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Teri Lanza

Teri Lanza
Editorial Director
tlanza@vpico.com

09/10/2014

Self-Storage Developers Conference Moves to Online Platform

Travel can be exciting ... or a real drag. Now logistics won't impede your chance to learn about self-storage development, including feasibility, finance, ground-up construction, conversions, renovations and more. The formerly live Developers Conference scheduled for Chicago has been converted to a universal online platform that will allow owners and investors to participate from any location with an Internet connection. No travel hassle—and there are perks! ...
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08/13/2014

Company Acquisition and Expanding Horizons for ISS

ISS parent company Virgo Publishing has been purchased by Informa PLC, a London-based firm that provides information through academic publishing, events, training and business intelligence. Some of you have asked what this means for our brand and audience. The simple answer is “potentially exciting things.” Zero downside and possible expansion opportunities can only mean good things for everyone with whom we do business.
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07/11/2014

Lots of Irons at the Self-Storage Fire: Tools in Craft at ISS

The venerable profession of blacksmithing is recalled in many popular modern expressions such as “strike while the iron is hot,” “too many irons in the fire,” and “that has a nice ring to it.” Though people often use the phrase “irons in the fire” to insinuate one has bitten off more than he can chew, it can also simply mean you have a lot of projects going on at once. Read about all the “hot stuff” ISS has going on this summer, and how you can use these freshly forged tools to your advantage.
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06/12/2014

Self-Storage Experts, Seize Your Chance to Demonstrate Market Leadership ... Speak at ISS Expo 2015!

The diffusion of quality content is key in a company’s campaign to reach its audience, create customer engagement, earn brand loyalty and position itself as a business leader. In the self-storage industry, there’s no better way to demonstrate expertise and market dominance than to be featured as a speaker on the ISS Expo education program. The call for speakers has been made! Are you up to the task? Submit a proposal and find out.  ...
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05/08/2014

Self-Storage Customers and Their Moving Information Targets

In this age of potential techno-trauma, it’s all too easy for your self-storage customers to suffer a data or device breach or loss that causes them to change the critical information you use to communicate with them and get paid. Your tenants’ information is now extremely transitory. What are you doing to keep track of this moving target? ...
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04/11/2014

Looking at the Storage Business Through Fresh Eyes

Once you're accustomed to a thing, it's difficult to see it from the perspective of the uninitiated. You might try to see it through fresh eyes, but the experience is irrevocably altered by your history. Last week's expo, with a large attendance of industry neophytes, was an eye-opener, as we listened to their impressions and observations of the storage business. Now we've launched an event in New York City that will be a first-time experience for all of us. Can we deliver all the information new investors and developers crave? ...
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03/14/2014

Expo Video on the Go Keeps Self-Storage Professionals in the Know

Whenever I need to make a high-dollar purchase or learn something on the fly, I often seek out video to inform my decision and enhance my knowledge. To me, seeing a product or skill in action can be so much more effective than combing through pages of text. And I'm not alone in feeling that way. Many self-storage professionals are turning to the power of video to study skills, train staff, market their facilities and more. This week there's new industry video on the market that could change your business.
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