Barbara June David Walker, 68, of Columbus, Indiana, passed away peacefully April 10, 2021, following a three-year battle with cancer. Barbara was one of five siblings, including longtime APRO member, past President, and current 1st Vice President David P. David. Barbara worked with Full-O-Pep Appliances Inc., dba American Rental for more than 35 years,, Read More

Robert W. Kamerschen joins global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, as a shareholder in Atlanta, Georgia.  Kamerschen previously served Aaron’s Inc. as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer. In his previous role, he managed several aspects of legal, compliance, government relations, external affairs, security, information security, risk management,, Read More

The Premier Companies held its 2021 National Convention recently, with many attendees participating in person at the Premier Training and Development Center in Texas City, Texas, while others Zoomed in virtually. President and CEO Trooper Earle kicked off the event with a State of the Company address and a review of 2020. Recalling how, Read More

The APRO Code of Ethics was created alongside the association in 1980, written by the first APRO members to establish a set of guidelines consistent with what they felt should be ingrained in the industry’s values, priorities, and ethical standards. Today, this 14-point Code of Ethics endures as the defining guidance that APRO members agree, Read More

APRO member TRIB Group held its annual convention and buy fair in late March, completely online for the first time. Plugged In 2021, a five-day event, offered TRIB members tons of the group’s trademark volume-buying opportunities, networking via various platform tools, and a lineup of educational sessions aimed at helping over 500 attendees grow, Read More

APRO is committed to the sustainability of state associations. Recently, we shared an updated State Association Handbook designed to be an essential go-to resource for state association presidents. As a guide for successful state organization, including tips and examples for managing an association, the handbook provides: Details on all APRO services for state associations; Important, Read More

APRO member Nationwide Marketing Group — along with Nationwide RentDirect — recently held its second Virtual PrimeTime, providing more participants with more buying, education, and networking opportunities than ever. During the three-day all-digital event – themed Better. Faster. Stronger. – more than 2,500 attendees logged into the Virtual PrimeTime platform, which featured over 100, Read More

St. Louis-based SKC Enterprises Inc., dba Rent One recently held a virtual Rent One and RNR Tire Express Midwest Annual Meeting, featuring new awards and a vendor-sponsored trivia night for the ages. The meeting also coincided with a week-long charity drive benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Feeding America, and Rent One/RNR Tire Express Midwest’s own Great Expectations Foundation. This, Read More

APRO member Countryside Rentals, dba Rent-2-Own recently held its annual meeting, celebrating how the company and its employees have improved during the past year, and preparing the Rent-2-Own team for an even better 2021. Rent-2-Own turned its big event into a weeklong virtual celebration, sending each of its 38 Ohio- and Kentucky-based stores an, Read More

Congratulations to our Director of Finance Tulisha Wendele, who celebrates 30 years with APRO this month! Tulisha was hired at APRO in March, 1991, originally as a receptionist. Despite her youth (she was practically an infant at the time!), Tulisha brought some diverse work experience with her; she had worked at the Lampasas Dispatch, Read More