Legend Music Wins Best Emerging Dealer at Top 100 Dealer Awards

NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer Awards honors the best retailers in the music product industry

Singer/songwriter Steve Wariner presents Doug John and Francie Denis of Legend Music with their “Best Emerging Dealer” Award ~
Nashville, TN, July 12, 2013—Legend Music of Manteca and Fresno, CA is the 2013 ‘Best Emerging Dealer,’ as recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) at the Top 100 Dealer Awards held at Summer NAMM in Nashville on July 12. Along with Legend Music, six other retailers were honored for exemplary efforts in various business categories at the July 12 celebration.
Chosen from among hundreds of peers in music instrument and product retailing from around the world, Legend Music’s efforts and business practices exemplify the very best among music retailers. The award was presented to a smiling Doug John and Francie Denis at a ceremony attended by hundreds of fellow retailers and industry press.
“Leave it to me to be 62 and be called a Rookie”, said John as he accepted his award. Best advice for new storeowners, “Follow your dreams”.
Music instrument and product retailers were judged using a numeric rating by a panel of impartial expert judges selected by, but not otherwise affiliated with NAMM. Honors for best emerging dealer, for sales and marketing campaigns, online presentations, store exteriors and merchandising displays were awarded, as well as honors for supporting music in the community and dealer of the year. 
“These honored retailers have demonstrated their unwavering commitment to innovation and service to their community,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “And with an increase of nearly 60 percent in dealer entries, this year’s competition was especially tough. All of the nominees deserve our respect for their dedication to their customers and the important role they play in helping more people enjoy the benefits of playing music.”
Award                                            Company                                  Location
Dealer of the Year                         Beacock Muisc Co.                     Vancouver, WA
Best Special Event                        Gerorge’s Music                           10 locations
Best Online Presentation               Vintage King Audio                      3 locations
“Music Makes a Difference”         Avalon Music Center                    Orlando, FL
BEST EMERGING DEALER     LEGEND MUSIC                       Manteca/Fresno CA
Support Music                               Schmitt Music                              15 locations
Best Marketing                             Schmitt Music                               15 locations
Best Exterior                                Beacock Music Co                        Vancouver, WA
Best Display                                Matt’s Music Center                      S. Weymouth, MA
About NAMM
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry and promote 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 approximately 9,000 Member companies located in more than 87 countries.



Glespie Guitar Endorsement Event
On Friday, March 1, 2013, Ray Deweese of Hadley, Kentucky and sole crafter of Glespie Guitars, presented
Sean Mahoney of Crossroads Church in Manteca, CA, a custom made Glespie guitar.  Sean has been endorsed by Glespie Guitars to play and promote these fine, custom, American made of American wood, guitars.
It was a very special evening for all involved.