Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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The Publick House Historic Inn
277 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566

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Sponsorships Available!

Event Sponsor: Register a representative to attend, have your logo printed in our program and online, and man a cocktail table showcasing materials from your company.

Production Sponsor: Can't make it? Showcase your business all day with your logo included on the speaker Power Point presentations, listed in our program, and oneline. Must register by September 15, 2022.

Lunch Sponsor: Grab some visibility by sponsoring this always-popular lunch. You'll be listed in our program, on event signage, and on our website.

Lanyard Sponsor: Promote your brand by providing our attendees with some lanyards emblazoned with your company logo! SOLD

For pricing and to sponsor this event, click on the Register Now button.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued for the full amount minus a $30 administration fee if received in writing by September 15, 2022. Refunds cannot be issued after September 15th.

Photography Disclaimer

NeSSA reserves the right to use your image or likeness in any pictures taken by staff or Board members, unless an express written request is received by September 15, 2022.

Event Cancellation by NeSSA

NeSSA reserves the right to cancel an event due to any circumstance which would make the event non-viable. If NeSSA cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should the event be postponed, NeSSA has the right to either issue a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the future date.


Courtney Kahler
Northeast Self Storage Association


NeSSA's 2022 Fall Retreat

Join the Northeast Self Storage Association for our annual Fall Retreat at the always-popular Publick House!

Begin your morning mingling with sponsors and other self storage owners and managers over breakfast. We will begin the day's education with a panel discussing how you can take advantage of our industry's current success, plus what potential issues to be on the lookout for. We'll then touch on marketing before breaking for lunch and more networking. The day will wrap with an update on Connecticut's lien law changes, Rhode Island's insurance bill success, and legislative war stories from SSA's Joe Doherty.

Different levels of sponsorships are available from lanyards to events. Check out your options on the left-hand side of this page, or continue to registration to read more about what benefits each one includes and their cost.

You can check out the descriptions of each session as well as the day's agenda below.

    Thursday, September 29, 2022
    8:30 AM - Registration and Breakfast

    9:00 AM - Opening Remarks

     9:15 AM - Self Storage at Its Best: Taking Advantage & Staying Prepared with panelists Neftali Aponte of SIMI, Alyssa Quill of Storage Asset Management, Steve Tranni of Stor-U-Self, and moderated by Damon Emerson of Storage Shield

    The self storage industry is thriving like never before. Many are saying that business has never been better and facilities are full with waiting lists to boot. But several experts say it's actually a mistake to be 100% full and as they say, what goes up, must come down. With troubling trends already starting to show, this panel will uncover how even a full facility can take advantage of our industry's success and boost their operations. Plus learn about the trends you should keep an eye on at your facility in order to prepare you for a shift in business.

    10:45 AM - Break

    11:00 AM - Marketing Tips Now and for the Future with Melissa Stiles, Storage Asset Management, Inc.

    This session will cover what you need to do now and what ideas you should be thinking about to enact in the future. Learn about different activities you can do to increase your online presence and convert leads into actual rentals.

    12:00 PM - Lunch and Networking

    1:00 PM - How Operators Benefit from Northeast and National Legislative Successes with Joe Doherty, Self Storage Association

    SSA's Senior Vice President, Chief Legal & Legislative Officer Joe Doherty will provide us with an update on this year's legislative successes in the northeast. He will explain the various changes in Connecticut's lien law that went into effect on July 1st, as well as a refresher on how the state taxes fees and what you can be doing to avoid troublesome audits.

    Joe will also discuss Rhode Island's successful insurance bill which will take effect January 1st, and address the issues we ran into trying to update their lien law this year. Finally, he will sprinkle in a few national updates and legislative war stories that are sure to entertain all.

    2:00 PM - Adjourn

    Registration Fees

    Member Rate: $75 ($85 after 9/8/22)
    Nonmember Rate: $89 ($99 after 9/8/22)
    Event Sponsorship: $300 (Includes one attendee registration, a cocktail table to showcase your company's materials, your logo in the program and on our website, and verbal recognition from the podium.)

    Not a member? Join while registering and pay the member rate!