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Denton Cottier & Daniels Received World Wide Recognition from NAMM

Thu, Jun 20th 2013 01:00 pm


Michelle Wlosinski

Denton Cottier & Daniels

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Denton Cottier & Daniels in Amherst NY Recognized as one of the Top Music Products and Instrument Stores in the World




Amherst NY June 4 2013 — Denton Cottier & Daniels in Amherst NY received a designation as one of the Top 100 music instrument and product retailers in the world by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). The award will be presented to the designated Top 100 dealers at NAMM's annual summer music event, Summer NAMM, held in Nashville, TN. Denton Cottier & Daniels is also in the running to receive NAMM's Dealer of the Year award at the July 12, 2013 celebration ceremony.


Established in 1827, Denton Cottier and Daniels has consistently been a symbol of quality, excellence, and community partnerships in music and quality of life in Western New York. The store sells and services the world's finest pianos, Steinway, as well as other fine pianos, organs and keyboards. Lessons are also available in the store and through partnerships with the music community. The store is host to many functions that help community organizations as well as promoting music education and enjoyment in Western New York. They also help promote other small businesses in the area. Community partnership extend throughout the music community and well beyond. They offer the finest products with the finest service staff in their category in Western New York and are a great cultural and charitable ambassador for Western New York.


Music product retailers were judged using a numeric rating by a panel of impartial expert judges selected by, but not otherwise affiliated with NAMM. Denton Cottier & Daniels received this recognition because they:


  • Understand that great customer service is the key to success of a retail store
  • Are a proven community advocate for music education and music-making
  • Provide a retail experience worth returning for and recommending to others
  • Design a floor plan, merchandising and marketing that encourages repeat sales
  • Prepare for future success with sound planning, marketing and training initiatives
  • Use the web and social media in engaging, effective ways


In addition to Dealer of the Year, Denton Cottier & Daniels is also up for Best Exterior Presentation and/or Merchandising Display; Best Marketing and Sales Promotion; Best Online Presentation; and Best Special Event.


"The NAMM retailers that made the Top 100 this year are creating the future of the music business," said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. "These retailers enthusiastically bring the tools of music making into their communities in innovative ways. They grow with their customers. They enrich their neighborhoods. They are the ambassadors who encourage people of all ages to get out there and just play."

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