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The ISS Blog provides a series of insightful, industry-relevant posts to help readers keep abreast of the latest trends in the marketplace as well as premium content and educational offerings. Read the thoughts of the ISS content team and other industry experts on issues related to self-storage challenges, news, operation, development, marketing and much more.


Teri L. Lanza,
Editorial Director

Tony Jones,
Contributing Editor/Store Manager

Amy Campbell,
Editor
02/11/2009

What does 'free' really mean ... and does it involve risk?

By Amy Campbell
That's the question we addressed yesterday during our Legal Learning Webinar with Jeffrey Greenberger, who raised attention to the fact that use of the word "free" in certain self-storage applications can involve a level of risk.The online event, formally titled "No Such Thing as ‘Free’ in Self-Storage: The Potential Cost of Dicey Words," got off to a rocky start with some audio ...
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02/10/2009

"Sue Us!"

By Amy Campbell
A Dallas woman is suing Public Storage for wrongfully selling her belongings while she was out of the country. To avoid this kind of legal action, check out the March issue of Inside Self-Storage and the magazine's website, for information about wrongful sales, how to handle collections, your rental lease, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act or other legal issues.
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02/05/2009

Catch the Villain if You Can

By Amy Campbell
Last week, a Jack in the Box employee was severely beaten outside his restaurant near Lakeport, Calif., and police are hoping the video surveillance from a nearby self-storage facility will help them apprehend a suspect. After the incident took place, authorities found an upturned dumpster the suspect may have used to scale the fence at neighboring Shoreline Self Storage. (Lakeport Attacker Still ...
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02/04/2009

Green Construction Trends

By Amy Campbell
Despite a slowdown in overall construction across the country, consumers and builders are still moving forward with projects and products that are more Earth-friendly. In the latest issue of iGreenBuild.com, writer Jerry Yudelson lists the top 10 green building trends. He writes, "What we’re seeing is that more people are going green each year, and there is nothing on the horizon that will stop this trend." ...
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01/27/2009

Inside Self-Storage World Expo: Day 2

By Amy Campbell
Inside Self-Storage World Expo, the largest and best tradeshow in the self-storage industry, kicked off its second day of seminars today. Exhibit hours are from noon until 5 p.m.
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01/26/2009

Live From ISS Expo in Vegas

By Amy Campbell
The Inside Self-Storage World Expo kicked off today in Las Vegas. The four-day event combines the industry's best resources with the largest vendor exhibit in the self-storage industry. About 700 attendees turned out to hear four self-storage veterans open the Expo this morning with advice to not just survive in 2009, but thrive.
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01/23/2009

An Adventure for the Self-Storage World

By Amy Campbell
My suitcase lies open on the floor of the room, half filled with the bits and pieces that will see me through next week's expedition. Packing for Las Vegas is an intricate art requiring balance, diversity and vision. We're approaching the apex of an exciting journey, and I need to be prepared for anything.Every winter, thousands of self-storage professionals make this pilgrimage to one ...
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