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NPA Profiles A Young Pawnbroker on the Rise!
After learning the pawn business from his uncle, Kelly Swisher opened Arlington Jewelry and Loan, Inc. in 2002. The store, located in the suburban city of Arlington Heights, IL, northwest of Chicago, was the first pawn store in the city. In addition to running the store, Kelly is also president of the Illinois Pawnbrokers Association. “I truly believe the pawn …
[row] [col span=”6″ span__sm=”12″] [ux_image id=”11055″ image_size=”medium”] [/col] [col span=”6″ span__sm=”12″] Women Find Success in the Pawn Industry While it’s still a predominantly male industry, more and more women are joining the ranks as pawnbrokers. In 2016, NPA did an unofficial analysis of its member stores and determined that 24% were run by women. To celebrate International Women’s Day on …
In southwest Louisiana, there’s a chain of pawn stores where decisions are made based on the individual first and the item second.
A profile of NPA’s Young Pawnbroker to Watch.
In an industry where many pawn stores are handed down from generation to generation, Beth and Adam Anundi are relative newcomers having opened their pawn store just seven years ago.
You’re never too young to start working in a pawn store. Just ask David Schoeneman, the owner and president of Shane’s-The Pawn Shop, Inc.
The NPA would like to recognize the following members who have reached milestone anniversaries with their NPA membership. We thank you for your contributions to the NPA and to the pawn industry.
To get a closer look into all the decisions that are made on how, when, or if you should expand your pawn business, we are featuring a series of articles on pawnbrokers who own multi-store operations.
By Sharon Rapoport Ever since Christian T. moved to the neighborhood, he had driven past the San Diego pawn shop countless times. He had even visited. However, he never thought of asking about the unique object he had pawned years ago. Since he was not able to retrieve it at the time, he figured it was long gone. The item …
For our latest feature on young pawnbrokers to watch for, we sat down with Lynden Miller from Iowa City.
“My mentor, who introduced me to the jewelry and pawn industry, passed away unexpectedly this past February. His name was James Martin (Uncle Jimmy to me) and was from Sarasota, FL, formerly of Crown Point, IN.”
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