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Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell


How would you rent a storage unit?

[A guest blog spot by Executive Vice President Megan Eckert] Here’s a question for all the self-storage owners and managers out there (and please pretend you're not in the industry for a moment): How would you go about renting storage? What method(s) would you use to find the perfect unit? Would you rent over the phone, via the Internet, or would you just walk in? I visited a ...
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Wow, Did You See That!?

[A guest blog spot by ISS Associate Editor Elaine Foxwell.] Currently, I'm writing an article on a new facility that looks like an elegant hotel complete with a graceful adobe archway over the drive, a bell tower and fountains. This is not the first time I have seen facilities that can only be described as stunning. But this one just reminded me how far the industry has come. Yes, I know you know ...
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On Ogling, Googling and Chickens

[A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor Drew Whitney.] There was a time when competitors looking to see what “the other guy” was doing would check the ad in the phone book and then give the site a call and pretend, best they could, that they were prospective tenants inquiring about units and pricing. Hanging up, callers likely felt a little like Columbo and a lot like fourth-graders making ...
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A Stanford Research Project

[A guest blog spot by Megan Eckert, executive vice president of ] Hi Storage Speak readers, its Megan Eckert from I’m excited to be the first-ever sponsor of this blog. I’m sure I’ve met a lot of you at one of the many great ISS Expos where we’ve exhibited and presented. Anyway, enough of the formalities… The first of our three-part webinar series on ...
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Welcome to our blog sponsor,!

The Storage Speak Blog was launched more than a year ago, in February 2006. It's a little amazing to me that it has flourished and I've managed to find relatively consistent blog fodder over time. A blog is a big commitment. Unlike a journal that politely collects dust and haunts only your own conscience when neglected, a blog is in your face. When it slides, the whole world is aware of it (at ...
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Pitcher’s Predicaments

A guest blog spot by ISS Associate Editor Elaine Foxwell. Pitcher’s predicaments ... No, I'm not talking about the pitcher’s mound in baseball of which I know nothing (Hello! Hockey fan here). My pitching occurs when I phone people about the Inside Self-Storage Annual Top Operator’s List. And when I do this, I'm sometimes privy to other’s predicaments. I enjoy this part of my job perhaps because ...
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Funny Farm

A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor Drew Whitney. You’ll probably think I’m crazy when I tell you I wanted to raise chickens. After the last month, I’d almost agree. As with keeping anything precious (and as any self-storage veteran should know) safekeeping is sometimes the hardest part. This was my lesson. The idea was sparked by my friend, Nancy Leary, who asked us to feed the cat and her ...
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