APRO Hall of Honor member and longest-serving director of the APRO board David P. David was recognized for his significant contributions to the rent-to-own industry last weekend, accepting TRIB Group’s President’s Award. David received the award at the Meeting of the Minds & Expo in Nashville, TN. The four-day event included a general session,, Read More

On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, Gary Romine attended his fourth and last legislative ball. Romine, who served as president of APRO in 2002, has represented the 3rd District in the Missouri State Senate since 2012. Romine leaves office an accomplished state legislator, having helped shepherd through two significant pieces of legislation. Romine recalls that, Read More

As a teacher in an inner city turnaround school, APRO Education Foundation scholarship recipient Myaicia Womack strives to provide students with a tangible link between academic and real-world success. Womack is currently earning her master’s degree at the University of Tampa and is part of the school’s first group of Turnaround Leadership Program (TLP) students., Read More

APRO associate member Benefit Marketing Solutions [BMS] has launched a new digital marketing program to assist their clients in growing their business and customer loyalty. This new service is a feature of BMS’s Club programs and will provide its members with a custom webpage, monthly email blasts and social media posts to assist in, Read More

RentDirect Nationwide held its bi-annual 2019 Meeting and Hot Show Auction February 10-13 at The Venetian/Palazzo and Sands Expo in Las Vegas, NV. The event, part of Nationwide Marketing Group’s “Thrive” Primetime show, saw a 50 percent increase in attendance over last August’s event with more than double the sales at its Hot Show, Read More

Countryside Rentals, dba Rent-2-Own [R2O], held its annual meeting last week in Wilmington, OH. This year’s “Game On” meeting celebrated the transformation the company embarked on after its “Reinvent R20” annual meeting last year that paved the way to a new way of doing business and the success that followed. The event included company-wide, Read More

United States Representative Walter B. Jones (R–North Carolina, District 3), a staunch supporter of the rent-to-own industry for over a decade in Washington D.C., died peacefully at his home surrounded by family on February 10, 2019, at the age of 76. The RTO industry never had a better friend and supporter than Jones in the U.S. House of Representatives.  , Read More

Poverty might have ended William Padua’s academic dreams before they began. “We had countless nights where we had no food to eat,” Padua recalls of his childhood. As the child of a Puerto Rican mother who moved to the mainland with her three children, Padua’s childhood included stays at shelters and lack of sufficient, Read More

Tucked in a stone building built nearly 300 years ago, the Avenue Guesthouse and Gallery is a living tribute to Maria Fisher. The Avenue, which combines a bed & breakfast inn, an art gallery, and charity venue, is a fusion of two generations of Fisher family dreams. Longtime APRO members Dan and Tricia Fisher, Read More

RentDirect Nationwide will hold its bi-annual 2019 Meeting and Hot Show Auction February 10-13 at The Venetian/Palazzo and Sands Expo in Las Vegas, NV. The event, part of Nationwide Marketing Group’s “Thrive” Primetime show, will include an expo displaying products and services to keep members current on the latest trends and newest technologies, vendor, Read More