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Teri Lanza

Teri Lanza
Editorial Director


Last Day in New Orleans: What We've Learned

We’re wrapping things up today at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in New Orleans, where for the past two days we’ve been talking with industry professionals from all over the globe. What are they all saying? They feel ready to come out of the foxhole and get back to building their businesses.
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Follow the Inside Self-Storage World Expo on Self-Storage Talk, Twitter

This week, self-storage industry pros will either be attending the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in New Orleans, one the of industry's biggest events, or they won't be able to make it. The good news for those in either camp is that you can follow the events and discuss them in two different places.
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Not Too Late to Take It 'Easy,' Registration Still Open for ISS Expo

Next week we head to New Orleans for the Inside Self-Storage World Expo, where hundreds of facility operators, investors and developers will congregate to enjoy the industry’s last national tradeshow of the year. Registration for the show is still open, so come on down to the Big Easy and take advantage of education and networking while it’s hot.
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Just Missed Meeting Your Goal? Get Support on Self-Storage Talk

It's a bit demoralizing when you set a goal, put in what you think is the necessary preparation, and still don't meet it. This is a fate many professionals, especially in self-storage, have faced. Discussion of goal-setting has been ongoing on Self-Storage Talk.
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Self-Storage Talk Helps Operators Stay Cool Under Pressure

Some outside the industry may view self-storage as a calm environment, full of uneventful days. Self-Storage Talk members disagree by sharing how they handle the pressures of running a self-storage facility.
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Remembering 9/11: Self-Storage Operators Play a Role in National Security

Tomorrow marks the anniversary of one of our nation’s great tragedies. From coast to coast, individuals and businesses will honor the memory of the 9/11 attacks through thought, deed and prayer. Self-storage operators have a critical role to play in the ongoing fight against terrorism, as their units are sometimes misused in conjunction with terrorist subterfuge. May we always remember the importance of vigilance and our responsibility as national stewards.
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Self-Storage Talk Discussion: NIMBYism Among Facilities?

Self-storage facilities are often victims of NIMBYism. A large percentage of people stereotype self-storage facilities as targets for thieves and transients. But similarly, some have suggested that self-storage owners and operators fall into the trap of NIMBYism themselves.
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