NPA Announces Sponsors for Pawn Expo 2019

Margie Swoyer NPA News, Press Releases

NPA Industry Partner sponsors support the pawn industry at Pawn Expo in Las Vegas The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) is pleased to announce the roster of sponsors for Pawn Expo, the pawn industry’s only national convention and trade show held in Las Vegas, NY July 9-11, 2019.  The Pawn Expo sponsors are: National Shooting Sports Foundation – Diamond Sponsor, Welcome …

Patience Is a Virtue

Margie Swoyer NPA News

In 1987, with $150,000 in seed money, he opened his first location in Surfside Beach. Since then, he’s captured the entire market with stores on the north and south ends, two in the middle, and one in a more rural area.

A Decade of Giving

Margie Swoyer Gift Day Success Stories, NPA News

The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Gift Day donation drive on December 6, 2018. The annual event partners NPA members with charitable organizations providing musical instruments to veterans, underprivileged youth, and struggling school band programs. This year’s event marks a decade of pawnbrokers donating musical instruments and cash, or performing community outreach on behalf of …

Arlington Loan – Chosen By Pawn

Margie Swoyer NPA News, Pawn Articles

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 …

National Pawnbrokers Association Announces New Website

Margie Swoyer NPA News, Press Releases

[row] [col span=”6″ span__sm=”12″] [ux_image id=”11153″ image_size=”medium”] [/col] [col span=”6″ span__sm=”12″] Pawnbrokers Connect and Learn with the National Pawnbrokers Association Website Southlake, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) is pleased to announce the launch of its newly re-designed website at The new website streamlines access to the association’s resources, key pawn industry events, membership services, and a trove …

The Women of Pawn

Margie Swoyer NPA News, Pawn Articles

[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 …

Pawnbrokers Provide Support for Military Families to Celebrate its 10th Annual Gift Day

Margie Swoyer NPA News, Press Releases

The National Pawnbrokers Association celebrates the 10th annual Gift Day by partnering with Operation Homefront to help provide critical financial assistance to military families. Southlake, TX — On December 6, the National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) will celebrate the 10th year of its annual donation drive, Gift Day. Each year during the holiday season, NPA members come together to donate to …

Easy As Pawn

Margie Swoyer NPA News, Pawn Articles

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

What Can Pawn Do For You?

Margie Swoyer NPA News

NPA’s Certified Pawn Professional (CPP) program is now in its fourth year and continues to attract new participants. Course offerings have been administered to over 130 pawnbrokers since its inception in 2015, with 21 of them completing the requirements to receive their CPP designation.