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Exhibit at the 2022 Northeast Storage EXPO

Returning after two years… the Northeast Self Storage Association is hosting its annual Northeast Storage EXPO May 10th and 11th, 2022 at the MGM Casino in Springfield, Massachusetts.

All suppliers for the self storage industry are invited to exhibit at the event. Sponsorships are also available for added visibility. Register soon and select your booth space!

There is already only TWO exclusive sponsorships left, so be sure to check out these additional ways you can promote your brand and get your name out in front of our attendees.

If you would like to be considered for a roundtable presentation, please send your title and description to Courtney Kahler. Topics must be educational in nature, not a sales pitch, and will be approved by the Program Committee. Roundtables will be chosen by Friday, March 25, 2022.

Download the Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration Packet for complete details or to scan in your registration, or click on the “Register Now!” button below to register online today. Five-Star annual sponsors received the benefit of first booth choice. Remaining space is confirmed on a first registered and paid basis. Please see the event schedule below:

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
12:00 PM – Exhibitor Move-In (must be ready by 4:00 PM)
2:00 PM – Registration
2:30 PM – State of the Market with panelists Dick Bettencourt of MakoRabco, Hans Hardisty of SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors, Bishesh Shrestha of Live Oak Bank, and moderated by Connie Neville of SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors
3:45 PM – Break
4:00 PM – Creating Digital Synergy to Maximize Online Presence and Customer Reach with Steve Lucas, The Storage Group
5:00 PM – Tradeshow and Reception

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
8:00 AM – Registration, Tradeshow, and Breakfast
8:30 AM – Welcome, Opening Remarks
8:45 AM – Roundtables, Breakfast Available in Exhibit Hall
10:00 AM – Operating Under Siege with panelists Jennifer Barroqueiro of Storage Asset Management, Damon Emerson of Storage Shield, Charlie Fritts of Storage Investment Management, LLC, and moderated by Steve Tranni of Stor-U-Self
11:00 AM – Exhibits
12:30 PM – Lunch, Exhibits
1:15 PM – Reconvene, Scholarship Award Presentation
1:30 PM – 2021 Was the Best Year Ever – So What’s Next for Self Storage? with Guy Middlebrooks, CubeSmart
2:30 PM – The Four Topics Courtney Wishes You Would Not Call Her About: Bankruptcy, Facility Disasters, Death, and Vehicle Storage with Jeffrey Greenberger, Greenberger & Brewer, LLP
3:30 PM – Closing Remarks, Adjourn

The booth price for NeSSA members is $699 and includes the cost of two company representatives ($749 after April 15th). The nonmember booth price is $999 and includes one company representative – But if you join NeSSA, you’ll save on your exhibit fee and get to bring a second booth representative at no additional cost.

Many levels of sponsorships are available and start at $200.

Google My Business Webinar

Can Google My Business (GMB) drive more rentals? There’s the right way to set up Google My Business, and lots of wrong ways. Tommy Nguyen of StoragePug will go over how to set up GMB to maximize exposure, generate leads, and get more customers. We’ll cover:

  • What is Google My Business
  • A Brief History of Small Business Directories
  • Textbook Setup for Best Results
  • The 5-Minute Work Week
  • Expert Level Tips and Tricks

Join us at 11:00 AM on February 15th to learn how GMB can truly maximize your exposure and hit your optimal occupancy. Plus, we’ll go over the key differences between Local SEO, Organic SEO, and paid ads.

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.

Webinar: Third Party Management – The Benefits Outweigh the Costs

Whether you’re considering hiring a management company or you are just curious what using one would mean for your storage facility, our experienced presenter, Charlie Fritts of Storage Investment Management, LLC, will cover everything you need to know and answer all of your questions. We’ll learn about the many reasons why owners choose to utilize a management company, what tasks and job responsibilities they handle on site, how they can assist with dealing with new competition, how they can help improve your income and performance, what third party management costs, customizable plans you can choose from, and more.

Scholarship 2021 Sponsors

Our annual scholarship is only possible thanks to the generous donations of our members and sponsors. If you donated this year, we hope you know how much we appreciate you and your thoughtfulness. The recipients are always extremely grateful to receive financial aid to further their education, and you are helping to make their dreams a possibility.

Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipient: Joseph Sullivan! Joseph is the grandson of longtime member and supporter, Michael Gardner of Castle Self Storage.

A special thank you to these Platinum Sponsors of the 2021 Stephen Tranni Academic Scholarship:

If you are interested in sponsoring a scholar for 2022, you can learn more about the different levels here.

