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  • Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:58 AM | Anonymous
    Posted by: Brenda Lafontaine

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Huntington Beach, CA – March 20, 2013 – A-1 Self Storage Huntington Beach announced today their monetary donation to Meals on Wheels of America. They are a non-profit organization of dedicated volunteers who prepare and deliver over a million nutritious meals and social contact to homebound seniors daily. For many seniors, the Meals on Wheels volunteer is the only person they see each day. Many seniors have been living in the same home for most of their life. They’d rather continue living there instead of a nursing home or require full-time care. Most of them were self-sufficient and productive their entire life; however, they can no longer remain at home without outside assistance. Meals on Wheels also provides other support services to help seniors maintain their independence and peace of mind.

    Meals on Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest national organization with over 5,000 local Senior Nutrition Programs throughout the United States. Some programs offer meal delivery to the homes of seniors with limited mobility, while other programs serve meals at locations, such as senior centers to those who find it difficult or impossible to prepare meals for themselves. For more information, please visit:  http://www.mowaa.org/

    "Meals on Wheels is a great organization that connects those unable to cook for themselves with those who are willing to help. No elderly person should ever go to bed hungry or experience social isolation.” said Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage Huntington Beach. "We at A-1 Self Storage Huntington Beach are thankful to their army of volunteers for supporting our senior citizens.”

    For more information about A-1 Self Storage Huntington Beach, please visit:

    http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/Huntington_Beach_CA/zip_92647/a-1_self_storage/437

    For more information about self storage units in Huntington Beach, please visit: http://www.a1storage.com/p/self_storage/storage_units/huntington-beach-ca-92647/a1-self-storage-437

    About A-1 Self Storage:

    A-1 Self Storage Huntington Beach is one of the leading providers of self storage in Huntington Beach, California. It has been fulfilling the need for storage units in Huntington Beach for residential and business customers since November 1999. A-1 is the Self Storage division of the Caster Companies, a third generation family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. The Caster Companies specializes in acquisitions, development and management of A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its Real Estate Portfolio includes 42 locations statewide and over 4 million square feet in real estate properties. It is one of California’s largest independent self storage and car storage owner/operators.

    CONTACTS:

    Fran Laporga-Ching | A-1 Self Storage | (800) 219-4854 x 141 | press@a1storage.com  | www.a1storage.com

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:59 AM | Anonymous
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    San Diego, CA – February 20, 2013 – A-1 Self Storage, the premier provider of self storage in California, announced today their monetary donation to Eternal World Television Network’s (EWTN) Programming Support.  EWTN is a television, radio, internet and publishing organization that delivers wholesome, encouraging and positive programs for all ages. EWTN offers child friendly shows and interactive games online. Family programs and talk shows provide the adult viewers a variety of entertainment. Avid sport fans will appreciate the one-on-one interviews of successful athletes who share of their lives and the excitement of their current roles. EWTN continues to grow through the generosity of its supporters and strives to provide sound and wholesome information in both English and Spanish languages to its viewers.

    "Eternal World Television Network is a great network that entire families can enjoy; there’s something for everyone.” said Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage. "We at A-1 Self Storage are pleased to provide support to EWTN for its child and family friendly programs.”

    For more information about Eternal World Television Network, please visit:  http://www.ewtn.com/

    To find a San Diego County A-1 Self Storage, please visit: http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/San_Diego_Region/a-1_self_storage

    Or to find an A-1 Self Storage location near you, please visit:

    http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/locations

    About A-1 Self Storage:

    A-1 Self Storage is one of the leading providers of self storage and car storage in California with 17 locations in the San Diego County area and over 42 locations statewide. A-1 is the Self Storage division of the Caster Companies, a third generation family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. The Caster Companies specializes in acquisitions, development and management of A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its Real Estate Portfolio includes over 4 million square feet in real estate properties. It is one of California’s largest independent self storage and car storage owner/operators.

    CONTACTS:

    Fran Laporga-Ching

    A-1 Self Storage

    (800) 219-4854 x 141

    press@a1storage.com

    www.a1storage.com


  • Tuesday, January 29, 2013 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CONTACT:
    Karen Jones
    karenj@kureit.org
    (949)428-7081

    Jerry Jones, The Self Storage CPA, Commits to Fund Cancer Research  

    NEWPORT BEACH, CA, January 2013– This tax season, Jerry Jones, The Self Storage CPA, has committed to an even greater return - a contribution to Kure It Cancer Research. Jones will donate $50 for every self storage tax return he prepares, and will donate an additional $50 for every existing client who refers a new client.  

