Category Archives: Membership

2022 Annual Business Meeting

In line with our Bylaws, the Northeast Self Storage Association holds an Annual Business Meeting every year to inform our members of the state of their association and answer any questions they may have.

This year’s Annual Business Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 26th at 9:00 AM through Zoom Meetings.

All members of NeSSA are invited to attend the meeting via webcam or telephone. The meeting information has been made available below. You can also add this event to your calendar. The meeting information is available there as well.

NeSSA 2022 Annual Business Meeting Invitation

Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85348007266?pwd=V0dMK3pwYlRYRTZlVmlCcmh1NWhzUT09

Meeting ID: 853 4800 7266
Passcode: 221026

Please note: You MUST enter the password to gain access to the meeting.

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Please let us know if you have any question. Thank you!

Connecticut Lien Law Success

Effective July 1, 2022, the Connecticut State Statute regarding the lien process is updating for the better!

As of July 1st, Connecticut facilities can benefit from these updates in the following ways:

  • Default Notices can now be sent by Certified Mail, instead of Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested.
  • If you choose to advertise a sale, you may now do so in any print or online newspaper of substantial general circulation, or you can do so on any publicly accessible independent website that regularly conducts online auctions of personal property. You also only have to advertise one time not less than ten days before the date of sale.
  • Towing of motor vehicles and vessels is now allowed in lieu of selling them when the tenant is delinquent for at least sixty days.

Please note that the above changes have been summarized.

Of course, individual facilities will have to make changes to how they operate in order to benefit from these legislative updates, and NeSSA is here to assist.

Any active member who has maintained their membership and already purchased a standard indoor and/or outdoor vehicle/vessel lease agreement through NeSSA will receive an update of the lease(s) once we receive them from our attorney. If you are an active member and you have never purchased your state lease through NeSSA, you can easily do so online.

We are also updating our Connecticut online resource library to reflect these changes. Some of these resources include a basic lien sale outline, default notices, templates, etc.

Additionally, we are including dedicated educational time for this topic at the September 29th Fall Retreat. Joe Doherty, SSA’s Chief Legal & Legislative Officer, will present on these changes and what they mean for your facility operations.

Finally, if you ever have questions, you can always come to us and ask. NeSSA will find answers for our members in a timely manner.

We are grateful to the Self Storage Association’s Legal & Legislative Counsel for their diligence and work within our state. Amazingly, this whirlwind legislation took only about four months from when this opportunity first arose to when these changes officially went into effect. This allowed for a quick legislative victory, and NeSSA’s Board of Directors was happy to donate $10,000 towards this effort on behalf of our members.

We hope this news excites you as much as it did us! We are committed to providing better standards, practices, and protections in our local self storage communities. This is a great accomplishment for our Connecticut members and shows what can happen when we work together for the betterment of our industry.

You can read through the full revised statute here.

2022 Five-Star Sponsors

Thank you to our annual 2022 Five-Star Sponsors!


Live Oak Bank
1741 Tiburon Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-758-2035
www.liveoakbank.com
Live Oak will support you with customized loan products focused on your success. Our experts embrace a creative approach to solving problems and surpassing goals. We understand the nuances of your business model and will help you avoid costly mistakes. Let’s craft a loan solution that will help you thrive.


Mako Steel & Rabco Companies
5650 El Camino Real, Ste 100
Carlsbad, CA 92008
833-625-6463
www.makorabco.com
MakoRabco is the award-winning, nationwide leader in designing, supplying, and installing self storage facilities. In March 2022, MakoRabco launched its new brand – The Edge You Need – the driving force behind the company’s more than 30 years of experience. In 2021, Mako Steel joined forces with Rabco Enterprises, further strengthening its leadership in the construction industry.


Storage Investment Management, LLC
40 Lily Brooke Court
East Amherst, NY 14051
716-689-7377
www.simi.org
Storage Investment Management, LLC (SIMI) is a professional self storage management company. SIMI employs a hands-on focus along with cutting edge strategies to create profits and value. Our clients work with a highly experienced principal owner who is always accessible to you. Because SIMI thinks and acts like owners, we have a unique understanding of this business and will always do our best to achieve success on your behalf.


SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors
PO Box 193
Lexington, MA 02420
781-696-6241
www.svn.com
SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors is pleased to be a resource to owners, investors, and operators of self storage facilities offering complimentary, confidential valuations, feasibility studies, consulting services, and complete brokerage and marketing services to owners who wish to sell their properties. Contact Connie Neville at (781) 696-6241 or nevillec@svn.com for your self storage solutions.


