Guests were invited to have coffee and mingle at the Security Public Storage (SPS) facility on Oakdale Road this past week. The Riverbank Chamber of Commerce organized the mixer in collaboration with the Storage facility.
SPS Onsite Manager Donna Bradanick and staff had a variety of goodies for guests including pastries, doughnuts, and fruit along with coffee during the early morning mixer on Thursday last week from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
“I love it,” remarked Bradanick about the Riverbank community. “This is such a family-oriented community and everybody is nice here.”
Bradanick has been at the Riverbank location for about three-and-a-half years and is originally from the Bay area. SPS has been in the area since 1995. They are open seven days a week.
“We have never had a chamber event before so we decided it was time for our other local businesses to know what we are about and where we are at,” said Bradanick. “With the help of Monica Perez with Farmers she walked me through this whole entire thing and we had a lot of people show up.”
Perez is a Riverbank resident and business owner with Farmers Insurance Agency on Patterson Road. She became a Chamber Board Member in 2020 and has since taken on the role of the Chamber Chair, serving in that capacity since this past January.
SPS was 100 percent occupied during COVID as many people were selling their homes and needed a place to store their items.
“Now we have a lot of our tenants moving from the Bay area here and on the flip side I have a lot of customers that were here that are moving out to places like Idaho, Colorado and Texas,” added Bradanick. “They said the housing market is cheaper in those states. That is the influx of what I have seen with the market itself.”
Currently SPS is at 98 percent occupancy. They have new doors on their units and have plans to continue with remodeling like painting the buildings and installing a new awning. There are individual alarms on each unit door so every tenant has a specific gate code that deactivates their alarm on their specific unit.
She noted, “So if someone was to run the gate and go to their unit and not put their code, the alarm would go off. We have managers here seven days a week to respond. I am here five days a week.”
The office has boxes, locks and moving supplies for sale.
“What I would want to tell the community is if they are looking for a great storage place that they can trust that their items will be there when they come back, please come to Security Public Storage,” stated Bradanick.
The Riverbank Chamber formed in 1954 and is a non-profit volunteer organization that supports local small and large businesses as well as individuals with a variety of resources.
The Riverbank Chamber is rebuilding and are looking for more board members and businesses to join.
For more information, contact Perez at 209-534-2758.