David Kaye, a longtime APRO Vendor Advisory Committee member and vice president of sales and marketing for Benefit Marketing Solutions (BMS), will retire at the end of 2019 after dedicating 38 years to the RTO industry.  Kaye began his journey through the RTO world in 1980 at Nationwide Club Administrators (NCA), where he was involved, Read More

APRO member Impact RTO Holdings, dba Rent-A-Center, recently opened doors in a beautiful new location in Starke, Florida – the same city where G.I. Jane was filmed! Local city officials and the Chamber of Commerce came out to celebrate the ribbon-cutting at the new spot in early December, sans Demi Moore. The space Impact, Read More

The Missouri Rental Dealers Association (MRDA) continues making this holiday season much brighter for families in need. In Springfield, MRDA members from All American Rental and Sales, along with National TV Sales & Rental, worked with the international humanitarian-relief organization Convoy of Hope. Volunteers spent their time packing up bags of food for shipment to North Carolina where the, Read More

APRO member Buddy Mac Holdings, LLC dba Buddy’s Home Furnishings has a new vice president of operations. As of December 11, Clifford “Chip” Guy will be stepping into the position at this multi-state franchise company. Guy isn’t new to the RTO world; in fact, he has been with Buddy’s for almost 20 years. He, Read More

Holiday season is upon us, and our friends in the RTO community are warming their hearts by sending in stories of “paying it forward” in their communities. What a great holiday tradition! Missouri Rental Dealers Association (MRDA) members Bill Wilkerson, Jeremy Phillips and Jerry Pinkley of Show Me Rent to Own, along with Shawn, Read More

APRO member and annual Legislative Conference sponsor, Nationwide Marketing Group celebrated a historic milestone in November, packing the 1,000,000th meal as part of the organization’s international give-back initiative with No Child Hungry. Launched in 2018, Nationwide’s partnership with No Child Hungry strives to end child hunger around the corner and around the world. Since, Read More

Last month, APRO member RNR Tire Express (RNR) continued its tradition of celebrating strong and inspiring cancer fighters and survivors. As part of its annual breast cancer awareness initiative, RNR encouraged customers and members of the community to nominate breast cancer fighters for their fearlessness and help honor their unmatched feats of strength. Selected, Read More

Happy Holidays! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are delighted to share the following story of “paying it forward” from our friends at the Missouri Rental Dealers Association (MRDA). About four years ago, the MRDA board decided to begin participating in community service projects at food banks throughout the state of Missouri. In addition to two, Read More

Last week APRO reported a story about giving back to the community. Chris Fiegl and Matthew Radecki of Hometown Rent-to-Own in Salamanca, New York, spend Thanksgiving giving away hundreds of Thanksgiving dinners with all the trimmings to families in need. Now they are challenging their colleagues in the rent-to-own community to share their own stories of paying it forward! Paying, Read More

Building upon its founding principle to always put members first in all it does, Nationwide Marketing Group has announced that Melissa Stenson has joined the organization as vice president of member experience. Stenson most recently worked as the senior meeting planner for Sterling Events Group, where she spearheaded coordination of Nationwide’s industry-leading PrimeTime tradeshow and conference., Read More