Trachte Building Systems
314 Wilburn Rd.
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
608-837-7899
www.trachte.com
Trachte Building Systems designs, manufactures, and erects a full line of durable, pre-engineered, customized steel self storage systems including single and multi-story, door and hallway systems, interior partition and corridor, portable storage, and boat/RV. Trachte’s knowledgeable sales team is committed to helping owners make informed decisions. Trachte is 100% employee-owned, with over120 years of manufacturing experience.


World Insurance Associates, LLC – Self Storage Division
750 Old Main St.
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
860-955-9944
www.worldinsurance.com
The Self Storage Division at World Insurance Associates, LLC is a leading national provider of self storage business insurance. We take a consultative approach to protecting our clients’ portfolios and leverage our strong insurance company relationships to offer the best value for your insurance dollar. Please call us for a quote today at 860-955-9944 or visit www.worldinsurance.com/selfstorage.

2021 NeSSA Academic Scholarship

Applications for NeSSA’s 2021 Stephen Tranni Academic Scholarship are due to the office by Sunday, August 15, 2021.

Eligibility

Applicants must be an employee of or related to a member of the Northeast Self Storage Association, and are enrolled or enrolling in a school of higher education.

Scholarship

Scholarships will be chosen by a committee of volunteers from NeSSA and will be awarded each year. If there is more than one applicant the committee deems worthy of a scholarship, the amount may be split into differing levels and presented to more than one individual.

Selection Criteria

Scholarships are based on the applicant’s responses to the questions on the application.

Requirements

Completed applications must be received no later than August 15 for the current/upcoming academic year.

  1. The applicant must be an employee of, or related to, a member of NeSSA.
    1. Applicants cannot be related to scholarship committee members.
  2. The applicant must be enrolled or enrolling in a school of higher education, either full-time or part-time (technical college, 2- or 4-year college, graduate school, etc.), and able to provide proof of acceptance or attendance.
    1. Proof of acceptance or attendance can include your letter of acceptance, transcript, etc.
  3. The application will include questions and a 300-600 word essay which will provide a response to a posed question and demonstrate the applicant’s thoughts on the importance of higher education.
  4. The scholarship must be used for the current/upcoming academic school year.
  5. The applicant must submit a completed application with all required supporting documents by the noted deadline of August 15.
  6. The scholarship recipient(s) will be honored at an upcoming NeSSA event. One need not be present to accept.

Please email the completed application to nessa@nessa.org.

2021 Member Renewals

It’s that time of year again! Membership renewals for 2021 have been sent out and are being processed at the NeSSA office! If you haven’t received your invoice for the new year, please contact us.

As a reminder, you can renew your membership four different ways:

  1. With a check made payable to NeSSA mailed to our address:
    17047 Goldcrest Loop
    Clermont, FL 34714
  2. Through PayPal via an online invoice (ask us to send you one)
  3. With a credit card over the phone – call our office at (617) 600-4481
  4. Log in to your account here at www.NeSSA.org and Renew under your Account page.

Renewing your membership with NeSSA ensures you maintain benefits offered through the association including discounts to attend events, free attendance to webinars, a quarterly educational newsletter, an extensive online member resource library including our new page about COVID-19, an indirect membership to the national SSA, government lobbying on your behalf, and more!

Be sure to double check your company and contact information and let us know of any updates or corrections to your business. This will help your profile look more complete when possible customers search our facilities list for available storage.

Prospective members can join any time! Simply go to our Join Us tab and select the membership option that best fits your business.

Apply Today for NeSSA’s Scholarship

Applications for NeSSA’s 2020 Stephen Tranni Academic Scholarship are due to the office by Monday, August 31, 2020.

Eligibility

Applicants must be an employee of or related to a member of the Northeast Self Storage Association, and are enrolled or enrolling in a school of higher education.

Scholarship

Scholarships will be chosen by a committee of volunteers from NeSSA and will be awarded each year at the Northeast Storage EXPO held every fall. If there is more than one applicant the committee deems worthy of a scholarship, the amount may be split into differing levels and presented to more than one individual.

Selection Criteria

Scholarships are based on the applicant’s responses to the questions on the application.

Requirements

Completed applications must be received no later than August 31 for the current/upcoming academic year.

