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Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell
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08/22/2007

Living in a Box

It's not unheard of for a person to be living in a storage unit, and it's not always a homeless person or a prostitute or some criminal on the lam. I well remember, back in college, dating a guy who bunked out in his band's rented practice space after he and his roomates were ousted from their apartment. (In fact, on any given night, there was many a colorful character who could be found drooling ...
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08/13/2007

Struggle for Storage REITS?

An entry posted this morning by Hilary Kramer to BloggingStocks discusses the status of Public Storage (PSA) stock, which has dropped in price by about 35 percent in recent months. According to Kramer, "The company's net income in 2006 was well below what it was in 2005, after a few years of steady growth, and the first two quarters of 2007 haven't been much better. Net income in the second ...
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08/06/2007

Ahhhhhhhh, Camping!

[A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor Drew Whitney.] It’s Saturday morning. Outdoors, bees and lawn mowers are buzzing. Inside, the family’s buzzing too—with excitement. Today’s the day we’re going camping! This is our favorite pastime. When my husband and I met, we camped on one coast and then the other. We brought to the marriage several sizes of tents. Camping was always a sweet adventure ...
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08/01/2007

Pretty Little Profit Centers

Back from Reno this week, and there's no rest for the wicked. We're up and running with plans for the ISS Vegas Expo, and we're building to a crescendo on our fall specialty publications, most notably the annual Factbook. It's non-stop rockin' for the ISS team between now and November 15th—be still, my trembling keyboard. But the focus right now is our October issue, entering production next ...
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07/30/2007

Storage Developer in the Sky

[A guest blog spot by ISS Tradeshow Sales Manager Danica Cullins.] My husband, Bill, and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary in December. As I’ve always enjoyed adrenaline-related activity, I was excited to receive a hot-air balloon ride as a gift. Even better, we were told we could remit the gift certificate in almost any state. A little tired of the Arizona landscape, we planned to ...
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07/26/2007

News From the Reno Show Floor

While trudging through Reno-Tahoe International Airport on Tuesday, I saw something I'd not seen before: a vending machine for electronics such as MP3 players and digital cameras. You just pay on the kiosk panel with your credit card, the door opens and you get access to your device of choice. As I stood there gawking at the display, suitcase tearing at one shoulder, laptop bag tugging the other, ...
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07/23/2007

Ah, the life of luxury!

[A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor Drew Whitney.] I just received a press release announcing a new study has determined that “luxury consumers around the world are very similar,” and that they place more emphasis on experiences rather than material goods. The findings were released by the Consumer Research Center of The Conference Board, sponsored by Conde Nast Publications, Gucci Group, ...
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