Category Archives: Press Releases

Pawn Expo 2020 Has Been Cancelled

On behalf of the NPA Board of Directors, I regret to inform you Pawn Expo 2020 has been cancelled for this year.  We are saddened this unfortunate measure needed to be taken, but consider the health, safety and well-being of our members, staff, vendors and affiliates to be of paramount concern. We are confident this […]

An Introduction From Our Executive Director

April 19, 2020 As anyone would be, I am daunted by the work ahead, but I am also encouraged and optimistic — because of you. Already, pawnbrokers across the country are demonstrating how they are an important lifeline to the communities that are hit hardest by this pandemic. You continue to show the world what […]

National Pawnbrokers Association Announces New Executive Director, Kristen Williams

April 7, 2020, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The National Pawnbrokers Association Board of Directors announces a management reorganization Southlake, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA), the pawn industry’s only national association, announces the appointment of a new Executive Director, Kristen Williams. “We are excited to welcome Kristen Williams to the NPA and the pawn industry. […]

NPA Offers New Pawn Training Courses to All Pawnbrokers, Free to Members

Make Downtime Productive Time With a Pawn Education Course Available modules include: Store Operations – The expectations of how your employees operate and represent your business are determined by your store operations practices, such as ethics, store appearance, security, and other day-to-day operations which directly impact the customer experience and your bottom line. Marketing, Advertising, and […]

National Pawnbrokers Association Cancels Legislative Conference

March 16, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The NPA 2020 Legislative Conference Has Been Cancelled Due to COVID-19/Coronavirus Concerns Southlake, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) has cancelled the NPA Legislative Conference which was scheduled for April 21-22, 2020, in Washington, amid concerns relating to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic. The NPA leadership understands the anxiety […]

Coronavirus Resources & NPA Events Update (Ongoing)

Updated March 16, 2020 4:30pm CST. News around the COVID-19 Coronavirus is changing daily. Like all of you, NPA is monitoring the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The NPA 2020 Legislative Conference Has Been Cancelled Due to COVID-19/Coronavirus Concerns Last week, we shared our plans to continue monitoring the COVID-19 / Coronavirus outbreak impact in […]

National Pawnbrokers Association Announces New Member Benefits

National Pawnbrokers Association offers pawnbrokers three new member benefits focusing on legal protection and business services Southlake, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) is proud to announce new additions to the roster of benefits NPA members will receive in 2020. The new benefits include LegalShield, Best Pawnbrokers to Work For Program, and Operating Performance Benchmark.  […]

Nicholas Fulton Awarded Young Professional of the Year by National Pawnbrokers Association

Pawnbroker Nicholas Fulton was recognized at the Annual Awards Luncheon during Pawn Expo 2019 in Las Vegas. Southlake, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) is pleased to announce that Nicholas Fulton of USA Pawn in Ridgeland, MS was selected to receive the 2019 NPA Young Professional of the Year Award. Mr. Fulton accepted the award […]

Beth Anundi Receives the National Pawnbrokers Association’s 2019 Pawnbroker of the Year Award

Beth Anundi of Capital Pawn Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony at Pawn Expo 2019 in Las Vegas Southlake, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA), the only national trade association representing independent pawnbrokers, named Beth Anundi of Capital Pawn in Salem, OR as the recipient of the NPA 2019 Pawnbroker of the Year Award. Beth co-owns, […]

Michael Mack of Max Pawn Receives the National Pawnbrokers Association Award for Outstanding Community Relations

Michael Mack accepted the prestigious award at the National Pawnbrokers Association Annual Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas. Southlake, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) is pleased to name Max Pawn as the 2019 recipient of the NPA Outstanding Community Relations Award. Michael Mack, of Las Vegas-based Max Pawn, accepted the award at the Annual Awards […]

Leaderato Receives National Pawnbrokers Association Industry Partner of the Year Award

National Pawnbrokers Association Presents Annual Award to Leaderato at Pawn Expo in Las Vegas Southlake, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) announced today the selection of Leaderato as the 2019 NPA Industry Partner of the Year. The San Diego-based firm, headed up by pawn industry educator, Yigal Adato, was recognized at the Annual Awards Luncheon […]

Kerry Rainey Elected President of National Pawnbrokers Association and Awarded National Pawnbrokers Association Charles R. Jones Lifetime Achievement Award

National Pawnbrokers Association announces the election of 2019 president and Charles R. Jones Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree at NPA’s annual convention and trade show, Pawn Expo Southlake, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) is proud to announce the results of the 2019 annual election to select a new NPA president. The association has announced that […]

National Pawnbrokers Association Announces 2019 Board of Directors and Executive Officers

Leadership election results announced at the National Pawnbrokers Association’s annual convention and trade show, Pawn Expo 2019, in Las Vegas, NV Southlake, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) made public the results of the 2019 annual elections to select the Board of Directors and Executive Officers for the upcoming year. NPA is excited to […]

National Pawnbrokers Association Names Recipients of Future Business Leaders Scholarships

2019 Future Business Leaders Scholarship Recipients Each Awarded $1,0000 Scholarship Southlake, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Future Business Leaders (FBL) scholarships. Through generous donations by pawnbroker members of the NPA, the following five students were awarded $1,000 scholarships: Savannah Garris Sponsor: Garris Specialties Inc, Birmingham, […]

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 […]