APRO: Taking the Pulse of Rent to Own

Dec 17, 2014
Charles Smithgall, industry racontour and largest Aaron’s franchisee, turned the reigns of SEI Aaron’s over to his son, “Chas” last Sunday in a “who’s who” sendoff held at the historic Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta.
Dec 12, 2014

To encourage professionalism and sharing in the RTO industry, APRO is seeking experts to capture and share a lesson from their operational procedures with all APRO members.

We are looking for short training videos on all topics of store level operations. from product assembly, merchandising, sales, delivery, customer experience techniques and more.

Dec 10, 2014
This holiday season, Walmart is not resting on its laurels, rather it the Fortune 500 company is trying to prove it can stay number one taking a lead from its number one competitor.
Dec 3, 2014
Past APRO President turned Missouri Sen. Gary Romine was named freshman legislator of the year by The Missouri Chamber of Commerce Nov. 20, in an event honoring the state’s leading lawmakers during the chamber’s Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet held on in St. Louis.
Dec 1, 2014

The holy grail of strategy for any firm, but especially retailers, is to create a concept that is so different and compelling that it renders competitors irrelevant — and then to implement that concept in such a way that core customers are bonded and the competitors find it hard to copy or react.

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APRO Live Learning Center

Gain deeper insight into the trends shaping the rental industry with the APRO Live Learning Center. This online library of session recordings and speaker materials will help you to continue your professional development year-round. As your leader in industry education, APRO wants you to benefit from this unique opportunity to learn and grow professionally.

Apro's Live Learning Center
Aug 14, 2014

Mark your calendars for APRO 2015 and join us in sunny Daytona Beach, Florida!

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May 29, 2014

Exhibitors - view the 2015 trade floor, secure your booth and begin reaching new buyers!

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May 20, 2014
Thank you APRO 2014 Sponsors!

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Rep. Gregory Meeks introduces new rent-to-own legislation bill

On Monday, April 15, 2013, Rep. Gregory Meeks [NY-5] introduced a new rent-to-own legislation bill into the Congressional Record with four original co-sponsors.

H.R. 1551 original co-sponsors include:

Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] - 4/15/2013
Rep Luetkemeyer, Blaine [MO-3] - 4/15/2013
Rep Scott, David [GA-13] - 4/15/2013
Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-32] - 4/15/2013

Go here for full details on legislation and to check for additional co-sponsors.

Welcome New APRO Members


Janet Livingston, All Leasing LLC, Artesia, New Mexico; Tony Cox, Cox Management Enterprises LLC, dba Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership, Little River, South Carolina; Ellison Crider, E Enterprises LLC, dba Buddy's Home Furnishings, Corpus Christi, Texas; Brent M. Smith, GNS & Associates Inc., dba Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership, Mobile, Alabama; David Fender, HA Ventures LLC, dba Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership, Fayetteville, Arkansas; Mike Courts, MHC2 Investments LLC, dba ColorTyme, Huntington, West Virginia; Mark Childers, Mucho Frio Inc., dba Action Home Furnishings, Clarkston, Washington; Mark Wilford, MRW Investments Inc., dba Premier Rental Purchase, Brandywine, Maryland; Mark Hindrichs, REBL Companies Inc., dba Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership, Joliet, Illinois; David Fender, RTD3 LLC, dba Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership, Fayetteville, Arkansas; and David Fender, RTD3 LLC, dba Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership, Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Pat Libertino, Metro Business Systems, Stamford, Connecticut


  • The Premier Companies
    The Premier Companies Discovery Day, The Premier Companies Corporate Office, Williamsburg, Virginia. For more information, contact Trooper Earle at 757/645-0884.

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