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At the heart of who we are as an association you’ll find our success is built on the relationships our members have with one another. You’ll find that CSSA members truly care about each other and look for ways to work together and support each other in order to continually improve our industry through best practices and delivering better a better experience for storage customers.

    • Thursday, October 01, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • Webinar


    Preparing for Disasters


    CSSA Virtual Education Series

    October 1, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am


    $49 – CSSA Members 

    $129 Non-CSSA Members

    Covid is only the latest in number of other disasters self storage businesses have faced here in California – fires, floods, power outages, pandemics, earthquakes, etc. Good business practice is to anticipate these disasters and have emergency plans to mitigate the impact on the business. This one-hour session will cover the following items:

    • Review of insurance to ensure your facility is covered
    • Tools needed to be prepared for emergencies
    • Plans for facility, customers, and employees when emergency occurs
    • Communication design during and after the emergency
    • What we learned from restrictions of Covid-19 pandemic

    Presenter: Dave Doget, SKS Management LLC – Dave has 11 years of property management experience and 23 years retail management experience.  At SKS Mr. Doget started as a facility manager before being promoted to district manager with the additional responsibility of overseeing the company’s revenue management program, including internet market analysis for pricing recommendations for all properties and for assisting with operational variance reports. Other responsibilities include conducting facility audits, reviewing auction files, tech support, insurance & OSHA compliance, and is the administrator for multiple software programs.

    Presenter:  Mike Gong, Arthur J. Gallagher – Mike is the National Self Storage Practice Leader for Gallagher Insurance & Risk Management Services. He has been an insurance broker and risk consultant to the self storage industry throughout the country for over 18 years. Mike specializes in providing advice and consultation on insurance coverage placement & program structure, contractual risk transfer, emergency planning and claims advocacy for self storage operators and owners. He is a current board member of the CSSA and former board member of the Self Storage Association (SSA). Being involved in industry associations has provided Mike the opportunity to continually focus on legal, risk and exposure challenges faced by the self storage industry today and beyond.

    Sponsored by:

    • Wednesday, October 14, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • Zoom Virtual Discussion
    • 35


    Peer Power Hour

    CSSA Networking Group


    October 14, 2020: 10:00am - 11:00am

    This is a FREE event for CSSA Members Only!

    *REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - This event is limited to a total of 40 people 

    Join us for our second session of Peer Power Hour!

    An open discussion among your fellow self storage owners and operators. Your opportunity to ask questions, talk about today's challenges, and share your knowledge/experience. Don't miss out on this unique networking event!

    Peter Watson, General Counsel for Westport Properties will be leading this discussion on the election & other legislative issues. This will include AB325, Proposition 15 - Split Roll, and other items on the ballot. Don't miss out on these legislative updates and a chance to ask questions and discuss your challenges with Peter Watson and other Self Storage Owners & Operators.  

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Past events

Thursday, September 17, 2020 Conflict - Attitudes in the Workplace: CSSA Education Series - Virtual Training
Wednesday, September 02, 2020 Self Storage Challenge: Dealing with the Homeless - CSSA Virtual Education Series
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 SOLD OUT - Peer Power Hour: CSSA Networking Group
Thursday, August 20, 2020 Leave Laws & COVID-19: Updates in California - CSSA Virtual Education Series
Wednesday, August 05, 2020 Smart Selling: Maximize Revenue - Minimize Discounting - LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE (PM Session)
Wednesday, August 05, 2020 Smart Selling: Maximize Revenue - Minimize Discounting - SOLD OUT (AM Session)
Thursday, July 23, 2020 CSSA Education Series: Virtual Training - Top 10 Ways to Stay Out of Court
Wednesday, July 08, 2020 CSSA Education Series: Avatar Training - Dealing with Difficult Customer Situations
Thursday, June 25, 2020 CSSA Education Series: Virtual Training - Hot Employment Laws You Need to Know About
Thursday, March 05, 2020 CSSA Education Series: Lien Law Seminar - Orange County 2020
Tuesday, March 03, 2020 CSSA Education Series: Lien Law Seminar - Pleasanton 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020 CSSA Education Series: Santa Ana, CA
Thursday, January 16, 2020 CSSA Education Series: Pleasanton, CA
Thursday, October 17, 2019 CSSA Education Series: Elk Grove, CA
Wednesday, August 07, 2019 CSSA Education Series: Santa Clarita, CA
Thursday, June 13, 2019 CSSA Education Series: San Diego, CA
Thursday, March 07, 2019 CSSA Education Series: Lien Law Seminar - Ontario
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 CSSA Education Series: Lien Law Seminar - Pleasanton

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