Date: Mar 10, 2016
     Title: Aaron’s of McHenry Hosts Illinois Congressman Randy Hultgren

Aaron’s of McHenry Hosts Illinois Congressman Randy Hultgren

Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) visited the Aaron’s in McHenry, Illinois, on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. He was hosted by IRDA President, Casey Pristou, and Watershed Development Corporation Vice President of Operations, Mike Ceruzzi. Store Manager, Juan Teran, gave the congressman a tour of the store and discussed with him how the flexibility and versatility of the rent-to-own transaction meets the needs of his customers. Congressman Hultgren was able to see first-hand how the RTO business works and learn about the economic impact the RTO industry has on his district and the entire state. Illinois is home to more than 220 rent-to-own stores, serves more than 120,000 customers each month and employs more than 1,300 statewide. “It is an honor and a privilege to have Congressman Hultgren visit our store to see how we are meeting the needs of our customers. Our employees work hard to serve our customers well and it is great when your elected representatives show genuine interest in the work we are doing” stated Mike Ceruzzi.

About Watershed Development Corporation - Watershed owns and operates Aaron’s (NYSE – AAN) stores throughout Northern Illinois and Iowa. Aaron’s is a leading rent-to-own company with more than 2,000 company and franchise stores throughout North America. Watershed, a franchise operator since 2004, has earned the distinction of being an Aaron’s Top 5 Performing Franchise Operator multiple times since its inception.

About IRDA - The Illinois Rental Dealers Association (IRDA) works closely with the Association of Progressive Rental Organizations (APRO) to provide membership and the general public with the latest information regarding legislative initiatives concerning the rent-to-own industry. The IRDA works to ensure a vital future for its industry through networking, education, political outreach and legislative vigilance.