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September 2017

Grow Your Business Through Networking with Crain's Detroit & Seth Gold!

Crain’s Detroit: (Webinar) How to grow your business through networking

By | Uncategorized
From Facebook to face-to-face meetings, a robust network of connections can be the most practical strategy for growth. Learn from master networkers and small business experts about how they use LinkedIn and the rest of their social media web, as well as those pre-event “networking” hours to help them succeed. Click HERE to register now:

Seth Gold
Reality TV Star and Vice President
American Jewelry and Loan
Seth Gold is a fourth-generation pawnbroker who was named the 2013 Pawnbroker of the Year. The television show “Hardcore Pawn,” which was based at his family’s Detroit business, American Jewelry and Loan, is now syndicated in more than 50 countries.
Jill Ford
Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
City of Detroit
As Mayor Mike Duggan’s Special Advisor, Jill Ford heads the City of Detroit’s innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives. Ford chose to come to Detroit from the San Francisco Bay Area, where as an angel Investor and advisor she transformed emerging businesses using strategies forged in mobile gaming.
Maxcel Hardy
River Bistro Detroit
After two decades in Miami and New York, Chef Max Hardy recently returned home to open three restaurants in his native Detroit, including River Bistro, a Caribbean-Soul restaurant, Coop, opening in November, and Honey, his flagship restaurant scheduled to open next summer.
Kris Marshall
President & CEO
Winning Futures
Kris Marshall is President & CEO of Winning Futures, a school-based mentoring program. In 1994, Marshall was in the first student group to participate in Winning Futures in the Warren Consolidated School District; Sam Cupp, the program’s founder, was her personal mentor.


Inside the CEO Mind at American Jewelry & Loan

Inside the CEO Mind

By | Business, Detroit Love

On September 19, 2017, business leaders from across the region gathered at American Jewelry and Loan’s Detroit store for a sold-out event Inside the CEO Mind hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber. Les and Seth Gold shared stories from their unique journey and how facing their fears has led to hardcore success. Learn more about upcoming Chamber events at


DBusiness: Seth Gold Named to 30 in Their 30’s Class of 2017

By | In the News
[Excerpted from From DBusiness Magazine]: It might surprise regular viewers of the popular Hardcore Pawn on truTV, but when Seth Gold was growing up, we wasn’t keen about what his dad did for a living … but he wanted to promote greater understanding of how the industry works. For starters, he says, the business is a financial institution. It’s about making loans, not buying jewelry, vehicles, or equipment.

“When you break it down, there are 25 million people in the US who don’t have access to the traditional banking system,” Gold says. “What I want to do is inform them about what their options are to make ends meet.”

Read the full article in the September/October edition of DBusiness magazine, on newsstands now.