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  • Kara Blakeman: Making a Difference, One Pawn Transaction at a Time

    Posted On : November 3, 2016

    BEING ABLE TO HELP THOSE IN NEED and knowing that she can make a difference are the two things that Kara Blakeman, manager and bench jeweler at Classic Jewelry and Loan in Barboursville, WV, loves best about the pawn industry. She started her pawn journey twelve years ago when her father, Richard, who had opened […]


  • American Jewelry and Loan: Working with Diversity

    Posted On : October 27, 2016

    AMERICAN JEWELRY AND LOAN is one of the most highly recognized pawn stores in the country thanks to being the subject of a reality television series seen in 52 countries. An engaging website where fans can connect with owners Les and Seth Gold from anywhere is, therefore, a critical part of their business model. Seth, […]


  • Georgia on My Mind: American Pawn Shop Inc

    Posted On : October 20, 2016

    AMERICAN PAWN SHOP INC JOINED NPA IN 1992 WITH ONE STORE. In 2003, they added two more stores, and in 2004, added another two. We caught up with Jonathon Gandy, one of the managers, to find out a little more about the pawn business in southern Georgia. NATIONAL PAWNBROKER (NP): Tell us about your company. […]


  • NPA Announces New Online Compliance Program

    Posted On : October 13, 2016

    The NPA, in conjunction with Robert Frimet, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, has developed an online compliance program specifically for the pawn and dealers in precious metals industries. The program, AML for Pawnbrokers and Dealers in Precious Metals, will: • Identify all triggers of the 8300 trade/business rule for pawnbrokers • Teach the legal requirements for […]


  • National Pawnbrokers Association Announces 2016 Board of Directors and Executive Officers

    Posted On : July 26, 2016

    National Pawnbrokers Association announces leadership election results at NPA’s annual convention and trade show, Pawn Expo


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