Members of the Missouri Rental Dealers Association met last week to provide community service and financial contributions as part of their third annual charity tour. Rent-to-own associates from All American Rental and Sales and National TV Sales & Rental volunteered their time and donated a $1,000 check to The Convoy of Hope in Springfield, Missouri., Read More

The Association of Progressive Rental Organizations (APRO), the international voice for the rent-to-own industry since 1980, announced the appointment of Apurva Naik as its new Director of Government Relations. Naik brings an expertise in public policy communications, planning, consulting and advocacy. “Apurva brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in government relations,” said APRO, Read More

Florida-based Happy’s Home Centers is bringing Christmas cheer to its customers this season with one goal in mind—to grant as many wishes as possible. From creating a winter wonderland to coming through with any product a customer requests, Happy’s is happy to play Santa this year…literally. With all 12 Happy’s locations ready to set, Read More

Meet Debriel Williams, an employee in the rent-to-own industry and recipient of aid from the RTO Employee Disaster Relief Fund. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 28 as one of the most intense hurricanes in U.S. history, spawning as many as 50 tornado warnings in the Houston area. The torrential rainfall caused record flooding., Read More

Last week, APRO Executive Director Jill McClure visited members of the Ohio Rental Dealers Association (ORDA) and ORDA’s lobbyists, Vorys Advisors. She visited Rent-2-Own stores in Waverly and Chillicothe with ORDA president and  Rent-2-Own owner Mike Tissot and Showplace Rent to Own in Marion with owner and APRO past president Gary Ferriman. McClure also toured each company’s warehouses and headquarter, Read More

Longtime APRO Associate Member Central File Marketing, a provider of data-driven direct mail marketing campaigns serving the rent-to-own industry for more than three decades, recently announced that the company has been acquired by Anstadt Communications. Anstadt Communications is an integrated marketing and graphics communications company with a 139-year history. Through the acquisition, Central File, Read More

APRO’s Legislative Conference is the most important event of the year for the rent-to-own industry. It is open to seasoned Washington advocates as well as to conference and industry newcomers. This year’s event will be held February 7-9 in Washington, D.C., at the Washington Court Hotel, located within walking distance of the U.S. Capitol., Read More

Regional managers from Aaron’s Inc. met this week to provide community service and financial contributions to the O’Donnell Heights Boys & Girls Club in Baltimore, Maryland. The company donated $28,000 worth of upgrades for the organization’s teen room along with volunteering time to patch up and paint the space. “Just to see the kids, Read More

RNR Tire Express, the fastest-growing tire and custom wheel franchise in the nation, recently announced the opening of its 100th location in Sarasota, Florida. RNR has opened one new location every month for the past 30 months, helping the company achieve this landmark milestone. Founded in 2000 by longtime RTO veteran and APRO Hall, Read More

On October 25, Mijik Rent-to-Own held its Fourth Annual Service Rep Rodeo in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Twelve teams convened for a day of informational sessions, competition, fun and food. Participants underwent training followed by competing in various real-life simulated stations. Attendees received Majik t-shirts, caps and a lunch prepared by company founder and owner Dan, Read More