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SpareFoot Wins Bronze Stevie Award

by Winnie Hsiu March 6, 2014 10:47 PM
The Stevie Awards recently announced that SpareFoot Storage Finder won the bronze award from the 2014 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. SpareFoot was one of eight finalists in the customer service category. SpareFoot was up against other finalists such as the Wyndham Vacation Ownership and the United States Equestrian Federation. Their competition was stiff so it was a great honor that they received the bronze award. [More]

Apple Self Storage in Canada Exceeds Fundraising Goal

by Kim Kilpatrick December 23, 2013 3:51 PM
Sustaining a one- or two-day community service project takes a lot of organization, time, and effort. And, organizing and sustaining a service project that last three months takes monumental effort!

Apple Self Storage in Canada undertook a three-month-long fundraiser in an effort to raise monies to support the ABLE Network. The ABLE Network is a non-profit organization that assists intellectually disabled young adults. [More]

SiteLink Expands in Central and South America

by Kim Kilpatrick December 11, 2013 7:57 PM
Writing code for a software program is not easy. It’s bad enough to debug it for problems. But, when your software program is used around the world, the difficulty with programming grows exponentially. SiteLink has faced – and conquered – those problems that come with creating software that is used in lots of different countries. [More]

New Self Storage Business Model Becoming Popular

by Kim Kilpatrick December 9, 2013 10:56 PM
In 1969, the computer that NASA used to put a man on the moon filled a whole room. It had only 64 kilobytes of memory. Fast forward to 2013. The iPad Mini is only 7.87 inches tall, 5.3 inches wide, weighs .73 pound, and comes with either 16, 32, 64, or 128 gigabytes of storage space. It’s an understatement to say that computers have drastically changed over the years since 1969.

Computers are not the only things that have changed over the years. The self storage industry has change -- and is currently undergoing some remarkable changes. [More]

STORE Self Storage Participates in Storage Wars Activity

by Tony Gonzalez December 5, 2013 9:09 PM
Gulfstream Goodwill Industries partnered with STORE Self Storage & Wine Storage recently and hosted their version of Storage Wars. STORE donated their large storage bays that were lavishly decorated to resemble an upscale hotel instead of a storage facility. This event netted almost $14,000 in one evening. [More]

Door to Door Hires a New Head Over IT

by Kim Kilpatrick December 4, 2013 9:46 PM
Computers and technology have become a necessary part of doing business in today’s world. Because of that, many companies need people skilled in all sorts of technical areas -- computer programming, systems analyst, systems developer, computer maintenance, and network administration. [More]

In the Self Storage News

by Holly Robinson December 3, 2013 4:34 PM
This is a busy season of the year for the self storage industry. Many facilities are helping out with food drives, toy collections, collecting clothing and winter wear, and other types of charity work. There are a lot of other things going on besides Christmas events. [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]

Highland Moving and Storage Celebrates 75 Years in Business

by Holly Robinson November 26, 2013 4:19 PM
It’s party time for the folks at Highland Moving and Storage in Edmonton, Canada. They are holding a party to celebrate both Christmas and their 75th anniversary of being in business. The party will be held Saturday November 30 at the German Canadian Cultural Association Hall for all of their 200 employees. [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]
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