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Kodiak Mini Storage Participates in 'Neighbors Helping Neighbors' Program

by John Stevens November 2, 2011 9:21 AM
The United States Department of Labor recently released a report that stated that in some areas of the country unemployment rates were slightly lower in September of this year than they were a year ago. However, there are many metropolitan areas reporting a jobless rate as high as 29 percent. Kodiak Mini Storage in Lake Wylie, South Carolina, recognizes the need to reach out to those who are jobless or who are in need and is participating in the 'Neighbors Helping Neighbors' program. [More]

Tips For Building A Self Storage Unit

by Kim Kilpatrick October 25, 2011 10:50 PM
Larry Haug is an expert when it comes to the mini-storage business. Not only has he built plenty of them, he also owns them. He is the owner of his own construction company, Haug Steel Construction, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is also the owner of 250 mini-storage units. [More] Holds a Workshop in Chattanooga

by Kim Kilpatrick October 21, 2011 10:08 AM
Scott Meyers,a national Self Storage investment expert, will teach a workshop on investing in self storage facilities. The workshop will be held October 22nd at the Eastgate Complex, 5600 Brainerd Road, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. [More]

Mini Storage Owners Sponsor a Ben Carson Reading Room

by Winnie Hsiu September 30, 2011 10:06 AM
Many owners of self storage facilities participate in service projects and charitable organizations that support and improve their communities. Louis and Phyllis Friedman of Stack & Store Mini Storage are an example of community minded business owners who seek to reach out to their community and assist when possible. [More]

Best Website Named by Inside Self Storage Readers

by Kim Kilpatrick September 29, 2011 9:41 AM
Inside Self Storage conducted the 2011 Best of Business choice-opinion poll with their readers. was named the "Best Website" in 2011. [More]

Manhattan Mini Storage Launches Controversial Ad Campaign

by Winnie Hsiu September 19, 2011 5:05 PM
Businesses use marketing campaigns to sell their company, their goods, or their services to prospective customers. When the business uses a marketing ad campaign that is controversial, the results of the ad can go one of two ways. It can either upset potential customers so much that they refuse to do any business whatsoever with that company. Or, it can flip regular customers into die-hard, loyal clients. Whether or not the ad is successful is due to the location of the storage unit and their target market. [More]

Huge Impact Fees Assessed to Owner of Mini Storage Facility

by John Stevens September 16, 2011 9:02 AM
Robert Thomas, owner of Prairie Avenue Mini Storage in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, is expanding his storage facilities. For months on end, all of his units have been full and he has had to turn away new customers. But every time he goes into the Building and Planning commission, the impact fees that he is charged doubles in amount. [More]

Mini Storage Donates Space to Charity Program Room to Grow

by Winnie Hsiu August 30, 2011 10:02 AM
Storage facility owners are very service oriented and dedicated to giving a helping hand to people in their community. They donate books to libraries, school supplies to elementary school children, toys to needy children at Christmas time, and support to organizations that help veterans, troops overseas, and military families. And now, one facility will be assisting new mothers. Manhattan Mini Storage announced that it will support Room to Grow, a nonprofit organization in New York City that supports low income families raising babies. Room to Grow provides training and support to low income expectant mothers for the first three years of their baby's life. They also provide the mothers with new or lightly used baby items. [More]
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