Third Party Management Webinar

Whether you’re considering hiring a management company or you are just curious what using one would mean for your storage facility, our experienced presenter, Charlie Fritts of Storage Investment Management, LLC, will cover everything you need to know and answer all of your questions. Join us at 11:00 AM on December 9th to learn about the many reasons why owners choose to utilize a management company, what tasks and job responsibilities they handle on site, how they can assist with dealing with new competition, how they can help improve your income and performance, what third party management costs, customizable plans you can choose from, and more.

Webinar: How Self Storage Owners Can Leverage Solar for Financial Gains

Join our presenter, Erik Bruner of Pivot Energy, as we discuss solar purchase techniques and advantages. We’ll discuss:

  • How to qualify yourself as a business
  • Why solar is the perfect solution for self storage owners
  • Steps your business can take to make solar happen
  • What the Massachusetts and Rhode Island SMART program is

Leveraging Solar for Financial Gains Webinar

Join our presenter, Erik Bruner of Pivot Energy at 11:00 AM on October 21st, as we discuss solar purchase techniques and advantages. We’ll discuss:

  • How to qualify yourself as a business
  • Why solar is the perfect solution for self storage owners
  • Steps your business can take to make solar happen
  • What the Massachusetts and Rhode Island SMART program is

2021 Fall Retreat

The Northeast Self Storage Association is excited to hold its first live event since 2019!

Join us at the Publick House Historic Inn in Sturbridge, MA on Thursday, October 7, 2021 for Fresh Off the Presses: A 2021 Manager’s Playbook.

Begin your morning mingling with sponsors and other self storage owners and managers over breakfast. The day’s education will begin with an introduction of our morning speaker, Jim Mooney of Freedom Storage Management. After lunch and networking, we will hear an industry and legislative update from SSA’s own Tim Dietz.

You can check out the descriptions of each session as well as the day’s agenda below.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

8:30 AM – Registration and Breakfast
9:00 AM – Opening Remarks
9:15 AM – Fresh Off the Presses: A 2021 Manager’s Playbook with Jim Mooney, Freedom Storage Management

2020 introduced us to a world of new challenges and changes. So what did we learn? And what new actions can we take forward as our new normal? In this session, we are going to focus on five key areas where managers can make a major difference to the operations of their facility. These points include managing online and in-house rentals, merchandise sales, collections, reviews and referrals, and how and why you should include contactless interactions with your tenants.

11:30 AM – Lunch and Networking
12:30 PM – Industry and Legislative Update with Tim Dietz, Self Storage Association

President and CEO Tim Dietz will provide us with an update on the current and upcoming legislative actions of the SSA’s legal team and what we can look forward to working on in our states. There will also be discussion on the state of our industry.

2:00 PM – Adjourn

 

Registration Fees

Member Rate: $75 ($85 after 9/8/21)
Nonmember Rate: $89 ($99 after 9/8/21)
Event Sponsorship: $300 (Includes one attendee registration, a cocktail table to showcase your company’s materials, your logo in the program, your listing on our website, and verbal recognition from the podium.)

Not a member? Join while registering and pay the member rate!
Can’t make it? Check out our other sponsorships for added visibility.

 

Disclaimers & Policies

  • Refunds will be issued for the full amount minus a $30 administration fee if received in writing by September 23, 2021. Refunds cannot be issued after September 23rd.
  • NeSSA reserves the right to use your image or likeness in any pictures taken by staff or Board members, unless an express written request is received by September 23, 2021.
  • NeSSA reserves the right to cancel an event due to any circumstance which would make the event non-viable. If NeSSA cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should the event be postponed, NeSSA has the right to either issue a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the future date.

Registration Acknowledgement
For the health and safety of all attendees, the Northeast Self Storage Association is complying with applicable health and safety requirements and CDC recommendations. We need the help of all attendees to accomplish this as effectively as possible. By registering for the NeSSA 2021 Fall Retreat, you agree for your safety and the safety of all attendees, you will not attend the NeSSA 2021 Fall Retreat if you have any symptoms of illness or have had recent exposure to COVID-19.

In order to protect the health and safety of all NeSSA 2021 Fall Retreat attendees to the fullest extent possible, you agree to engage in responsible health and safety conduct consistent with current CDC recommendations. You also agree to comply with all COVID-related procedures implemented by the Northeast Self Storage Association and The Publick House Historic Inn and Country Lodge including procedures related to mask-wearing, social distancing, etc. These procedures will be communicated to attendees by the Northeast Self Storage Association prior to the event.
Thank you for doing your part to make the NeSSA 2021 Fall Retreat a safe and successful event.

Fall Retreat 2021 Sponsors

Thank you to the sponsors of our 2021 Fall Retreat! The event was a success thanks to you!

If you aren’t able to attend, NeSSA members will be able to download a copy of Jim Mooney’s presentation, Fresh Off the Presses: A 2021 Manager’s Playbook from our Member Resources section (must be logged in).

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