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Teri Lanza

Teri Lanza
Editorial Director
tlanza@vpico.com

08/30/2010

The New ISS Web Experience: Rich Media Website for Self-Storage Professionals

Nearly all businesses function differently in the digital age than they did 10 or even just two years ago. Unless yours is an incredibly “old school” operation, you’ve probably adapted your business rules and product delivery to suit a more tech-savvy and information-hungry audience. Inside Self-Storage (ISS), which straddles the worlds of self-storage and publishing, is no different, having just launched a new media website that meets user demand for richer, easier-to-find, searchable and even subscription-based content.
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08/23/2010

Stay Scam-Free With Self-Storage Talk

Unfortunately, scammers and spammers aren't going away, especially in the advanced age of technology in which we live. But you can stay informed on these nefarious plots through Self-Storage Talk.
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08/20/2010

The Courageous Tale of 'Steady Eddie': Self-Storage Manager Faces Tenant Shooter

I was contacted this week by a  self-storage owner who operates a couple of facilities in Kentucky. On Aug. 7, one of his managers endured a harrowing experience with two storage tenants, a 30-something-year-old couple undergoing separation. Below is the heroic tale of "Steady Eddie," who faced potential homicide and tenant suicide on what was otherwise a languid, hot Saturday in Louisville, Ky.
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08/16/2010

Find Self-Storage Investment and Construction Advice on Self-Storage Talk and at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo

It's wise to spend time researching your possible investments, expansions and acquisitions on Self-Storage Talk and at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo, as you can get on-point feedback from industry experts.
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08/09/2010

The ISS Expo Forum: It's (Big) Easy

Headed to New Orleans soon? One resource you can and should use if you're planning on attending is the ISS World Expo New Orleans 2010 forum on Self-Storage Talk.
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08/06/2010

Condo-Style 'Man Caves': Pockets of Personalized Happiness

There's a room in my home into which I dare not go. It belongs to my husband. A skull and crossbones on the door warns unsuspecting guests of the potential peril that lies beyond. We jokingly refer to this room as my husband's "man cave," but we clearly don't own the market on that coined phrase. A simple Google search will show you the term has its own Wikipedia entry, and there are many online stores devoted to helping men outfit their "mantuary." Now there are self-storage builders getting in on the act.
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07/30/2010

Is It Safe to Eat the Seafood? ISS Expo Attendees Want the Scoop on New Orleans

As the ISS team gears up for the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in New Orleans, we've had a few questions from attendees and exhibitors regarding the BP oil spill. Are we concerned about how it will affect attendance at the show? Is New Orleans tourism being negatively impacted by the tragic events in the Gulf? Is it true people can no longer eat the seafood in the Big Easy? The unequivocal answer is no.
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