The 2008 annual meeting and tradeshow of the Missouri Self Storage Owners Association (MSSOA), held in Lake Ozark, Mo., in August, drew more than 110 people from across the state to participate in seminars and roundtable discussions. This was the ninth annual event for MSSOA.
The conference featured a keynote presentation by industry expert Jim Chiswell, a legislative update titled, "What Happened With Our Property-Tax Amendment and Where Do We Go from Here?", and seminars on industry-specific topics such as security, construction trends, insurance and others. Participants also enjoyed an old-fashioned barn dance and barbecue featuring music by member Cliff Lane.
In addition, attendee Linda Creason, owner of The Storage Spot in Odessa, won two free passes to the Inside Self-Storage World Expo, which will take place Jan. 26-29, 2009, in Las Vegas. Ashley Brown, a professional marketing and education consultant, was named executive director, responsible for leading the organization into the new year. For more information, visit www.mssoa.org.