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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:

 

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.

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.

American Jewelry & Loan 40th Anniversary Good Luck Coin

By | from Les Gold

American Jewelry & Loan has been writing loans in Detroit for 40 years. It takes a lot to stay in business for that long- you need (among many other things) good sense, smarts, and a little luck.

Now, American Jewelry & Loan can you get the cash- AND the luck- that you need with our custom-made 40th Anniversary Good Luck Coin!

Made of 925 sterling silver, this coin was produced entirely in-house using the latest CAD design and 3D printing technology. Each coin will come with a business card signed by owner & president, Les Gold. What’s luckier than that?

Get your AJL 40th Anniversary Coin here!

Red Carpet Watch: Did Les Gold Correctly Forecast the Hottest Oscars Jewelry?

By | Entertainment, from Les Gold, Uncategorized

Last week, Les Gold appeared in local media with some remarkable pieces from the American Jewelry and Loan vault to preview some of the looks that he predicted we’d see on the Oscars Red Carpet.

Click HERE to see the clip and photos of some the pieces that Les shared. Then, compare his predictions with a look at the night’s hottest looks with photos from People.com:

 

ABC Detroit: Oscars-Ready Red Carpet Jewelry

By | Entertainment, from Les Gold, Uncategorized

Les stopped by WXYZ Detroit’s Broadcast House to talk with Alicia Smith about the 2017 Academy Awards and some of the jewelry trends that viewers can look for on the Red Carpet. Check out these pieces from the American Jewelry and Loan vault:

 

 

 

Wishing YOU a Happy Thanksgiving

By | from Les Gold

American Jewelry and Loan is closed today–Thursday, November 24th, so that our employees may enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. In this season of gratitude, we give thanks for YOU, our faithful customers, fans, and friends.

For four generations, the Gold family has been honored to serve the people of Detroit and beyond. Thank you for doing business with us.

On behalf of everyone at American Jewelry and Loan, we wish each and every one of you a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

Are Beanie Babies Valuable? Les & Seth Gold, SheKnows Experts, discuss.

Bummer, Your Mint-Condition Beanie Babies Probably Aren’t Worth Much

By | from Les Gold, from Seth Gold, Uncategorized

SheKnows: There are items laying around your home that are worth a lot more money than you think. There are also items you’ve been holding onto for years that are worth a lot less money than you think. At American Jewelry & Loan, every day customers come in with the following items expecting to leave with fistfuls of cash. And every day, we have to turn 95 percent of them away. You probably own some of the following items, but we hope you’re holding onto them for their sentimental value, because memories are all they’ll ever make you rich in.

Read the full story at sheknows.com.