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Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell
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05/09/2007

Contract Anxiety

A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor Drew Whitney. This year I made a political leap and was voted into my local elementary school board. I have four kids in the school, so when I was asked to run for a position, I felt obligated. I didn’t realize what I was getting into. I thought attending one meeting per month wasn’t a huge commitment, considering I was helping shape the future education ...
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05/08/2007

What I learned in today's Legal Learning ...

During today's Legal Learning Webinar, I discovered a few new things about self-storage bailments, which was enlightening, and a few old things about human nature, which was disappointing. I'll explain. But first, by way of disclaimer, let me share this quote by one of my favorite writers, Anais Nin: "We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are." In other words, every perception and ...
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05/03/2007

Sweet Summer Marketing

Marketing ideas for self-storage facilities are a frequent topic in this "conversation," in part because it's such a large component of what I do for Inside Self-Storage these days, but also because storage operators are having to be more savvy and creative in this area. So I watch to see what tactics different companies are using and share them in the blog. You never know: One of these fresh ...
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04/30/2007

Playing in the Big Blue Wet Stuff

A guest blog spot by ISS Associate Editor Elaine Foxwell. I admit, I don’t swim, never learned, don’t like being in the water. Drowning is an issue! But I love water sports ... as long as I'm on top of the wet stuff. I crossed "the pond" on the HMS Ivernia; I've been white-water rafting a few times (only up to Class IV, but lotsa excitement); and I've enjoyed ocean sailing. I just don’t like to ...
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04/27/2007

PR Magic

Think you lack the marketing power to distribute news about your company's news, products, services, promotions, etc.? Guess again. Online services like PRWeb make it easy to distribute your announcements via the Internet. According to PRWeb.com, the enterprise is "The recognized leader in online news and press release distribution service for small and medium-sized businesses and corporate ...
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04/24/2007

Self-Storage Lit

A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor Drew Whitney. These days you can’t go too far before you’ll encounter a self-storage facility. Moreover, you don’t even have to leave home to find a story about self-storage. Every major newspaper has covered some type of story focusing on our industry. There are news stories announcing local grand openings of facilities, snippets about investors and ...
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04/19/2007

Not THAT Kind of Auction

During the planning stages of the ISS Summer Expo in Reno-Tahoe, there's been a lot of discussion among our team about "hot" topics in self-storage. What's on the horizon for this business? A subject that keeps cropping up is eBay, specifically storage operators who use it as a means of making a little bit of extra cash for themselves and tenants. I'm not talking about listing storage units on ...
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