• Congress Passes Credit Card Legislation
    The U.S. Senate and House have passed historic credit card legislation. The bill, which contains sweeping new rules for the credit card industry, has been sent to President Barack Obama. The House voted 361-64 for the bill on Wednesday. The Senate had ...More
    May 20, 2009 Posted in News, Legal Issues
  • Kleinschmidt Wins Comal County Volunteer Award
    Angie Kleinschmidt, vice president of operations for Bulverde, Texas-based Joshua Management, has received the 2009 Comal County Guardian Angel Volunteer of the Year Award. ...More
    May 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Feds: Economy Is Improving
    Despite some troubling reports earlier in the month, the U.S. economy will continue to improve, predicts the Federal Reserve. Although policymakers downgraded their outlook for all of 2009 and said the unemployment rate could approach 10 percent, there are positive signs ...More
    May 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Health Officials: 10,000 Confirmed Cases of Swine Flu
    The World Health Organization confirmed Tuesday the number of swine flu cases has topped 10,000. The H1N1 outbreak has caused at least 80 deaths, mostly in Mexico, the organization said. In the United States, at least 5,469 cases of swine flu have been reported, according ...More
    May 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Senate Passes Bill Restricting Credit Card Practices
    The Senate voted 90-5 Tuesday to rein in credit card increases and excessive fees. The House may also pass a measure Wednesday, putting the bill before President Obama by week's end. ...More
    May 19, 2009 Posted in News, Legal Issues
  • Litton Presents Sales and Marketing Boot Camp at ISS Expo
    Tom Litton, president of Litton Property Management and a renowned self-storage authority, will present a five-hour intensive workshop on self-storage marketing as part of the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Washington, D.C. ...More
    May 19, 2009 Posted in News, Management, Marketing
  • Legislative Improvements for AZ Self-Storage Pass House
    A bill that will improve the lien statute governing self-storage in Arizona has passed the House of Representatives. ...More
    May 19, 2009 Posted in News, Legal Issues
  • Self-Storage Could Be Taxed in Illinois
    In January, Illinois Senators revived Senate Bill 750, which would restructure the state’s tax system to support schools but include a sales tax on self-storage rentals. ...More
    May 19, 2009 Posted in News
  • Hickory Developer Gets Grant for Self-Storage Conversion
    On March 17, the Hickory, N.C., City Council voted to give a $25,000 Vacant Building Revitalization Grant to Hickory Printing Group Facility LLC for a building that will be renovated into a retail self-storage facility. ...More
    May 19, 2009 Posted in News
  • National Plan Cuts Vehicle Carbon Emissions
    President Obama Tuesday unveiled a national program to cut new vehicle carbon emissions by 30 percent in an effort to curb global warming. The increased miles per gallon will also save 1.8 billion barrels of oil through 2016 and cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than 900 ...More
    May 19, 2009 Posted in News