The APRO Board of Directors met in early April in Austin, Texas, for the organization’s strategic planning retreat. Directors reflected on recent events and accomplishments, discussed the future of the RTO industry, and prioritized the goals of the association in its role to support members. Those in attendance were Louis Garcia, David Harrison, Chris, Read More

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, Read More

The Pennsylvania Rental Dealers Association will meet for its annual association meeting May 15, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Harrisburg Hilton in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The meeting is open to PARD members, members of other state associations or anyone with rent-to-own stores in Pennsylvania. PARD seeks to form a legislative committee at this meeting with, Read More

The Premier Companies recently announced the opening of its newest location in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new store is owned by APRO member and 2014 Premier Dealer of the Year recipient David Bauer. This is Bauer’s second Premier store, the first opened in December 2007 and is located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Bauer attributes the notion of, “hire, Read More

Anstadt Communications, parent company to longtime APRO associate member Central File Marketing, recently announced the addition of two new hires, Craig Martin and Karly Young. The company introduced two new positions, director of business development and marketing and creative director, as a result of growth and a focus on brand strategy. Martin, director of, Read More

The Premier Companies recently announced the opening of its newest location in Newport News, Virginia. The new store is owned by APRO member and Rent-to-Own veteran Walt Ulbricht. Ulbricht opens his first RTO store with more than 30 years of industry experience. Having worked at Bestway, Hometown Rentals and most recently at Rent-A-Center as, Read More

Buddy’s Home Furnishings recently held its Annual Leadership Conference at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Florida. The event highlighted the success of the “Buddy’s System,” a field tested, data driven system of connecting products with consumers that outperforms the industry. “Success in today’s environment demands precise planning and execution,” says Chief Operating, Read More

Longtime APRO member and Baber’s Inc. President Shannon Strunk was crowned King of Joy LXXIX at the 2018 Young Men’s Business Club (YMBC) Coronation Ball in February at the Jackson County Civic Center in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The prestigious ceremony is held in part of Mardi Gras events and recognizes outstanding residents of Jackson County,, Read More

The Kansas Rental Dealers Association will meet for its annual association meeting at the Kansas Star Casino on April 24-25 in Mulvane, Kansas. The meeting is open to KRDA members, members of other state associations or anyone with Rent-to-own stores in Kansas. Two board of directors’ seats will be elected at the annual meeting., Read More

RNR Tire Express, the fastest-growing tire and custom wheel franchise in the nation, has signed a franchise deal to bring 16 new locations to parts of Georgia and Alabama over the next six years with plans to open its first location in the next 12 months. Founded in 2000 by longtime APRO member and, Read More