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  • 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 […]


  • Knowledge is Power: What You Need To Know To Be In Compliance

    Posted On : January 9, 2017

    They say knowledge is power. As a business owner, what could be more important than empowering your staff and enriching yourself with the knowledge to get business done right on all levels? As business owners and management, we also take on the roles of teacher, mentor, and, sometimes, rule enforcer. Our livelihood depends on how […]


  • The Castle Jewelry and Pawn; No Hassle at The Castle

    Posted On : January 2, 2017

    Phil Block is president of The Castle Jewelry and Pawn, and has been a member of NPA since 1995. Headquartered in Lexington, KY, the company has nine stores around the state, plus one in Ohio, and employs 120 people. Phil runs the company with his son, Barrett, a recent Wharton School of Business graduate. National […]


  • Pawnbrokers Give Back Nationwide

    Posted On : December 7, 2016

    National Pawnbrokers Association Gift Day 2016 Brings Music to Students Through Generous Donations from Pawnbrokers Keller, TX — On December 6, 2016, the National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) celebrated its eighth annual Musical Instrument Gift Day, where pawnbrokers from around the country made donations of musical instruments to organizations in need. This year, the NPA has […]


  • 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 […]


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