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Self Storage General Manager Recognized as Local Person of the Year

by Winnie Hsiu February 6, 2013 8:56 PM
There are many reasons why people do what they do. Sometimes it is just to feel good. At other times it is so they can feel better. Often times it is so a need of some kind can be met or to exercise control over their immediate environment (just to name a few). [More]

MiniCo Insurance Agency Pledges to Go Bald

by Holly Robinson February 4, 2013 1:54 PM
Do you remember the story of Samson and Delilah in the Old Testament? Samson had exceptional strength and would continue having that strength as long as he didn't cut his hair. He fell in love with Delilah. The Philistines approached Delilah and promised her lots of money if she could discover the secret of Samson's strength. Eventually Samson told her that if his hair was cut he would lose his strength. Delilah told the Philistines. Delilah gets a servant to cut Samson's hair at which time he no longer has super strength, is blinded and imprisoned by the Philistines. [More]

Self Storage Company's Reach Has Worldwide Influence

by Tony Gonzalez January 30, 2013 9:13 PM
There is a moment in the movie Jerry Maguire when Bob Sugar thinks he is talking to Frank Cushman (the No. 1 pick in the draft) when it is actually Jerry Maguire when he tells him that he is swimming with the big boys; that he’s gone global—worldwide. While it is entirely possible for a professional athlete to have that kind of influence quickly, it is a little bit harder for a business. [More]

Record Number of Toys Collected by San Diego Self Storage

by Kim Kilpatrick January 30, 2013 1:18 PM
The hustle and bustle of the holidays is over. The Christmas decorations are put away and the tree is taken down. People have returned to their normal day-to-day activities. But the feeling of good will lingers on - especially for San Diego Self Storage. [More]

A Year in Review for One Self Storage Company

by John Stevens January 29, 2013 9:07 PM
The New Year is well underway now and folks have either broken their resolutions or will likely follow through with them if they haven’t broken them by now. Even though 2012 is almost a month in the past there is no reason not to reflect on the many successes—like all the community work--that a company may or may not have done in the last year. [More]

No Child Left Behind in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens January 25, 2013 9:31 PM
During his presidency George W. Bush passed a well-intentioned piece of legislation with the purpose of trying to make sure that children in the United States received the education they need to be a success when they get older. While the government may shoot for all children, others—like various members of the self storage industry-- try to do what they can for those in their community. [More]

There’s Nothing like a Good Self Storage Party

by Holly Robinson January 18, 2013 6:52 PM
Is there anyone that doesn’t enjoy a good party? Really—who does not want to relax for a few hours, let your figurative hair down, and have some fun? Certainly not anyone in the self storage industry (and yes the self storage industry does love a good party)! [More]

Caring About Others Common Practice for Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens January 17, 2013 9:57 PM
People go into business with the intent and desire to make money. However, often times a business will find that it ends up doing so much more than just try to keep the ledger in the black. Many end up becoming an important member of the community, and find more than one way to give back and make it a better place to live. [More]

A-1 Self Storage Partners with Noah Homes

by Kim Kilpatrick January 16, 2013 1:05 PM
A-1 Self Storage is expanding their work with charitable organizations. For many years, they have sponsored Serving Hands International that is a not-for-profit charity that provides food, shelter, medical aid, education, and spiritual support to people living in poverty. A-1 Self Storage is expanding their charitable efforts. They recently made a financial contribution to Noah Homes, which are homes for people who are developmentally disabled. [More]

Self Storage Company Helps “Round Up” Donations for Cancer Research

by Kim Kilpatrick January 11, 2013 9:15 PM
Sometimes problems can be so tough to overcome and so large that the idea of overcoming them can be viewed as nearly impossible. As a result, many people will not even bother to try thinking that their best efforts are barely going to make a difference. What they fail to realize is that is the one way to insure that the problem/issue at hand ends up unresolved in the end. [More]
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