Date: Jul 28, 2010
     Title: APRO Awards MRDA State Association of the Year!

MRDA President John "Tiger" Cleek Jr. - "Missouri was honored to receive the State Association of the Year award for the 5th time and I would like to thank all of our board members and officers for their hard work this year.  This year was quite eventful as we donated 35 computers to a middle school in Fredericktown, MO as part of our annual Computers 4 Kidz program.  In June we hosted the 6th Annual Heartland of America Regional Tradeshow and Seminar at the Lake of the Ozarks and had one of our best shows ever with approximately 260 attendees.  We would like to thank all of the vendors who participated in our show and especially the ones who provided sponsorships for our events.  One of our major accomplishments this year was the design of our new MRDA website.  Thanks to APRO and Imagery Marketing, plus with the efforts of our communications chairman, Macy Mitchell of All American Rental, we were able to get a first class website for our state association at a very reasonable rate of $1800. Coming this fall in September we will continue our fall training in St. Louis with a 1 day training seminar featuring 4 different vendors and store level employees will be able to attend this event for free as members of MRDA.  We also owe a great amount of gratitude to Ken Steiner, our Executive Assistant, as he plans and organizes all of our events and makes our jobs easy."

A quote follows next from APRO Executive Director Bill Keese on the success of the MRDA...

APRO Executive Director Bill Keese - “All Missouri Rental dealers and associates have to be very proud of their state association. MRDA is consistently at the top of the charts for service to its membership and the rent-to-own community. Rental professionals everywhere recognize the outstanding contributions MRDA makes to our entire industry. Congratulations to the board of directors and the entire Missouri delegation for another outstanding job.”


On behalf of the MRDA Board Members, we would like to thank everyone for their support.  We couldn't do it without the cooperation and determination of each member.  Thank you for this award.