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February 12, 2018 in Featured, News

6 things to consider before buying jewelry for your Valentine

[Read original post via] It’s estimated that Americans will spend almost $20 Billion on Valentine’s Day gifts this year. Diamond jewelry is a traditional choice and it therefore makes sense to know what to look for if you should decide to invest in a diamond piece. Our family has…

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February 11, 2018 in Appearances, News

Texas Association of Pawnbrokers 2018

We were honored to deliver the keynote address at the Texas Association of Pawnbrokers and met so many knowledgeable peers. The following morning, I facilitated a presentation about Marketing specific to pawnshops, something I’m particularly passionate about. It was a pleasure to visit San Antonio — we appreciate the invitation!…

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February 9, 2018 in Featured, News

Detroit Free Press: Young entrepreneurs to get micro loans from ‘Hardcore Pawn’ stars

[from The Detroit Free Press]: Seth Gold, who gained celebrity status via his role on truTV’s “Hardcore Pawn,” tells a story that should trigger an aha moment for any budding entrepreneur. Gold, vice president of American Jewelry and Loan in Detroit, remembers a seminar at a local college where he…

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February 8, 2018 in Featured, News


[Read original article at Yahoo Finance] The Loan Companies, comprised of upscale pawn brokerages located in Beverly Hills, Chicago and New York City, has found that millennials continue to prize iconic luxury brands despite all reports to the contrary.  The commonly accepted narrative is reinforced by a 2017 study conducted…

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January 26, 2018 in News

American Jewelry and Loan Celebrates 40th Anniversary By Supporting Junior Achievement’s Young Entrepreneurs

In 1978, American Jewelry and Loan opened as Metro Detroit’s first suburban pawnshop. The 1,500 square foot location in Oak Park, Michigan was an offshoot of Sam’s Loan, a pawnshop at the corner of Wabash and Michigan Avenue where Les Gold grew up working for his grandfather. The move would…

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January 4, 2018 in Appearances, Featured, News

San Antonio: Texas Association of Pawnbrokers

We’re thrilled to serve as the keynote speakers for the 2018 TAP Conference in beautiful San Antonio Texas, February 9-11, 2018. We will also be sharing some lessons learned in Social Media and Public Relations — be sure to join us, we’re excited to attend! Click HERE to download a…

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Goldtone Podcast: Zachary Charles

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Sports agent Zachary Charles has been named one of his industry’s rising stars and he joins the latest episode of the Gold Tone podcast. We talk about the business behind the NBA and how his young age factors in to the growth of his business Click HERE to download the podcast on Soundcloud.

Gold Tone Podcast: Mario Andretti

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Mario Andretti is the most successful race car driver in history. He joins Seth, Les, and Sarah to talk about what keeps him motivated, how he feels about working with his family, his secret to success, and things that he should’ve collected along the way. Click HERE to download the…

Gold Tone Podcast: US Secretary of Education John King Jr.

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US Secretary of Education John King Jr. joins the crew sharing his own personal story and talking about the Back-to-School Bus Tour ‘Opportunity Across America’ and talks about the state of education in our country, including all-time-high graduation rates for high schoolers. We hear about Les’ favorite class and Seth…