The Ohio Rental Dealers Association (ORDA) held its 2019 Midwest Training Expo September 24 and 25 in Columbus, Ohio. More than 200 people filled the halls and the trade show coming together to meet vendors, learn about new products, and play a few rounds at Top Golf. “The ORDA show kicked off with a, Read More

APRO is on the GO! Our mission is to personally meet APRO members as often as we can, and learn more about their operations firsthand. APRO membership manager Moriah Eberhart recently paid a visit to two members of our rent-to-own family. Eberhart visited Mel Bennett, president of Northwest Rental Dealers Association and owner of MHB Rent-to-own, Inc., Read More

Members of the Florida Rental Dealers Association [FRDA] are showing up big this year. After having the highest number of attendees of any state show up to advocate on behalf of the rent-to-own industry at the 2019 APRO Legislative Conference, they also hit record attendance at the FRDA annual meeting last week in Tampa,, Read More

Not your average rodeo with bulls and cowboys, this rodeo hosts Delivery Techs [DTs] from more than 80 Rent One stores located across Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee in a competition for best DTs in the company! In the past, DT Rodeo competitions were divided regionally, but this, Read More

Tulsa, Oklahoma, was once again the host city for the Oklahoma Rental Dealers Association [ORDA] 2019 Route 66 Meeting & Tradeshow at the Hard Rock Casino Hotel. This year’s event took place on September 10 and 11 and dealt plenty of good hands. Highlights of the event included a welcome reception followed by a, Read More

The Ohio Rental Dealers Association is looking forward to the 2019 Midwest Training Expo. More than 200 attendees are registered and the expo is sold out yet again for the events on September 24 and 25 at the Crown Plaza Columbus North! Hotel rooms are still available for last minute dealer sign-ups. For only, Read More

The Iowa-Nebraska Rental Dealers Association [INRDA] met Tuesday, September 10, for its third annual business meeting. This year’s informative meeting included presentations from six industry speakers followed by board of directors elections, and an open discussion forum. Along with APRO’s General Counsel, Ed Winn III, the attendees heard from Leonard Alonzo, Vice President of, Read More

Buddy’s Home Furnishings recently held its Annual Leadership Conference at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Spa in Orlando, Florida. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Data Drives Decisions.” 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, Read More

Earlier this year, we announced the new APRO Emerging Leaders Council [ELC], and introduced the inaugural members of ELC at the RTO World 2019 APRO Awards Luncheon and Business Meeting. The volunteers will be a sounding board for new ideas and will serve as ambassadors for the association and industry. APRO board members Adam Sutton and Terah Vail will serve, Read More

While RTO World 2019, held early last month, featured many business innovations and product showcases, the trade show floor had the works. An RTO Works store, that is. APRO board secretary and recipient of this year’s Ernie Talley Lifetime Achievement Award David P. David—along with the help of Full-O-Pep and Countryside Rentals’ team members—created, Read More