The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) held their summer Top 100 Dealer Awards at this years 2016 Summer NAMM show held in Nashville, Tennessee this past weekend.  The show was hosted by CMT’s Cody Alan, with performances by Tim Akers & The Smoking Section.  Follows is a list of dealers from across the globe that were honored for excellence in serving their customers and communities. 

The award recipients are as follows:

Dealer of the Year: Contemporary Music Center (Chantilly, VA)

Best Customer Service: Amro Music (Memphis, TN)

Best Emerging Dealer: The Upper Bout (Champaign,IL)

Music Makes a Difference: Contemporary Music Center

Best Marketing & Sales Promotion: Contemporary Music Center

Best Online Engagement: Port Mac Guitars (Port Macquire, Australia)

Best Store Design: Steelwood Guitar Shop & Club (Mexico City, Mexico)

Best Store Turnaround: Music Land (Baltimore, Maryland)  

“As unique as the customers and locations they serve, the Top 100 honorees all have a bit in common: a commitment to excellence in music product retailing, customer service, and in acting as music champions within their communities,” shared Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO.“ We applaud their efforts, and those of all NAMM retail members that are creating positive and memorable shopping experiences which, in turn, help to foster the next generation of music makers.”

Abuot NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer Awards:  The awards spotlight the industry’s very best music product retailers. To determine the list, an independent panel of judges reviewed hundreds of submissions that are rated across categories that include customer service, best store turnaround, music advocacy, marketing and sales promotion, store design,and emerging dealer, and are scored in accordance to determine the Top 100 list and special awards.

Congratulations to the Top 100 Dealers!  

Via Press Release

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