    The self storage industry continues to make a big impact for cancer research in its unique partnership with Kure It. The creative efforts of professionals in the industry have led to over $1.6 million in donations to the organization since its establishment in 2007 by storage veteran Barry Hoeven. Because of the industry’s strong support, Kure It was able to grant nearly $1 million in innovative research grants in 2012.

    Jones expressed his desire to join others in the industry who support Kure It’s research efforts. "When I read about Kure It’s accomplishments in 2012, I knew I had to get involved. I was amazed at how much they are raising, and impressed that the industry is such a big part of their success.” With more than 25 years of industry-specific experience, Jones has created a niche for himself and is now marketing his services through his new website, www.TheSelfStorageCPA.com. "I look forward to helping self storage operators maximize their profits and streamline their systems, while donating $50 to research every time I complete a tax return. It’s a win-win.”

    Karen Jones, director of Kure It Cancer Research, said, "Kure It is honored by The Self Storage CPA’s commitment. It is the generosity of established storage industry professionals like Jerry that will inspire others to get involved. This support will allow us to grant even more to cancer research projects in 2013.”


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    About Kure It

    Kure It is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise money for research specialists conducting innovative projects to better treat and ultimately cure kidney cancer and other underfunded malignancies.  Founded by Barry Hoeven after his diagnosis with kidney cancer, Kure It supports research being done at major institutions across the United States. Please visit our website for more information about our current researchers and their projects. www.kureit.org

     

    About Jerry Jones, CPA

    With more than 25 years of industry-specific experience, Jerry Jones, The Self Storage CPA, specializes in working closely with the owners, operators, and managers to ensure proper accounting procedures and will work closely with the management company to ensure proper allocation of expense items. He also can review budgets for new construction and Limited Partnership or LLC Operating Agreements. Understanding the ins and outs of limited partnerships, LLCs, and other forms of business ownership, he can help decide which entity is best for his clients. Mr. Jones can prepare tax returns for all states and gives his self-storage clients top priority during tax season, making sure that all returns are completed and all K-1’s have been mailed to the partners/members no later than March 15th each year. With clients across the U.S., location is not a problem.

    www.theselfstoragecpa.com
  • Friday, January 18, 2013 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    Posted by: Brenda Lafontaine        

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    San Diego, CA – January 16, 2013 – A-1 Self Storage, the premier provider of self storage in California, announced today their monetary donation to Saint Madeleine Sophie’s Center. SMSC has gone through quite a transition from the time it began in 1966 by serving preschoolers with disabilities to its current focus of adults with disabilities which began in 1972. Nestled tranquilly in the foothills of El Cajon, SMSC strives to be there to "help its students work through the daily challenges of finding fulfillment and happiness; and battle obstacles such as prejudice, discrimination, and society's misconceptions.” A leader in reaching out to the greater community SMSC helps to educate the public about the realities of developmental disabilities. SMSC understand that the developmentally disabled require special supports through all stages of life, from infant to senior citizen and they wish to provide the best environment to those within adulthood.

    "Saint Madeleine Sophie’s was a place my siblings and I served at every summer while growing up.” said Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage. "The kids we cared for were intelligent, witty and memorable! They made a lasting impact on our lives. We at A-1 Self Storage are proud supporters of SMSC.”

    For more information about Saint Madeleine Sophie’s Center, please visit:  http://www.stmsc.org/

    To find a San Diego County A-1 Self Storage, please visit: http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/San_Diego_Region/a-1_self_storage

    Or to find an A-1 Self Storage location near you, please visit:

    http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/locations

     

    About A-1 Self Storage:

    A-1 Self Storage is one of the leading providers of self storage and car storage in California with 17 locations in the San Diego County area and over 42 locations statewide. A-1 is the Self Storage division of the Caster Companies, a third generation family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. The Caster Companies specializes in acquisitions, development and management of A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its Real Estate Portfolio includes over 4 million square feet in real estate properties. It is one of California’s largest independent self storage and car storage owner/operators.

