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Gotham Mini Storage Sponsors Innovative Contest

by John Stevens March 6, 2013 6:10 PM
Gotham Mini Storage in Manhattan is at it again. They are sponsoring a clever, innovative contest that will be exceedingly appealing to Manhattan dwellers.

They launched “NYC’s Most Cramped Space Contest.” New Yorkers are invited to post pictures of their most cramped living spaces on the Gotham Mini Storage Facebook Page. ( The pictures could be of rooms such as bedrooms, kitchens, closets, or living rooms. [More]

Mini-Storage Messenger Goes Digital

by Holly Robinson March 5, 2013 6:03 PM
In the pre-Internet days, people read newspapers to find out what was happening in the world. They read magazines on a wide variety of topics. Then came the Internet turning the print world topsy-turvy.

Today, people aren’t buying print versions of books, magazines, and newspapers like they used to. They want electronic versions that can be read on computers, smart phones, Kindles, iPads, and the like. [More]

Morningstar Mini-Storage on the Rebound

by John Stevens January 3, 2013 6:00 PM
Sometimes it would be nice to have a crystal ball to peer into it to see what the future will bring. Business owners, especially, would be eager to have one. They could look into the future to learn how the national economy would be, to see if the country would soon be in a deep recession or if the economy would be prosperous. [More]

Gotham Mini Storage Opens Another Facility

by Kim Kilpatrick December 24, 2012 4:05 PM
Gotham Mini Storage opened its newest facility in Manhattan. It is conveniently locate close to Broadway, Times Square, and Hell’s Kitchen. The property is shared with DHL. [More]

Self Storage News Roundup

by Kim Kilpatrick December 19, 2012 8:15 PM
In Fairfield, Connecticut, Westy Self Storage is participating in the Toys for Tots donation drive again this year. The drive will run until December 24. People can drop off new toys 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 on Sundays. [More]

Self Storage Owner Helps Homeless Man

by Winnie Hsiu December 18, 2012 9:06 PM
Greg Laing, of Aldergrove, British Columbia, had fallen on hard times. He was unable to find work. Struggling to make ends meet, he lived with his dog in a camper on a pickup truck. Then, things took a turn for the worse. [More]

Owner of Salina Mini Storage Keeps on Going

by Tony Gonzalez October 23, 2012 12:30 PM
The Energizer Bunny is a marketing mascot for Energizer batteries. The Bunny has appeared in over 115 TV commercials. All of them feature the pink bunny wearing sunglasses while marching around beating a drum. The idea behind the commercial was that when other batteries give out, the Energizer battery keeps on working. [More]

South Charleston Indoor Mini Storage Participates in City Beautification Efforts

by John Stevens October 16, 2012 6:40 PM
The city of South Charleston is slowly working on revitalizing the businesses within their city. South Charleston Indoor Mini Storage participated in the beautification efforts. It spruced up, improved and painted the business’ façade.

South Charleston is a picturesque town with a population of almost 14,000. Its name is based on the fact that the city is on the south side of the Kanawha River even though it is northwest (not south) of the City of Charleston. [More]

The Making of a Legacy

by Tony Gonzalez August 16, 2012 6:29 PM
The Great Depression. Unemployment was out-of-control. Banks failed. Businesses failed. Drought and huge dust storms hammered the agricultural belt. People lost their homes and were forced to live in makeshift shantytowns called Hoovervilles. People scavenged in garbage cans for food. Life was bleak. Life was hard.

That was the backdrop for the growing-up years of a man, Derrel Ridenour, who built his personal empire in the self storage business. [More]

Mini-Storage Messenger Gets New Website Design

by John Stevens August 7, 2012 7:10 PM
Webpage design has been around for 17 years. You’d think that over the years people would learn a few simple design principles and apply them to their website. Alas, even after all of this time, you can still see horrible sites all over the Internet.

Mini-Storage Messenger recently updated their website. One look at the new design tells you that they knew exactly what they were doing. If this were school, they would get an A. [More]
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