Hello Pawn Family, Just another quick update on
Ladies and Gentlemen in Pawnland!
I hope that all of our friends and family out here in Pawnland had a great 2012!
Pawn Shop Consulting Group is proud to announce our official line up of activities for 2013 which promises to be our most exciting year of game changing events and conferences thus far.
For starters, the 2013 International Pawn Symposium & Conference is going to be held this coming November 11 – 17th in Maui Hawaii. Many of you know that I lived in Maui for years and have long considered Maui and Hawaii in particular a home away from home for me.
This year’s Symposium promises to be unlike anything else PCG has done to date. Aside from our litany of high-level presenters that we will be introducing and reintroducing this year, we are working to create a very high-level series of interactive sessions and workshops for our attendees. The Symposium is elevating itself to be the “Premier” event for the Pawn Industry on a global basis for educational and informational exchange for attendees from around the world today. Our ONLY agenda is to inform and educate at the next level!
Maui offers a wide variety of activities from ocean and Eco-related activities, relaxing, golfing, diving, fishing, snorkeling, biking, hiking and the list just goes on and on. For those of you who have not been to the Hawaiian Islands they are without a doubt some of the most unique and beautiful places on Earth today. This year’s Symposium will be a mix of workshops, seminars, interactive sessions and healthy ocean play for the entire family!
Much more info coming soon about the Symposium!
I can only iterate that space IS extremely limited to these events, make your plans now and get on the list ASAP. ALL of these PCG events SELL OUT!
Managing Change Conference Series
I am proud to announce the continuation of our highly successful managing change conference and book review series. As many of you know, PCG has teamed up with John Thedford – CEO of Premier Pawn and founder of the highly successful Value Pawn operation out of Florida along with David Johns who also co-founded the Value Pawn operation along with John and now Premier Financial.
John Thedford is a CPA who had engagements with Cash America, EZ Corp and founded one of the largest and most successful privately owned pawn chains in American History. Today he is the founder and CEO of Premier Financial, a newly formed organization that is rolling out stores across the USA.
David Johns’ background is in Industrial Psychology and he was the former Human Resource director for Cash America as well as Sears & Roebuck and was also a founding member of the Value Pawn organization out of Florida, and now a founding member of Premier Financial as well.
Brad Huisken from IAS training also participated in most of the camps in 2012 and PCG is planning on having Brad involved in as many of the camps in 2013 as possible. Brad has been out there for many years changing the way folks think and function at all levels in any retail/lending operation with proven techniques and systems from decades of utilization and development.
The managing change conferences of 2012 were all conducted in Orlando Florida for ease of getting in and out for many of our USA clients and our growing list of International Clients and members as well. The 2012 series consisted of 5 camps and each camp covered completely different material and different case studies of high-level books that the Value Pawn team initially utilized to build their award winning team and organization.
The feedback that we have received from our many attendees this past year was outstanding and in most every case, game-changing for those who were able to attend these conferences.
For 2013 we have 4 dates scheduled for the next series and we are moving the series around the country as well to allow more attendance from other states to participate in these exciting management and personnel training events.
Dates and tentative locations for 2013 are as follows:
- Camp I – February 20 – 22nd – Atlanta GA
- Camp II – May 15 – 17th – DFW Texas
- Camp III – August 21 – 23rd – San Francisco Bay Area California
- Camp IV – November 6 – 8th – Los Angeles California
With the camps this year, PCG thru our collaboration with John and David are offering some incentives for the mufti-store groups. We are allowing one senior member of any multi-unit group that sends 4 or more attendees free admissions to the camps themselves. Our pricing structures for the events are as follows:
- $2450 per attendee – includes 3 nights hotel room at selected venue – all meals and conference attendance and materials for these events
- $2250 per attendee – shared room or / staying off property – includes all meals along with conference attendance and materials for these events
We are recommending that anyone wishing to attend any or all of these events contact us ASAP to get your names on the lists. We are wrapping up our hotel negotiations and contracts for all of our events this year and will be finalizing very quickly.
Look forward to seeing and hearing from all of our fans, friends and family out here in Pawnland, have a very Happy and prosperous New Year from all of us at the Consulting Group, much more to follow!
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Jerry Whitehead – Consultant
Pawn Shop Consulting Group, Inc.
8501 NW 77th Street
Tamarac, Florida 33321 USA