Mike Risko Music in Ossining has been named one of the world’s Top 100 musical instrument and product retailers for the fourth year in a row. The global association for the music products industry, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), will formally present Mike Risko Music with the Top 100 honor on July 14th during the industry’s upcoming trade event as part of the 2017 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Top 100 designation recognizes recipients for the following criteria: a demonstrated commitment to exceptional customer service, proven community advocacy and support for music education, an exemplary retail experience worth returning for and recommending to others, merchandising and marketing tactics that encourage repeat sales, sound planning for future success, employing marketing and training initiatives and engaging and effective use of web and social media.
“We are so honored to earn this worldwide distinction in the music industry and proud to be named a winner for the fourth consecutive year. We are also thankful to our community for supporting the arts and our business through the years and we will continue to work hard to make sure to meet the musical needs of Westchester.” said Mike Risko, owner at Mike Risko Music. The local school and store is also under consideration to receive the Dealer of the Year award, NAMM’s highest honor for retailers, and seven other “Best of” awards including: Best Store Design, Best Marketing and Sales Promotion, Best Online Engagement, Music Makes a Difference Award, Best Emerging Dealer, Best Store Turnaround and Best Customer Service. Winners of these categories, as well as Dealer of the Year, will be announced at the July 14th award ceremony in Nashville. Businesses vying for Top 100 status are evaluated for a sound business model, resourceful approaches, and effective implementation of best practices. A panel of independent judges scores each entry to determine the Top 100. Dubbed the ‘retail Oscars’ by Music Inc. magazine, NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer Awards spotlights the industry’s very best music product retailers.
“At the heart of Mike Risko Music, there is a story of inspiration, dedication and a pursuit to create a more musical world,” said Joe Lamond, President and CEO of NAMM. “Mike and Miriam Risko and the team at Mike Risko Music are important ambassadors for making music in Ossining and surrounding towns and they exemplify the passion for making music that unites us all.” The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is a not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 9,900 member companies located in 100 countries. For more information about NAMM, please visit www.namm.org and for more information on Mike Risko Music visit www.mikeriskomusicschool.com