• Of Doors, Silver Linings and Boxes
    [A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor Elaine Foxwell.] I’m a bit of a pessimist, which I don’t think is a bad thing. Instead of looking on the bright side, I tend to think doom-and-gloom. (I'm the Eeyore in my family). That means I often nag at a problem or see pitfalls ...More
    January 14, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blogs
  • Inside Self-Storage Expands Training Institute to Include QSM Designation
    The Self-Storage Training Institute (SSTI), owned and operated by Inside Self-Storage (ISS), will expand its online educational offerings to include a comprehensive continuing-education program for facility managers. ...More
    January 14, 2008 Posted in News
  • Chamberlain Group Acquires Digitech International
    The Chamberlain Group has acquired Digitech International of Asheville, N.C., as part of its ongoing growth plans in the integrated access-control industry. ...More
    January 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Trachte and ISS Launch Webinar Series on Self-Storage Construction
    Trachte Building Systems and Inside Self-Storage will provide a four-part webinar series focusing on self-storage construction in 2008. ...More
    January 9, 2008 Posted in News, Construction
  • Public Storage Considers Sale of Shurgard Europe
    Public Storage, the nation’s largest self-storage operator, has reached a preliminary agreement to sell a 51 percent stake in its Shurgard Europe division in a private transaction. ...More
    January 9, 2008 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • U-Haul Offers Free Storage to Missouri Tornado Victims
    U-Haul Co. of Missouri is offering 30 days of free storage to Missouri families who were affected by recent tornadoes. ...More
    January 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • Life's Phases
    [A guest blog spot by ISS Editor Drew Whitney.] How do your tenants find storage? As a consumer, my first storage experience was with a small facility in Tempe, Ariz., near the campus of Arizona State University. I was heading back to New England for summer break and needed ...More
    January 7, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • Year Closes With Small Victory
    In 2007, the issue of self-storage service tax became particularly looming, with more than one state scrambling to avert the nasty fate. At the end of December, we eked by with a small victory in this area, as a Sisseton, S.D., facility walked away from trial with a ...More
    January 2, 2008 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • SMARTBOX Partners With Red Cross to Aid in Disaster Relief
    SMARTBOX, a provider of portable storage, has formed a partnership with the American Red Cross to enhance the organization’s disaster-relief services. ...More
    January 2, 2008 Posted in News
  • Expert Advice on Yellow Pages Advertising
    In May 2007, Bill Gates predicted that the death of the Yellow Pages would occur over the next five years for the under-50 crowd. But based on statistics from independent third-party studies conducted by respected research companies CRM Associates and Knowledge ...More
    January 2, 2008 Sue Weinman Posted in Articles, Marketing