The Golds Visit UT Family Business Center

By | Business, Community Engagement

Recently, Les and Seth were invited to be the keynote speakers at the University of Toledo’s Family Business Center’s Annual Recognition Event.  This non-profit organization has a tremendous mission: to provide support specifically designed for family businesses.

Les and Seth would like to thank the University of Toledo’s Family Business Center for inviting us to their facility to speak, meet and interact with their members.  Though they always love sharing their experiences, they REALLY loved learning about your organization and meeting many of the great people that make it successful.  

Learn more about the UT Family Business Center here: https://www.utoledo.edu/centers/cfb/

If you’d like to have the Golds speak at YOUR function, contact us through our website at https://pawndetroit.com/booking-inquiries/

 

Les visited Fox 2 Detroit with unique June gift ideas from the pawn shop.

Les Gold on Fox 2 Detroit with Gifts for Grads, Dads, And More!

By | Entertainment, from Les Gold, In the News

June is an exciting time! There’s a lot going on: Father’s Day, school graduations…and did you know June is one of the most popular months to “pop the question”?

If you’re running out of gift ideas, don’t fret- Les Gold can help!

Les stopped by Fox 2 News Detroit to appear on their morning news segment, “The Nine,” and share unique gift ideas for Dads, Grads, and more from Detroit’s biggest and baddest pawn shop, American Jewelry and Loan. Watch the video below:

 

Seth Gold of American Jewelry and Loan will speak at Pawn Expo 2019.

Seth Gold to Speak as Panelist on “Building Your Digital Community” at Pawn Expo 2019

By | Business, from Seth Gold, Tech

Pawn Expo is the only national convention and trade show for the pawn industry, hosted annually by the National Pawnbroker’s Association in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This year, Seth Gold is proud to have accepted an invitation to serve as a panelist in an educational session titled “Building Your Digital Community“.

The panel, which includes Seth as well as another pawnbroker and a social media expert, will discuss how to move beyond basic social media and build a true presence online.

Seth Gold will speak as a panelist at the "Building Your Digital Community" panel at Pawn Expo 2019.

Pawn Expo, held July 9-11, offers pawnbrokers from across the nation the opportunity to network and learn from one another.

This year, Pawn Expo will host 16 educational sessions, as well as over 100 vendors at a trade show and social events for pawnbrokers to connect with one another.

Learn more about Pawn Expo here.

Les Gold is the honored recipient of a "Partner of the Year" award from Winning Futures.

Les Gold Honored Recipient of 2019 “Partner of the Year” Award from Winning Futures

By | Community Engagement, Detroit Love, from Les Gold, Uncategorized

Les Gold, founder & president of American Jewelry and Loan, is honored to receive a “Partner of the Year” award from Winning Futures, an organization who has been empowering high school students to succeed as adults in the workforce since 1994.

On May 15, 2019, over 300 students, staff, mentors, partners, and supporters gathered at the Winning Futures 25th Anniversary Awards Celebration. During the event, Les was recognized as Partner of the Year, along with Hamilton Chevrolet and Warren Consolidated Schools.

Les was named Partner of the Year for serving as emcee and helping to raise over 425,000.00 for the benefit of Winning Futures during their annual gala live auction fundraiser event, “Corks & Forks“.

 

Les Gold to receive "Partner of the Year" award from Winning Futures of Metro Detroit, MI.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary and presented by Lear Corporation, Winning Futures (WinningFutures.org) is a nationally recognized and award-winning expert in empowering high school students to succeed. Through their evidence-based and structured Workforce Prep program, students throughout metro Detroit are immersed in a four-year experiential curriculum that begins in tenth grade and continues through one year post high school. The program includes in-class mentoring, life skill development, goal setting, job readiness training, and career exploration. With help from volunteer mentors and partnerships with the business community, students are transformed into self-reliant, employable, and productive adults with defined academic and career goals, and highly desirable workforce skills. Since 1994, Winning Futures has positively impacted more than 49,000 students and awarded $1.9 million in scholarships.

 

 

Les & Seth Discuss Mobile Payment System & More On Fox 2 Detroit’s “The Nine”

By | Detroit Love, Entertainment, from Les Gold, from Seth Gold | No Comments

On Friday, May 10, Les and Seth Gold visited Fox 2 Detroit‘s “The Nine” morning news segment to share some of their favorite treasures and unique gift ideas from American Jewelry & Loan.

The Golds also discussed new digital payment systems that customers can utilize for a more convenient pawn experience.

Read more at Fox 2 Detroit.

American Jewelry & Loan now offers fast, easy online loan payments.

American Jewelry And Loan Bets On Digital

By | Uncategorized

American Jewelry and Loan now offers fast, easy digital loan payments. Customers may use a self-service kiosk at the Detroit store to pay loan interest, pay off their loan and pick up their items, or pay on items in layaway. These transactions may also be made online.

“People want convenience. People want to do their transactions quickly, so they can get on with their day.” said Seth Gold, co-owner of American Jewelry and Loan.

Read more at Crain’s Detroit.

 

Dixie Educational Conference 2019

Dixie Educational Conference & Trade Show 2019

By | Business, from Seth Gold

On March 22, pawnbrokers from across the nation gathered in Orange Beach, Alabama, to enjoy a weekend of learning and networking. Les Gold and Seth Gold were honored to give the keynote speech, “Telling The Story of Your Pawn Shop,” at the event.

LEs & Seth Gold attended the Dixie Pawn Educational Conference in Orange Beach, AL

They enjoyed an animated audience who asked great questions after their speech. Most of all, they enjoyed networking with and learning from other members of the pawnbroking industry.

Seth Gold gave the keynote speech at Dixie 2019 with his father, Les Gold.

They look forward to another weekend of learning from their fellow pawnbrokers at the Dixie Conference 2020!

Looking forward to the 2020 Dixie Convention!

 

Les Gold to Act As Celebrity Auctioneer in 2019 JA Business Hall of Fame Live Auction

By | Community Engagement, from Les Gold

On Thursday, March 7, 2019, Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan will hold its annual Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Live Auction Fundraiser.

Les Gold, president and founder of American Jewelry & Loan, is proud to participate as celebrity auctioneer for the live auction portion of the event.

The live auction event is a fundraiser for JA, who the Golds have partnered with to promote entrepreneurship and business skills in young people via The Gold Bank. The Gold Bank is a source for low-interest small business loans for students involved in the JA Company program, which teaches entrepreneurship to high school students. In order to receive a loan from The Gold Bank, students must present their business idea to a panel of business leaders, including the Golds.

This year’s induction ceremony and live auction will be held at beautiful Lovett Hall at The Henry Ford museum. The JA Business Hall of Fame honors business leaders in Southeastern Michigan who exemplify what JA hopes to teach and inspire in young people.

Les Gold will act as celebrity auctioneer at the JA 2019 Hall of Fame ceremony.