The Arkansas Rental Dealers Association met in Little Rock, Arkansas, on April 11 for its annual association meeting at the Crown Plaza Hotel. New ARDA officers and a new board of directors were elected at the meeting. Newly elected ARDA President Terah Vail is excited about the direction of the association and eager to get to work with other Arkansas rental dealers, “We’ve got a great group here and we’re excited about the upcoming year,” says Vail. “We’re putting together a social time for members to get together at RTO World 2018 in August.” ARDA was established in April 1987 as a nonprofit organization to promote and advance the mutual interests of its members, to provide networking opportunities for other rental dealers and vendors, to keep the membership informed, to educate customers on the benefits of the rent-to-own industry, and to promote ethical practices and goodwill within the rental-purchase community. Standard ARDA annual dues are $200 per store for up to 20 stores and if an RTO dealer has more than 20 stores, payment is $50 for each additional store thereafter. Annual membership for vendors is $200. However, effective immediately, new 2018-2019 ARDA members will receive a 50% discount. Annual dues for first time members are $100 up to 20 stores, and $25 per store after that. ARDA’s newly elected board of directors are Terah Vail, president; Candace Hill, vice president; Rachel Pearson, treasurer; Kayla Milner, secretary; Wally Moon, vendor representative; and board members Brandon Cummings and Jose Palacios. The date for next year’s ARDA meeting is set for Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Click here for more information about ARDA.