Aaron’s 2012 National Managers Meeting starts tomorrow

Aaron’s is excited to welcome its managers to the 2012 National Managers Meeting in Dallas, TX. Once again, Aaron’s associates will be dedicating a day to Extreme Volunteering: we’ll be giving more than $500,000 in product and monetary donations and 5,100 hours of service to the Dallas-Area non-profits.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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Aaron’s Announces Top Performers at National Managers Meeting

Ken Butler, Aaron’s, Inc. COO, announced top store and managerial performers at the 2011 Aaron’s National Managers Meeting. Aaron’s reported record revenues and earnings in 2010, experiencing high-performing stores across the U.S. and Canada and an overall customer increase of 10 percent for its Company-operated and franchised stores.

“Aaron’s experienced record performance last year, and we feel we’re on track to do the same in 2011,” said Ken Butler, Aaron’s, Inc. Chief Operating Officer.  “We owe our success to our loyal customer base, but also to our employees whose hard work and dedication is never-ending. Our regional and store managers have done an outstanding job of leading their teams, and this event is an opportunity for the Company to show its heartfelt gratitude.”

For a complete list of winners, go to: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=104698&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1543362&highlight

Aaron’s 2010 Top Store and Managerial Performers “Walk the Runway of Reward”

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Aaron’s Plans to Create Nearly 1,000 Retail Jobs in 2011

Robin Loudermilk announced from Aaron’s National Managers Meeting that the company has already added 50 employees this year and is on target to hire 500 more based on current store opening plans.  An estimated additional 75 franchised stores will open in 2011 and subsequently bring approximately 400 new jobs.

(L to R) Robin Loudermilk, Aaron’s CEO and President; Leanne and Jarrod Brannen, hosts of Aaron’s Outdoors

“The nature of Aaron’s lease ownership business is to help families who are facing economic challenges,” said Loudermilk. “Our business model allows these families the access to home necessities such as beds, refrigerators and computers – items they otherwise may not be able to own.  Aaron’s is in the position to improve the lives of our customers by bringing new jobs to the communities where they live. Our growth during these tough economic times is unique in the retail industry and by adding retail jobs, we’re also creating stronger communities.”

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Bikes and Bookcases for Boys & Girls Club of Orlando

Aaron’s associates assembled 155 brand new bicycles today and 48 bookcases for the Boys & Girls Club of Orlando.  Aaron’s associates also donated 4,000 new and gently used children’s books to underserved kids in the Orlando area through the Boys & Girls Club.  The Boys & Girls Club of Orlando has been transforming the lives of children in the Central Florida region since 1944 by providing them with the safety and resources they need to reach their full potential.

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6,660 “Hi-Five Kids Packs” Assembled and Delivered

Aaron’s associates formed friendly “race lines” to assemble 6,660 “Hi-Five Kids Packs” together with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.  Aaron’s associates prepared and delivered the “Hi-Five Kids Packs” to help provide children with nutritious meals for the days when they are unable to eat at school cafeterias.  These packs contain items such as juice, fruit cups, cereal and shelf-stable milk. The packages will be distributed among 18 public schools partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank which assists a population where 47 percent of the individuals who benefit from its services are children.  For more information about Second Harvest Food Bank, visit www.foodbankcentralflorida.org.

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2,000 Military Care Packages Assembled

 Aaron’s proudly honors all the brave men and women who serve in the military.  Today, as one of Aaron’s largest outreach efforts to support military members, Aaron’s associates prepared 2,000 personalized military care packages for distribution.  The packages contained everyday items that are routinely taken for granted by civilians, such as toothpaste, snacks and playing cards and a personalized thank you note from an Aaron’s associate.  Aaron’s associates were able to send care packages to their own family members who are serving.



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Lucky Dog joins 500+ Aaron’s associates in donating to Florida Blood Centers

Lucky Dog Gives Blood

Lucky Dog gives blood at the Aaron's National Managers Meeting Community Outreach Project today where more than 500 Aaron's associates gave blood through the Florida's Blood Centers. Their donation impacts the lives of 1,500 people in Orlando.

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