Pennsylvania Self Storage Association


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  • November 05, 2019 1:04 PM | Julie LaRose (Administrator)

    We Need you to Voice Your Support Today!

    The Pennsylvania Self Storage Association supports HB1756, which is a continuation in PASSA’s efforts to modernize the self storage lien law.  Specifically, HB1756:

    • provides for alternatives to advertising lien sales in the newspaper; 
    • establishes a late fee safe harbor of $20 or 20% of rent, whichever is greater; 
    • allows operators to deny access when the tenant is in default for at least 5 days (down from the current 20 days); and 
    • expressly authorizes online lien sales. 

    The bill is expected to be heard by the House Commerce Committee in November.  PASSA members are urged to call or email the state representatives whose districts cover their homes and businesses and ask those representatives to support HB1756.  It is especially helpful for representatives on the Commerce Committee to hear from PASSA members.  You can find your representatives by clicking here, and you can find representatives on the Commerce Committee by clicking here.

  • September 11, 2019 4:19 PM | Julie LaRose (Administrator)

    The Fall Conference program is available for the upcoming 2019 PASSA Fall Conference October 8 & 9, in Manheim, PA.

    Click Here to view all auction items.  What are you taking home?

    Click Here to View the PASSA 2019 Program

    Click Here to View the Round Table Topics

    Register Today - Bring a Colleague and Competitor - Non-members Welcome 

    Click Here to Print the Onsite Registration Form.  Bring the form with credit card to the event registration desk. 

  • August 01, 2019 9:35 AM | Julie LaRose (Administrator)

    PA Self Storage Association (PASSA) Hall of Fame Nominee Submission Rules

    The PASSA would like to recognize some of the Pennsylvania Self Storage Owners/ Operators/ Vendors/ Managers that have gone above and beyond and helped shape our industry in Pennsylvania. 

    Nominees should be pioneers, innovators, respected entrepreneurs, great leaders, or hard workers willing to help anyone to improve the self storage industry.  If you know someone who fits this description, please nominate them today!!

    The award will be presented to the winner at the Fall Conference on October 9, 2019.

    Things to Know:

    1. Nominee must have entered the storage industry at least 10 years ago.

    2. Nominee must have distinguished himself/herself through proven record of accomplishment.

    3. Nominees are expected to have demonstrated high moral standards, impeccable integrity and strong business ethics.

    4. Nominees must have been PASSA members, directly or through their organization. 

    Next Steps:

    Deadline is August 22, 2019 5:00 pm EST

    1. Please click here to complete the nomination form online. 

    2. Scan the QR code to access the nomination form.

    Existing PASSA Hall of Fame Members include:

    • Louis Gilmore
    • Theresa Maciejewski
    • Patricia Watson
    • John Gilliland
    • Jim Delsordo, Sr.
  • July 26, 2019 2:17 PM | Julie LaRose (Administrator)

    SSA Webinar Series

    FREE to PASSA Members - Password Sent to Your Email

    Topic: Revenue Management

    PresenterJim Ross, Self Storage Domination

    When: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 11 am EST

  • 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."


    Contact Joe Doherty, SSA SVP Legal and Legislative Counsel

    703.575.8000x123 or email

  • 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

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