The NPA would like to recognize the following members who have reached milestone anniversaries with their NPA membership.
MULTI-STORE OWNER PROFILE: El Bufalo Pawn – Be Different
With 11 stores and 65 employees, Bob Simpson of El Bufalo Pawn is a busy guy.
PAWNBROKER SPOTLIGHT: Mister Money, Looking for Pawn In All the Right Places
Mister Money store in Greeley, CO, has been in business for 23 years.
Austin Buford: YOUNG PAWNBROKER TO WATCH
NPA Profiles A Young Pawnbroker on the Rise!
NPA Announces Sponsors for Pawn Expo 2019
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 …
Brick-and-Mortar Isn’t Dead
by Jason Wilson
Patience Is a Virtue
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
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
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
[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 www.NationalPawnbrokers.org. The new website streamlines access to the association’s resources, key pawn industry events, membership services, and a trove …
The Women of 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 …
Pawnbrokers Provide Support for Military Families to Celebrate its 10th Annual Gift Day
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 …
National Pawn Donates Over 3,500 Musical Instruments and $60,000 to NC Public Schools and Music Programs
In the spirit of Gift Day, Bob Moulton of National Pawn in Durham, North Carolina has donated over 3,500 musical instruments to more than 20 schools and a total of $60,000 in cash, since 2011. Brian Moulton who is a member of the NPA Board of Directors and son of National Pawn Founder, Bob Moulton, is also participating. In 2018, …
Easy As Pawn
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?
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.