    CONTACTS:

    Fran Laporga-Ching

    A-1 Self Storage

    (800) 219-4854 x 141

    press@a1storage.com

    www.a1storage.com


  • Monday, January 14, 2013 11:01 AM | Anonymous

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    San Diego, CA – January 11, 2013 – A-1 Self Storage, the premier provider of self storage in California, announced today their monetary donation to Noah Homes. Started in 1983 as a response to the growing communities need for a central location where adults with disabilities could live well, Noah Homes thrives. They have seen remarkable achievement the past 29 years in their mission of providing "exceptional residential services and opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.” It is the goal of Noah Homes to maximize each resident’s independence by encouraging self-determination within a nurturing environment of dignity, respect, personal growth, and love.

    "We at A-1 Self Storage believe that each person has the ability to enrich those around them.” said Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage. "Thankfully, Noah Homes embodies this belief and promotes it within the San Diego community. We are a proud partner of Noah Homes.”

    For more information about Noah Homes, please visit:  www.noahhomes.org/

    To find a San Diego County A-1 Self Storage, please visit: http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/San_Diego_Region/a-1_self_storage

    Or to find an A-1 Self Storage location near you, please visit:

    http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/locations

     

    About A-1 Self Storage:

    A-1 Self Storage is one of the leading providers of self storage and car storage in California with 17 locations in the San Diego County area and over 42 locations statewide. A-1 is the Self Storage division of the Caster Companies, a third generation family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. The Caster Companies specializes in acquisitions, development and management of A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its Real Estate Portfolio includes over 4 million square feet in real estate properties. It is one of California’s largest independent self storage and car storage owner/operators.

    CONTACTS:

    Fran Laporga-Ching

    A-1 Self Storage

    (800) 219-4854 x 141

    press@a1storage.com

    www.a1storage.com


  • Friday, November 16, 2012 11:02 AM | Anonymous

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A-1 Self Storage makes monetary donation to Cristo Rey Network’s "Expanding the Vision” Plan in Chicago, IL.

    San Diego, CA – November 15, 2012 – A-1 Self Storage, the premier provider of self storage in California, announced today their monetary donation to the Cristo Rey Networks "Expanding the Vision” plan.  Cristo Rey Network has been changing the lives of urban students for the past 10 years by providing college prep education within an educational model that includes students participating in their own tuition costs. The CRN model is unique in that students participate in a student work program, gaining invaluable professional skills and building anticipation for their college experience. Remarkably, CRN educates 7,400 students nationally, supports 25 schools, located in 24 cities all of whom have 96% minority enrollment. 100% of CRN graduates are accepted into 2 or 4 year college programs. The "Expanding the Vision” plan’s goal is to open a new school by Fall 2013 and review 25 more potential sites for CRN schools to open in the near future.

    "Education makes a difference and Cristo Rey is a wonderful example of this fact.” said Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage. "Students with poor school instruction would typically drop out without hope of attending college but will blossom in the CRN model. It’s their approach; they hook the students by handing them adult responsibilities and asking them to rise to the challenge. We at A-1 Self Storage are proud to support Cristo Rey Networks.”

     

    For more information about Cristo Rey Network, please visit:  http://www.cristoreynetwork.org/

    To find a San Diego County A-1 Self Storage, please visit: http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/San_Diego_Region/a-1_self_storage

    Or to find an A-1 Self Storage location near you, please visit:

    http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/locations

     

    About A-1 Self Storage:

    A-1 Self Storage is one of the leading providers of self storage and car storage in California with 17 locations in the San Diego County area and over 42 locations statewide. A-1 is the Self Storage division of the Caster Companies, a third generation family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. The Caster Companies specializes in acquisitions, development and management of A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its Real Estate Portfolio includes over 4 million square feet in real estate properties. It is one of California’s largest independent self storage and car storage owner/operators.

    CONTACTS:

    Fran Laporga-Ching

    A-1 Self Storage

    (800) 219-4854 x 141

    press@a1storage.com

    www.a1storage.com

  • Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:03 PM | Anonymous
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    San Diego, CA– October 10, 2012– A-1 Self Storage, the premier provider of self storage in California, announced today their sponsorship of the "Once Upon A Time ROMP 2012” event presented by the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego to be held on October 13, 2012 at the Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. The 3rd Annual "ROMP” is RMHCSD’s signature gala, raising more than $350,000.00 in donations that directly benefit displaced families of children receiving medical treatment in San Diego.

