• Stocks Surge Monday
    The stock market started the week with a bang Monday after an upbeat forcast from home-improvement retailer Lowe's. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up about 150 points, or 1.8 percent, less than two hours into the session. The S&P 500 index rose 1.7 percent, and ...More
    May 18, 2009 Posted in News
  • CDC: Swine Flu Only Half of All Flu Cases
    Usually by this time of year, the flu season has run its course. While swine flu is still a cause for many cases of flu, there are still a surprisingly high number of ordinary flu cases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. ...More
    May 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Third Quarter Survey Begins for Self-Storage Confidence Index
    The Self-Storage Confidence Index survey for the third quarter of 2009 will begin on May 18, concluding on June 5. The index is designed to anticipate the effects of economic conditions and trends on self-storage operations. ...More
    May 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Westport Properties to Manage CO Self-Storage Facilities
    Westport Properties has been awarded four new self-storage management contracts in Colorado, bringing its portfolio of owned, operated or managed storage properties to 38. ...More
    May 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Sentry Self-Storage Names New San Antonio Area Manager
    Maggio has a proven track record of taking over an under performing asset and turning it into a well-managed operation within 90 to 120 days, according to Sentry. She knows how to motivate her team to maximize revenue and increase occupancy. ...More
    May 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • GM Cuts Ties With 1,100 Dealerships
    As part of its bid to save the company, General Motors is letting go of 1,100 of its 6,000 dealerships in the next year. The company notified the dealerships Friday that it will not renew their contracts when they come due in October 2010. Many of the dealerships will ...More
    May 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • U.K. Self-Storage Operator Revamps Website
    U.K.-based Access Self Storage has appointed Redweb to re-design and build its company website to improve the user experience, increase sales and showcase its new corporate branding. ...More
    May 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Congress Considering Healthcare Reform
    Democrats in the House of Representatives are weighing health care changes that could affect millions of Americans. Being considered: Federal aid to help families earning up to $88,000 pay for insurance and a requirement that all must carry coverage. ...More
    May 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Satirical News Site Pokes Fun at Self-Storage
    Satirical fake-news organization The Onion today published a story to its website that presents the self-storage business as an occupational magnet for losers. ...More
    May 14, 2009 The Onion, self-storage satire, self-storage spoof Posted in News
  • Chrysler to Close 789 Dealerships
    A few weeks after filing for bankruptcy, Chrysler LLC is taking another drastic step, closing 789 dealerships, according to a plan filed in bankruptcy court Thursday. ...More
    May 14, 2009 Posted in News