Ohio-based Showplace Rent To Own celebrated 36 years in business with two exciting events last week, its Annual Employee Appreciation Day & Business Meeting followed by its Spring Customer Appreciation Sale. On Wednesday, April 11, all fifteen stores across central Ohio were closed so employees could participate in Showplace’s Annual Employee Appreciation Day & Business Meeting. Showplace employees met at Blue Fusion in Marion, Ohio, for a day of fun, prizes, awards and a presentation by certified hypnotist Jason Christopher. Following the Employee Appreciation Day & Business Meeting, Showplace employees shined the spotlight on customers during the company’s Spring Customer Appreciation Sale. The Marion store led the company in deliveries for the week and the Marysville store led the company in both customer and agreement growth for the same period. The following awards were announced at this year’s Showplace Annual Employee Appreciation Day: Distribution Center Manager Rick Hughes, Home Office Employee of the Year; Shane Etzinger, Product Care Specialist of the Year; Jared Collins, Tom Kirk Account Manager of the Year; Seth Peacock, Sales Representative of the Year; Scott Stalter, Right Hand Employee of the Year; Lorie Turner, Mash/Walker General Manager of the Year; Showplace in Mansfield, Ohio, Store of the Year; District Manager, Mark Snoddy, Spirit Award; General Manager, Josh Crotinger, Rookie of the Year; General Manager, DeAnna Jones, Top Gun Award; and WOW!brands Digital Media, Vendor of the Year.