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Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell
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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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07/17/2007

Ready for Reno?

A few of you have asked where I've been lately, as the blog has been somewhat void of me over the past several weeks. I've been here, but preparations for the upcoming ISS Summer Expo in Reno-Tahoe—now only one week away—have largely consumed our team's energy. We're also entering production on our annual boat & RV storage supplement issue, published each August; and this year, we've expanded ...
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07/11/2007

Red, White and Blue

[A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor Drew Whitney.] No matter your political affiliation or position on the war, it’s hard not to feel patriotic on the Fourth of July. In my small town, Independence Day is a huge all-out effort. Our humble gazebo on the main street is laden with ribbons and flags, and “the green” (town center, as it’s called in New Englandese) becomes a microcosm of ...
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07/10/2007

More Greenery

To piggyback on Elaine's last post, I'd like to refer our readers to a news item we just posted to the RSS feed regarding Planet Self Storage in Newington, Conn. The facility is receiving a grant from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund to help cover the cost of a solar-photovoltaic system that will provide for approximately 30 percent of the site's energy needs. A couple of years ago, it seemed ...
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07/02/2007

Don't JUMP on the Environmental Bandwagon ... DRIVE IT!

[A guest blog spot by ISS Associate Editor Elaine Foxwell.] We recently posted this item to the ISS "Hot News Feed": “Divine Development LP, in alliance with the Agape Foundation and Mobile Master Trucks, has developed the first "green" business grant available to the self-storage industry. The grant offers low-cost use of clean-emissions vehicles to members of certain businesses, predominantly ...
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06/29/2007

Slamming the Door on New Tenants?

[A guest blog spot by USstoragesearch.com Executive Vice President Megan Eckert.] If you’re like most self-storage operators, attracting new tenants is always on your mind. But what if you already have more than enough new tenant interest and are unknowingly slamming the door on customers when they want to rent a unit? Not literally, of course. What I mean is, in my experience, most operators ...
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06/28/2007

Up in Smoke

[A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor Drew Whitney.] Many years ago, I accepted my first full-time newspaper reporter position, working for the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza in Incline Village, Nev. It's a beautiful place, snugly set against the mountains on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Having covered the news there during a summertime draught, I am filled with angst knowing that so much land ...
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