    The Mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego is to "provide a "home away from home” for families with children being treated for serious, often life threatening conditions at local hospitals.” The RMHCSD makes practical care available for thousands of families every year by offering fresh meals, a comfortable bed, laundry, and kitchen facilities. The purpose is to surround the families with as much support as possible so they may focus on the most important factor – being the primary caregiver to their seriously ill or injured child.

    "The impact that A-1 Self Storage will have with this donation is great” said Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage. "We are enthused to know that our gift makes possible 4,000 meals to self-sacrificing parents who are living life at their child’s bedside. It is our honor to help them in this simple way.”

     

    For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego, please visit: https://www.rmhcsd.org/  

    To find a San Diego County A-1 Self Storage, please visit: http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/San_Diego_Region/a-1_self_storage

    Or to find an A-1 Self Storage location near you, please visit:

    http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/locations

     

    About A-1 Self Storage:

    A-1 Self Storage is one of the leading providers of self storage and car storage in California with 17 locations in the San Diego County area and over 42 locations statewide. A-1 is the Self Storage division of the Caster Companies, a third generation family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. The Caster Companies specializes in acquisitions, development and management of A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its Real Estate Portfolio includes over 4 million square feet in real estate properties. It is one of California’s largest independent self storage and car storage owner/operators in California.

     

    CONTACTS:

    Fran Laporga-Ching | A-1 Self Storage | (619) 287-8873 x 141 | press@a1storage.com | www.a1storage.com


  • Thursday, September 27, 2012 12:04 PM | Anonymous

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    "2012 San Diego Walk ‘n Roll for Ataxia” Event in San Diego, CA.

    San Diego, CA– September 26, 2012– A-1 Self Storage, the premier provider of self storage in California, announced today their monetary donation to help support the National Ataxia Foundation’s "2012 Walk ‘n Roll”  event to be held this coming Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Tuna Harbor Park (next to the Midway Museum) in San Diego, CA.

    This annual event is organized by Charley McLaughlin, who himself is affected by Ataxia. He started this event over 6 years ago to help raise funds for Ataxia awareness and research. Ataxia is a brain disease that results in the lack of muscle coordination and wobbliness. Individuals afflicted with this disease experience speech impairment, difficulty in swallowing and unsteadiness.

    The National Ataxia Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of persons affected by Ataxia through support, education, and research. NAF is a membership supported, nonprofit organization established in 1957 to help persons with Ataxia and their families. The Foundation's primary purpose is to support promising ataxia research and to provide vital programs and services for ataxia families. For more information, please visit:

    http://www.ataxia.org/about/national-ataxia-foundation.aspx

     

    "We at A-1 Self Storage are proud supporters of the National Ataxia Foundation” said Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage. "The 2012 Walk ‘n Roll for Ataxia is a fun and a worthwhile event to help raise awareness and funds to support Ataxia programs and research.”

    To find a San Diego County A-1 Self Storage, please visit: http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/San_Diego_Region/a-1_self_storage

    Or to find an A-1 Self Storage location near you, please visit:

    http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/locations

     

    About A-1 Self Storage:

    A-1 Self Storage is one of the leading providers of self storage and car storage in California with 17 locations in the San Diego County area and over 42 locations statewide. A-1 is the Self Storage division of the Caster Companies, a third generation family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. The Caster Companies specializes in acquisitions, development and management of A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its Real Estate Portfolio includes over 4 million square feet in real estate properties. It is one of California’s largest independent self storage and car storage owner/operators in California.

     

    CONTACTS:

    Fran Laporga-Ching | A-1 Self Storage | (619) 287-8873 x 141 | press@a1storage.com | www.a1storage.com


  • Tuesday, September 11, 2012 12:05 PM | Anonymous

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CONTACT:
    Karen Jones
    (949)428-7091
    karenj@kureit.org

    NEWPORT BEACH, CA July, 2012 – On Thursday, July 19, 2012, Kure It, a non-profit dedicated to funding innovative cancer research, hosted their 4th Annual Networking Cruise & Poker Run.  The fundraiser followed the California Self Storage Association’s 8th Annual Self Storage Owners Summit at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach, CA. 

