The admissions office, campus dormitories, local Lakeland churches, or Kenya, wherever the setting, APRO Education Foundation scholarship student Elyse Serrano understands the value of engaging with members of the community. The fourth-year student pursuing degrees in Accounting and Finance at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, learned the value of engaging through personal relationships from, Read More

For the past five years, associates at Rivero, Gordimer & Company [RG&Co] have held the tradition of kicking off the next tax season the second week of January with a fun game of kickball. Members from the firm’s tax and audit departments recently went head-to-head on the field for some friendly competition and the, Read More

APRO President Louis Garcia recently signed a franchise deal to acquire 41 Rent-A-Center [RAC] stores across Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia and West Virginia. The agreement is the latest in a string of deals from those investing, or re-investing, in the brand as part of its re-franchising initiative to partner operators with franchise investors. Garcia, Read More

Meet first-time APRO Education Foundation scholarship recipient, Jarred Ford, grandson of MAJIK Rent To Own Operations Trainer Carol Ann Buckett. He currently attends Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania, where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in biology with the aspiration to work in occupational therapy. Ford received his first APRO Education Foundation’s Scholarship last summer, Read More

Would you like to win $100? Or win a trip to Washington, D.C. for the APRO Legislative Conference? Share your inspiring rent-to-own stories of how our industry has positively impacted your life and the lives of your employees or customers. This is your chance to win a free trip* to Washington, D.C., participate in, Read More

APRO board member and Hall of Honor recipient Sandi Frye was honored again by our industry last weekend, accepting The Premier Companies’ Dealer of the Year Award. Frye received the award at the company’s National Convention, held in Miami on January 12-13th. “The initiative and drive that Sandi devotes to the development of her, Read More

Last fall, the APRO Board of Directors and the APRO Vendor Advisory Committee met for APRO’s annual board meeting. In the course of business as usual, a trio of rent-to-own veterans, industry leaders and longtime friends – Al Benson, Larry Carrico and David Kaye – realized they would once again be at the same place at the same time,, Read More

You are cordially invited to join us at the majestic Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center for APRO’s 2019 Legislative Dinner made possible by the sponsorship of RentDirect Nationwide. This unique experience will take place in the building’s rotunda in part of APRO’s 2019 Legislative Conference, scheduled for April 9-11th in Washington, D.C. On Wednesday evening, after a full day of, Read More

Longtime APRO member and Hall of Honor recipient Cynthia Strunk was honored again by her industry this week, accepting RNR Tire Express’ Faye Sutton Award, acknowledging Strunk as RNR’s Woman of the Year. Strunk received the award – named for RNR founder Larry Sutton’s late mother – at the company’s 16th annual Franchisee Conference,, Read More

Aaron’s and Progressive Leasing recently filled two new homes with furniture, electronics and appliances as a holiday surprise for two single moms in Atlanta and Nashville. This holiday wish come true was part of Aaron’s partnership with the Warrick Dunn Charities (WDC) Homes for the Holidays (HFTH) program, sponsored by former NFL star Warrick, Read More