Beverly Loan Company's diamond and gold anniversary; upscale pawnshop celebrates 75 years in business
PRWeb via The San Francisco Chronicle
The Beverly Loan Company's, on Feb. 17, will celebrate its 75th year as Beverly Hills, Calif.'s most exclusive collateral lender. The upscale pawnshop has become a go-to resource for the elite 90210 community seeking large collateral loans on gold, diamonds, jewelry, watches, fine art and memorabilia. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, CEO Jordan Tabach-Bank announced the company's expansion to New York City, where a sister branch, New York Loan Company, will open its doors later this spring.
State of the Union reaction: Gun sales still strong
The day after President Barack Obama's emotional plea in his State of the Union message for a "vote" on new gun control measures, it is business as usual at the Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, Va. The post-Sandy Hook boom in gun sales and even ammunition continues.
Scammers getting cash for fake gold
Around 3 p.m. a recent Saturday afternoon, Danny Dastranj is getting ready to close his Penn-West Gold and Diamond Company in Pittsburgh, Pa. "Two young men came in," he said, “one was approximately 6-foot-3 to 6-foot-4." They had two gold chains to sell. And Dastranj said the men made him feel uncomfortable, but the chains passed the acid test. More
Shaw Community TV Okanagan via YouTube
Canada's Shaw TV Okanagan visits Martin Strasser, owner of Premier Jewellery & Loans in Kelowna. It's not your typical pawnshop. It's more upscale. Check out the video.
New Bern, NC, proposes tighter regulations on pawn shops in crime crackdown
The city of New Bern, N.C., is proposing tighter regulations on pawnshops to crack down on crime. The proposal is to require pawnshops to give police daily, electronic reports of everything they've bought or sold. It would also require pawnshops to pay license fees that would, in turn, help the city pay for background checks on pawnshop employees.
Electronic catalog of items good for business, Gainesville, Ga., pawnshop owners say
The Gainesville Times
Gainesville, Ga., police say they are seeing results after an ordinance was passed in November requiring pawnbrokers to maintain an electronic database of items and sellers. The aim was to make it easier for law enforcement officials to recover stolen property sold to pawnshops. "We have already begun seeing results that are a direct correlation to this ordinance," police spokesman Cpl. Kevin Holbrook said.
3 questions you must ask before you make a deal
If you've ever spoken with a highly-successful entrepreneur and felt like you were being interrogated, it probably wasn't your imagination. Based on survey research I've done for my new book Business Brilliant, I've found that the self-made rich (those who have a net worth of $10 million or more) are very serious about getting to know the people they do business with, writes Lewis Schiff, executive director of the Inc. Business Owners Council.
Missouri pawnshop owner speaks on gun debate
Several recent violent crimes have put the spotlight on the use of guns. President Barack Obama is calling for stricter gun control laws, while gun supporters say government involvement is not the answer. Don Mayse, who owns a chain of family pawn stores in mid-Missouri, sells a lot of guns. He said there is too much misinformation about guns in the national media and in Washington D.C.
Mohave County, Ariz., considers fee for pawnshop tickets
The Associated Press via KTAR-TV
The Mohave County Sheriff's Office in Arizona says revenue from a proposed fee on all paw shop tickets would cover the costs of participating in a national database geared toward recovering stolen property and tracking down suspects. But pawnshop owners throughout the county aren't happy with the idea of another fee.
Rare $1,000 bill on 'Pawn Stars' becomes Old Man's keepsake (Las Vegas Sun)
Neighbors show support for wounded Sacramento pawn shop owner (KXTV-TV)
The rise of online pawnshops (The Huffington Post Canada)
Las Vegas: Meet the 'Pawn Stars' and donate to charity too (Los Angeles Times)
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