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Holly Robinson

Holly Robinson (no, not Holly Robinson-Peete - the Autism advocate/actress/model/athlete's wife) works as a "staging expert" for a national real estate company, who has recently moved from a fast-paced metropolitan area to a slower-paced suburbia. In her spare time she keeps an online journal of the differences in these two worlds, and how she manages to keep a toe hold in each. Her topics often include "what you can live without" and "life's must-haves," - life simplification without sacrifice - which she has learned through her profession.

Foy Cooley, former president of the national and the New York Self-Storage Associations, was profiled in North Jersey’s The Record on Sunday. Cooley, who The Record describes as “the first lady of self-storage,” is one of the few female executives in an industry which tends to be dominated by men. In addition to having been the president of the national...

As reported on several news sites (including the Associated Press) on Friday, November 6, R&B sensation, entrepreneur, philanthropist and sometimes-actor Usher Raymond and his wife of 2 years, Tameka Foster Raymond, were granted their final divorce decree on November 4, 2009. The couple has 2 young boys together: Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Ely Raymond. 31-year old...

According to Wikipedia, Consumerism is “the equation of personal happiness with consumption and the purchase of material possessions.”   It is this phenomenon with which Commonwealth Centre Parkway’s Space Mart Self Storage Facility Manager John Poss credits the tortoise-like growth of the self-storage market in Chesterfield County, Virginia.   “I...

Yesterday, October 29, Gill Ranch Storage, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northwest Natural Gas Company) received approval of its filing for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to build and operate an underground natural gas storage facility near Fresno, California’s fifth largest city. ...

Following an overnight torrential downpour, an already-weakened roof at the Exodus storage facility in Hickory, North Carolina, collapsed, resulting in water damage and/or ruin for the many holiday lights, decorations and a Nativity Scene that were to be used in less than 6 weeks for their Festival of Lights as reported on wcnc.com on Wednesday, October 28. For some, the...

The Constitution State is expected to bond $100 million toward the upgrade of the New Haven rail yard complex next week, following a lower-than-expected bid for one major element, and the promise of federal funding, according to an October 24 posting on nhregister.com (serving New Haven, CT).  Republican Governor Matilda Jodi Rell put the item on Friday’s Bond...

According to documents filed earlier this month by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Don Hamman Farms has some explaining to do. As reported in October 23’s suburbanchicagonews.com,  Don Hamman, owner and operator of Don Hamman Farms (a yard waste application operation in Kendall County’s Yorkville), denies allegations of violations against the Illinois...

Data Dimensions Corporation, based in Janesville, (WI) is expanding – again. Data Dimensions Corporation specializes in document conversion and management (also known as business process outsourcing, or BPO) by “empowering organizations to effectively manage their documents and competitive intelligence,” according to their website. As reported on tradingmarkets.com,...

According to an October 20 posting on boston.com (which is exclusive online home of The Boston Globe, and part of New York Times Digital, the Internet division of The New York Times Company), Hingham officials will formally open the town’s new public works facility Saturday, October 24, during an open house, when new offices, garage and storage facilities will be...

As first posted on Richmond (VA)’s timesdispatch.com on October 19, the sign pronouncing the nondescript beige building on Chamberlayne Avenue, AAAA Chamberlayne Storage, is a bit of a misnomer.   From a distance, this warehouse looks like any other in Everytown, USA.  However, under closer scrutiny, you will find a nearly 60-year-old building that has...