Last month, members of the Tennessee Rental Dealers Association [TRDA] assembled in downtown Nashville for its annual meeting. The group came together to collaborate on existing operations as well as new collaborations in the rent-to-own industry.
Attendee engagement was high with presentations led by Mike Tissot, Owner of Countryside Rentals Inc., and Gary Jones, Vice President of Sales for Ashley Furniture, covering topics on The Art of Growth and What’s Happening in Rental. The group also met with event sponsors Ashley Furniture, Platinum Sponsor; TRIB Group, Diamond Sponsor; Benefit Marketing Solutions, Climatic Corporation, and Creditor Law Center, Gold Sponsors; and Almo Corporation, Global Trading Unlimited, L2, O’Rourke Sales Company, Rental Salesworks, Bronze Sponsors.
Active and healthy, TRDA is leading the way among state associations in college scholarship awards through the APRO Education Foundation. With $15,000 donated last year and $10,000 this year, TRDA feels very fortunate to have such a great group of member and vendor partnerships.
The 2019 TRDA Annual Meeting closed with the election and announcement of the association’s board of directors that will serve a two-year term. TRDA’s newly elected and re-elected directors are Chris Bolin, President; James Garland, Vice President; Eddie Ford, Secretary and Treasurer; and board members Trent Agin, Carl Coble and Ryan Schaefer.