The Storage Business Owners Alliance (SBOA), a buying group for the self-storage industry, will be hosting the first SBOA Member-Vendor Marketplace, April 24-25, in Orlando, Fla. The SBOA Marketplace immediately precedes the joint conference and tradeshow of the national Self Storage Association and Florida Self Storage Association, scheduled for April 25-27.
The marketplace will provide self-storage owners and operators a place to meet directly with industry vendors and learn about exclusive money-saving opportunities offered to SBOA members.
The event will feature a cocktail reception on April 24, which is open to all attendees. On April 25, the marketplace will begin with breakfast and an opening address by CubeSmart Chairman and CEO Dean Jernigan.
The following vendors will participate in the marketplace: Americas Office Source, CertaPro Painters, Creative Blend Design, CubeSmart Network, Transworld Systems, Ikop Automation Inc., OpenTech Alliance Inc., Pitney Bowes, SBOA Communications, SBOA Merchant Services, SBOA Tenant Insurance, SMD Software Inc., SpareFoot, StorageClicks.com, Empower Software Technologies Inc. and Yellow Page Logic.
The event is free and open to all FSSA tradeshow attendees. The registration deadline is April 1.
The SBOA enables smaller self-storage operations to enjoy the benefits of bulk buying power. The group has grown to include more than 2,200 member facilities and 30 vendor partners. Members pay an annual membership fee to save on items such as packing and moving supplies, marketing services, payroll services, UPS shipping and more.