• One of these days, I'm gonna write that novel...
    Self-storage is not really one of those industries you dream of working in from childhood. In fact, I'd be willing to bet that a lot of present-day storage professionals have no idea how they ended up here. I certainly don't. I thought I'd end up as an English professor, or ...More
    February 20, 2006 Posted in Blog
  • Ode to Prerogative
    OK, OK. I know I said I was going to further my commentary on this affiliation business and Tron's blog, etc. But it's Friday, for crying out loud, and I just don't feel like being cantankerous today. (Isnt' that a great word?) The weather is gorgeous in Arizona right now, ...More
    February 17, 2006 Posted in Blog
  • Can of Worms
    Boy, did I open a can of worms! I made some observations regarding the SSA affiliation program in my inaugral blog the other day. I also mentioned that ISS columnist Tron Jordheim had been made chair of the Affiliated Association Council and that he writes his own ...More
    February 16, 2006 Posted in Blog
  • Self-storage unwanted? Unbelievable!
    Ahhh, Thursday. Thursdays feel good, even better than Fridays. Why? Because there's nothing like sitting on the cusp of something really promising. Anticipation is occasionally better than enjoyment itself, because delight can be tinged with the regret of inevitable ...More
    February 16, 2006 Posted in Blog
  • Up and Rollin' on the Webinar Tip
    Man. Whew! One down, one to go. We conducted the first-ever Inside Self-Storage webinar this morning: A sampler for one of our upcoming Las Vegas seminars. Yours truly in the moderator seat. Overall, I think it went pretty well. Once I got past the "must keep Pop Tart in ...More
    February 15, 2006 Posted in Blog
  • Digitech Names Reseller of the Year
    Digitech International Inc. named Orlando, Fla.-based High Security Alarm Systems Inc. as its “Reseller of the Year.” ...More
    February 14, 2006 Posted in News
  • FSSA Makes Announcements
    During a networking luncheon hosted by the Florida Self Storage Association on Feb. 14, industry professionals enjoyed a presentation and learned about new association developments. ...More
    February 14, 2006 Posted in News
  • ABC Hosts Convention at Vegas Wynn
    Associated Builders and Contractors, a national trade association that represents contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and related firms, will host its annual convention at the Wynn Las Vegas, March 15-19. ...More
    February 14, 2006 Posted in News
  • Extra Space Hosts Investor Day
    Extra Space Storage Inc. will hold its first Investor Day for analysts and institutional investors on March 23-24 at the company’s headquarters in Salt Lake City. ...More
    February 14, 2006 Posted in News
  • How sweet it is...
    I've just returned from a five-day vacation to find the new blog is operational—sweeeeeet. And I'm enjoying the fact that today is also Valentine's Day, which is detested by many as one of the most commercialized holidays of the year. So few people know the true story ...More
    February 14, 2006 Posted in Blog