National Pawnbrokers Association Names Greg Engstrom Pawnbroker of the Year

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National Pawnbrokers Association recognizes excellence in the pawn industry at annual awards ceremony in Las Vegas.

National Pawnbrokers Association

The association is proud to have a consummate professional and all-around standout pawnbroker among its ranks.

The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA), the only national trade association representing independent pawnbrokers, announced the selection of Greg Engstrom, founder of Ameripawn in Valparaiso, IN, as the recipient of the 2016 Pawnbroker of the Year Award.

The NPA Pawnbroker of the Year Award is presented annually to an NPA member who, through his or her performance, has demonstrated exceptional success in their business and local community and has made a significant contribution to the pawn industry during the previous year.

As a long-time member of the NPA, Greg Engstrom has shown a tireless commitment to the pawn industry through exemplary service to his local community, charitable giving, and support of the NPA government relations efforts. While serving as president of the Indiana Pawnbrokers Association, he demonstrated to law makers, his customers, and the community the important role that pawn stores play in the day to day lives of Americans.

“Mr. Engstrom’s efforts to strengthen pawnbrokers’ relationships with communities, law enforcement, and customers has benefited the association and the industry as a whole,” said Larry Nuckols, president of the National Pawnbrokers Association. “The association is proud to have a consummate professional and all-around standout pawnbroker among its ranks.”

The award was presented to Mr. Engstrom during the NPA Annual Awards Ceremony on July 12, 2016, at Pawn Expo, the only national convention and trade show for the pawn industry, hosted at The Mirage in Las Vegas, NV.

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The NPA works to provide independent pawnbrokers nationwide with resources and tools to strengthen the pawn industry. NPA members are committed to operating their businesses in such a manner as to enhance and promote the positive and professional image of all pawnbrokers. Members believe in establishing positive and long-lasting relationships with local, state, and federal government officials. The NPA is the industry’s only national association and is located in Keller, TX.

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