Top 100 Award!
NAMM Announces Progressive Music Center as a Top 100 Dealer
Progressive Music Center, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, recognized as one of the top music lesson providers and instrument stores in America
Carlsbad, California, June 1, 2012 —The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) announced today that Progressive Music Center has been selected as a Top 100 Dealer. The award will be presented to the top music merchants from across the country at the organization’s annual summer music product trade show, Summer NAMM, held in Nashville, Tenn. Progressive Music Center is also in the running to receive NAMM’s Dealer of the Year award at the July 13, 2012, presentation ceremony.
Music product retailers and music lesson providers were judged using a numeric rating by a panel of impartial expert judges selected by, but not otherwise affiliated with NAMM. Progressive Music Center received this recognition because they:
- Show a clear understanding that the success of a retail store is directly related to customer satisfaction
- Provide a retail experience worth returning for and recommending others to
- Prepare for future success with sound planning, marketing and training initiatives
- Use the web and social media in engaging, effective ways
In addition to Dealer of the Year, Progressive Music Center is also in the running for best curb appeal, best ad, best merchandising and display, best use of social media, best sales promotion, best website and the SupportMusic Local Advocacy and Wanna Play “Music Makes a Difference” awards.
“These awards are a chance for NAMM retail members to be recognized and rewarded for proactive, innovative business efforts and effective marketing campaigns by their peers. Retailers across the country will gather in Nashville this summer and are encouraged to use The Top 100 as fresh inspiration to help their own businesses succeed in the upcoming year,” said NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond.
The National Association of Music Merchants, commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization’s popular NAMM trade shows, is the not-for-profit association that strengthens the $17 billion global musical instruments and products industry, while promoting the pleasures and benefits of making music. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of more than 9,000 Member companies in 87 countries around the world.