APRO member SKC Enterprises Inc., dba Rent One is having a busy summer – with a new employee event focused on charitable giving, a new internal incentive program focused on client retention, and an awesome trip to Nashville for the Missouri-based company’s top (and over!) achievers. Charity Week Rent One is debuting its first, Read More

The APRO Charitable Foundation provides scholarships annually to RTO professionals and their families. Since its inception, APRO members have contributed generously to the APRO Scholarship Fund – awarding 418 scholarships totaling $940,750 to date – to help RTO-connected students pursue their college and trade school degrees. The Process Since 2015, the APRO Charitable Foundation, Read More

“Tiger” John Cleek – partner and president of Missouri-based Cleek’s Home Furnishings/Rentals & Sales, former APRO President, and RTO icon – recently revealed he has been diagnosed with ALS, a degenerative, incurable, and lethal neuromuscular disease. “I was diagnosed just over a year ago,” Tiger shared. “I suffered a couple of stumbling falls around, Read More

An email with access to an online ballot for the 2021-2023 APRO Board of Directors and information on additional voting methods was sent Friday, July 9, from info@rtohq.org. If you have not received the email, be sure to check your junk mail. Ballots are due no later than Monday, August 9. The APRO Nominating, Read More

Name: Thomas Roupe What’s your current role/title? I am a General Manager with Continental Home Centers dba Continental Rental. Years in RTO: Just over 28 years What did you do before RTO? I managed an oil-change facility. What do you do in a typical day or week? My duties are widespread. Monday starts with reviewing morning COVID-19 health, Read More

In addition to the devastation it has wrought on human lives, physical health, and mental wellbeing, the pandemic has also left a nasty, lasting mark on the American economy – not only shuttering thousands of businesses and putting hundreds of thousands of people out of work, but also leaving the surviving companies to struggle, Read More

Full-O-Pep Appliances Inc., dba American Rental held its Annual Trade Show/Expo and company hog roast recently in Nashville, Indiana. As the company celebrates its 40th anniversary, this year’s annual event included all 56 Full-O-Pep store managers and more than 35 rent-to-own vendors. The event also included the Kent Hoffman Golf Tournament, with a portion, Read More

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently launched a new nationwide initiative designed to speed up industry and government action to address America’s deepening worker shortage crisis. According to new data published by the U.S. Chamber: There are now half as many available workers for every open job, Read More

Misty and Brian Grow of Growby’s LLC, dba Growby’s RTO recently helped host the 8th Annual Dumon McCain Memorial Ride in Bedford, Indiana, a motorcycle ride and event fundraiser held annually to benefit a child and family in need. This year’s event raised $10,191 for Colton Laird and his family of Paoli, Indiana, and, Read More

Jaida Osborn is a self-described “people person” – and especially so when it comes to family. Which is probably why, following high school, she chose to become a Certified Nursing Assistant in her hometown of Moundridge, Kansas. Caring for people – check, close to family – check. Once she began building a family of her own,, Read More