Self-Storage Talk (SST), the industry's largest online community, surpassed the 10,000-member mark on Tuesday. The newest member, using the handle “kathyess,” is building a new self-storage facility in Eugene, Ore., with her husband. They hope to open in November.
“When we launched this community in 2008, we had no idea how much of an impact it would have on the storage industry,” said Amy Campbell, community manager. “SST has become a hub for industry professionals to share knowledge and get advice. It has also become a strong community of like-minded individuals who support one another and celebrate each other’s achievements.”
SST comprises facility managers, owners, investors, developers and suppliers who use the site to discuss a diverse range of topics, from day-to-day operation to marketing to development and much more. The site also offers 20 topical subforums, including a resource center, job fair and state-specific forums, in which members can communicate about issues within their regions. SST boasts nearly 13,000 discussion threads and more than 124,000 posts. Registration is free at www.selfstoragetalk.com.
Campbell is also an editor for Inside Self-Storage (ISS), a 28-year-old brand that provides informational resources for the self-storage industry. Its educational offerings include ISS Magazine, the annual ISS World Expo, an extensive website, the ISS Store and SST.