June 17, 2011 // Franchising.com // OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. – Yesterday marked the beginning of ColorTyme's annual Summer Meeting where the company welcomed franchisees, vendors, family and friends to Lake Tahoe, Calif. This year's annual meeting started with a Vendor Appreciation Cocktail Reception held at the Resort at Squaw Creek.
"The cocktail reception is just one way that we thank all the ColorTyme vendors for exceeding our expectations," said Rhonda Davis, director of sales for ColorTyme. "Each and every vendor does so much for our franchisees in offering them the best products and prices. With the help of our vendors, our Summer Meeting is a first-class event."
ColorTyme vendors were honored at the Vendor Appreciation Cocktail Reception held prior to the Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening. Attending were representatives from ArchBrook Laguna, Ashley Furniture, Benefit Marketing Solutions, Citibank, High Touch, LG Electronics, Mitsubishi Electric, Panasonic, Perdue Woodworks, Rent-A-Center National Products Service, Serta, SLR International, Sony VAIO, Texas Capital, Toshiba, Twin-Star/Classic Flame, Welton USA and Whirlpool.
"I'm excited to be here and meet with franchisees and fellow vendors in such a beautiful location," said Jamee Thompson, representative for Serta National Rental Accounts. "I've been coming to the Summer Meetings since I was 15 years old when my dad worked for ColorTyme. Now, as a vendor, I look forward to each meeting just as much as I did back then."
The Welcome Reception that followed featured a dinner set against breathtaking scenery, and a photographer was on site to capture pictures of franchisees and their families.
ColorTyme, Inc., founded in 1979, is America's oldest franchisor of independently owned-and-operated rent-to-own stores. ColorTyme franchisees operate 191 rent-to-own stores in 33 states, and the company's custom-wheels-and-tires franchise brand, RimTyme, operates 20 stores in 11 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).