OSSINING, N.Y. -- Mike Risko Music in Ossining has been named a “Top 100 Dealer” by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), the global association of music products and music retailers.
The organization will recognize the business in June during the Top 100 Dealer Awards event held as part of the 2016 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tenn.
“Mike Risko Music was selected by a discerning panel of judges as one of the very best among music retailers,” said Joe Lamond, NAMM president and chief executive officer. “This special recognition signifies Risko’s commitment to providing an excellent retail experience for their customers, helping people of all ages discover the joys and benefits of making music, and fostering a positive musical experience for their community at large.”
Dubbed the ‘retail Oscars’ by "Music Inc" magazine, NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer Awards spotlights 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, music advocacy, store design, and promotions and are scored in accordance to determine the Top 100 list.
“I’m so thrilled and thankful to the National Association of Music Merchants for naming Mike Risko Music a ‘Top 100’ music store/school for the third year in a row,” said Risko. “We are so very thankful and proud to be among the other amazing stores and schools on this prestigious list.”
In addition, the business will also be in consideration to receive a “Best Of” Award recognizing stand-out achievement in the following categories: Store Turnaround, Customer Service, Store Design, Marketing and Sales Promotion, Online Engagement, Emerging Dealer/Rookie of the Year, and the Music Makes a Difference award. The Dealer of the Year award will go to one of the recipients in the aforementioned categories.