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  • Records Storage
    I grew up in the 1950s in South Louisiana where everyone was Roman Catholic. We hardly knew there were other religions. Our nun teachers taught us religion from a catechism. I presume they thought we were not qualified to read the Bible. I remember with vivid detail a ...More
    July 2, 2007 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Best Foot Forward
    While deciding to use self-storage can be somewhat of a utilitarian decision for customers, choosing where to store one’s cherished belongings can be more of an emotional choice. If the renter has used storage in the past, he may be more selective during his next ...More
    July 2, 2007 Pat Terry Posted in Articles
  • The Math Behind the Self-Storage Makeover
    Many consumers in recent years have tapped into their mortgage equity to go on home-makeover sprees. Drive through residential neighborhoods and, chances are, you’ll see trucks for remodelers, kitchen and bath firms, and construction companies dotting the streets. ...More
    July 2, 2007 Doug McCarron Posted in Articles
  • On the Web
    Check out web-exclusive features available at, including fantastic freebies! Every month, ISS offers an array of online reader perks. Read more... ...More
    July 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • News
    Please submit your news releases to Buchanan Launches Financial Resources Website Buchanan Storage Capital revamped its website to function as a business tool and financial resource for the self-storage industry. Customers can now quickly access ...More
    July 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Maintenance Toolbox: The Nuts and Bolts of Site Upkeep
    Every self-storage site requires maintenance, whether it's old or new, old-school or high-tech. Your buildings, landscaping, security equipment, pavement, office décor, etc., are all essential components of your curb and tenant appeal. ...More
    July 2, 2007 Posted in Reports
  • Buchanan's 'Encore for Education' Raises $100K for VH1 Save the Music Foundation
    Buchanan Street Partners raised $100,000 for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation through its first annual "Encore for Education" charity concert, held June 7th at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. ...More
    June 29, 2007 Posted in News
  • Slamming the Door on New Tenants?
    [A guest blog spot by Executive Vice President Megan Eckert.] If you’re like most self-storage operators, attracting new tenants is always on your mind. But what if you already have more than enough new tenant interest and are unknowingly slamming the ...More
    June 29, 2007 Megan Eckert Posted in Blogs
  • Up in Smoke
    [A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor Drew Whitney.] Many years ago, I accepted my first full-time newspaper reporter position, working for the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza in Incline Village, Nev. It's a beautiful place, snugly set against the mountains on the north shore ...More
    June 28, 2007 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • Inside Self-Storage Summer Expo: Family Fun and Business Smart
    Registration is still under way for the industry’s upcoming “business meets pleasure” event: the Inside Self-Storage Summer Expo in Reno-Tahoe, Nev., July 24-27, 2007. ...More
    June 27, 2007 Posted in News