Contributing Editors



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]

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]

Westy Self Storage Sponsors Recyling Drive

by Holly Robinson October 31, 2013 10:15 PM
Many adults feel like they are just one person and as only one person they can’t do much to make a difference in the world. It is amazing that some young school-aged children don’t have that attitude. Because they don’t, they have been effective in creating a successful recycling activity that has raised over $2,000 and donated the money to an organization that supports public schools.

And those children were only in the second grade. [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]

Storage.com Moves Operations to Omaha

by Winnie Hsiu October 29, 2013 1:12 PM
Almost every week, there are mergers and acquisitions around the nation in the self storage industry. Other industries related to self storage also go through these activities, too. Last month, Storage.com entered into a licensing, marketing, and development agreement with B2 Interactive in Omaha, Nebraska. Storage.com is now in the process of moving it’s operations to Omaha. [More]

San Diego Self Storage Is Participating in Toys For Tots Drive

by Holly Robinson October 28, 2013 2:31 PM
It is four days before Halloween. I know many people that think it is awful to see Christmas decorations in the stores before Halloween. But they feel totally different when it comes to Toys for Tots. Their ‘Scrooge’ heart melts and they want to help so that needy children can have a good Christmas. [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]

Storage Giant in Cardiff, Wales, Announces Contest Winner

by Holly Robinson October 23, 2013 7:24 PM
Storage Giant, in Cardiff, Wales, announced the winner of their contest to win an iPad. Margaret Bell, from Cardiff, was picked at random as the winner.

Storage Giant kicked off the contest August 9, 2013. To enter it, people just had to ‘like’ or ‘share’ Storage Giant’s Facebook page. They were then automatically entered in the contest. Over 2,00 people entered it. [More]
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