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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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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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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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INFOGRAPHIC: Green Movement Status Check, Post-Earth Day

By Matthew Stites   April 30, 2012

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The U.S. green movement has been a rollercoaster of support, progress, opposition and steps backward. So what’s really going on right now? Studies have shown the growth of green initiatives, from alternative energy to sustainable building, has been almost stagnant since last year. The unstable economy has pressured many American businesses to tighten their purses and take a conservative, skeptical approach to implementing green initiatives in their operations. While working toward energy conservation means a more sustainable business and can lower long-term costs, financial payoff won’t necessarily come along for years, sometimes decades.

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SpareFoot Celebrates ‘Earth Weekend’ With Local Organizations

By Rachel Greenfield   April 19, 2012

The SpareFoot philosophy is all about doing things big, so this year we decided to stretch Earth Day into Earth Weekend. It kicks off with Alternative Transportation Day on April 20, when employees will bike, hike, carpool, or take mass transit to work.

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