other attendees, no longer meeting face-to-face. These meetings are going digital where attendees do not have to travel to distance cities. They simply ‘attend’ the summit online, over the Internet sitting in front of their computer in comfort of their own office or their home. [More]
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