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Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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