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2012 SIMI Manager’s Conference & Awards Recognition Dinner

September 20th, 2012

Storage Investment Management, Inc. (SIMI) held their annual Manager’s Conference and Awards Recognition Dinner on September 20, 2012.  The event was conducted at the Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway in Trumbull, CT – a central location for the more than 30 SIMI properties located throughout New England.

The conference portion focused on 4 educational round table presentations covering an assortment of topics that are key to managing a successful self storage property. Topics included: self storage marketing, introductions to new SIMI procedures and policies, sharing of best practices, and more.

Following the conference everyone attended the Awards Recognition Dinner.  Each year SIMI recognizes their “Top Performing Managers” by presenting a variety of awards. Awards range from Highest Volume of Merchandise Sales to Best Budget Income Variance to Most Improved Facility. All awards are based on criteria that are the critical elements to successful self storage operations.  SIMI’s “Best of the Best” for 2012 are :

MANAGER OF THE YEAR = Jess Benowitz, Manager of Planet Self Storage in Clinton, NJ

#1 RANKED – POWER RATING = Mike Melia, Manager of All American Self Storage In Methuen, MA

2012 SIMI Sales Managers & Executive Team

2012 SIMI Sales Managers & Executive Team

Once again we were fortunate to recognize eleven co-workers for their extended length of service ranging from five to twenty years.  Of special note is the twenty year award which was given to Bob Barzelay, Director of Management Information Systems.

For more information please contact Charlie Fritts at (716) 689-7377 or