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Webinar: How Mastering Lien Laws with Operational Excellence Can Optimize Revenue

with speaker Victor De las Casas, AI Lien

While occupancy rates across the country are above 94% it is not the case for debt occupancy. With recession looming and budgets tightening late-paying tenants are and will impact the P&L and NOI.

Benchmarking specific metrics associated with the lien to auction process allows business executives and managers to use points of reference to check their status by comparison, against proven standards. Lien to auction processing is often overlooked for cost-saving measures. As the recession hits, it will jeopardize revenue for operators. But these risks to revenue optimization can be mitigated by understanding the benchmarks of lien to auctions statistics. Learning to understand these vital numbers will not only come in handy during tough economic times but also fireproof your profits during all business cycles.

We’ll also share the results of our market studies to help you further understand and compare your business with others and design a roadmap for revenue optimization!

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.

Dial by your location
+1 646-876-9923 US (New York)
+1 301-715-8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312-626-6799 US (Chicago)
+1 408-638-0968 US (San Jose)
+1 669-900-6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253-215-8782 US (Tacoma)
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Webinar: How Google Search Has Evolved Over the Years

Learn how Google search has changed over the years. In the early days, an SEO professional needed an arsenal of keywords and backlinks to succeed in the online marketplace. Today, SEO is far more complex. Google’s algorithms have evolved and are much more sophisticated than algorithms of the past. To be successful online in 2022, it is important to know where Google search began and where it is now.

How Google Search Has Evolved Over the Years Webinar

Join The Storage Group’s Steve Lucas on October 19th to learn how Google search has changed over the years. In the early days, an SEO professional needed an arsenal of keywords and backlinks to succeed in the online marketplace. Today, SEO is far more complex. Google’s algorithms have evolved and are much more sophisticated than algorithms of the past. To be successful online in 2022, it is important to know where Google search began and where it is now.

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.

Dial by your location
+1 646-876-9923 US (New York)
+1 301-715-8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312-626-6799 US (Chicago)
+1 408-638-0968 US (San Jose)
+1 669-900-6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253-215-8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346-248-7799 US (Houston)

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

2023 Board Nominations are Open

Members of the Northeast Self Storage Association are invited to participate in the nomination process for the Director positions on the 2023 NeSSA Board of Directors. You may self-nominate or nominate someone you think meets the requirements below.

Nominations are due by October 20, 2022.

We will be filling several three-year terms during this election process. Terms begin January 1, 2023.

Download the form to nominate candidates who you believe would assist the self storage industry in the Northeast states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island by providing strong leadership to our association. Before nominating someone, please ask them if they are willing to serve on the NeSSA Board. Self-nominations are also encouraged, so if you would like to serve on the Board, please nominate yourself by filling out the nomination form.

Please include a brief typed biography (in a Microsoft Word document) and a picture of the nominee (in a .JPG file) with your nomination. These items are required for the ballot and will be required within three days of submission if not initially sent with the form.

For an individual to be placed on the ballot, he or she must be a member of NeSSA or an employee of a member in good standing. They must agree to fulfill the responsibilities of the NeSSA Board of Directors, which include:

  • Attend Board meetings made up of a combination of conference calls and in-person meetings; approximately three (3) to four (4) per year.
  • Represent the Association to potential new members, current members, and vendors.
  • Promote ideas and opportunities that would benefit the membership and/or the self storage industry.
  • Attend meetings, events, and seminars hosted by NeSSA.
  • Become involved in one of the sub-committees created by the Board (Membership, Program, or Scholarship).

Return the completed nomination form as an email attachment to NeSSA@NeSSA.org no later than Thursday, October 20, 2022.

2022 Fall Retreat

Join the Northeast Self Storage Association for our annual Fall Retreat at the always-popular Publick House!

Begin your morning mingling with sponsors and other self storage owners and managers over breakfast. We will begin the day’s education with a panel discussing how you can take advantage of our industry’s current success, plus what potential issues to be on the lookout for. We’ll then touch on marketing before breaking for lunch and more networking. The day will wrap with an update on Connecticut’s lien law changes, Rhode Island’s insurance bill success, and legislative war stories from SSA’s Joe Doherty.

Different levels of sponsorships are available from lanyards to events. Go to the event landing page to read about these options or continue to registration to read more about what benefits each one includes and their cost.

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

Thursday, September 29, 2022
8:30 AM – Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM – Opening Remarks

9:15 AM – Self Storage at Its Best: Taking Advantage & Staying Prepared with panelists Neftali Aponte of SIMI, Charlie Fritts of SIMI, Alyssa Quill of Storage Asset Management, and moderated by Jessica Lamoureux of World Insurance

The self storage industry is thriving like never before. Many are saying that business has never been better and facilities are full with waiting lists to boot. But several experts say it’s actually a mistake to be 100% full and as they say, what goes up, must come down. With troubling trends already starting to show, this panel will uncover how even a full facility can take advantage of our industry’s success and boost their operations. Plus learn about the trends you should keep an eye on at your facility in order to prepare you for a shift in business.

10:45 AM – Break

11:00 AM – Marketing Tips Now and for the Future with Melissa Stiles, Storage Asset Management, Inc.

