Here at Arlington Jewelry & Loan, we have a dedicated staff of knowlegable people that
Owner, President Illinois Pawnbroker's Association
I've been around the jewelry business for the better part of my life. I have spent many many years buying and selling to pawn shops. So, when I decided to open this shop in 2002, I knew exactly what I wanted it to be. Friendly, Clean, Bright, Inviting, and staffed with people who really enjoyed the pawn business. After many years, I have assembled a great staff of knowledgeable, friendly, funny people. I love what I do and these people make coming to work everyday enjoyable.
If I wasn't a pawnbroker, I think I'd be a Chef.
Pawnbroker Extraordinaire / Manager
I have always enjoyed buying and selling various items, whether it be all types of music gear, numismatics, or antiques. In addition to collecting coins, I have always enjoyed going to flea markets and garage sales hoping to find anything that grabbed my eye. Kelly and I first met when I was 15 and my dad was in the store buying instruments. Kelly would show me whatever coins he had gotten in. I am very pleased to be working for someone who had a profound influence on me as a kid, and whom I have such respect for. Also, the opportunities and education he has provided me. I get to do what I love and have learned so much working in the pawn industry.
Pawnbroker Extraordinaire Assistant
Hey everyone, I'm Melissa! I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Chicago. I come from a wonderful Polish family and have two older brothers who used to torture me when I was little. Now, they like to look out for me. My family is very traditional, that's why my parents sent me to Polish school on Saturdays since first grade. I am very thankful that they did because now I read, write, and speak fluently in Polish. Ever since I was little I have always liked to try on my mom's jewelry. Especially her chunky costume jewelry from the 70's and 80's. Now I get to do it every day at work; only now it's with the real stuff! I love meeting new people and hearing their stories on the items they bring in. Everyday is a new adventure.
Information Technology / eBay Sales
Hello, I have had my nose stuck inside of a computer since 1994 and have hardly ever thought of doing anything else. Lately however, I have found another very strong passion... SCUBA. I enjoy working here at Arlington Jewelry & Loan with my brother Andy as well as both Kelly and Melissa. It is an enjoyable place that I look forward to going to each day. One thing that I love so much about being here, is all of the new and interesting items that walk in the door. The saying is true... You never know what's going to walk through the door.
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