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Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell
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03/09/2006

Sweet Soul Storage

The initiated will recognize that today's blog title is a play off of a song by The Cult (one of the greatest rock bands in the world, thank you very much). No, this isn't a "young person" thing—The Cult has been around for more than 20 years, creating alternative music to inspire girls' swooning and boys' fist-raising/air-punching. I had the distinct pleasure of attending a Cult concert at the ...
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03/07/2006

Oy! Expo video here!

I mentioned in yesterday's post that we would be putting video in the blog from last week's expo, so here 'tis. These two clips are from companies that have participated in ISS expos for many years and supported the magazine through their advertising and article contributions. The first is with Mike Hayes, national sales manager for Tech-Fast Metal Systems Inc. in Tacoma, Wash. The next is with ...
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03/07/2006

Let's hear it for Jeff!

After the day I had yesterday, it was really nice to see something positive this morning. One of the first things in my inbox today was a message from long-time ISS supporter Jim Chiswell, letting me know our legal guru/speaker/writer, Jeff Greenberger, is featured in today's Cincinnatti Enquirer. The article is about Jeff's role in the self-storage business, namely his law firm, Katz, ...
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03/06/2006

[Deep Breath]

Take deep breaths: In through the nose, out through the mouth. Peace and acceptance. Peace and acceptance. Coming down from a tradeshow is always tough, but particularly when it's as full of activity as the ISS Vegas Expo was last week. I'm still regrouping. Last night I dreamt I couldn't find my name badge and the expo-hall security guard (a.k.a. the "tradeshow tyrant") wouldn't let me into the ...
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03/01/2006

United Storage Nation

We're almost through day 2 of the ISS Expo in Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay, and I continue to be astonished by the incredibly diverse attendance here. As ISS Publisher Troy Bix pointed out at the beginning of this morning's keynote session, this year's show has attendees from all over the globe: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, ...
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03/01/2006

And away we go at the ISS Expo...

I'm here at the Inside Self-Storage Expo at Mandalay Bay, which runs until the end of the week. Check here regularly throughout the show to see event updates and, yes, photos! ...
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02/27/2006

Pell Mell Week

It was an amazingly quiet weekend for me, and I designed it that way intentionally. Only because I'm bracing myself for the impending hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas show, the experience of which is akin to condensing several objects into a small space via the use of a vacuum-pack device—like that miraculous FoodSaver they advertise on HSN. (Come on, admit it! You've watched it at least once, ...
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