Pennsylvania Self Storage Association

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  • June 27, 2019 1:47 PM | Julie LaRose (Administrator)

    PASSA members and our lobbyist have secured Rep. Keith Gillespie to sponsor a bill further modernizing the state’s self storage lien law. 

    Details are below

    Click Here - Please call or email your state representative today and ask him or her to co-sponsor the bill. 

    Rep. Keith Gillespie's Message:

    "In the near future, I plan on introducing legislation to make some timely updates to the Self-Service Storage Facilities Act. The legislation will make updates to newspaper advertising, late fees and access time to the storage unit.

    Specifically, under current law, self-storage facility owners are only allowed to advertise in a newspaper. With the readership of newspapers declining significantly, this is not an effective way to reach an audience, so the bill allows owners to advertise on the Internet.

    For late fees, there is no current law to address this, so the bill adds a late fee when a occupant fails to pay.

    Finally, the bill addresses access to the unit. Current law requires the owner to wait 20 days before locking an occupant out of his/her unit. The bill changes this to 5 days.

    These changes are significant in making the Act more modern and protect both the owners and the occupants."

    Questions?

    Contact Joe Doherty, SSA SVP Legal and Legislative Counsel

    703.575.8000x123 or email jdoherty@selfstorage.org

  • June 03, 2019 11:42 AM | Julie LaRose (Administrator)

    SSA Webinar Series - June 11, 2019 11 am EST

    Free to PASSA Members!  Email sent to you to register with password information. 

    Presenter: Holly Fiorello of CallPotential

    Topic: Omni-Channel Marketing and Communication 

    Discover what omni-channel marketing is and learn why it's important for your self storage business to take advantage of technology to communicate better with customers and future customers. 


  • May 08, 2019 12:53 PM | Julie LaRose (Administrator)

    Four Ways to Take the 2019 PASSA Fall Owners and Managers Annual Meeting and Conference - Click Here to Give us Your Opinion

  • April 25, 2019 9:00 AM | Julie LaRose (Administrator)

    Congratulations to 2019 PASSA Manager of the Year  

    Theresa Bahnemann, STORExpress of Murrysville

     Theresa has been with STORExpress for 5 years starting as an assistant and taking control of Murrysville for the past 3 years. In 2018 along with her strong team the property saw its physical occupancy grow by over 25% and the average move in per month jumped by 11 and reviews were up a staggering 24%.  Theresa made tremendous strides in growing her personal and professional skill set, becoming a leader in the community joining several professional groups, leading a charity drive and immersing herself and her team with the local economy to build lasting relationships.  As a property manager she put best practices in property management and stewardship into play including overseeing a $100K upgrade to various exterior areas of the property and implementing strong property management practices to help drive the store. On behalf of the PASSA Board, we are honored to present the 2019 PASSA Manager of the Year to Theresa Bahnemann, STORExpress of Murrysville. 

    Manager of the Year 2020

    The PASSA will recognize one of our Pennsylvania Self Storage Managers that has gone above and beyond for their storage customers and team at the 2019 PASSA Owners and Managers Annual Meeting and Conference on April 25th in Lehigh Valley. Our Board of Director Members consider several areas of job performance including commitment to leadership, creativity, high occupancy rates or occupancy growth, low delinquencies, community involvement, and overall business practices when choosing the winner. 

  • March 25, 2019 2:48 PM | Julie LaRose (Administrator)

    April 25, 2019 - Bear Creek Resort & Conference Center, Lehigh Valley, PA

    Online Registration is Closed. Register Onsite.

    Click Here for Onsite Registration Form.  Bring completed form and payment to the onsite registration desk located in The Lodge.

    Click Here for the Meeting Program.

    Click Here for the Vendor Roundtable Descriptions.

  • October 24, 2018 11:15 AM | Cicely Elliott (Administrator)

    On October 2, 2018, as part of the Owners & Managers Annual Meeting, PASSA celebrated some of its exemplary, trail-blazing members, honoring their service and dedication by inducting them into the inaugural class of the PASSA Hall of Fame. Each year, PASSA will induct one new individual. 

    Meet the 2018 Inductees

  • September 07, 2017 9:54 AM | Wayne Kessler

    The Self Storage Association has compiled a list of the self-storage lien laws for most states and the District of Columbia in a downloadable PDF format.

    Click here to access the list »

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