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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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05/22/2006

Storage Marketing Resources

Most self-storage operators aren't trained in marketing; and yet it's become essential to the health of any storage business, particularly in ultra-competitive areas.
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05/19/2006

Dinner, Dancing , the Whole Kittencaboodle

If you like dinner, and you like dancing, and you like being on a cruise ship, and picturesque sky lines and all that jazz, then just wait until you learn about the options to enjoy all of the above in a single package in Reno/Tahoe, Nev., during the ISS Expo, July 19-22. Is sunset your favorite time of day? Then check out these delightful dusk events: Emerald Bay Sightseeing Dinner Cruise Sunset ...
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05/17/2006

Crazy Tuesday?

According to the St. Louis dbusinessnews.com site, industry operator StorageMart has issued a "Crazy Tuesday" alert for the Tuesday after Memorial Day. Apparently, there's a particularly high demand for storage units on that occasion. Any idea why that is? Company president Chris Burnam identified it as the storage industry's equivalent to day-after-Thanksgiving retail mayhem, but failed to ...
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05/16/2006

Nice Doggies!

The June issue of Inside Self-Storage focuses on site security: hardware, software, crime prevention, remote management, etc. But there's one unique option not mentioned in that issue; and since I recently read about a facility taking a whirl at it, I thought I would mention it here: on-site K-9 training. The owner of Northland Storage of Mandan, N.D., (who also happens to be president of the ...
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05/11/2006

Going to the Chapel Anyway?

For some, wedding planning is a joy, a sheer delight, a privilege and an honor. For those who aren't on Prozac, however, it can be an intensely nerve-wracking experience. This would explain the growing popularity of destination weddings, which not only tend to be more relaxing, they add a twist of the exotic to a largely traditional event. My husband and I were married in Pre-Katrina New Orleans.
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05/09/2006

Happy WEBirthday(inar)

When I was born on this day XX years ago (nope, don't ask!), it was actually Mother's Day. Thankfully, my mom never said banal things to me like, "It was the best Mother's Day present I could have asked for!" Seems to me several hours of hard labor is precisely NOT the way to spend any holiday, let alone one intended to celebrate the glory of maternity. I would gladly have frittered the day away ...
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