Georgia Self Storage Association (GASSA) Holds Inaugural Trade Show & Conference

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    Photo 1 The Georgia Self Storage Association (GASSA) held its inaugural trade show and conference—GASSA 2014 EXPO—on October 22 & 23 at the Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel and Conference Center in Marietta, Georgia. Heath Mulkey, GASSA President, called the EXPO an overall success with 17 sponsors and exhibitors and 96 attendees over the two-day event and stated that it was an excellent opportunity for Georgia self storage owners to stay abreast of trends in the self storage industry by seeing the latest products and services, attending educational workshops as well as networking with their fellow storage owners. A high point was the awarding of the inaugural Burt Gay Award for the GASSA Outstanding Member of the Year to Scott Zucker the GASSA legal counsel and workshop presenter at the EXPO. A golf tournament kicked things off on the morning of the first day and was followed by the two-day trade show and conference. At the end of each day, drawings were held for raffle prize donated by the sponsors and exhibitors – lucky winners took home prizes Photo 3totaling over $1800 in value –including the grand prize of an Apple iPad. More importantly, attendees had the opportunity to take home newly acquired knowledge of the self storage industry and new friendships. The Hat Lady, Anne Ballard, conducted a workshop early on the second day titled: “Good Morning Georgia – 12 Favorite Reports for Higher Income, Fewer Discounts.” Bob Francis’ workshop was titled “Bring Home the Bacon”, which stressed the importance of an aggressive rate campaign. Photo 2For more information about GASSA 2014 EXPO, please contact the Executive Director at gassa.org@gmail.com. ABOUT GASSA The Georgia Self Storage Association (GASSA) is a non-profit organization representing the interests of the self storage industry in Georgia. The GASSA was launched in 1992, when a group of self storage owners began holding meetings. Today it has evolved into an organization comprised of self storage owners, managers, management companies and vendors & suppliers. It is comprised of over 235 members and nearly 800 self storage facilities. The GASSA is an affiliate member of the national SSA, which represents the US self storage industry that is comprised of more than 52,000 facilities. For more information about the GASSA, please visit www.gassa.org.  ]]>

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