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    Posted on Sep 26 2016 - 11:19pm by Winnie Hsiu
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    Nancy Gunning, president of Chesapeake Resources Inc., was recently named as one of two 2016 inductees into the Self Storage Association Hall of Fame. Chesapeake operates Self Storage Plus, a major player along the Eastern Seaboard—namely in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A recent profile on Gunning was featured in the September issue of SSA Globe...

    The newest MyStore self storage facility recently opened in Oxfordshire County, England, and the former British prime minister, David Cameron, was on-hand to cut the ribbon. Cameron was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 2010 until he resigned—a result of the UK voting to leave the European Union. He officially resigned as Prime Minister in July, but...

    Pittsburgh’s MyWay Mobile Storage, provider of moving and portable storage solutions, recently partnered with Cintas First Aid & Safety and Fire Division to host the 3rd annual Cornhole Classic. The event, held at the dome at the RMU Island Sports Center, raised money for Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard. Cornhole is a popular lawn game in which players...

    Box at Work GmbH is a valet self storage company based in Berlin, Germany. Funded by a private equity firm, the company formed in January 2015. The company wasted no time expanding into several other German cities, including Dortmund, Hamburg, and Stuttgart, as well as Zug and Zurich in Switzerland. “We rent out boxes for moving and storage, and offer additional...

    Since its inception, Amy’s Attic Self Storage in Harker Heights, Texas has made a concerted effort to partner with charities and serve in its community. One of the key ways they help is by holding their semi-annual, spring and fall, Amy’s Attic Craft Festival. The concept is simple. They host more than 50 local artists and vendors, provide several food options,...

    Central Self Storage of Lafayette, California was one of the sponsors of the annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival, which was held September 17-18. “We are proud members of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and Corporate Sponsors of the popular Lafayette Art & Wine Festival,” reads the company’s web site. The popular regional event, now in its 21st year,...

    UK-based Storage King holds a Christmas gift appeal (toy and gift drive) each year to benefit children, young people and the elderly through local charities. Though it’s only September, the company is already preparing for the appeal. Sarah Hopkins, the Managing Director of Storage King, shared the reasoning behind the appeal with Shropshirelive.com: “Christmas...

    The outdoor playground at Acorns Children’s Hospice will get a facelift thanks to a recent donation from Worcester, England’s Stock N Lock Self Storage Centre. The company donated £3,000 to update the space. The dedicated play area, known as the “Caribbean garden,” was in desperate need of refurbishment. “Ryan Kemili, Stock N Lock Self Storage business...

    Beth Krause, the owner of Best Self Storage in Howell, Michigan, recently participated in a local charity drive to collect socks and underwear for families in need. In the process, she learned just how great the need is in the community for these things. “We did this drive for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and it truly opened...

    Everyone loves the idea of having more space around the home or office. But some don’t take advantage of self storage because of the need to pack everything, to come up with transportation, and having to unload and organize it at the storage facility. This is where valet self storage comes in. By providing transportation and a team that loads and unloads your items,...