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Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell


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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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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Slamming the Door on New Tenants?

[A guest blog spot by 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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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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Fine Piece of Art

It's almost that time of year when we'll start piecing together our media kit and editorial calendar for 2008. It sounds crazy, I know, but that is the pace of things in the publishing world—we're always living around some future date (very un-Zen). On one hand, it's disconcerting to constantly flirt with the future; on the other, it forces us to consider industry trends in a very grand way. What ...
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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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