    The event began with an electric boat cruise around Newport Bay, with five stops to draw poker cards. Boats were sponsored by self storage owners and vendors, with each boat flying the flag of its sponsor. Once the boats returned from the cruise, guests enjoyed cocktails and food stations, networking with others in the industry, and an opportunity drawing. The boat sponsored by OpenTech Alliance ended the evening with the best poker hand, and its occupants went home with trophies, a prize package, and bragging rights.  Robert Chiti, President of OpenTech Alliance, stated "We have been a sponsor of the Kure It boat race for several years and we would not miss it for the world.  The Kure It organization is a true agent of change and we are very proud to be a supporter of their cause.  The boat race gives us all a chance to relax with some good friends and reflect on the importance of finding a cure for cancer.  A cure will be discovered and when it is, we will have people like the Kure It team to thank.”

    The evening was a huge success, raising over $30,000 for groundbreaking research. Kure It Director Karen Jones recognized the support of the self storage industry as being key to Kure It’s success. "The Boat Cruise and Poker Run always leaves us in high spirits and excited for next year. We are truly honored to have the support and backing of so many in the industry. Each year, we continue to be impressed with the creative ideas that bring funds and awareness to our mission.” 

    Since 2007, Kure It has raised over $1,000,000 for cancer research. In 2012, Kure It awarded $100,000 to the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health Sciences University, and an additional grant in the amount of $250,000 will be awarded through Kure It’s partnership with the American Association for Cancer Research. Through organizations like the California Self Storage Association, the storage industry has not only raised money for cancer research, but helped Kure It bring awareness to their mission and the overall state of cancer and cancer research.

    For pictures and footage taken at the event please follow the link below.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1tIUx7rNtU

     

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    About Kure It

    Kure It is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise money for research specialists conducting innovative projects to better treat and ultimately cure kidney cancer and other underfunded malignancies.  Founded by self storage veteran Barry Hoeven after his diagnosis with kidney cancer, Kure It’s goal is to lead the self storage industry in the charge to raise $1 million for cancer research each year. www.kureit.org

     

    About California Self Storage Association

    The California Self Storage Association is a not-for-profit trade association which was founded in 2002.  The CSSA is dedicated to providing a unified voice for the Self Storage Industry for the State of California and to enhance the performance and quality of the services the industry has to offer.  For more information, go to www.cssaweb.com


  • Friday, August 24, 2012 12:06 PM | Anonymous

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 

    A-1 Self Storage makes monetary donation to the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center’s 19th Annual Luau & Longboard Invitational event to help raise funds for cancer research.

    San Diego, CA – August 24, 2012 – A-1 Self Storage, the premier provider of self storage in California, announced today their support of the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Centerthrough a monetary donation and competing in the 19th Annual Longboard Invitational "Surf for the Cure” event that was held onAugust 19, 2012 at Scripps Beach, La Jolla in San Diego, CA. This event helped raise awareness and funds for cancer research,

    educational programs, outreach and patient care. The Moores Cancer Center is one of forty National Cancer Institute’s Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States.

     

    Each surf team of four is company-sponsored and is paired up with a longboard surfing legend to compete in the surfing contest. TeamA-1 Self Storage won the 1st Place trophy this year. The team includes Kolton Gustafson, Devon Howard, Legendary Longboard Surfer – Jock Sutherland, Brian L. Caster and Brian R. Caster.

     

    "A-1 Self Storage is proud to support the UCSD Moores Cancer Center and compete in their Surf for Cure event” said Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage. "It was an honor for all of us on our team to surf with legendary longboard surfer, Jock Sutherland. Winning this year’s event was great; however, not as gratifying as helping to raise funds for cancer research.”

     

    For more information, please visit:  http://longboardluau.org/

    To find a San Diego County A-1 Self Storage, please visit: http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/San_Diego_Region/a-1_self_storage

    Or to find an A-1 Self Storage location near you, please visit:

    http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/locations

     

    About A-1 Self Storage:

     

    A-1 Self Storage is one of the leading providers of self storage and car storage in California with 17 locations in the San Diego County area and over 42 locations statewide. A-1 is the Self Storage division of the Caster Companies, a third generation family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. The Caster Companies specializes in acquisitions, development and management of A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its Real Estate Portfolio includes over 4 million square feet in real estate properties. It is one of California’s largest independent self storage and car storage owner/operators in California.

     

    Press Contact:

    Fran Laporga-Ching | A-1 Self Storage | (619) 287-8873 x141 | press@a1storage.com | www.a1storage.com


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