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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]

Self Storage Company Setting a Big Goal for the Holidays

by Tony Gonzalez November 19, 2013 11:48 PM
Routines are a fact of life, but can be dangerous if you are not careful. Get in the wrong routine and you can find yourself just going through the motions and not making the most of your time. This can be true in all facets of life—work, home, social—you name it. The same can be said for facilities in the self storage industry. [More]

Two Self Storage Facilities in San Francisco Are On the Market to be Sold

by Tony Gonzalez November 18, 2013 2:32 PM
Looking for a good deal for increasing your self storage portfolio? Look no further. Bancap Self Storage Group, Inc., in California, has a great deal for you.

They recently announced the sale of two self storage facilities in the San Francisco East Bay Area. Those properties are Coliseum Self Storage and Concord Self Storage. [More]

B2 Interactive Adds New Employees

by Tony Gonzalez November 13, 2013 6:18 PM
About two weeks ago, Storage.com announced that their business was merging with B2 Interactive. Storage.com has since moved their headquarters to Omaha, Nebraska. That move more than doubled the size of the personnel in the Omaha office.

B2 Interactive is at it again –- they are adding more employees. They have recently hired 4 new ones: Eric Brandt, Raechel Dennis, Ryan Kholousi, and Bailey Hemphill. [More]

Mississauga Self Storage in Canada Is Going Green

by Tony Gonzalez November 11, 2013 4:17 PM
Installing solar panels on the roofs of self storage businesses is becoming prominent in the United States. Canada is not far behind. The government of Ontario has speeded up the process by introducing a Feed-In Tariff Program (FIT). This program allows business owners to install solar panels, hook into the existing electricity grid, and share the extra electricity from their panels. [More]

Self Storage Industry on the Move at Home and Abroad

by Tony Gonzalez November 6, 2013 11:13 PM
If NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has his way the league will switch to an 18-game regular schedule and have one if not two franchises in London. The thought process is pretty clear: he does not subscribe to the notion that less is more but that more is more. There are plenty that do not think the concept will work for the NFL, but there is an industry it does work for—the self storage industry. [More]

McPherson Mini-Storage in McPherson, Kansas, Seeks Expansion Approval

by Tony Gonzalez November 6, 2013 8:57 PM
Larry Smith, owner of McPherson Mini-Storage in McPherson, Kansas, wants to add three more buildings to his self storage business. That should be a pretty straightforward process: get a building permit and then build them. But in this situation, it’s not that easy. [More]

The Lock Up Self Storage Opens a New Facility in Florida

by Tony Gonzalez November 4, 2013 7:50 PM
At one time while I was growing up, my family owned a canoe. We’d put it in the back of our pickup and haul it down to a nearby lake. It was a hassle and not very convenient to put it in the water. For people renting self storage units from the newest facility in The Lock Up Self Storage portfolio, they have it super easy. This new facility is located next to the Imperial River. [More]

StoreSmart (R) Self Storage Helps Blankets & Breakfast Campaign

by Tony Gonzalez November 1, 2013 1:51 PM
Yesterday, our writer, Holly Robinson, wrote about a recycling drive that was started by a group of second graders. Today, I would like to share a charitable event that was started by a third grader. (Aren’t these grade school-aged children amazing?) [More]

Self Storage Industry Already Getting in the Holiday Spirit

by Tony Gonzalez October 29, 2013 9:38 PM
The fall is a beautiful time of year. The leaves are turning, the temperatures cool off, there is a sporting event almost always on; some would say it doesn’t get any better than this. Then you add in the holidays where candy is everywhere (Halloween), you are expected to eat like a pig (Thanksgiving), and presents (Christmas)—seems like you’d want to take it slow and savor every moment, right? [More]
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