APRO’s Code of Ethics was created when the association was formed in 1980 as part of an effort to organize the industry against legislative threats at the time. APRO’s first members wrote the code of ethics to establish a set of guidelines consistent with what they felt should be the industry’s values and ethical standards., Read More

RentDirect Nationwide held its 2018 Meeting and Hot Show “No Limits“ last week at The Venetian/Palazzo and Sands Expo in Las Vegas. The event, in conjunction with Nationwide Marketing Group’s Primetime! Show, included more than 190 vendors displaying products and services as well as more than 60 education and vendor product-training workshops. The event kicked off, Read More

The APRO Vendor Advisory Committee serves a critical function in addressing APRO suppliers’ needs and issues. The committee sets the direction and helps with many of the specifics of the Rent-to-Own National Convention & Trade Show while providing an important link between vendors and dealers. Vendor Advisory Committee members serve two-year terms, and one-half, Read More

O’Rourke Sales Company recently announced it is now a provider for Electrolux Home Appliances/Frigidaire to the rental industry. APRO Associate Member and Board of Directors Vendor Liaison Bill French says O’Rourke is excited about the new partnership, “Frigidaire offers our rental channel the ability to provide their customers with a high-quality professional appliance product., Read More

The cover story for the summer 2018 issue of RTOHQ: The Magazine features Shirin Kanji who in only three years is Rent-A-Center’s largest franchisee. Read more about Shirin’s journey from Wall Street to transforming the family business as a first generation American on page 27. In this issue, enjoy reading about the events and many, Read More

Keith Carrico, formerly Rent One’s Human Resources Director, has been promoted to Vice President of Human Resources for the company. In this new role, Carrico and his team of HR professionals will oversee more than 600 associates employed by SKC Enterprises’ Rent One and RNR stores. Carrico developed technical training skills while serving as an, Read More

Full-O-Pep Appliances Inc., dba American Rental hosted its annual trade expo and Kent Hoffman memorial charity golf tournament last week in Nashville, Indiana. This year’s event included special guests Deputy Director at the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions Ryan Black and APRO Executive Director Jill McClure. Members of the Rental Purchase Dealers Association of Indiana and, Read More

APRO’s Education Foundation annually provides scholarships to rent-to-own professionals and their families. For a decade now, APRO members have contributed significantly to the Education Foundation’s Scholarship Fund, awarding 325 scholarships totaling $759,000 to help hundreds students associated with the RTO industry pursue a college degree. The Process Since 2015, the APRO Charitable Foundation has, Read More

Benefit Marketing Solutions (BMS) announces the addition of industry veteran James MacAlpine to its rental team. Reporting to President of BMS Susan Matthews, MacAlpine will focus on business development, expanding its employee benefits program and bringing new marketing tools to existing clients. “We are excited to have James join our team. His experience in, Read More

An email with access to an online proxy ballot for the 2018-2019 APRO Board of Directors and information on additional voting methods was sent July 11 of this week from cwallner@rtohq.org. If you have not received the email, be sure to check your junk mail to participate. Proxy ballots are due no later than, Read More