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  • In Honor of Ed
    By now, most of you have seen the news item posted at the top of the ISS home page regarding the tragic death of Ed Westover on Feb. 16 and the memorial fund that has been set up for his three little girls. Ed was a Western Region sales manager for U.S. Door, and his murder ...More
    February 21, 2008 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Trends in Self-Storage Construction: Getting Past the Architectural Review Board
    One of the biggest hurdles self-storage developers face is getting their projects approved by local planning commissions. Architectural review boards are continually becoming more stringent to ensure new facilities are attractive and blend in with surrounding communities. ...More
    February 21, 2008 Posted in Webinars
  • Forum Fan
    I love online forums, and I owe it all to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This all started many years ago when I hooked into BtVS. Now, TV is not normally my preferred form on entertainment, I don’t follow the antics of stars and I don’t care what they do in their personal lives. ...More
    February 20, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blogs
  • U.S. Door Regional Sales Manager Slain by Date’s Ex-Husband
    William Edward “Ed” Westover, 29, father of three and Western Region sales manager for U.S. Door & Building Components, was tragically murdered by a date’s disturbed ex-husband during the early morning hours of Feb. 16. Ed’s family, friends and co-workers are deeply ...More
    February 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • Trash and Treasures
    At our recent ISS Expo in Vegas, the topic of self-storage garage sales was bounced around for a bit, and I began thinking about the possibilities. The thought made me imagine self-storage facilities looking like flea markets, opening regularly on fair-weather weekends. I ...More
    February 19, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • Storage Investment Advisors Team Joins With Holliday Fenoglio Fowler
    The eight team members of Storage Investment Advisors LLP (SIA) have joined the Houston and Los Angeles sales groups of mortgage-banking firm Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP (HFF). ...More
    February 18, 2008 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • Best of the Best recently published its list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For." Not surprisingly, Google topped the list, followed by other customer and employee favs such as Starbucks, Whole Foods Markets, Nike, QuikTrip and Container Store. What makes these companies ...More
    February 18, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Back in the Saddle
    And I gotta admit, it feels kinda right. I began writing and editing for Inside Self-Storage magazine in 2001. After leaving for a while to helm ISS sister magazine Professional Door Dealer, I’m once again immersing myself in all things self-storage. A lot has changed since ...More
    February 13, 2008 Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Inside Self-Storage Announces Dates for 2009 Las Vegas Expo
    Inside Self-Storage will host its 2009 Las Vegas Expo at The Venetian Hotel Resort Casino/Sands Expo & Convention Center during Jan. 26-28. ...More
    February 12, 2008 Posted in News
  • Always a Pleasure
    Self-storage and publishing are pretty solitary industries. Put the two together, and you get a big-time hermit like me. I only venture into public a few times per year to attend storage tradeshows, and then I'm like a small-town girl seeing big-city lights for the first ...More
    February 12, 2008 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs