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Troy Downing, Chief Executive Officer of AC Self Storage Solutions LLC, accepted a seat on the board of directors for Charity Storage. Downing brings a vast depth of self storage experience to this position. He has been heavily involved in the self storage industry. At AC Self Storage Solutions, Downing has been responsible for acquisition, development, and management...

Earlier this week, US Storage Centers announced that they purchased a self storage facility in Delray Beach, Florida. The facility has 568 units and over 49,000 square feet of rentable space. It is located at 1425 SW 10th Street. “We are very excited about this acquisition because of the opportunity to add value through revenue management and marketing,” said Drew...

Most of us go through life facing whatever troubles happen to come up in our path without giving it much thought. Problems are problems; you deal with them and move on.  What if it wasn’t that easy though? What if the problems were something you could not just get over? For some reason they are going to be with you for your entire life? That’s what it can be like...

Metro Storage LLC has recently expanded their self storage portfolio. They purchased three Georgia Self Storage facilities that are in the metro Atlanta, Georgia, area. Metro Storage currently has 9 other facilities in that area. The addition of these facilities significantly increases how much space they have. The purchase adds 230,435 more rentable square feet to the...

There are a lot of details when it comes to organizing and putting on a community festival. And, if it spans more than one day, organizers have to deal with the issue of where to keep some of the material from the event overnight. That’s when storage facilities come to the aid of the event planners. On May 3 though May 4, the rotary club in Crownsville, Maryland hosted...

Everybody isn’t cut out to go to a college or a university. An alternative route toward employment needs to be taken instead because everyone still needs skills and qualifications that will enable them to get a job to support themselves. Here’s a story about a teen that successfully completed an apprenticeship and was rewarded with a full-time job. Seventeen-year-old...

Only in New York. Where apartments are as big as a bug’s ear. Where people don’t have cars – or the time – to drive to a self storage facility. That’s where an innovative entrepreneur came up with a new business model for self storage. Sam Rosen founded MakeSpace, a self storage business that is a New Yorker’s “closet in the cloud.” Rosen compared his business...

The Stevie Awards recently announced that SpareFoot Storage Finder won the bronze award from the 2014 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. SpareFoot was one of eight finalists in the customer service category. SpareFoot was up against other finalists such as the Wyndham Vacation Ownership and the United States Equestrian Federation. Their competition was stiff...

Sustaining a one- or two-day community service project takes a lot of organization, time, and effort. And, organizing and sustaining a service project that last three months takes monumental effort! Apple Self Storage in Canada undertook a three-month-long fundraiser in an effort to raise monies to support the ABLE Network. The ABLE Network is a non-profit organization...

Writing code for a software program is not easy. It’s bad enough to debug it for problems. But, when your software program is used around the world, the difficulty with programming grows exponentially. SiteLink has faced – and conquered – those problems that come with creating software that is used in lots of different countries. Created in 1996, SiteLink...