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  • New Jobless Claims Fall, Continuing Claims Near 7 Million
    While new requests for unemployment insurance dropped slightly last week, continuing jobless claims moved closer to 7 million. Initial claims for jobless benefits fell to a seasonally adjusted 631,000, down from a revised figure of 643,000 the previous week, according to ...More
    May 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • Facility Refurbishing: Making the Most of First Impressions
    Making a good first impression on the people driving by a self-storage facility is critical to drawing new customers. The ISS archives on facility refurbishing offer a wealth of information on making the most of those first impressions. ...More
    May 21, 2009 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • ISS Scholarship Winner Graduates, Pursues ‘Red Carpet’ Dream
    Chad Plunkett, one of five recipients of the 2006 Inside Self-Storage Scholarship Program, in December graduated from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fla., receiving his bachelor’s degree in just 21 months. ...More
    May 20, 2009 Posted in News, Construction
  • Congress Passes Credit Card Legislation
    The U.S. Senate and House have passed historic credit card legislation. The bill, which contains sweeping new rules for the credit card industry, has been sent to President Barack Obama. The House voted 361-64 for the bill on Wednesday. The Senate had ...More
    May 20, 2009 Posted in News, Legal Issues
  • Kleinschmidt Wins Comal County Volunteer Award
    Angie Kleinschmidt, vice president of operations for Bulverde, Texas-based Joshua Management, has received the 2009 Comal County Guardian Angel Volunteer of the Year Award. ...More
    May 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Feds: Economy Is Improving
    Despite some troubling reports earlier in the month, the U.S. economy will continue to improve, predicts the Federal Reserve. Although policymakers downgraded their outlook for all of 2009 and said the unemployment rate could approach 10 percent, there are positive signs ...More
    May 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Supplier Spotlight: Quikstor Security & Software
    QuikStor Security & Software was founded in 1987 by Dennis Levitt to provide management software to the self-storage industry. ...More
    May 20, 2009 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Health Officials: 10,000 Confirmed Cases of Swine Flu
    The World Health Organization confirmed Tuesday the number of swine flu cases has topped 10,000. The H1N1 outbreak has caused at least 80 deaths, mostly in Mexico, the organization said. In the United States, at least 5,469 cases of swine flu have been reported, according ...More
    May 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Senate Passes Bill Restricting Credit Card Practices
    The Senate voted 90-5 Tuesday to rein in credit card increases and excessive fees. The House may also pass a measure Wednesday, putting the bill before President Obama by week's end. ...More
    May 19, 2009 Posted in News, Legal Issues
  • To Discount or Not to Discount
    Should self-storage managers discount rent to entice new customers? Blogger Gina Six Kudo weighs the pros and cons of this important subject. ...More
    May 19, 2009 Gina Six Kudo Posted in Blogs