Communication goes both ways, so make sure to let APRO know of any events – either past or future – you would like publicized. If you have recent community outreach, new recognitions, store promotions or staff changes you want to share, then please send some info our way! We happily accept press releases, photographs, Read More

Kevin Rankel – Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary of Full-O-Pep Appliances, Inc., dba American Rental – had a dream of his son, USMC Sergeant John Rankel, being inducted into the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame … and last month, that dream came true. Sgt. Rankel was one of 21 classmates selected for, Read More

Pennsylvania-based Majik Rent To Own recently held an employee-driven effort to support their city through donations to the Extraordinary Give. The Extraordinary Give is a one-day virtual fundraising event designed to support community causes, such as health care, education, housing and more. This year, Majik owner Dan Fisher offered his employees the opportunity to, Read More

Earlier this week, Nationwide Marketing Group Vice President of Appliances Patrick Maloney and RentDirect Director Bruce Manning stopped by APRO headquarters in Austin, Texas, for a visit. Thank you for spending some time with us to learn more about APRO’s work and benefits, and to help us learn more about Nationwide RentDirect’s many marketing, Read More

APRO Members PTS Financial Services and Buddy’s Home Furnishings recently partnered to contribute $5,000 to the American Legion of Panama City, FL, in the wake of the town’s devastation from Hurricane Michael. PTS Financial’s John Blair and Tony Farrell, along with Buddy’s James Bond, Joe Gazzo and Mike Zajar, toured the area before presenting, Read More

Jess Fisher – a longtime APRO Member and owner of Kansas-based Mustang Enterprises Inc., dba Hometown Sales Lease – is probably feeling some fatherly pride as his daughter, Michelle Mason Rudolph, pays it forward this holiday season with Treats for the Troops. Inspired by her two sons, deployed to Turkey and Romania, Michelle created, Read More

APRO board member and Illinois Rental Dealer Association (IRDA) member Gopal Reddy recently attended – alongside Vice President Mike Pence – a pre-midterm-election fundraising event for U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (IL-13), in Springfield. The Vice President urged his supporters to vote for the incumbent Congressman – and Davis did secure a fourth term, defeating, Read More

The Winter 2018 issue of RTOHQ: The Magazine reflects a familial feel with two APROfiles on RTO pro’s: Sharon Tomaszewski, a second-generation rent-to-own operator helping guide and protect the industry like family; and Bill French, an industry leader with almost a half-century of distribution sales accredits his caring approach to not only his, but, Read More

The first-ever RTO World held in St. Louis in August was a resounding success – can you believe it’s already time to begin putting together the sequel? Yes, the time is now, and you can play a key role in our industry’s biggest event of the year by sharing your experience and expertise with, Read More

APRO Member Hometown Rent To Own will be giving out free Thanksgiving Feasts – the fixings for 150 – 200 full holiday meals – to local families in need. The event, scheduled for this Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hometown store in Salamanca, NY, is open to the public. Participants, Read More