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  • Pet Rescue
    Last year, on Thanksgiving Day, my family grew by one in the form of a 4-year-old, retired Greyhound, adopted from the Fast Dogs/Fast Friends agency. Within a day, this 70-pound racing machine quickly wormed her way into my heart and onto my couch. She embraced retirement ...More
    May 21, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blogs
  • Internet Marketing for Self-Storage
    Last week in this blog, Elaine Foxwell talked about “Launching a Website That Wouldn’t Sink,” offering valuable suggestions collected from various webites specializing in Internet marketing. They are all helpful, but I thought maybe even more resourceful ...More
    May 21, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • High-Tech Security for Storage: Self-Service, Innovation and Change
    About four years ago, we forecast the 10-year future of security in the self-storage industry. Less than halfway through, a few innovations have arrived on the fast track while others loom on the horizon. For the most part, the third-generation facilities coming out of the ...More
    May 21, 2008 Steve Cooper Posted in Articles, Technology
  • The Canadian Conversion Scene: Successful Self-Storage
    Over the past three to four years, the Canadian self-storage industry has seen multi-story construction skyrocket. Several multi-story storage facilities have been built in and around the Greater Toronto area. In the Quebec area, one facility towers several stories. An ...More
    May 20, 2008 Shawn Baker Posted in Articles
  • OpenTech Alliance Raises Funds for The Hunger Project
    Robert Chiti of OpenTech Alliance Inc. will hike the Grand Canyon on May 25, 2008, to raise funds for The Hunger Project, a global, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. ...More
    May 20, 2008 Posted in News, Technology
  • Big Yellow Self Storage Reports a Drop in Profit
    U.K.-based self-storage company Big Yellow Group has reported a 6 percent drop in annual profit and indicated that tough trading condtions would persist "for some time." ...More
    May 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • More Affordable Energy for Texas Self Storage Association Members
    Members of the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) can now receive energy-procurement services through an aggregation program provided by Tradition Energy, which will secure the most competitive energy rates available. ...More
    May 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • Fair Enough
    OK, fair enough! I received a comment to Friday's blog titled, "A Dose of Depp (or Grasping at Self-Storage Straws)" in which I included photos of Hollywood heartthrobs Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. The comment was something along the lines of, "Hey! What about some eye ...More
    May 19, 2008 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • More on Steel
    New reports show steel prices will remain high until 2009. ...More
    May 19, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Four Big Lies About Self-Storage Marketing
    On the evening of Aug. 3, 1492, a brave Italian named Cristoforo Colombo did something that required more faith, courage and confidence than anything you or I can ever imagine. At 41 years old, Cristoforo held a very unpopular belief that would’ve had him killed if ...More
    May 18, 2008 Derek M. Naylor Posted in Articles, Marketing