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July 2016

Now Hiring: Loan Processors (Detroit, Pontiac, Hazel Park)

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American Jewelry and Loan sets the industry standard by providing the best pawnbroking experience to anyone that connects with us.
JOB DESCRIPTION: We are looking for sharp, motivated individuals who will be central to our family-owned business. Our loan clerks must be customer-service oriented and able to think fast on their feet. They will process pawn loans, evaluate jewelry and other items for purchase, and otherwise provide a world-class experience to everyone that they encounter.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
-Candidates must possess math skills, and be able to learn jewelry evaluation.
-Applicants should have a proven ability to work with a high level of flexibility while consistently demonstrating sound judgment, accuracy, and attention to detail.
-The position requires a well-organized, self-motivated individual who is able to multitask and analyze information in a fast paced environment.
-Excellent customer service and communication skills
-All serious candidates will be subject to a background check.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Education: High School diploma or equivalent
Two years customer service or retail experience

We offer a benefits package including Medical, Dental, 401K, and profit sharing.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

High school or equivalent
Required experience:

Customer Service: 2 years
Cash Handling: 2 years

Grand Opening Event: Pontiac, Detroit, Hazel Park

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American Jewelry and Loan held a Grand Opening event on July 23, 2016. The festivities began with a ribbon cutting at the new Pontiac location with comments from Pontiac Mayor Waterman and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.

Accompanied by local media personality Jessica Lundy, Les and Seth Gold then hosted a meet-and-greet with fans at their iconic Detroit store. Customers enjoyed door prizes, trips inside the cash grab machine, special sales and savings, and free 8×10 photographs.

The last stop of the day was at the American Jewelry and Loan Hazel Park location where the final door prize of the day, a 40″ SMART TV from Samsung was given away.

 

 

American Jewelry and Loan Pontiac:
546 N. Telegraph
Pontiac, MI 48341

American Jewelry and Loan Detroit
20450 Greenfield Road Detroit, MI 48235

American Jewelry and Loan Hazel Park
20804 John R Rd Hazel Park, MI 48030

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NPA Weekly Newsbrief: American Jewelry And Loan Pawn Shop Chain Grows With The Times

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From the NPA Weekly Newsbrief: The American Jewelry and Loan chain just got bigger.

The Detroit-based pawn business, star of TruTV’s “Hardcore Pawn,” acquired Joey’s Jewelry & Loan on John R just north of Eight Mile Road for an undisclosed amount.

Through the early June move, it increased market share while expanding its brand with a new location not far from the 38-year-old company’s original store in Detroit, said Vice President Seth Gold, the son of owner and president Les Gold.

Read the full article from the NPA Weekly Newsbrief.

Crain’s Detroit: American Jewelry and Loan pawn shop chain grows with the times

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From Crain’s Detroit: The American Jewelry and Loan chain just got bigger.

The Detroit-based pawn business, star of TruTv’s “Hardcore Pawn,” acquired Joey’s Jewelry & Loan on John R just north of Eight Mile Road for an undisclosed amount.

Through the early June move, it increased market share while expanding its brand with a new location not far from the 38-year-old company’s original store in Detroit, said Vice President Seth Gold, the son of owner and president Les Gold.

“Hazel Park is a growing community with lots of new businesses and restaurants,” he said.

In the month it’s been operating under the American Jewelry banner, the 2,000-square-foot store has produced 40 percent more loans, Les Gold said.

And the chain will soon open more new locations, he said.

American Jewelry and Loan is in the midst of moving inventory from the 2,500-square-foot Pontiac location it had operated from the past five years to a new, 10,000-square-foot leased site further north on Telegraph in the Oakland Pointe Shopping Center. The center, which is also home to Big Lots and Forman Mills locations, is across from the former Summit Place Mall which is facing demolition. American Jewelry has an option to expand into the vacant space next door should it need to, Les Gold said.

Read the full article at Crain’s Detroit.

Les and Seth Gold Attend National Pawnbroker’s Convention

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As they do each year, Les and Seth Gold traveled to the annual convention and tradeshow of the pawnbroking industry, Pawn Expo, July 12-14, 2016.

Among the many highlights was  the selection of Greg Engstrom, founder of Ameripawn in Valparaiso, IN, as the recipient of the 2016 Pawnbroker of the Year Award. Other award recipients are listed at the NPA website.

While in town, Les stopped by the Morning Blend to talk about trends in the pawnbroking industry as well as American Jewelry and Loan’s workforce diversity program which employs individuals with autism via Power to the Grid. Click below to watch the video via MSN:

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Win a GoPro Hero4 Camera

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We’re giving away several great DOOR PRIZES throughout the day at our three Metro Detroit locations, but you can get in on the fun ahead of time when you INVITE all of your friends who live within 100 miles of our American Jewelry and Loan stores to this event!
It’s so simple to enter: Just RSVP to the event, INVITE all of your friends who live in the area, and watch our American Jewelry and Loan Facebook page on the July 23rd for the live drawing. The GoPro is similar to that one shown, all Door Prizes are available for review prior to the event at our Detroit store, 20450 Greenfield Road.

Questions? Email us at [email protected] or call 313-345-4000.

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION: Saturday, July 23, 2016

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Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 9.03.27 AMLes and Seth Gold and the entire American Jewelry and Loan team invite you to join us for a Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, July 23, 2016 10am – 6pm at each of our three Metro Detroit stores: Detroit, Hazel Park, and Pontiac.

The celebration begins at 10am with free giveaways for the first 100 customers through the door at each store.

At the Pontiac location, a Ribbon Cutting ceremony will be held at 10am with comments from Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson followed by a meet-and-greet with Les and Seth Gold with free autographed 8×10 photographs.

Les and Seth, joined by Jessica Lundy from TV20, will then host two other meet-and-greets with free 8×10 photos at iconic Detroit store at 12pm noon, then at Hazel Park at 3pm.

Throughout the day at all three locations, customers can register for door prizes and will have the chance to grab fistfuls of cash in the cash machine. Take advantage of TRIPLE GOLD BAR savings as well as other discounts and savings. Experts will be on hand at each location throughout the day to buy gold, jewelry, and other items including tools, equipment, sports memorabilia, and more.

Door prizes will be given away throughout the day at each location and include the items shown below. Additionally, there will be an online drawing for a GoProHero4 via our Facebook Page. Learn more about door prize giveaways at our blog. All prizes are available for inspection ahead of time at our Detroit location, call 313-345-4000 to make an appointment.

RSVP on our Facebook Page and register to WIN a GoPro Hero 4 Camera!

American Jewelry and Loan Detroit
20450 Greenfield Road
Detroit, MI  48235

American Jewelry and Loan Pontiac
546 N Telegraph
Pontiac, MI  48341

American Jewelry and Loan Hazel Park
20804 John R Rd
Hazel Park, MI 48030

Click here for a printable .pdf file detailing our Grand Opening event!GrandOpeningFlyer

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Les Gold - Consumer's Digest

Reality-TV Star Goes With What He Knows

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[via Consumer’s Digest]

Les Gold is known for his business savvy when it comes to his Detroit pawn store, American Jewelry and Loan, which is the center of the TV show “Hardcore Pawn.” The cornerstone of the pawn business is to buy low and sell high—a lesson that Gold learned the hard way.

Years ago, Gold’s father-in-law had “the inside track on the price of cattle,” so he and Gold traded in it as well as pork bellies. It didn’t go well.

Read the full story at consumersdigest.com.