• Storage Developer in the Sky
    [A guest blog spot by ISS Tradeshow Sales Manager Danica Cullins.] My husband, Bill, and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary in December. As I’ve always enjoyed adrenaline-related activity, I was excited to receive a hot-air balloon ride as a gift. Even better, we ...More
    July 30, 2007 Danica Cullins Posted in Blogs
  • News From the Reno Show Floor
    While trudging through Reno-Tahoe International Airport on Tuesday, I saw something I'd not seen before: a vending machine for electronics such as MP3 players and digital cameras. You just pay on the kiosk panel with your credit card, the door opens and you get access to ...More
    July 26, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Simply Self Storage Places INSOMNIAC Kiosks in Shopping Malls to Draw Customers
    OB Cos./Simply Self Storage is taking an innovative approach to customer acquisition by placing INSOMNIAC self-storage kiosks, produced by Opentech Alliance Inc., in several shopping malls. ...More
    July 26, 2007 Posted in News, Technology
  • 180 Development Joins Forces With Morningstar and HSRE for Southwest Self-Storage Investments
    180 Development Services LLC has formed a strategic alliance with Morningstar Properties LLC and Harrison Street Real Estate Capital to invest in self-storage throughout the Southwest. ...More
    July 24, 2007 Posted in News, Development, Real Estate
  • Ah, the life of luxury!
    [A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor Drew Whitney.] I just received a press release announcing a new study has determined that “luxury consumers around the world are very similar,” and that they place more emphasis on experiences rather than material goods. The ...More
    July 23, 2007 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • SMARTBOX Launches New Franchise in Chicago
    SMARTBOX, a provider of portable storage for commercial and residential use, launched its ninth new franchise of 2007 last week in Chicago. ...More
    July 23, 2007 Posted in News
  • Extra Space Hosts Conference Call to Discuss 2Q 2007 Results
    Extra Space Storage Inc. will host a conference call on Aug. 1, at 1 p.m. ET, to discuss the company’s second-quarter financial results, which will be released the same day at 6 a.m. ET. ...More
    July 20, 2007 Posted in News
  • Ready for Reno?
    A few of you have asked where I've been lately, as the blog has been somewhat void of me over the past several weeks. I've been here, but preparations for the upcoming ISS Summer Expo in Reno-Tahoe—now only one week away—have largely consumed our team's energy. We're also ...More
    July 17, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • Deans & Homer Customer Storage Insurance to Be Available in AZ
    Thanks to new legislation going into effect on Sept. 19, Deans & Homer will be making its pay-with-rent Customer Storage Insurance program available in Arizona. ...More
    July 17, 2007 Posted in News
  • USstoragesearch.com Launches 'Internet Marketing Challenge' for Storage Operators
    In an effort to educate the self-storage industry regarding Internet marketing and recognize companies with innovative online-marketing programs, USstoragesearch.com has launched the “2007 Internet Marketing Challenge.” ...More
    July 16, 2007 Posted in News