ColorTyme Looks to the Future, Honors the Past as It Opens 2013

ColorTyme Looks to the Future, Honors the Past as It Opens 2013
National Convention 
FRISCO, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 01/21/13 --  ColorTyme, the nation's
first franchisor of rent-to-own stores, opened its 2013 National
Convention on Monday, January 21 in Frisco, Texas. 
An audience of over 300 attendees including franchisees, vendors,
managers and, for the first time, prospective franchisees was present
when President and CEO Cathy Skula made the announcement that
ColorTyme and RimTyme currently had 227 stores system-wide, marking
the highest store count since 2006.  
"We are thrilled to gather together with our franchisees and vendor
partners," said Skula. "It's an exciting time to be part of the
ColorTyme/RimTyme system, and celebrating the successes of our
franchisees is the highlight of the convention." 
The morning session included updates from the executive team, as well
as the presentation of 114 awards for both ColorTyme and RimTyme
locations, honoring those stores who achieved milestone performance
numbers in 2012. 
The company's founder, Willie Talley, was honored with an induction
into the "Circle of Excellence," given to those individuals who have
made extraordinary contributions to ColorTyme, during a special award
presentation which included a video tribute. Talley's three children
Barry, Kathy, and Ginger were all on hand to accept the award on
behalf of their father, who passed away in 1995.  
"Willie Talley's vision is the reason ColorTyme exists today," said
Skula. "It is our great honor to present this award to his children." 
Monday afternoon's events included a vendor buying show which
exhibited a wide range of products and services including furniture,
electronics, appliances, wheels and tires.  
"Our vendors have really stepped up this year with some great deals
for our franchisees in attendance," said Debbie Romero, ColorTyme's
Director of Purchasing. "This is just one of many ways they support
our convention, and our company's growth." 
The vendors also donated a number of outstanding prizes for Monday
evening's "Casino Night" event. Attendees will be treated to dinner
and an evening of fun entertainment as they try their luck at a
variety of casino games.  
About ColorTyme
 ColorTyme, Inc., founded in 1979, is America's fi
franchisor of independently owned-and-operated rent-to-own stores,
and the nation's third largest rent-to-own company. ColorTyme
franchisees operate 202 rent-to-own stores in 33 states, and the
company's custom-wheels-and-tires franchise brand, RimTyme, operates
25 stores in 10 states. ColorTyme is headquartered in Plano, Texas,
and is an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of the largest RTO
company in the world, Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ: RCII).  
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Matthew Harris
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