A&G Central's Josh Zapor and Robert Christie (center) accept NAMM's Dealer of the Year Award from former NAMM Vice Chair Mark Goff (left) and NAMM President
Joe Lamond (right).

A&G Central Music Named Dealer
of the Year

A&G Central Music of Madison Heights, Michigan, earned Dealer of the Year honors during Summer NAMM's annual Top 100 Dealer Awards held July 14 at the Music City Center.

A&G Central also received the Music Makes a Difference award.

"Focus, have a plan, stick to the plan, and never give up," said Robert Christie, president of A&G Central, during his acceptance speech.

A&G's Josh Zapor was also with Christie to received the company's second award of the evening.

Other winners included: Third Rock Music Center for Best Emerging Dealer/Rookie of the Year; Zeswitz Music for Best Store Turnaround; Spicer's Music for Best Marketing & Sales Promotion; The Candyman Strings & Things for Best Customer Service; Andertons Music Co. for Best Online Engagement; and Spicer's Music for Best Store Design.

"At the heart of every music store, there is a story of inspiration, dedication and a pursuit to create a more musical world," said Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO. "The Top 100 Dealers exemplify a commitment – to their communities, their staff, and the industry to create a space which welcomes and inspires music makers through their products and services."