If you’ve been connected to Linkmedia 360 for some time, you may recall that twice a year we head to Las Vegas for the Self Storage Association (SSA) Conference & Tradeshow. This year, Chad Luckie and I were representatives from Linkmedia 360 for the show which was held at Caesars Palace from September 9th to 12th. Even though there are regional meetings in multiple locations throughout the year, the Spring & Fall Tradeshow provides a unique opportunity to meet up with our clients and to meet new connections during the event.
Registrants were kept busy attending presentations & panels to get the latest updates on many topics to assist with efficiently running a self-storage facility. Discussions were focused on facility operations, legal, marketing, finance, customer retention, being an effective manager and others. I thought it was pretty cool that, in order to establish and further deepen relationships in the industry for the future, the Young Leaders Group was instituted and a meeting held to connect these folks with future interaction and growth in mind.
The SSA Conference held a Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which honored self storage industry leaders Barry Hoeven of Westport Properties/US Storage Centers, Inc. and Kenneth M. Woolley, founder of Extra Space Storage for their outstanding contributions to the storage industry.
This year’s SSA Conference and Tradeshow was great!! Not only did we get to meet with each group on our list but also had a little time to take in the sites and enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures! Time to do some follow up and start to think about our next storage shows which are March 11-13, 2015 at Gaylord National in Washington DC for SSA and April 7-9, 2015 at the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, for the Inside Self Storage World Expo!!