Misty and Brian Grow of Growby’s LLC, dba Growby’s RTO, an ARPO member, along with other organizers, held the seventh annual Dumon McCain Memorial Ride. The fundraiser benefited three-year-old Easton Ritchison and his family, with $9,000 raised. Recipient, Easton Ritchison, was diagnosed at birth with cri-du-chat syndrome, a chromosomal condition from a missing piece, Read More

Nationwide Marketing Group and Nationwide RentDirect announce a $100,000 store makeover for an independent retailer. The prize will enable one Nationwide member company to completely reimagine either their physical location, their digital storefront or a combination of both. The grand prize winner for the store makeover will be drawn and announced live on Thursday,, Read More

APRO member, RNR Tire Express, is celebrating its 20th anniversary by giving back. In honor of 20 years in business, RNR will be giving away more than $20,000 worth of prizes, including tires, wheels, vehicle alignments, cash and more. “We are so grateful to our customers for letting us serve them over the last, Read More

In the beginning days of the U.S. COVID-19 epidemic, Omaha native Robert Burke, an employee of Ace Rent-to-Own in Nebraska for almost nine years, was among the first casualties of the virus that has now claimed more than 211,000 lives across the nation and more than one million lives worldwide. Burke, 46, died April, Read More

Name: Owen Pye Years in RTO: Two years and four months What’s your current role/title? Marketing Manager at SKC Enterprises Inc., dba Rent One What did you do before RTO? In the years leading up to my time at Rent One, I’ve worked in the experiential marketing world. Most recently, I’ve worked in event, Read More

The Premier Companies recently held its annual United Dealer Retreat and Marketing Meeting. While this event had previously been held in conjunction with RTO World, Premier staff presented this year’s retreat and meeting in a virtual format. For the event, Premier’s executive staff gathered in the company’s development center in Texas City, Texas, while, Read More

APRO associate member D&H Distributing was recognized as one of the best places to work in Pennsylvania by the Central Penn Business Journal. This award honors private and public companies from across the state. D&H received this award in the large-sized company category. The criteria for this award include company culture, benefits, workplace environment, Read More

Paula Allison, with GE Appliances, a Haier Company, recently announced that she will retire at the end of October. Currently serving as the Rental and Premium Sales Manager, she will retire, having dedicated 37 years to GE Appliances while serving the rent-to-own industry for more than 25 of those years. “It has been the, Read More

Buddy’s Newco LLC, dba Buddy’s Home Furnishings, recently held its Annual Leadership Conference with new safety precautions to keep attendees healthy. The annual event, held in Orlando, Florida, at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort, displayed a new way for events to continue in the future. Just like the conference’s theme suggests, Buddy’s made a, Read More

The third annual RTO World, hosted by APRO and TRIB Group, recently ended. With many unsure what the virtual event would deliver, the convention and tradeshow left many participants with their expectations exceeded. RTO World surpassed or met its goals with 788 participants and $11.4 million in sales from the Hot Show. While 2020 has not been, Read More