Get ready to join SSALA members from around the state in November for the Fall Expo 2018. This year’s event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge, and we couldn’t be more excited! Among our guest speakers will be national speakers Jeffery Greenberger, attorney, and Magen Smith, the Storage CPA. This is sure to be one of the best conferences in recent years and guaranteed to pack a lot of bang for the buck. We will see you there!
We are encouraging members to let us know about events that are happening at your facility or in your community. Opening a new facility – let us know and we will post an article about it on our news feed. Have a manager that was recognized within your company or in your community – let us know and we will join in celebrating their accomplishment. Call or email your submission, and we will let all our association members know about your news. One more way SSALA is working to connect self storage owners/operators/managers across the great state of Louisiana.
We look forward to seeing you at the SSALA Spring Luncheon, Wednesday, April 11, in Bossier City, LA. The event will be from 10am to 2pm at Shane’s Seafood and BBQ on Texas Street?Hwy 80. There will be seminars on various topics and a great opportunity to network with owners, operators and managers from around the state.
The SSALA Fall Expo 2017 was a great success, with more in attendance than ever! New Officers were introduced, including new SSALA President Sean Landry, Vice-President Lonnie Bickford, Secretary Ben Evans, and Treasurer Shaun Ferguson. Our guest speakers, Anne Ballard and Scott Zucker, gave extremely well received presentations, and we thank them for joining us in Baton Rouge!
The SSALA Board sends its heartfelt concerns to our fellow self storage operators and citizens in south Texas. After the historic flooding last year in the Shreveport/Bossier City areas of north Louisiana and in Baton Rouge, we have been there and know what you are going thru. That’s why so many people of our “Cajun Navy” are in Houston now – giving back the help that was given them last year.
Please text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10 through the American Red Cross.
The SSALA Fall Expo will be in Baton Rouge, November 08, 2017. Vendor registration has begun, and we are looking for Event Sponsors. We are happy to once again be at the newly remodeled Holiday Inn South. Special rooms are available – book soon to get the best rates. Click the link below for information and registration forms.
The Board of the SSALA is very excited to announce our headliners for the Fall Expo 2017 in Baton Rouge, November 8th. Ann Ballard, The Hat Lady, and Scott Zucker, counsel for the national Self Storage Association, will be bringing their many years of experience and expertise in the storage industry to share with our members. We are also extremely excite to have Natalie Bragg speak on understanding Millennials in the work place. This is a very enlightening presentation that promises to help you understand how to attract, AND retain, a younger staff. We’ll see you there!
The SSALA’s Spring Luncheon has been scheduled for April 19, 2017 at Ralph & Kacoo’s in Bossier City. We have some great speakers lined up, with topics including auditing a facility, criminal activity prevention training, and a Q & A on the changes to the lien sale laws last year. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Fall Expo 2016 was a huge success! There were a record number of attendees, more first time attendees, and more vendors than ever! Ann Parham and Scott Zucker, our featured speakers, delivered great insight and advise during their presentations, and the SSALA received positive reviews on all our other speakers, as well. We thank all of our Gold level vendor sponsors for their help in keeping these events affordable!
A Special thanks go out to Wanda Cox, our Executive Director, who made this whole convention possible, while standing in 2 feet of water in her flooded Baton Rouge facility. We could not have down this without her heroic efforts!!
This year’s Expo is more relevant than ever, and more important! Scott Zucker, attorney to the national SSA, will go through all the changes made to the Louisiana Self Storage Facilities Act, making sure you understand how the changes have simplified the lien sale process, and ensure you are in compliance. This is a seminar you can’t afford to miss! It is that important!