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Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell


Important Info for NJ Operators

On Friday, the New Jersey Self Storage Association circulated an important letter regarding the state's Oct. 1 tax reform, which calls for the imposition of sales tax on all storage rentals. The association appealed to the U.S. District Court and received a response on Thursday evening; the missive shares the verdict. It also urges members to contribute to its Legal Defense Fund, which is ...
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How Do You Like Them Apples?

GUEST BLOG BY ISS MANAGING EDITOR DREW WHITNEY Recently, I took pleasure in a great autumn pastime: picking apples with the family. Along the way we talked about the abundant varieties, from Red Delicious to McIntosh, Granny Smith to Jonagold. In all, the orchard we visited harvested at least a dozen varieties. Some more tart, crisp and tangy; others sweet and juicy. All are wonderful. As we ...
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Video Review: Storage Thief Makes Blood Boil ***

GUEST BLOG BY KIMBERLY HUNDLEY, ISS EDITOR I was just trolling for news for our “Media Watchdog” section, clicked on a blurb labeled “Crime Stoppers: Self-Storage Theft,” and found myself presented with the actual surveillance video of a storage criminal (alleged), presented by 3 Eyewitness News in Chattanooga, Tenn. So now, I’m sitting here, about to watch the video, reflecting on Mini-Max Self ...
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Halloween Humanitarian Award

This year's Halloween Humanitarian award goes to Stor-It-For-Ya Self-Storage in Transylvania, Ore. The facility has offered the use of several large units for a local bat sanctuary to house animals in need. The colony was recently ousted from its cave during the construction of a new mountainside resort. The homeless bats then sought refuge in residents' attics, eaves and garages. "We started ...
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Frightfully Good Stuff

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore ... ~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~ It's the weekend before Hallowe'en, and I wonder how many of you will be flitting about in costume, drinking punch filled with dry ice and overdosing on miniature Snickers bars? Ah, it's a magickal time, and particularly so for me.
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Get on the Crime Watch Circuit

We're just a week away from the best holiday of the year. (Really. I looked it up. It's a scientific fact!) Unfortunately, Halloween also tends to incite mischief in troublemakers of all ages. Last year, on the day after the event, my husband and I awoke to discover some vandals had disassembled our decorative skull fencing in the middle of the night and used it to create a gigantic Swastika on ...
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A 'New' Hero for Boaters

According to public media, self-storage is a pretty nasty industry. We are harborers of crime and drugs; we represent a gluttonuous society; we're ugly to look at; we toss or sell customers' goods without provocation; we don't guarantee the security of stored belongings ... The list goes on. Rarely are we celebrated as the hero of anything, so it was really nice to read on Monday that we are ...
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