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Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell
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06/22/2006

Drugs, bombs and deadbeat tenants who sue... Does it get any better than this?

When you work in self-storage, reading industry-related news is generally about as pleasant as having your teeth cleaned. Sure, we can blame the media for exploiting sensationalist events; but let's also accept the fact that storage attracts some scum. Articles I've read over the past week serve to confirm this: a guy who set himself ablaze while cooking up meth in a storage unit in Mobile, Ala.; ...
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06/16/2006

State of the Industry

As a magazine that caters exclusively to the self-storage business, Inside Self-Storage receives frequent inquiries from readers and vendors regarding the state of the industry. People want to know about the stength of potential investments, the saturation of specific geographic markets, the demand for products and services in various states, etc. While we strive to provide the most in-depth ...
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06/08/2006

OoOoOo, Scary! The Noir Side of Reno

Are you the type that enjoys a good fright? Then don't miss the Reno Mystery History Ghost Walk when you join us for the Inside Self-Storage Reno Expo, July 19-22! ...
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06/07/2006

The Need to Screen

On Tuesday, June 13th, Inside Self-Storage and Jeff Greenberger will host the next webinar in the Legal Learning series: "The Benefits and Cautions Involved in Tenant Screening." Most storage operators these days recognize the importance of this practice; but I want to talk for a moment about employee screening, because it's equally critical. First, let me tell a quick personal story. Late last ...
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05/31/2006

Heavenly Storage?

It's not often you see self-storage all rolled up in a neat little package with religion, but a post in today's East Texas Review Gospel News makes an interesting little connection: We don't need to store things on earth because if you're a "good Christian," you're "laying up treasures in heaven" (Matthew 6:19-21). Here's the relevant excerpt from Dr. David Dykes: Over the last 40 years, a new ...
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05/30/2006

VVVrrrrroooooom!

Back on March 30th, I blogged about a storage operator who had concerns about the fact that her income was closely tied to weekly store revenue and the effects increased competition was having on her business. I went on to discuss some unusual, "high-powered" marketing tactics, including mention of one facility using NASCAR sponsorships to enhance its visibility to the public. Looks like the ...
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05/25/2006

Remembering Greatness

Originally called "Decoration Day," Memorial day is a remembrance of individuals who have died serving our country. This weekend, as you plan your BBQs, picnics, parties and other festivities, take just a moment to consider the meaning behind the long-awaited three-day weekend. (If you'd like to know about the origins and history of this holiday, jump on over to USMemorialDay.org.) Memorial Day ...
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