Why Small Businesses Matter
Shop small, do big things for your community
Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!
You're IT AAA Band Rentals!
Four questions with Michael S. Spremulli, President of AAA Band Rentals.
Why did you start your business?
We started AAA Band Rentals as a school music dealer. We are here to support music in our schools. This encompasses young, first-time players, parents, and the teachers in our town and the surrounding towns here in Fairfield County.
What is your best-selling product/service?
We are Fairfield County’s largest supplier of musical instrument rentals. With thousands of instruments being rented each school year to children in band and orchestra programs all over Fairfield County. To support the school systems properly, a major part of our business is our repair department. We have a large staff of highly trained, degreed professional repair technicians. Our clean, organized, and state-of-the-art facility repairs, rebuilds and refurbishes instruments.
This saves the schools thousands of dollars yearly on new musical instrument purchases. During Covid, the Norwalk School system-owned instruments have been brought in for Ultra Sonic cleaning and disinfection to keep our children and teachers safe!
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
Dave Kuban (owner of Planet Pizza) and I have worked together on several projects to help support both High Schools here in town. Additionally, Jim Ero at Crown prints has taken great care of us whenever we need t-shirts printed or promotional items to give away. They’re another business that Norwalk should be proud of!
Have you "reimagined" your small business?
The Internet has changed our lives in so many ways. It has also changed the way we do business. The vast majority of our rentals are done on our website. We've made it extremely easy and quick to navigate. A parent can go on AAABandRentals.com and order their child's instrument and all of the teacher's requested accessories.
Even if a parent has no clue what to buy or even what size instrument their child may need, our online video tutorials and online (real-time) chat make it super easy to get it done right the first time! The entire process typically takes about 4 minutes! We deliver to all Norwalk schools and even offer delivery to our customer's homes! Of course, customers are still welcome to come into our storefront and shop in person!
Michael would like to nominate Jim Ero of Crown Prints to be featured next!
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!