Storage Business Owners Alliance (SBOA) Announces New Preferred Vendor Partners

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The SBOA adds AlphaStaff and Chalkfly as vendor partners to its self storage buying group.

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Rick Yonis of Sentry Self Storage says, “The services they have provided on the payroll and Human Resource side have been invaluable to us as a small business."

The Storage Business Owners Alliance LLC (SBOA) (, an organization that enables small to medium-sized self storage owners and operators to increase profitability through enhanced buying power, announced today the addition of two new SBOA Vendor Partners, AlphaStaff and Chalkfly.

AlphaStaff (, a full-service national human resources outsourcing company, is a single-source solution for human resource needs. AlphaStaff affords self storage owners and operators the freedom to focus on growing their business with the knowledge that critical HR services are being performed off-site. AlphaStaff’s services include quick access to HR experts in the fields of Human Resources, benefits, legal and healthcare plans. Self storage owners of all sizes can benefit from this comprehensive and cost-effective human resource solution.

Rick Yonis of Sentry Self Storage says, “The services they have provided on the payroll and Human Resource side have been invaluable to us as a small business which employs more than 135 employees. Having AlphaStaff help us manage all facets of our Human Resources allows us as a company to focus on our core business.” Sentry Self Storage has been a client of AlphaStaff for more than ten years.

The SBOA also welcomes the Detroit-based office supplier Chalkfly ( to its fast-growing buying group. Chalkfly offers over 50,000 office supply items, 24/7 live-customer service, free next-day delivery and a single point of contact for SBOA members. SBOA members can enjoy a price match guarantee and a minimum 10% discount on items needed to properly run the day-to-day operations at their self storage facilities. “We pride ourselves on providing extraordinary customer service, amazing prices and giving back to the community with every purchase,” stated Andrew Landau of Chalkfly.

About the SBOA
The SBOA was founded by Ian Burnstein and David M. Levenfeld, owners and operators of multiple self storage facilities, who realized an industry-wide need for small- to medium-sized owners to band together to better compete with the larger storage companies. The SBOA has grown to more than 2,000 member-facilities since its launch in February, 2010. SBOA flat-rate annual membership fee is just $99 per year per store. Membership opens the door to vendor deals that can lead to savings of thousands of dollars per facility per year. SBOA membership is open to any self storage facility owner or operator. For more information or to join, please visit or call 248-254-9000.

About AlphaStaff
AlphaStaff, a PEO in Florida, delivers a configurable suite of human resource, employee benefit and employee administration solutions designed to support organizations through their evolving business cycles. Through the buying power of more than 1,500 companies and tens of thousands of worksite employees, clients gain access to workforce management expertise, practical benchmarking data, HR information systems, insurance and the ability to realize a more predictable health care expense. AlphaStaff delivers measured results; ensuring clients achieve their objectives related to cost management, efficiency, compliance and profitability. AlphaStaff, which has been in business since 1997, has supported more than 100,000 worksite employees in all 50 states. For more information, visit

About Chalkfly
Chalkfly’s mission is to create a forward-thinking, socially responsible business that is rooted in giving back to teachers across the nation, and provide customers with quality office supplies, innovative technology and exceptional service. Chalkfly believes in the power of neighbors helping neighbors and communities helping communities. For more information, please visit


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