This session will cover what you need to do now and what ideas you should be thinking about to enact in the future. Learn about different activities you can do to increase your online presence and convert leads into actual rentals.

12:00 PM – Lunch and Networking

1:00 PM – How Operators Benefit from Northeast and National Legislative Success with Joe Doherty, Self Storage Association

SSA’s Senior Vice President, Chief Legal & Legislative Officer Joe Doherty will provide us with an update on this year’s legislative successes in the northeast. He will explain the various changes in Connecticut’s lien law that went into effect on July 1st, as well as a refresher on how the state taxes fees and what you can be doing to avoid troublesome audits.

Joe will also discuss Rhode Island’s successful insurance bill which will take effect January 1st, and address the issues we ran into trying to update their lien law this year. Finally, he will sprinkle in a few national updates and legislative war stories that are sure to entertain all.

2:00 PM – Adjourn

Registration Fees

Member Rate: $75 ($85 after 9/15/22)
Nonmember Rate: $89 ($99 after 9/15/22)
Event Sponsorship: $300 (Includes one attendee registration, a cocktail table to showcase your company’s materials, your logo in the program and on our website, and verbal recognition from the podium.)

Not a member? You can always join now or while registering to pay the member rate!  

Policies and Disclaimers

Refunds will be issued for the full amount minus a $30 administration fee if cancellation notice is received in writing by September 15, 2022. Refunds cannot be issued after September 15th.

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 15, 2022.

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.

Fall Retreat 2022 Sponsors

Thank you to the sponsors of this year’s Fall Retreat! We have never seen a turnout like this and are grateful to each and every 2022 sponsor!

We hope to see you at this fun annual event on September 29th. You can register online and walk-ins are always welcome!

Five-Star Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Production Sponsor

Lunch Sponsors

Lanyard Sponsor

Webinar: Increase Revenue at Your Facility Using Relocatable Units

Relocatable units are a fast and easy way to increase revenue by maximizing the land you already have. Line fences, fill empty lots and easements, and much more with these moveable buildings – no foundation required! They are fully customizable, easy to install, and last for decades. Join our presenter, Frank Pendleton of Boxwell, to discuss this versatile product and its benefits to your business.

NeSSA’s 2022 Fall Retreat

Join the Northeast Self Storage Association for our annual Fall Retreat at the always-popular Publick House!

Begin your morning mingling with sponsors and other self storage owners and managers over breakfast. We will begin the day’s education with a panel discussing how you can take advantage of our industry’s current success, plus what potential issues to be on the lookout for. We’ll then touch on marketing before breaking for lunch and more networking. The day will wrap with an update on Connecticut’s lien law changes, Rhode Island’s insurance bill success, and legislative war stories from SSA’s Joe Doherty.

Different levels of sponsorships are available from lanyards to events. Go to the event landing page to read about these options or continue to registration to read more about what benefits each one includes and their cost.

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

Thursday, September 29, 2022
8:30 AM – Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM – Opening Remarks

 9:15 AM – Self Storage at Its Best: Taking Advantage & Staying Prepared with panelists Neftali Aponte of SIMI, Charlie Fritts of SIMI, Alyssa Quill of Storage Asset Management, and moderated by Jessica Lamoureux of World Insurance

The self storage industry is thriving like never before. Many are saying that business has never been better and facilities are full with waiting lists to boot. But several experts say it’s actually a mistake to be 100% full and as they say, what goes up, must come down. With troubling trends already starting to show, this panel will uncover how even a full facility can take advantage of our industry’s success and boost their operations. Plus learn about the trends you should keep an eye on at your facility in order to prepare you for a shift in business.

10:45 AM – Break

11:00 AM – Marketing Tips Now and for the Future with Melissa Stiles, Storage Asset Management, Inc.

This session will cover what you need to do now and what ideas you should be thinking about to enact in the future. Learn about different activities you can do to increase your online presence and convert leads into actual rentals.

12:00 PM – Lunch and Networking

1:00 PM – How Operators Benefit from Northeast and National Legislative Success with Joe Doherty, Self Storage Association

SSA’s Senior Vice President, Chief Legal & Legislative Officer Joe Doherty will provide us with an update on this year’s legislative successes in the northeast. He will explain the various changes in Connecticut’s lien law that went into effect on July 1st, as well as a refresher on how the state taxes fees and what you can be doing to avoid troublesome audits.

Joe will also discuss Rhode Island’s successful insurance bill which will take effect January 1st, and address the issues we ran into trying to update their lien law this year. Finally, he will sprinkle in a few national updates and legislative war stories that are sure to entertain all.

2:00 PM – Adjourn

Registration Fees

Member Rate: $75 ($85 after 9/15/22)
Nonmember Rate: $89 ($99 after 9/15/22)
Event Sponsorship: $300 (Includes one attendee registration, a cocktail table to showcase your company’s materials, your logo in the program and on our website, and verbal recognition from the podium.)

Not a member? You can always join now or while registering to pay the member rate!


Policies and Disclaimers

Refunds will be issued for the full amount minus a $30 administration fee if cancellation notice is received in writing by September 15, 2022. Refunds cannot be issued after September 15th.

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 15, 2022.

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.