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. […]
A big Thank You once again to our members that traveled to Washington and participated in NPA’s Annual Legislative Conference on April 30th. As we discussed then, NPA’s Team GRC continues working on the bank discontinuance issue, as well as following additional developments that could affect pawnbrokers. This Content is for Members Only
The National Pawnbrokers Association Announces the Results of the Annual Trend Survey for the calendar year 2018. Southlake, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) announced today the results of the NPA 2018 Trend Survey. The survey, which was conducted in spring 2019, focuses on industry trends as reported by pawnbroker members of the NPA […]
“One of the best features of the NPA website is the amazing amount of new and archived information that is available on the website,” notes NPA President and pawnbroker, Tim Collier. The website organizes hundreds of articles and posts which cover pawn business practices, regulatory and legislative updates, and educational material. Many of the articles […]
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 […]
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.