Apple Self Storage, which operates 36 locations in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario, Canada, and its affiliate Apple Suites received the Community Influencer/Leadership Award from the Aurora, Ontario, Chamber of Commerce. The companies were honored on June 10 during the chamber’s 2021 Business Excellence Celebration, according to a press release.
The event recognized local businesses that “demonstrate a passion for excellence, a commitment to their community and a strong entrepreneurial spirit,” the release stated. Other nominees in Apple’s category were Aurora Restaurants & Food News Group, Coconut Village Nails Spa and The Partnership Network.
Apple was founded by brothers Jeff, Phil and Scott Allen, who have advocated company involvement in community initiatives as part of its business model. “The leadership provided by Phil, Scott and Jeff has helped the entire Apple Self Storage and Suites organization understand how important it is to get involved in our local communities and give back however we can,” company officials said. “Our leaders truly walk the walk and lead by example.”
In February, Apple donated $20,550 to The Able Network, a nonprofit dedicated to helping young adults with intellectual disabilities. It was the fifth consecutive year Apple held a company-wide fundraiser to benefit the charity.
“It is an honor to be recognized by those in our community, and we look forward to continuing to support our wonderful communities,” Apple officials said.
Family-owned and -operated, Apple opened its first facility in 1975. Its properties comprise more than 1.2 million square feet of rentable space. The company offers standard and premium storage units, mailbox rental, package acceptance, hold-key service, and packing and moving supplies. Affiliate Apple Suites, which offers flexible office space, opened its first location in 2010. Three of its four sites are in conjunction with Apple self-storage locations.