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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.

Metro Detroit's Best Place To Buy Electronics: American Jewelry & Loan

American Jewelry and Loan Named to ‘Best of Detroit’ List

By | Detroit Love

For the fourth year in a row, readers of HOUR Detroit Magazine have voted American Jewelry and Loan as the BEST place to buy electronics. We boast the largest selection of laptops, tablets, video games, kicker boxes, DJ equipment, speakers, televisions, and other electronics in the Metro Detroit area at our THREE locations in Hazel Park, Detroit, and Pontiac.  Rest assured, you can purchase with our easy payment terms including free layaway and easy financing. Protect your purchase with our exclusive warranty!

Save BIG when you shop with American Jewelry & Loan for Mother's Day gifts!

TRIPLE Gold Bar Savings May 3-5th

By | Detroit Love, Other Bloggers

Our loyal customers LOVE our Gold Bar rewards program! Earn 1 for every new loan or every $25 spent in sales! The Gold Bars spend like cash and are coupons for $1 off your purchase. Occasionally, we have special savings events where you can save even more! For Mother’s Day, we’ll be offering TRIPLE GOLD BAR Savings Thursday, May 3 through Saturday May 5th.

 

 

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

By | Business, Detroit Love, In the News

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 change the trajectory of his life in ways he couldn’t have imagined while working alongside his “Popsie” as a youngster.

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, American Jewelry and Loan, now with three stores including its iconic 50,000 sq.ft. Detroit location, Gold is partnering with Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan (JA), and its JA Company program to ensure young entrepreneurs in Southeastern Michigan are able to fund their own dream businesses.

The Gold Bank, gifted by American Jewelry and Loan, but controlled and administered by JA, will be the source for low-interest small business loans for students involved in the JA Company program, which teaches entrepreneurship to high school students.

“The hardest part of getting a business off the ground is finding start-up capital,” said Les Gold, Owner, American Jewelry and Loan. “With the Gold Bank, I am pleased that these young entrepreneurs will have one more option to find resources to build their companies and their futures,” Gold added.

Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan is the youth arm of economic development in the region.  The volunteer-driven non-profit, founded in Detroit in 1949, will teach 60,000 students in 10 counties the “business of life”—financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work-readiness including career exposure and soft skills.

High school students involved in the JA Company program throughout Southeastern Michigan will be eligible for a loan from the Gold Bank.  They must demonstrate the value and viability of their start-up during a “Shark Tank” style presentation to a panel of business leaders, including Les and his son Seth Gold. Students will be responsible for paying back the loans they obtain from the Gold Bank, with low interest, in the same semester in which they borrow it, thus ensuring the success of the program for years to come.

“The Gold Bank solves the problem every start-up business has—where to get money to launch a business,” said Margaret Trimer-Hartley, President of JA of Southeastern Michigan.  “Our JA Company students will learn just how small business loans work in the real world,” added Trimer-Hartley.

 

 

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 www.detroitchamber.com.