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Teri Lanza

Teri Lanza
Editorial Director
tlanza@vpico.com

11/22/2011

Self-Storage Talk Referral Contest Winner to Receive Free Inside Self-Storage World Expo Package

When you find something really cool, you can't wait to tell your friends, right? Funny videos and inspiring quotes or anecdotes are e-mailed and instant-messaged with regularity, creating a pattern of viral growth. Self-Storage Talk, the largest online community in the industry, happens to be incredibly cool, and once you discover it (or if you've already discovered it), you really should tell your friends, at least those who work in the industry.
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11/16/2011

'Stache Storage Talk: SST Member Publicly Grows Moustache, Builds Support for Men's Health

Things on Self-Storage Talk, the industry's largest online community, are starting to get hairy. As part of the global "Movember" movement [http://us.movember.com/about], a charity endeavor encouraging men to grow facial hair from scratch to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer and men's health issues, Self-Storage Talk is getting involved. Moderator Madman, a Canadian self-storage owner and avid community servant, decided to grow his first-ever "flavor-saver" moustache, beginning Nov. 1.
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11/15/2011

It's Time to Know What You Don't Know ... Preventing Legal Ills in 2012

Getting answers to critical self-storage questions isn't always easy, but it's certainly simpler when you know the right things to ask. Do you? Take legal issues, for example ... Perhaps the next quandary you face in your self-storage operation will be one you don't have the knowledge to anticipate. It's a common business conundrum: You often don't know what you don't know.
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11/08/2011

Extra! Extra! Read All About Storage? Debating Newspaper Advertising Value on Self-Storage Talk

It's no secret the explosion of the Internet has changed media forever. For a place like Self-Storage Talk, the largest online community in the industry and the official forum of Inside Self-Storage, that's a good thing. But for newspapers, generally speaking it's been a bad thing. Print newspaper readership continues to decline, and that leads potential local advertisers, such as self-storage facilities, to question if they should invest marketing dollars in newspapers.
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10/31/2011

Self-Storage Talk Reaches 4,500 Members; Goal Date for 5,000 Set

Good news to start the week: Self-Storage Talk, the largest online forum in the industry and the official online forum of Inside Self-Storage, has eclipsed 4,500 registered members.* That means since the forum's January 2008 roll-out, approximately 46 months ago, the forum has added about 98 new members per month. It's an exciting achievement, but it's only the beginning.
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10/28/2011

Self-Storage Operators Get Into the Spirit of Halloween

Halloween should be a magical time of festivity and interaction with the community. For self-storage operators, it's a happy opportunity to market their business and create positive publicity, not to mention have a wee bit of fun. See what some facilities are doing to celebrate and get ideas for your own spooktacular effort.
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10/26/2011

Self-Storage Talk Members Discuss Slain Seattle Manager, Facility Safety

Tragic news in the self-storage world this week has sparked passionate discussion on Self-Storage Talk, the industry's largest online community and official forum. An 84-year-old self-storage manager in the Seattle area died this week after he was stabbed, and SST community members are talking about it in the thread "Manager Killed During Robbery." ...
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