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Stor-All Launches Groundbreaking Initiative

by Kim Kilpatrick March 14, 2013 1:42 PM
Today, Stor-All launched a groundbreaking initiative called “Loc-all Good – Promoting community goodness.” This initiative focuses on promoting goodness in the hyper-local market of all of its facilities throughout Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. [More]

Self Storage Company Proves a ‘Pin’ Can Go a Long Way

by John Stevens March 8, 2013 8:16 PM
Not too long ago the way folks would have found a self storage facility would have been by word of mouth or the phone book. Now people will go to consumer advocate forums on the web, will look at the virtual yellow pages, they can go to aggregate websites, check out social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for opinions—the possibilities are endless. [More]

Self Storage Companies Use Books to Make a Difference

by Tony Gonzalez March 5, 2013 7:56 PM
Reading a book is a past time that is in danger of becoming a thing of the past. Electronic devices have made carrying a paperback or hardback book around almost archaic. However, until those devices cost less than the average paperback there will always be a need for books somewhere by someone. Members of the self storage industry have been more than happy to step up and help. [More]

Self Storage Company Trying to Make the Most of a Bad Thing

by Holly Robinson March 1, 2013 6:32 PM
People have become famous for doing bad things in the past. So much so that it almost seems like there is an underlying sentiment in some segments of society that thinks it is okay to do something dubious because of the notoriety that will be received following the dastardly deed. [More]

Self Storage Software Company Wants to Do More with Your Donations

by Winnie Hsiu February 28, 2013 5:52 PM
Charitable contributions can often be a lot like votes. Alone they can’t do much; in fact they are quite powerless. However, when combined with others, cultivated and grown they can do a lot of great things. That is just what one self storage software company has in mind for the month of March when it comes to donations made to one charity. [More]

SpareFoot Wins Austin's Startup Olympics

by Kim Kilpatrick February 27, 2013 6:01 PM
Remember the movie Cool Runnings that was based on the bobsled team from Jamaica that participated in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada? They were the ultimate ‘underdog’ story of the games. They had little practice going down a bobsled track. They borrowed spare sleds from other countries to compete. Coming from a tropical climate they didn’t know much about winter sports, winter, and just how cold winter could be. [More]

Feuding Self Storage Faciliteis Benefit the Community

by Winnie Hsiu February 25, 2013 7:52 PM
Everyone has heard about the feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys. The feud started when a group of ex-Confederate soldiers murdered a McCoy, who was a returning Union soldier. It was widely believed that a Hatfield was part of the group that killed the McCoy.

A few years later the dispute escalated when a Hadfield had a hog but a McCoy claimed it was his. The judge ruled in favor of the Hatafields based on Bill Staton’s testimony. Bill Staton was a relative of both families. Soon after the ruling, two McCoy brothers killed Staton. [More]

Self Storage Company Announces Heart-Warming Success

by Tony Gonzalez February 20, 2013 7:50 PM
Success is a term that can mean a lot of different things to a lot of people; it all depends on the context in which the events in question are being viewed. For a businessman success may be measured simply in the bottom line, but a humanitarian would likely use something else to indicate success. [More]

Optivest Properties Announces Upcoming Charity Storage Auction

by Winnie Hsiu February 15, 2013 6:17 PM
In 2009, a year with one of the deepest post-World-War-III recession, over 905 of the average households in the United States donated over $1600 to non-profit and charity organizations. Why, when the economy has tanked and people are struggling financially, do people give to charities? [More]

Charity Work Goes Well for Self Storage Facilities on Both Sides of the Pond

by Winnie Hsiu February 8, 2013 11:37 PM
The self storage industry has long been a charitable one whether it is here in the United State or across the pond in England. When people drive by their local self storage facility they may now wonder if Storage Wars or Auction Hunters as has been there, but in the past it used to be what little league team they were sponsoring. [More]
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