Spring Retreat

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 and restrictions within the state of Massachusetts where our Spring Retreat is held, the Northeast Self Storage Association Board of Directors voted to cancel our live May 6th educational event. We hope everyone understands why we made this decision and know that the health, safety, and ability of our members, attendees, and supporters to run their businesses effectively are NeSSA’s main priorities.

Any registration or sponsorship payments from the Spring Retreat have either been refunded or diverted to future events. At this time, we are still planning our annual Northeast Storage EXPO which will be held October 7th and 8th at the MGM Springfield, and our online registration for exhibitors is OPEN. Attendees will be able to register for this event soon. We will continue to monitor the global pandemic as it plays out and make any decisions regarding this event as it becomes necessary.

In the meantime, we realize how important education is, especially during such a trying and unprecedented time. In lieu of our live event, we invite you to attend our Virtual Spring Retreat Webinar Series, which features the speakers from our original show plus a legal topic and a Q&A discussion session. Our presenters will discuss all the usual issues affecting the industry while incorporating the concerns and issues of COVID-19 into the education.

Due to the current pandemic, the Board of Directors recently agreed that all future webinars – including the Virtual Spring Retreat Webinar Series – will be offered to everyone for free until further notice. Recordings will remain available to members only. Of course, anyone is welcome to join NeSSA in order to access these recordings along with the rest of our extensive resource library.

Virtual Spring Retreat Webinar Series Schedule

Spring Retreat Webinar #1 – Wednesday, May 6th at 2:00 PM
Legal Thoughts You Can Act On, Even During the Crisis
Jeffrey Greenberger, Greenberger & Brewer, LLP
Members can find a recording of this session here.

Spring Retreat #2 – Thursday, May 14th at 2:00 PM
Property Maintenance & DIY Efficiency During COVID-19 & Beyond
Charlie Fritts, Storage Investment Management, Inc.
Members can find a recording of this session here.

Spring Retreat Webinar #3 – Tuesday, May 19th at 2:00 PM
Digital Marketing & Self Storage: Where to Focus Your Efforts?
Christina Alvino, FineView Marketing
Members can find a recording of this session here.

Spring Retreat Webinar #4 – Tuesday, May 26th at 2:00 PM
Best Money Management Practices & How to Cope in a Crisis
Scot Vayo, iStorage
Self storage owners, operators, and managers alike are constantly looking for ways to increase their revenue and reduce their expenses. In this session, we’ll review some of the must-have best practices that can be used to help maximize your revenue. From managing your street rates and occupied room rates to driving ancillary revenue, you’re sure to walk away with some great ideas to add money to your top line. Don’t spend it all in one place though! We’ll also share some ideas that will get you thinking about ways to save money on the expense line as well. Lastly, how are you addressing these issues during the COVID-19 pandemic? We’ll share some thoughts on making sure we tread carefully during these unprecedented times.
Registration for Webinar #4

Spring Retreat Webinar #5 – Thursday, May 28th at 1:00 PM
Let’s Talk: How COVID-19 is Affecting Your Business
Panelists Christina Alvino of FineView Marketing, Charlie Fritts of SIMI, Scot Vayo of iStorage, and moderator Steve Tranni of Stor-U-Self
This unprecedented time is sure to bring up a lot of questions and new, unfamiliar situations. The panelists of NeSSA’s final installment of the Virtual Spring Retreat Webinar Series will discuss what they are doing to effectively run their facilities during a pandemic and answer questions from the audience. For the first time, we also invite our attendees to speak during the session and share their ideas and experiences with the group.
Registration for Webinar #5

Registration Fees

Due to the current pandemic, the Board of Directors recently agreed that all future webinars – including the Virtual Spring Retreat Webinar Series – will be offered to everyone for free until further notice. Recordings will remain available to members only. Of course, anyone is welcome to join NeSSA in order to access these recordings along with the rest of our extensive resource library.