Arlington Loan – Chosen By Pawn

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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 …

The Women of Pawn

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[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 …

Easy As Pawn

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In southwest Louisiana, there’s a chain of pawn stores where decisions are made based on the individual first and the item second.

NPA 2018 Membership Anniversaries

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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.

Bill Dawson: Carolina In My Mind

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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.

Thanks, Uncle Jimmy!

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“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.”