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14 November 1 - 14, 2008
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Ace Hardware marks GarageTown offers franchises
anniversary
For the past several years, GarageTown USA has their units with custom cabinetry and fl ooring. Some
offered individuals the opportunity to “purchase” even construct mezzanines to maximize the 16 to
Chandler’s Ace Hardware store on Gilbert Road
personal, over-sized storage units, commonly referred 19-foot ceiling space. Owners utilize the garages for
north of Chandler Heights Road celebrates its second
to as “garage condos.” Now, GarageTown offers collections of classic cars, haulers and trailers; RVs
anniversary in November with special sales.
franchises of its business model under the newly and toys such as Quads and Sand Rails. Still others
Store offi cials say in-demand patio furniture will be
formed GarageTown USA Franchise Services LLC create personal gyms or their ultimate hobby den.
sold with prices reduced 20 to 50 percent.
(GTFS). Some units have security gates and most come
The outlet is also offering a large variety of Christmas
Currently, there are about 19 GarageTown prewired for phone, cable, Internet and HVAC. The
decorations as part of the anniversary observance, as
developments located in six states, including majority of GarageTown units also feature 14-foot-
well as swimming pool supplies and pool repair and
Arizona’s Chandler Stellar Airpark location. The Self high, automatic overhead doors, pedestrian doors,
replacement parts.
Storage Association estimates the self storage industry heat, individually-metered electric service, dedicated
More information is available online at
represents $20 billion in annual revenues. RV power outlet, fl uorescent lighting, fi re sprinklers,
www.AceHardware.com or by calling 480-802-2100.
“Garage condo storage is where mini-storage was phone/cable access and full insulation. Owners may
about 25 to 30 years ago,” notes Mike Ard of Garage use up to 10 percent of their unit as offi ce space.
Town’s Colorado operation. “GarageTown is on the Owners are part of an Owners Association where
Pitta Souvli
leading edge of this next generation of self storage, a nominal monthly fee covers services such as
celebrates 1 year
and now we are providing the opportunity for others building insurance, grounds maintenance, common
to develop in-demand garage condo sites in their utilities, security surveillance and upkeep of a private
Owners of Pitta Souvli Mediterranean Grill in S.
neighborhoods.” clubhouse where owners can network and socialize.
In part, GarageTown Franchise Services Assistant Other common amenities include restroom facilities,
Chandler is inviting the public to help them celebrate
Vice President Cameron Barclift attributes GarageTown trash service, access to potable water and an RV
their one year anniversary with specials all day Sat.
USA’s success to delivering a unique alternative to dump. Typical GarageTown units range in size from
and Sun., Nov. 8-9.
renting storage space. Instead, investors become 16 feet by 40 feet to 24 feet by 75 feet.
They’ll have half off appetizers, and there will be
owners of secure, enclosed units which average more For more information, visit Garage Town’s website
alcohol giveaways and more.
than 1,000 feet of usable space while reaping the same at www.garagetown.com.
Pitta Souvli is located at 1940 S. Alma School Rd., tax benefi ts as home or property ownership.
on the northwest corner of Alma School and Germann In addition, GarageTown owners often personalize
roads. Call 480-907-5893 for reservations, or visit
www.PittaSouvli.com.
Chamber books networking events
Desert Shores Pediatrics
“Elder Care Resources” is presented by Anne Marie Wake Up Chandler is held at 7:30 a.m. Wed., Nov.
has open house
Grande with the Area Agency on Aging during the 12. at First Credit Union, 25 S. Arizona Pl. in downtown
Chandler Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Council, Chandler. This Chamber morning mixer gives every
which meets at 8 p.m. Tue., Nov. 4 at the Chamber business represented the opportunity to present a
Celebrate the opening of the second Desert Shores
offi ces, 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 20. There is no cost to 30-second “commercial” on its operations. Cost is
Pediatrics from 5 to 7 p.m. Thu., Nov. 13.
attend. Interested participants can register online at $5 for Chamber members and $15 for nonmembers.
Desert Shores provides the full spectrum of
www.chandlerchamber.com. Click “events calendar” Register online at www.chandlerchamber.com and
pediatric healthcare, including well, sick, preventative
or call 480-963-4571 for more information. click “events calendar,” or call 480-963-4571 for
and urgent care from birth to age 18. Procedures
information.
offered include some laboratory services, hearing and
“Networking @ 9” begins at 8:45 a.m. Fri., Nov. 7
vision testing, breathing treatments, splinting, wart
at Western International University, 55 N. Arizona New Chamber Business Center to open
removal, catheterizations, ear irrigations, laceration
Place. This month’s session features Tony Severe, The fi nishing touches are going into the Chandler
repair, removal of foreign bodies, abscess drainage
Ph.D. and Bill Farretta, Realtors RE/MAX Commercial Chamber’s new Business Center, according to
Investment Commercial Sales and Leasing, presenting Charlotte Hodel, IOM, vice president of business &
and circumcisions.
“Starting a Business? It’s Location, Location, Location.” economic development for the Chamber.
The new Desert Shores offi ce is located at 965
Participants learn about methods and data analysis A ribbon cutting and open house for the Center
W. Chandler Heights Rd., on the southeast corner
tools to maximize their knowledge of market and will be held from 10 to 3 p.m. Tue., Nov. 11 at 25 S.
of Alma School and Chandler Heights roads in S.
demographic data. Topics include targeted market Arizona Pl., Suite 20 in downtown Chandler. For more
Chandler. They also have a Gilbert offi ce at 3336 E.
analysis, detailed demographic and income data, traffi c information, call Hodel at 480-963-4571, ext. 215 or
Chandler Heights Rd., Building 6, Suite 132.
counts and market gap analysis. There is no cost to email charlotte@chandlerchamber.com.
Appointments are now being taken, and fl u shots attend. Register online at www.chandlerchamber.com
are available. Call 480-460-4949 or email info@
and click “events calendar,” or call 480-963-4571 for
desertshorespediatrics.com for details.
information.
Corporate Chronicles
Taxpayers get break in 2009 returns
Amid the economic turmoil and bad-news scenarios in Tri-Lite Builders was among this year’s fi nalists for The Heart of Business Awards, highlighting community
the stock market and banking industry, there’s welcome
service and volunteerism in the Phoenix metro area. Companies and individuals using a number of methods to
news for SanTan Sun area taxpayers from an unlikely
source: the Internal Revenue Service. Find out more at
support, encourage, coordinate and facilitate the volunteer efforts of their employees will be recognized at a
www.SanTanSun.com in the Business section.
reception Nov. 20.
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