SPRINGFIELD MUSIC WAS CHOSEN FROM OVER 7,000 MUSIC DEALERS AS
A “TOP 100 DEALER” FOR 2012
Springfield, MO) — For the second consecutive year, Springfield Music was named “Top 100 Dealer” from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).
Dubbed the “retail Oscars” by Music Inc. magazine, NAMM created the Top 100 Dealer Award to spotlight the industry’s most proactive and innovative music retailers.
“No one works harder than the local community music store,” says 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.”
The retail music stores that received this distinction were judged by a panel of industry experts on criteria including:
- Displaying a consistent and clear understanding that the success of the store is directly related to the level of customer satisfaction
- Providing customers with an experience worth returning for and recommending to others
- Preparing for future success with sound planning, marketing and training initiatives
- Ensuring an exceptional floor plan, merchandising and marketing to encourage repeat sales
- Using the web and social media in interesting and engaging ways
Donovan Bankhead, Vice President of Springfield Music, says to be named in the top 100 shows what great people and customers his business has.
“It’s certainly an honor, and we’re excited for what the award offers us,” says Springfield Music VP Donavan Bankhead. “To be named in the top 100 shows what great people and customers we have. It also lets people that don’t yet use Springfield Music know we are a reputable place to go.”
NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants, is a not-for-profit association promoting the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the global music products industry. The association serves as a hub for people wanting to seek out the newest innovations in musical products, recording technology, sound and lighting. NAMM programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.
About Springfield Music: Springfield Music is a full-line musical instrument store located at 3100 South Fremont in Springfield. Specializing in instrument sales, rental, repair, and lessons, Springfield Music has the largest, most dynamic lesson program in southwest Missouri. Springfield Music offers a shopping environment that offers customers a satisfaction that far exceeds their expectations and assistance in all their musical endeavors. More information: http://www.springfield-music.com