  1. The applicant must be an employee of, or related to, a member of NeSSA.
    1. Applicants cannot be related to scholarship committee members.
  2. The applicant must be enrolled or enrolling in a school of higher education, either full-time or part-time (technical college, 2- or 4-year college, graduate school, etc.), and able to provide proof of acceptance or attendance.
    1. Proof of acceptance or attendance can include your letter of acceptance, transcript, etc.
  3. The application will include questions and a 300-600 word essay which will provide a response to a posed question and demonstrate the applicant’s thoughts on the importance of higher education.
  4. The scholarship must be used for the current/upcoming academic school year.
  5. The applicant must submit a completed application with all required supporting documents by the noted deadline of August 31.
  6. The scholarship recipient(s) will be honored at the fall 2020 Northeast Storage EXPO. One need not be present to accept.

Please email the completed application to nessa@nessa.org or fax to (860) 228-1337.

2020 Member Renewals

Membership renewals for 2020 are in full swing at the NeSSA office! If you haven’t received your invoice for the new year, please contact us.

As a reminder, you can pay for membership four different ways:

  1. With a check made payable to NeSSA mailed to our new address:
    17047 Goldcrest Loop
    Clermont, FL 34714
  2. Through PayPal via an online invoice (ask us to send you one)
  3. With a credit card over the phone – call our office at (617) 600-4481
  4. Log in to your account on www.NeSSA.org and pay through your Account.

Membership with NeSSA ensures you maintain benefits offered through the association including discounts to attend events, free attendance to six bimonthly webinars, four annual newsletters, an extensive online member resource library, an indirect membership to the national SSA, government lobbying on your behalf, and more!

Be sure to double check your company and contact information and let us know of any updates or corrections to your business. This will help your profile look more complete when possible customers search our facilities list for available storage.

Prospective members can join any time! Simply go to our Join Us tab and select the membership option that best fits your business.

New Member Benefit Coming

The Northeast Self Storage Association is excited to launch a new member benefit called the Member Discount Program. This idea will allow vendor members the opportunity to promote a benefit or discount from their companies to NeSSA facility members.

Vendors are invited to send in a brief submission explaining their offer, along with their company name, contact person, email address, and phone number to Courtney by 6:00 PM on Friday, November 22nd. Offers should short, sweet, and to the point (less than 30 words).

The board will review all submissions, and vendors will be informed of offer approval or any needed changes in early December.

The Vendor Discount Program will launch January 1, 2020.

Need some ideas? See below for examples!

Self storage website design and development: Exclusive to NeSSA members only! $495 (regularly $749)

Free insurance consultation and insurance quotes for self storage facilities.

Special new Work Comp program and new exclusive policies offered for NeSSA facility members.

Sign up today and run your first 4 online auctions for free.

 

Any business conducted is strictly between the facility and the vendor.

Apply Today – NeSSA Academic Scholarship

Applications for NeSSA’s 2019 Stephen Tranni Academic Scholarship are now due to the office by Saturday, August 31, 2019.

Eligibility

Applicants must be an employee of or related to a member of the Northeast Self Storage Association, and are enrolled or enrolling in a school of higher education.

Scholarship

Scholarships will be chosen by a committee of volunteers from NeSSA and will be awarded each year at the Northeast Storage EXPO held every fall. If there is more than one applicant the committee deems worthy of a scholarship, the amount may be split into differing levels and presented to more than one individual.

Selection Criteria

Scholarships are based on the applicant’s responses to the questions on the application.

Requirements

Completed applications must be received no later than August 31 for the current/upcoming academic year.

  1. The applicant must be an employee of, or related to, a member of NeSSA.
    1. Applicants cannot be related to scholarship committee members.
  2. The applicant must be enrolled or enrolling in a school of higher education, either full-time or part-time (technical college, 2- or 4-year college, graduate school, etc.), and able to provide proof of acceptance or attendance.
    1. Proof of acceptance or attendance can include your letter of acceptance, transcript, etc.
  3. The application will include questions and a 300-600 word essay which will provide a response to a posed question and demonstrate the applicant’s thoughts on the importance of higher education.
  4. The scholarship must be used for the current/upcoming academic school year.
  5. The applicant must submit a completed application with all required supporting documents by the noted deadline of August 31.
  6. The scholarship recipient(s) will be honored at the fall 2019 Northeast Storage EXPO. One need not be present to accept.

Please email the completed application to nessa@nessa.org or fax to (860) 228-1337.

It’s Dues Time!

All current members of the Northeast Self Storage Association should have received their 2019 dues renewal notices in the mail. If you didn’t, please contact us at nessa@nessa.org.

Dues can be paid in three different ways:

  1. Check via mail
  2. Online via electronic invoice
  3. By credit card over the phone

Be sure to double check your company and contact information and correct and/or update any mistakes or blanks. This will help your profile look more complete when possible customers search our facilities list for available storage.

Prospective members can join any time! Simply go to our Join Us tab and select the membership option that best matches you.