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The SpareFoot Blog Redux!

By John Donegan   September 11, 2012

Have you noticed our new-ish look? We want to take a minute to tell you about the recent blog redesign. With a little help from Tri and Rachel, senior developer and designer Jeffrey Cherewaty overhauled this very blog’s look and feel. I chatted with the O.G. SpareFooter – our third employee – to learn the inspiration behind the sleek renovation.

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StorageMart Facebook Fans Raise $1K For Kure It Cancer Research

By Rachel Greenfield   September 3, 2012

One of our clients, StorageMart, announced a donation of $1,000 to one of our favorite nonprofits, Kure It Cancer Research.

StorageMart Gives posted a challenge to its Facebook community, promising a donation of $1 for every like and share (up to 1,000) generated by a posted image of the Kure It logo. The goal was reached with more than a week’s time to spare.

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Spare Funds Scholarship Winner Joyce Kim Is Saving The World

By John Donegan   August 28, 2012

We received 89 applications to our Spare Funds scholarship from all over the world, including hopefuls from Pakistan, China, Ghana, Tunisia and India. They ranged in age from 18 to 59, majoring in everything from dance to microbiology. With so many interesting candidates, it was a difficult choice, but there was one clear winner. A rising junior at the University of Kentucky, the amazing Joyce Kim is our recipient of $5,000 for tuition and a semester of free self-storage.

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SpareFoot Voted “Best Online Directory” 2nd Year In A Row

By Rachel Greenfield   August 17, 2012

For the second year in a row, SpareFoot has been voted “Best Online Directory” in the Inside Self-Storage Best of Business reader-choice poll. Launched in 2011, the poll solicits online votes from industry professionals, who elect their favorite vendors in about 30 categories. SpareFoot will be honored with a feature profile in ISS magazine, as well as during a special ceremony at the ISS World Expo in Las Vegas in April.

“It is awesome to be chosen for Best Online Directory for the second year in a row. Our clients and friends in the industry made it happen, so we thank them for their vote and ongoing support,” SpareFoot CEO Chuck Gordon said.

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Penske’s Gregory Spotted In SpareFoot Workout Gear

By John Donegan   July 31, 2012

Since we teamed up with Penske Truck Rental in May, we’ve suspected that Penske employees share both our work ethic and fashion sensibility. This suspicion was confirmed when we opened last week’s Reading Eagle and discovered Penske’s Gregory Smith sporting an industrial-strength chain and a SpareFoot wristband.

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Supply Memories: Our Social School Supply Drive Is Live

By Rachel Greenfield   July 24, 2012

I’m excited to announce our new social media charity campaign is up and running. Trading Facebook shares and Tweets for donations, Supply Memories benefits a school supply drive for Communities In Schools of Central Texas, a nonprofit focused on dropout-prevention.

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Kure It: Olympic Competition Brings Startup Companies Together for Charity

By Rachel Greenfield   July 19, 2012

SpareFoot, the Austin-based tech startup self-storage finder, won $5,000 for Kure It Cancer Research in Austin’s Summer Startup Olympics. This second edition of the Startup Olympics brought together competitors from eight elite Austin tech startup companies. In the spirit of innovation and community fundraising, participants competed for monetary contributions to the charity of their choice. SpareFoot snagged the silver medal for a donation that will be used to further Kure It’s mission of funding innovative, groundbreaking research projects focusing on underfunded cancers.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Self-Storage Explodes!

By John Donegan   June 13, 2012

The $22 billion self-storage industry is a hidden giant among us. You probably drive past at least one storage facility on your daily commute, with or without realizing it. They’re everywhere, but you don’t notice because self-storage is boring— a boring goldmine, that is. It’s one of the fastest-growing sectors of commercial real estate, with the amount of storage space in the U.S. doubling to 2 billion square feet in a mere five years from 2000-2005.

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Penske Truck Rental and SpareFoot Team Together for Moving Season

By Rachel Greenfield   May 24, 2012

READING, Pa., May 23, 2012— Just in time for the busiest moving weekend of the year and the start of moving season, Penske Truck Rental and self-storage startup SpareFoot are teaming up to bring do-it-yourself moving and storage into the 21st century.

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Rock Out To Knock Out Cancer With SpareFoot + UT’s ColorCancer

By Rachel Greenfield   May 2, 2012

Join us for a spirited showcase of local Austin musicians, featuring Kirk Baxley and the Red 100’s. We’re excited to be involved as a sponsor for such a fun and meaningful event, hosted by our neighbors at the University of Texas chapter of ColorCancer.

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