The Kansas Rental Dealers Association annual meeting was held April 23 and 24 in Wichita. The event featured RTO industry updates and insights from rent-to-own esteemed peers, including APRO’s 2018 Ernie Talley Lifetime Achievement recipient Jim Brown; Dan Fisher, owner of Majik Rent To Own; and Rachel Casey, regional manager of Rent-2-Own. KRDA members, Read More

The Illinois Rental/Purchase Dealers Association will hold its annual legislative meeting next Wednesday, May 8, at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. The group will meet for breakfast and an informational session with Mike Houlihan, Illinois Lobbyist, before breaking out for a day of meetings with Illinois state lawmakers. The event will kick off, Read More

APRO held a “What’s Your RTO Story?” contest in February awarding winners an opportunity to share their most inspiring RTO stories at the 2019 APRO Legislative Conference held on April 9-11 in Washington, D.C. One of this year’s runners-up was Joshua Ciesicki, owner/partner of two Great Rooms stores, and this is his RTO Story:, Read More

The Spring 2019 issue of RTOHQ: The Magazine covers industry events and news that took place early this year. Take a look back on events and photos spent with rent-to-own colleagues at The Premier Companies’ National Convention in Miami, RentDirect Nationwide’s Bi-annual 2019 Meeting and Hot Show Auction in Las Vegas, TRIB Group’s Meeting, Read More

Rent-to-own dealers and vendors from across the country met at our nation’s capital during the 2019 APRO Legislative Conference April 9-11 in Washington, D.C. This year’s conference hit its highest attendance in APRO history when there is not RTO legislation pending. The goal this year was to tell the rent-to-own story to lawmakers, so, Read More

APRO held a “What’s Your RTO Story?” contest in February awarding the winner with a free trip to Washington, D.C. for its 2019 Legislative Conference last week. We asked our members to submit their most inspiring RTO stories of how the industry has positively impacted their lives and the lives of their employees or, Read More

Buddy’s Home Furnishings held its Third Annual Peak Performance Awards Ceremony and Winners Trip March 21-25 in Cancun, Mexico. The company’s peak performers were recognized on a sandy beach at an outdoors awards ceremony followed by three days of fun-filled excursions and closed with a yacht cruise and swim experience with Michael Bennett, COO, Read More

APRO associate member J.D. Byrider recently announced it has partnered with HomeNet Automotive to bring SnapLot 360 technology to its store operators to deliver a more transparent online customer experience through immersive vehicle imaging. With approximately 30 corporate stores and 120 franchise stores in the Buy Here Pay Here auto retail space, J.D. Byrider, Read More

Members of the Florida Rental Dealers Association [FRDA] assembled in Tallahassee on March 27 for the group’s annual legislative conference. Attendees met with state senators and representatives throughout the day after a morning briefing with FRDA Lobbyist to discuss legislative priorities of the current session and to weigh-in on a few items relative to, Read More

APRO’s 2019 Legislative Conference, scheduled for April 9-11 in Washington, D.C., is next week! This year APRO members will attend well over 100 meetings, and out of that total number, 30% of the meetings are scheduled with new lawmakers. Thus far, attendance is representing 23 states and includes 25% first time attendees. Below are, Read More