PLAYback - Fall 2011 - (Page 10)
A New Summer NAMM Tradition
More than 600 people packed the ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel at Summer NAMM to attend a special awards presentation honoring the very best industry retailers.
The inaugural Top 100 Dealer Awards proved to be a huge hit with Summer NAMM attendees and paved the way for future celebrations honoring the best in the industry. Dubbed the “retail Oscars” by Music Inc. magazine, the winners were determined by an independent panel of anonymous industry peers. The Top 100 Dealers were selected based on a numeric tabulation of cumulative awarded points, and were also considered for a number of “Best Of” categories. The highest honor of the evening was the Dealer of the Year award. The winner, Senseney Music of Wichita, Kansas, received a standing ovation.
The hour-long presentation, hosted by Nashville TV and radio personality Storme Warren, featured photos of the top three nominees in each category highlighting the elements that make their businesses and marketing practices unique. “No one works harder than the local community music store,” said NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond, “and it’s an honor to pay tribute to those who go out every day and help customers realize their musical dreams.” American Express and TSYS Merchant Solutions also sponsored the event.
Over the next year, PLAYback will feature in-depth profiles of each winner and share their best practices. We start with this year’s Dealer of the Year, the first to join NAMM’s Dealer Hall of Fame, and three of our “Best Of” winners. If your store did not enter this year’s competition, be sure to throw your hat into the ring next year. Winners receive both local and national news coverage—and it’s a great way to promote your business and inspire your peers.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PLAYback - Fall 2011
PLAYback - Fall 2011
From the President
Music in the News
Cover Story: The Top 100 Dealer Awards, A New Summer NAMM Tradition
New Domestic Members
NAMM at a Glance
PLAYback - Fall 2011