North Chicago Aaron’s Hosts Illinois Congressman Robert Dold
Congressman Robert Dold (IL-10) visited the North Chicago Aaron’s on Friday, April 1, 2016. He was hosted by IRDA President, Casey Pristou, and Greg Ponte, President of ARMCO, LLC, the store’s owner. The event was part of APRO’s 2016 In-Store Legislative Conference congressional grass roots campaign. Store Manager, Anthony Watson, gave the congressman a tour of the store and discussed with him how the flexibility and versatility of the rent-to-own transaction meets the needs of his customers. Congressman Dold was able to see first-hand how the RTO business works and learn about the economic impact the RTO industry has on his district and the entire state. Illinois is home to more than 220 rent-to-own stores, serves more than 120,000 customers each month and employs more than 1,300 statewide.
“It was great having congressman Dold visit our store and spend time with our employees and customers.The congressman works hard to know his district and it shows. Our customers recognized him in the parking lot before he even entered the store!” related Greg Ponte.
The Illinois Rental Dealers Association (IRDA) works closely with the Association of Progressive Rental Organizations (APRO) to provide membership and the general public with the latest information regarding legislative initiatives concerning the rent-to-own industry. The IRDA works to ensure a vital future for its industry through networking, education, political outreach and legislative vigilance.
Click here to join the effort and APRO will contact you outlining which members of Congress represent your stores, meeting ‘how-to’ details and to assist you with the meeting process to make it as easy as possible.
For more information, please contact APRO Deputy Executive Director, Richard May at 512/225-1051.