Rent One's Murray Beck is rent-to-own industry's employee of the year
(Reporter7.com 2006-09-27) Beck is being honored among the 50,000 rent-to-own employees throughout the nation for his contributions to his community.
For Immediate Release
September 26, 2006
RENT ONE'S MURRAY BECK IS RENT-TO-OWN INDUSTRY'S EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
Murray Beck, vice president of Rent One Operations, is the Association of Progressive Rental Organizations' 2006 Employee of the Year. Beck is being honored among the 50,000 rent-to-own employees throughout the nation for his contributions to his community. Beck is respected and admired by his coworkers, peers and by the many people with whom he interacts in his southern Illinois community of Mt. Vernon.
Whether he is refereeing a game or raising money and awareness for muscular dystrophy or multiple sclerosis, Beck puts 110 percent into his efforts. He recently won tickets to a St. Louis Cardinals game for his fundraising efforts on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Instead of using the tickets himself, he donated these back to the charity so that a young man with MS could attend instead.
His efforts not only raise awareness and funds for these important causes, they also serve to showcase Rent One's commitment to community involvement.
Perhaps one of the highest honors a parent can receive is when a child aspires to be just like him. Those who know Beck and his family say that Beck's son, Brian, is his biggest fan, and wants nothing more than to become more and more like his father.
Beck's employer, Larry Carrico, calls Beck's ability to show someone how to accomplish a task with limited resources, Murrayism. 'It doesn't matter if it's about products or life,- says Carrico, 'Murrayism results in solutions.- In addition to being named APRO's 2006 Employee of the Year, Beck was recently honored as Rent One's regional manager of the year.
Beck's contributions to his community for the past four decades are clearly seen in the many expressions of fondness, respect and admiration from those around him. "Congratulations, Murray," said Shannon Strunk, APRO president and Bill Keese, APRO executive director. "Everyone is so proud of you," they added.
Beck received this recognition at the 2006 APRO Convention and Buying Show in Orlando, Florida, September 23.
The Association of Progressive Rental Organizations is the official voice of the rent-to-own industry. APRO, founded in 1980, is the national, nonprofit trade association advocating and representing the rent-to-own industry before the U.S. Congress, state legislatures, courts, media and the public. For more information, visit www.rtohq.org.