Only three weeks until we Climb The Hill! APRO’s 2019 Legislative Conference, scheduled for April 9-11 in Washington, D.C., is fast approaching and we need you to be a part of it! This is an important opportunity to share about the rent-to-own industry with the 100 new members of Congress and new committee chairs, Read More

Understanding the diversity of a community is an important step in providing a welcoming environment to new members. As a resident assistant, orientation leader, tour guide, and peer health education, Jacob Adams is often a student’s first encounter with the Ohio University and larger Athens, Ohio community. Entering his final year at Ohio University,, Read More

After 35 years, APRO Past President Wayne Chambers is ready to trade in his suit and tie for a comfortable pair of boots. Chambers announced last week he would be stepping down as CEO of High Touch Technologies to become a full-time rancher. As he steps away from the corporate world, Chambers leaves an, Read More

Just 4 Weeks Until the Climb! APRO’s 2019 Legislative Conference, scheduled for April 9-11 in Washington, D.C., is fast approaching and we need you to be a part of it! APRO invites rental dealers of all sizes to our nation’s capital to tell the rent-to-own story and advocate for issues that are critical to a thriving rent-to-own industry., Read More

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The Kentucky Rental Dealers Association will hold its annual business meeting Tuesday, November 14 at the 21c Museum Hotels in Louisville, Kentucky. Keynote speaker Jennifer Barber, attorney at Frost Brown Todd, will share insight on personal property tax initiatives as well as state and federal updates in Kentucky. The meeting will include lunch and, Read More

The devastation caused by recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida and surrounding areas is record-breaking—more costly than Hurricane Katrina in 2005 or Hurricane Sandy in 2012. While scores of disaster relief organizations worldwide are coming to the aid of those in need this summer, unfortunately such help focuses on specific rescue and rebuilding projects—and frankly, it’s, Read More

The Florida Rental Dealers Association has announced the postponement of its upcoming annual meeting due to the impact Hurricane Irma has had on the Sunshine State and surrounding areas. The two-day meeting was scheduled for September 19 and 20 in Tampa. “On behalf of everyone at the Florida Rental Dealers Association, thank you so, Read More

The Association of Progressive Rental Organizations (APRO), the international voice for the rent-to-own industry since 1980, has announced the selection of Jill McClure, CAE as its new executive director. Jill filled the vacancy created by Bill Keese’s retirement June 30th. The selection was made after a national search and selection process by search firm, Read More

The Missouri Rental Dealers Association wrapped their three-day annual regional trade show and seminar on Thursday, June 29th. This year had a tremendous turnout with approximately 238 attendees of both rental dealers and vendors and truly was a memorable event as MRDA celebrated their 30th Anniversary this year. The Heartland of America Trade Show, Read More