According to the accounting professionals at Tampa, Florida-based Rivero, Gordimer & Company PA [RG & Co] – an APRO member – there is no better way to kick off the busy tax season than a rousing intra-office kickball match.  And they should know. This is the sixth consecutive year the company’s tax team and, Read More

As any member of APRO would know, access to some of the most common household items can affect the quality of life for a customer and potentially impact their future. A computer for school homework for a student, a mattress for that single mother of two or a working refrigerator for a family, are becoming more, Read More

For more than a decade, APRO’s Education Foundation has annually provided scholarships to rent-to-own professionals and their families. APRO members have contributed generously to the association’s Scholarship Fund – awarding 357 scholarships totaling $830,750 to date – to help students connected with RTO pursue their college degrees. Amarah Howard, a first-year student attending Kent, Read More

APRO member RNR Tire Express shifted into overdrive at their annual conference and expo last week in Tampa, Florida.  The company hosted more than 250 attendees, which included corporate staff, franchisees, spouses and vendors. This year marked the 20th anniversary of the business, and to celebrate such a milestone RNR had a full schedule, Read More

APRO member Ryan Malone was recently promoted to senior vice president of Aaron’s, and his contributions in the industry has proven to be significant ones. Malone entered the RTO world in 1993 after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas San Antonio and joined Aaron’s in 1998 as a field trainer. Throughout his 22+, Read More

The Premier Companies concluded their 2020 National Convention in Miami, Florida, last week with an announcement of Premier’s 2019 Dealer of the Year. A huge congratulations was extended and goes out to the Nebraska team of Mike Shuler, Heath Peters and Craig Shafer. The award goes to a dealer who represents the values of Premier, Read More

David Keen is set to retire after more than 12 years of leading Rent One to new heights. With his background in recruitment and public relations, Keen’s legacy will include many accomplishments in the RTO world. A few of his proudest achievements include: As president of IRDA and a leading figure within APRO, Keen participated in, Read More

Nationwide Marketing Group is set to welcome thousands of members, vendors and service providers to its bi-annual PrimeTime event slated for February 9-12 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. A big part of this event is RentDirect‘s Hot Show and reception, which will include deals offered by key rent-to-own business, Read More

Last week, Puerto Rico was hit with its most devastating earthquake in a century. The 6.4 magnitude quake, which was followed by a 6.0 magnitude aftershock, collapsed homes, caused an island-wide power outage and affected thousands of lives, including that of longtime APRO member and owner of Dial RTO Daniel Singh. “The past few, Read More

APRO member Aaron’s, Inc. and its divisions Aaron’s and Progressive Leasing, joined forces this fall with former NFL greats Kurt Warner and Warrick Dunn to provide furnishings for seven “Homes for the Holidays” surprise presentations, representing a $70,000  commitment to help first-time homeowners. The donations came in collaboration with Warrick Dunn Charities and Kurt Warner’s First Things First Foundation, two organizations that have counted on Aaron’s as a critical supporter, Read More