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Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell
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01/16/2007

Green Building

I'd like some input from self-storage builders and operators who support and/or use "green" building—energy-saving and environmentally friendly building techniques, technology and practices. I'm thinking about this today because while I'm sporting a wool sweater and socks to keep warm in Arizona, my family in New England has been reporting record high temperatures. What the hey? And people still ...
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01/10/2007

Not With a Whisper ... but a BANG

We kicked off the 2007 Legal Learning webinar series yesterday. I was foolishly concerned we would loose momentum in attendance because we had skipped an event in December, but this was not the case. On the contrary—it was one of our most widely attended webinars to date! Props to our presenter, industry legal expert Jeffrey Greenberger, whose expertise and wit keep bringing participants back for ...
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01/02/2007

Resolutions or Evolutions?

Today is day 2 of your New Year's Resolution ... Are you still holding fast, or have you already wavered? Every year on Jan. 1, people all over the world set themselves up for what I like to refer to as "the big fall." It consists of all the lofty promises we make to ourselves and loved ones regarding our shimmering, shiny vision for the upcoming year. Common commitments uttered as part of this ...
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12/27/2006

Insider Insight to Storage Condos

After my recent blog entries regarding storage condos (storage units for sale rather than lease), I'm pleased to share with you the following thoughtful letter, written by Ted Deits. Ted is the president of 20 Seconds and Building, the developers of Eucalyptus at Beaumont (referenced in THIS POST from Dec. 8th). By the way, I still have yet to receive any feedback on this subject from ...
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12/22/2006

Happy, happy, joy, joy ...

For those of you who celebrate holidays other than X-mas, this weekend may be just like any other (with the exeption of the fact that your favorite places to shop and eat may be overrun with highly volatile customers or closed altogether). In any case, all of us here at Inside Self-Storage wish you a safe and joyful weekend. We'll get through next week and the New Year celebrations, and then ...
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12/21/2006

Storage for Santa

Papers all over the country this week have been running an Associated Press story about self-storage serving as salvation during a time of year when kids (and spouses) tend to snoop for holiday gifts. Some storage facilities, like Abbott Self-Storage in Nashville, Tenn., even run specials for times like these: "Santa's Closets - $1 a day 'Til Christmas." The storage facility at the end of my ...
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12/19/2006

Insurance Is the 'Key'

You hate to read about a storage facility—its owner and employees as well as tenants—suffering damage by natural disaster or vandals. But it's particularly difficult news to read this time of year, when you generally feel an onslaught of good will toward your fellow Man (unless you're in a shopping mall). Just before Thanksgiving, a fire destroyed most of a 34-unit building at Allstore ...
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