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  • Beverly Loan Company: Pawnbroking From Coast To Coast

    Jordan Tabach-Bank is the owner and chief executive officer of three, soon-to-be-four, pawn stores in the U.S., including Beverly Loan Company, which has been a member of NPA since 1990.

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  • Pawnbroking Around The World

    We talked with three of our international members to learn about the similarities (and the differences) of pawnbroking around the world

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  • Powered Up! Pawn Expo 2017

    July 11-13, 2017 THE MIRAGE • LAS VEGAS, NV    What is Pawn Expo? Pawn Expo is the only national convention and trade show for the pawn industry. Attendees learn new ways to strengthen their company, connect with fellow pawnbrokers, and do business at the trade show featuring over 120 different companies. Leave energized and […]

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

    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 […]

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

    “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, […]

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

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

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

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

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

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

    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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  • American Jewelry and Loan: Working with Diversity

    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, […]

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  • Georgia on My Mind: American Pawn Shop Inc

    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. […]

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  • NPA Announces New Online Compliance Program

    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 […]

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  • Client Profile: Gems N’ Loans

    Gems N’ Loans is a classic case study for why one can’t always judge a book (or, in this case, a business) by its cover. In 1993, Mack Hembree, a successful real estate businessman, was invited to invest in opening a business that he had some commonly held reservations about. The business was a pawn […]

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