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Teri Lanza

Teri Lanza
Editorial Director


6 Things for Which Inside Self-Storage Is Particularly Grateful and 1 Enchanting Holiday Recipe

It’s the time of year for two particular things: counting our blessings and indulging in all kinds of treats we could normally never justify consuming. Here are six groups of people for which we at ISS are enormously thankful, plus a really good holiday recipe that will haunt your dreams.
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The New Inside Self-Storage Vendor Locator: Your Online Product/Service Marketplace

In the world of the Web, e-commerce has it all over the brick-and-mortar experience, which suffers from crowds and lines and limited inventory. Do you know where to go when you need industry products and services? Our new online marketplace will help you find the items necessary for self-storage success. It’s so much more than a directory, and it’s always open. Come on in and check it out.
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Making the Most of Mass Media: Tele-Visioning Your Self-Storage Brand

These days it’s quite common to see popular brands subtly (or not so subtly) promoted in movies or television programming. For example, you might see a character drinking a certain kind of soda, using a particular kind of phone or sporting a specific brand of shoes. If you had the opportunity to promote your self-storage brand on any television show, past or present, what would it be and why? We asked this question of this year’s Best of Business winners. Now’s your chance to top their responses! ...
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Sculpting the Inside Self-Storage World Expo 2016 Education Program

Though it may seem appallingly early for it, we’ve just completed the initial seminar-proposal process for the 2016 Inside Self-Storage World Expo. For next year’s event, we’re sculpting an education program that better serves individual attendee’s level of proficiency, capitalizes on emerging market trends and keeps current on changing operational protocol. Read more about our evolving curriculum and how you can be part of it.
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Amassing Stronger Data Through the Inside Self-Storage Top-Operators List Campaign

This month we’re collecting data for our 2015 Top-Operators List, which will be published online in late summer. The annual list “showcases 100 of the industry’s most successful facility operators.” You hear this every year, but what does it really mean? Who gets on the list, how and why, and what information can you glean from its listings? Well, I’ll tell you, and it may not be quite what you think. We've also made some changes to the database this year. I'll tell you about those, too.
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The ISS ‘Best of Business’ Awards: What Do They Really Say About a Self-Storage Company?

Inside Self-Storage has just launched its fifth annual “Best of Business” reader-choice poll in which industry professionals vote for their favorite suppliers in dozens of product and service categories. Each year, the final list includes repeat winners and newcomers to the market, but what does the award really say about each recipient? Some say it’s about quality, others that it’s a popularity contest. Here are some insights about the campaign and what it means for the industry.
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What Should a Self-Storage Manager Be Paid?

Most of us are uncomfortable putting a price on our professional worth. It’s not an easy thing to assess one’s own value. For many industries, there are online resources that help employees find benchmarks for wages and salaries. Unfortunately, there’s no such tool in the self-storage industry. So the question is, what should a facility manager be paid? We need your help in revealing the answer.
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