Last month, members of the Tennessee Rental Dealers Association [TRDA] assembled in downtown Nashville for its annual meeting. The group came together to collaborate on existing operations as well as new collaborations in the rent-to-own industry. Attendee engagement was high with presentations led by Mike Tissot, Owner of Countryside Rentals Inc., and Gary Jones,, Read More

Nationwide Marketing Group announced that Keven Dalke has been named the new director of Nationwide RentDirect. Dalke most recently served as director of operations for Rent-A-Center Franchising, Inc., where he supported franchise operations for Rent-A-Center, ColorTyme and RimTyme franchisees across the country. He also spent 10 years as a regional director for both Rent-A-Center, Read More

APRO’s Education Foundation annually provides scholarships to rent-to-own professionals and their families. For more than a decade now, APRO members have contributed significantly to the Education Foundation’s Scholarship Fund, awarding 357 scholarships totaling $830,750 to help hundreds of students associated with the RTO industry pursue a college degree. The Process Since 2015, the APRO, Read More

Get ahead of the game with the new RTO World 2019 Planning Guide! Plan your RTO World experience with this digital guide that includes details and descriptions of what to expect, making this the best year yet. Travel preparation checklist Negotiated rate with rental car company Descriptions for educational sessions In-depth speaker bios including Keynote Speakers, Kerry, Read More

If you’ve never been to Louisville, Kentucky, you’re in for a BIG treat this year at the RTO World! The city, the convention center, the hotel, and the location of the off-site party at Fourth Street Live! are sure to impress you during this year’s convention and trade show. Kentucky International Convention Center This year, the Convention, Read More

RTO World is excited to have Nancy Friedman, famously known as the ‘Telephone Doctor,’  join us for two educational sessions at this year’s convention and tradeshow as she shares her immense knowledge on positive customer service. Friedman is one of the country’s foremost experts on customer service, sales, communications, and telephone skills and is president of, Read More

An email with access to an online proxy ballot for the 2019-2020 APRO Board of Directors and information on additional voting methods was sent Friday, July 5, from If you have not received the email, be sure to check your junk mail to participate. Proxy ballots are due no later than Friday, July, 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 RTO World while providing an important link between vendors and dealers. Vendor Advisory Committee members serve two-year terms, and one-half of the committee is elected, Read More

Rockstar employees at SKC Enterprises, dba Rent One have won the jackpot this year with an all-inclusive, expenses-paid trip to Mexico! Rent One’s incentive program, “Club Million,” honors the top Midwest managers and regional managers with a plane ticket to a beach resort this summer. This year is the last year this program is going, Read More

Are you a Store Manager? Don’t miss the all-new Small Batch Experience! Featured Speakers(open to all tracks) The Small Batch Managers’ Experience includes… Fifteen educational sessions to choose from! Participation in facilitated store managers’ meetup to share ideas and best practices, An invitation to the RTO World Hot Show & Welcome Reception, An invitation to the Emerging Leaders, Read More