Contributing Editors



Airport Mini Storage in Riverside, CA, Hosts Rummage Sale Fundraiser

by Winnie Hsiu June 8, 2012 3:03 PM
Airport Mini Storage is hosting the first rummage sale fundraiser for Steppin' On Up. The fundraiser will be held at the storage facility at 7044 Arlington Ave. in Riverside, California. It will be held this Saturday, June 9, from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. [More]

An Innovative Way to Increase Revenue for Your Self Storage Business

by Winnie Hsiu February 17, 2012 3:23 PM
Several months ago, I ordered something online. It was delivered while I was at work. A second delivery attempt was made - again, while I was at work. A notice left on my front door indicated that I had to now pick up the package at the main delivery office. The main office was 30 miles away. Much to my dismay, the main office would be closed by the time I could get there after work. It was a struggle to find a time when I could finally get my package. [More]

Mini Storage Business Asks City to Lower Developer Fees

by John Stevens February 15, 2012 7:10 PM
Paul Ridenour, senior vice president for construction and development at Derrel’s Mini Storage, recently met with the Clovis city council. He requested that the city lower the development fees that the city charges mini storage businesses. He presented information that indicated that some of the fees, especially water and sewer, may be excessive for mini storage facilities. [More]

Boy Scouts and Self Storage Company Believe in Being Prepared

by Holly Robinson December 21, 2011 6:54 PM
Be prepared. It’s a pretty simple statement; one that has been the motto of the Boy Scouts of America for decades. When it comes to being prepared for the holiday season, which is often easier said than done, people will do whatever it takes. With the help of a local self storage company, a Boy Scout troop helped hundreds of people do just that. [More]

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Drive Coming to a Close

by John Stevens December 21, 2011 11:43 AM
The Christmas season is the time of year when people are especially aware of those less fortunate in their community. People across the nation open their hearts - and their wallets -- and participate in drives for toys, coats, winter wear, and non-perishable food items. Owners and managers of self storage facilities are prominent among those who reach out to help their needy neighbors. [More]

iStore Self Storage in Birmingham, Alabama, Wins Award

by John Stevens December 15, 2011 11:01 AM
A bad economy. Bankers hesitant to lend money. An up-scale community not very pleased to have a self-storage facility as a neighbor. These could be insurmountable odds. But not for iStore Self Store who was recently awarded the 2011 Facility of the Year Overall Winner by the mini storage business. It is the newest state-of-the art and environmentally conscious self storage provider in Birmingham, Alabama. [More]

Meathead Movers in San Luis Obispo Honored by White House

by Tony Gonzalez December 13, 2011 11:33 AM
The White House honored a moving company based in San Luis Obispo as one of 100 companies that impact the economy and inspire young budding business people to start their own business. The criteria required to make it on the Empact 100 list includes being a 30 year-old (or younger) U.S. entrepreneur, have a business with an annual revenue of more than $100,000, and provide jobs for others. [More]

Go Mini's Support Inmates Repairing Toys

by John Stevens December 5, 2011 11:37 AM
It's amazing to learn about all of the ways that owners and managers of self storage facilities support charitable initiatives within their community. Go Mini's in Bismarck, ND, is participating in the Christmas Playpen project. This is a work initiative project that allows minimum security inmates from the Missouri River Correctional Center to refurbish toys to be given to needy families. [More]

The Self Storage Industry is Growing in South Africa

by Holly Robinson November 21, 2011 9:28 AM
The self storage industry is primarily based in the United States. In 2009, 46,000 out of the 58,000 facilities around the world were located in the United States. Over recent years, the industry has seen substantial growth world-wide -- especially in South Africa. The self storage industry there has grown to be fifth in the world. [More]

A Mini Storage Business, a Golden Anniversary, and 11-11-11

by Winnie Hsiu November 9, 2011 12:53 PM
What do a mini storage business, a golden anniversary celebration, and 11/11/11 have in common? Lots. Especially if you happen to be Dan and Norma Burnett. The Burnetts own Burnett's Mini Storage in Boonville, Missouri, and they will be celebrating their golden anniversary this Friday, November 11. [More]
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