• Midwest RTO Training Expo

    September 24-25, 2019


    Crown Plaza North

    6500 Doubletree Avenue

    Columbus, OH 43229

    The Midwest RTO Training Expo, one of the industry's premier events, grew out of an idea to create a regional vendor show because of the growth of state trade associations. At its largest, the Expo broke all records - 50 vendor companies and 230 dealer attendees from 9 states representing 29 rent-to-own companies, for a combined attendance of 320 rental professionals. The conference center was nearly filled to capacity in what could only be described as the most exciting Expo ever...except that every year continues the energy and excitement!

    A note to RTO owners and executives...bring your store managers and other key employees to the Expo, where vendors are focused on providing information on their products and services to help front line employees sell better.


    A note to RTO vendors...this is not a buying show. You may not write as many orders as other shows, but you will never have such an opportunity to help so many people in one day!

  • Agenda:

    Tuesday, September 18

    5:00 pm: Welcome / Guest Speaker

    5:30 - 7:30 pm: Trade Show

    7:30 - 10:00 pm: Social Event at Top Golf


    Wednesday, September 19

    8:00 - 9 am: Breakfast

    9:00 - 11:30 am: Trade Show

    11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch

    12:30 - 4:00 pm: Dealer Training

  • Ohio Rental Dealers Association

    Representing rental dealers and protecting consumers since 1988.​

  • The Ohio Rental Dealers Association


    OhioRTO.com is the official site of the Ohio Rental Dealers Association ("ORDA").  ORDA is the official voice of the rent to own industry in Ohio, and counts every rent to own dealer in Ohio as a member. 

    ORDA was founded over 20 years ago by some of the same people responsible for the initial growth of the rent to own industry, and is one of the most active rent to own trade organizations in America.


    ORDA members have served in leadership positions at the national level since ORDA's inception through the Association of Progressive Rental Organizations ("APRO"), the rent to own industry's national trade association*. From leading seminars at APRO events to chairing APRO committees to visiting Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C., ORDA sets the standard for excellence in RTO in Ohio and nationwide.

    *Membership in APRO is not a requirement to join ORDA.


    ORDA members' commitment to providing excellence in service to its customers make them some of the most successful rent to own professionals today.  A recent study by an independent survey company indicates rent to own has the highest customer satisfaction rating of any industry in America* - and the majority of the 16,000 customers surveyed live in Ohio.


    ORDA members lobby on behalf of their customers and businesses regularly in Washington D.C., asking the U.S. Congress pass federal legislation protecting their customers' right to obtain the products they want and need, using a transaction that makes sense.  ORDA was instrumental in assisting Ohio legislators craft a statute in 1988 governing the transaction that serves as a model bill other states have looked to for guidance in creating the necessary legal protection for businesses and consumers alike.  47 states now have enacted safe-harbor legislation.


    ORDA members are also committed to their employees. ORDA hosts the annual Midwest RTO Training Expo, which brings in vendors from all over the country to teach store managers more about the products and services they provide to their customers. In 2008, the Expo featured 50 vendors and over 300 attendees. 27 Rent-to-own companies from 9 states participated and is the longest-running (non-national) multi-state event in the industry.


    ORDA is governed by an elected board of directors representing rent to own dealers and vendors.

    ORDA Gives Back

    People involved in the rent to own industry are committed to making their communities better.  They sponsor little league teams, participate in neighborhood programs and are always looking for ways to support their neighbors.  ORDA is proud to celebrate their contributions and thanks its member companies, their employees and their customers who give of their time, talents and resources without looking for recognition or thanks.

  • The membership of the Ohio Rental Dealers Association includes companies large and small, public and private.

    All have the same goal in mind - offer the Rent To Own transaction to consumers so they may acquire name brand furniture, appliances, computers, electronics and other items for their homes in a way that makes sense for them.


    Benefits of Rent To Own*







    Blue Ribbon Rentals

    Countryside Rentals

    d/b/a Rent-2-Own

    NuWave LLC d/b/a RimTyme


    RimTyme Website

    All RimTyme Locations

    (AL, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, NC, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA)




    (all states)

    Rent One



    (IL, IN, KS, MO, OH)

    Shining Star Ventures d/b/a Aaron's Sales and Lease Ownership


    Aaron's Website

    All Aaron's Locations

    (all states except MN & WI)

    Showplace, Inc.

    SRKinnear, Inc. d/b/a Premier Rental Purchase

    UHR Rents

    Valley Rentals Superstore

  • Membership Forms

  • Membership Form - Dealers

  • Membership Form - Vendors

  • Attendee Registration Form

    2018 Midwest RTO Training Expo

  • Contact ORDA

    Whether it's a question about membership, resources or the Midwest RTO Training Expo, your answer is just a click away!

  • Images shown in the About section of OhioRTO.com

    are courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.