APRO member Byrider announced a new partnership in the new year with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania (BGCWPA), one of the area’s largest comprehensive youth services providers. Team members from the auto dealership franchise system will work with BGCWPA staff to offer mentorship and career-coaching tools to youth preparing to enter, Read More

Name: Brandon Southard What’s your current role/title? I am a Regional Manager with Fairway Leasing LLC, an Aaron’s franchisee. Years in RTO: I have been in the RTO industry for 11 and a half years. What did you do before RTO? I worked in customer service at a bank. What do you do in a typical day, Read More

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, signed into law December 27, 2020, provides $900 billion dollars to different areas, issues, agencies, and departments – including stimulus payments for individuals, an employee retention tax credit for businesses, and a continuation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Stimulus Payments Similar to the stimulus payments allotted last year, this, Read More

APRO member RNR Tire Express – Midwest (aka Rent-N-Roll of Missouri LLC, dba RNR Tire Express) in St. Louis, Missouri, recently raised $5,000 for a local breast-cancer foundation by offering customers a Team Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Car Magnet for every $1 donation to Saint Francis Medical Center’s Pink Up Foundation during October (2020), Read More

Call them what you will – digital, online, remote, virtual – but non-in-person meetings have become the norm in everyone’s everyday worklife, thanks in large part to the pandemic. Yet even without the natural connection that happens in 3-D meetings, there are many things you can do to help make Zoom meetings ultimately efficient, Read More

APRO member Happy’s Home Centers Inc. recently announced the promotion of Gulfport location general manager Jonas Scott to District Manager overseeing four Happy’s locations: Gulfport, Plant City, Riverview, and Town-n-Country. Scott began his rent-to-own career in 2011 with Aaron’s, as a manager trainee in Laurel, Maryland. He has quickly climbed through the RTO ranks,, Read More

It’s a new year [at last!], and with the pandemic still rampant, staying healthy is more front-of-mind and important to us than ever. But even in “regular” years, of the ~30% of Americans who make new year’s resolutions, 4 of the 5 most common resolutions all center around getting healthier [exercise more, eat healthier,, Read More

PTS Financial Services recently announced its launch of PTS Insurance Company within its family of companies. The new offshoot company is an American domestic entity based in Georgia, and licensed and regulated by the Georgia Office of Insurance Commissioner. Through PTS Insurance, the company intends to tailor coverage to meet the particular needs of, Read More

The Aaron’s Company Inc. recently contributed $10,000 to Atlanta’s Westside Future Fund, an initiative uniting the public and private sectors to provide affordable housing in one of the city’s most impoverished communities. “Access to affordable housing is one of the most important needs in our city, especially for those struggling to make ends meet, Read More

This article was originally published by APRO associate member Rivero, Gordimer & Company P.A. on November 9, 2020. The Internal Revenue Code provides Income tax credits for taxpayers in order to incentivize certain activities, such as using “green” products or retaining employees. Over the years, we have discovered that most business owners are unaware, Read More