The North Carolina Self Storage Association is an association that aims to provide its members with quality standards, proper guidance, networking opportunities and credibility for the self storage industry. The association is made up of owner/operators whose facilities range from one unit operators to multiple facility owners with thousands of rental units, as well as associate members that represent vendors that serve the industry as well as those individuals who are interested in getting involved.
Membership Listing - NCSSA can help prospective customers find you! The association website is an excellent marketing tool for members. Each member company is listed in the database that is searchable by both members and the general public.
Auction Postings – Auction postings on the NCSSA website are FREE for members. The auction calendar can be viewed by anyone looking to obtain details about auctions across the state.
The NCSSA retains a lobbyist to monitor legislative issues, discuss possible plans of action and keep the membership informed of current political matters.
Access to Resources and Information
Website – The NCSSA website is a rich source of information for members. It houses forms, FAQs, membership list, meeting minutes, legislative updates, legal information and much more industry related information. Send and receive information using the ListServ or contribute to the conversation on the Discussion Forum.
Newsletter – Your membership also includes a subscription to the bi-monthly electronic newsletter, The 10x10 News. The newsletter provides information about industry developments at the local, state and national levels. The 10x10 News keeps members informed of current affairs in the industry and upcoming events within the association.
Standardized Lease – Save money by using the NCSSA’s attorney-approved lease instead of hiring someone to create one for you. Use of the NCSSA lease is reserved for current members only.
Auction Checklist – Ensure that you are in full compliance of the NC lien law by following the steps on the auction checklist.
Convention - Hear about the latest services and products straight from the source! See what issues fellow owners and operators are facing at their facilities. Join in the discussion about hot topics. There will be sessions with topics of interest to managers, owners and vendors. NCSSA members can attend the Southeastern Self Storage Convention & Tradeshow at a discounted member rate.
Seminars and Webinars - Register for a regional training seminar or a webinar to expand your knowledge on topics such as marketing, customer service, auction process, etc.
Property-Casualty Insurance Program
Members of the NCSSA can take advantage of enhanced property-casualty insurance for their facilities and operations—as well as the opportunity to earn a dividend on certain coverages—through an officially endorsed program created with Penn National Insurance. Dividend earned is based on total group premium and claims experience of eligible coverages. As the program grows, dividend potential increases.
Affiliation with the National Self Storage Association
The NCSSA is an authorized affiliate of the SSA. Because of the affiliation, each NCSSA member receives an annual subscription to the SSA Globe magazine and free call-in attendance to SSA’s new monthly On-line University live web casts. Any reproduction of the web casts will be at a fee determined by the SSA.
SSLN Affiliate Program - The Self Storage Legal Network (SSLN) has an Affiliate and Small Operator Plan available to NCSSA members. The Plan is also designed for operators with one to three facilities and the pricing is reduced to make it affordable for smaller operators. The SSLN service provides storage operators with access to the legal information that they need to respond to day to day circumstances that may arise at their facilities and, most importantly, gives them to tools to avoid mistakes that can lead to costly lawsuits. The SSLN lawyers will thoroughly address your questions and there is no limit on the number of questions you can ask. Click on the logo below for more information.
Find out what other facilities are doing. They may have encountered the same issues as you and can suggest a solution. There are many opportunities for networking and socializing at the convention. The NCSSA maintains an online membership directory that is constantly growing with the addition of new members. The directory helps facilitate networking with other self storage industry professionals in North Carolina.
To join, please download the membership application or click here to join online.