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Meet Us at the River for the first Tri-State Conference, Oct. 16-17

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:10 PM | CSSSA Admin (Administrator)

Three is considered the most magical of all numbers, as evidenced by its use in religion (Holy Trinity), fairy tales (Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears) and quotes (Third Time’s the Charm). In the case of self storage, one might say that three heads are better than one as the Arizona Self Storage Association (AZSA), California Self Storage Association (CSSA), and Nevada Self Storage Association (NVSSA) will be combining forces to host the "Meet Us at the River” initial Tri-State Self Storage Conference, October 16-17, at The Golden Nugget in Laughlin, Nevada.

The event will feature top national speakers like Jeff Greenberger, Esq. ( and Carol Krendl (Owner, SkilCheck Services); round table sessions (led by groups like Chateau, U-Haul, OpenTech Alliance, StorageAhead, MiniCo, Mini-Storage Messenger, and more); breakout sessions for each state association and, of course, networking possibilities galore. Bob Hayworth (CEO, Baja Construction) will do a breakoutsession on solar and boat/RVstorage. The conference begins on October 16 from 5 – 7:30 with check-in and networking as well as an opportunity for attendees to meet their respective board members.

Laughlin sits on the Colorado River where the three states come together. This is the first time that the AZSA, CSSA, and NVSSA have come together and the three associations are pleased to be able to offer quality content as well as great networking possibilities. And to add to the excitement, a raffle will be held for two great seats for the Toby Keith concert at The Golden Nugget on October 18, which will likely be a sellout.

The convergence of the three states is exciting news for the director of each state association.

"We are so thrilled to be part of this event with the AZSA and NVSSA,” said Erin King, the CSSA’s Executive Director. "To be able to bring the three states together for meaningful educational sessions as well as an opportunity to network on a grander scale is really terrific. Owners and managers in the surrounding areas should not miss it! Not only members are welcome as we also hope to meet many new people.And, of course, we fully expect to have lots of fun!”

"The Nevada Self Storage Association is committed to growing membership and supporting the needs of the self storage industry in Nevada,” added Michelle Watson, president of the NVSSA. "We hold education events in Las Vegas or north in Reno but this will be the first educational event located in the southern most part of our state. A different type of learning experience can happen when there is true collaboration, which is one of the reasons we agreed to get involved when Erin King of the CSSA approached us with this idea.”

"I believe that the Tri-State Conference will ultimately be seen as a great example of true collaboration! Working closely with our neighbors in California and Arizona we are able to bring the educational venue to the river in Laughlin, Nevada. Planning the event so that the information presented is relevant and timely to the ownership base in this region has happened almost seamlessly. We are very excited to be involved and look forward to working with our neighbors now and for years to come.”

"Great self storage educational and networking opportunities are hard to come by and often far away, especially for businesses located outside of the largest cities,” said AZSA Executive Director Anne Mari DeCoster. "That's why the state self storage associations of Arizona, California & Nevada are enthusiastic about our first venture together: ‘Meet Us at the River' is a full day conference designed specifically to meet the needs of self storage, RV and boat storage businesses along the Upper Colorado River and nearby areas in Arizona, California, and Nevada. We will focus on the operational, management, legal, investment and financial challenges you face in providing self-storage and boat/vehicle/RV storage in your area.”

The good news continues with the low registration fee of only $99.00 and rates at The Golden Nugget start at $34.99 per night. *Don't forget to mention the code "GCSSA14” when booking your room*


For more information, contact each state director – AZSA Anne Mari DeCoster (, CSSA Erin King (, or NVSSA Michelle Watson (



Arizona Self Storage Association

Founded in 1996, the Arizona Self-Storage Association was created to strengthen the self-storage industry in Arizona, promote professional standards and quality, and present a unified voice on issues affecting the industry in the state and in its communities. AZSA continues that mission today with more than 550 facility and vendor members.

Anne Mari Decoster, Executive Director

PO Box 44031

Phoenix, AZ 85064

Ph: 602-374-7184


California Self Storage Association

The California Self Storage Association (CSSA) is the Non-Profit Trade Association for the Self Storage Industry in the State of California. For more than 10 years the Association has served as the official trade organization and voice of the Californian self storage industry. The association is quite active in representation of the industry before state legislative and regulatory bodies.

Erin King - Executive Director

4000 MacArthur Blvd., EAST TOWER Suite 600 Newport Beach, CA 92660

Ph: (949) 783-4130


Nevada Self Storage Association

The Nevada Self Storage Association is managed by the Executive Director, Katrina Bruce under the guidance of the all-volunteer Board of Directors who all are actively involved in the industry as owners, managers and vendors. The Board of Directors represents the interests not only of the large multi-site operators but also the smaller single site operator.

Michelle Watson – President

P.O. Box 94795

Las Vegas, NV 89193

Ph: 480.326.9520

California Self Storage Association

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