Association of Progressive Rental Organizations | America’s Champion for Rent-to-Own

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The Heartbeat of the Industry

APRO is the most powerful network of individuals and businesses working together to build a prosperous future and benevolent foundation for the lease-purchase industry.

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The Heartbeat of the Industry

APRO is the most powerful network of individuals and businesses working together to build a prosperous future and benevolent foundation for the lease-purchase industry.

1
The Heartbeat of the Industry

APRO is the most powerful network of individuals and businesses working together to build a prosperous future and benevolent foundation for the lease-purchase industry.

1
The Heartbeat of the Industry

APRO is the most powerful network of individuals and businesses working together to build a prosperous future and benevolent foundation for the lease-purchase industry.

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Recent Industry News

Cleeks Continue Fight for ALS Cure

“Tiger” John Cleek – lifelong president of Missouri-based Cleek’s Home Furnishings/ Rentals & Sales, former APRO President, and rent-to-own legend – lost his valiant battle with ALS on March 16, 2022, but his family and friends are continuing the fight. Loved ones are fundraising for treatment and cure research through the Walk to Defeat ALS, scheduled for Saturday, August 27, 2022, in Columbia, Missouri.
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Tennessee Dealers Listen and Learn at Annual Meeting

Members and vendors of the Tennessee Rental Dealers Association (TRDA) gathered for the group’s annual meeting in late June in downtown Nashville. Participants enjoyed a delicious dinner together, followed by several interesting and informative presentations, including keynote speakers Dan and Tricia Fisher of Pennsylvania-based Majik Enterprises International Inc., dba Majik Rent-To-Own.
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The APRO Digital Magazine

One Wrong Click

RTO IT experts & cyberagents say it’s everyone’s job to fight cybercrime – because opening up your company’s virtual doors to cybercrooks is as easy as point and CLICK

COVID-19 has changed our world in ways none of us expected – many of them for the worse, but some with silver linings. For example, working from home has become de rigueur, thanks to the pandemic and its pal, the internet. The upsides of the compulsory WFH lifestyle include no traffic and all sweatpants; the downsides include cabin fever and Zoom fatigue … as well as some perhaps less-apparent risk.

“The ‘new normal has forced many organizations to move toward a remote working environment,” explained Mark Kirby, a Cybersecurity Advisor for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), during an October АPRO webinar. “We’ve all added new technology to accommodate that. And we’re continually adding ‘smart’ devices and apps to our technology repertoire, even as the amount of information and data we store electronically continues to grow. The more we add to our lives digitally and the more we depend upon it to function, the more vulnerable we are to cybercrime.”

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