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  • Cathy Gish: Human Resource Director, Brittex Financial, Inc.

    Posted On : April 21, 2017

    Years in the Pawn Industry 16 My Greatest Career Accomplishment I started in the business as a pawnbroker and have grown from there. I believe it gives me perspective and respect for the day-to-day operations of the business. The Best Advice I’ve Ever Received “Don’t wait for your embossed invitation; just go for it.” “Don’t […]


  • Make Your Impact: Help Build the Next Generation of Workers

    Posted On : April 14, 2017

    “The NPA scholarship has helped me immensely because I am able to keep furthering my education and to get one step closer to graduating without any outstanding debt. Rich Clousing and Highland Jewelry and Loan really took the initiative to put me under their wing and encourage me to apply for the scholarship. After receiving the scholarship, […]


  • Worldwide Jewelry and Pawn; Face Music, Jewelry and Pawn: The Accidental Pawnbroker

    Posted On : April 7, 2017

    FRANK MASSA is the president of Worldwide Jewelry and Pawn and Facet Music, Jewelry and Pawn. In business since 2002, his company has 10 stores located in Indiana, Ohio, and Florida. National Pawnbroker (NP): How did you get started in the pawn industry? Frank Massa (FM): My entry into the pawn business was quite accidental. While […]


  • National Pawnbrokers Association Celebrates 30 Years of Support and Representation for Independent Pawnbrokers

    Posted On : February 10, 2017

    Independent Pawnbrokers Celebrate 30 Year Anniversary of Industry’s Only US Trade Association Keller, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) is celebrating its 30th anniversary as the only national trade organization representing independent pawnbrokers. The current president, Larry Nuckols, announced, “We are proud to continue to further the core goals of the founders of the […]


  • Triple Treat: One Pawn Store, Three Generations, All Women

    Posted On : January 16, 2017

    The Bank Gun & Pawn opened in downtown Havre de Grace, MD, in September 2006 under the partnership of Diane Barrow and her mother, Bobbi Barrow. When Diane’s daughter, Kati Wilson, turned 16 and needed a job, she joined the team. Eight years later, the family-run store operates seamlessly by these three women alone. They […]


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