Kudos to Jamie Cooper of APRO member Great Rooms Pasco LLC, dba Great Rooms. Cooper was honored as the Tampa, Florida-based company’s Collections Manager of the Year for 2020, and is apparently on her way to earning the title again for 2021! “Jamie has been named Collections Manager of the month seven times so, Read More

For more than a decade, the APRO Charitable Foundation has annually provided scholarships to rent-to-own professionals and their families. APRO members have contributed generously to the APRO Scholarship Fund – awarding 418 scholarships totaling $940,750 to date – empowering students connected with RTO to pursue college degrees and successful futures. Rylee Smith and her, Read More

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a global effort to help everyone stay safe when using technology, whenever and however they connect. The theme for this year is Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart. APRO is proud to champion this online protection and education initiative. “The pandemic has proven to be a prime opportunity for cyber criminals, Read More

APRO member Buddy’s Home Furnishings is firing up for a fantastic fall – with two of its franchises experiencing notable growth, and a Leadership Conference all about partnering for progress. Buddy Mac Holdings LLC, the second-largest multi-unit franchisee with Buddy’s Home Furnishings, recently acquired nine Missouri-based Show Me Rent to Own Inc. locations and, Read More

Tony Farrell, CEO of APRO associate member PTS Financial Services Inc., was recently accepted into the Forbes Business Council, the principal growth and networking organization for successful business owners and leaders worldwide. Farrell was vetted and selected by a review committee, based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include, Read More

The Ohio Rental Dealers Association [ORDA] held its annual Midwest RTO Training Expo, once again in-person, in mid-September at Belterra Casino Resort in Florence, Indiana. Almost 200 participants filled the hallways and tradeshow to meet with vendors, see new products, and do a little industry networking. The two-day expo focused on great deals and, 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

Through calm and turbulent times, a successful trade association needs strong leadership to achieve its strategic goals and help the industry prosper. We’re proud to present and welcome members of the 2021-22 APRO Board of Directors, executive officers, and Vendor Advisory Committee. The 2021-22 APRO Board of Directors was elected by the APRO membership, Read More

Nationwide Marketing Group welcomed more than 3,500 attendees from about 900 member companies and 175 vendor partners to Nashville, Tennessee, in mid-August for its 57th in-person PrimeTime event. During the three-day business and education conference, Nationwide dealer members got informed on the ever-evolving retail landscape, capitalized on the 2,100+ show specials and Cash Back, Read More

APRO member Cleek’s Home Furnishings/Rental & Sales recently prepared 600 backpacks for children of customers who come into stores. Home office workers Kim Nolte and Heather Cleek organized and filled each backpack with some school supplies, along with a flyer for Boy Scouts of America, which partnered with Cleek’s on the giveaway. “We know,, Read More