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Q & F Named NAMM Top 100 Dealer


Quinlan & Fabish Music Company in Named One of the

 Top 100 Music Stores in the World

Burr Ridge, IL – April 26, 2016 – Quinlan & Fabish Music Company in Burr Ridge, IL has been named a Top 100 Dealer by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), the global association of music products and music retailers. The organization will recognize Quinlan & Fabish on Friday, June 24 at the Top 100 Dealer Awards event held as part of the 2016 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Quinlan & Fabish was selected by a discerning panel of judges as one of the very best among music retailers,” said Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO. “This special recognition signifies Quinlan & Fabish’s commitment to providing an excellent retail experience for their customers, helping people of all ages discover the joys and benefits of making music, and to fostering a positive musical experience for their community at large.”

Dubbed the ‘retail Oscars’ by Music Inc. magazine, NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer Awards spotlights the industry’s very best music product retailers.  To determine the list, an independent panel of judges reviewed hundreds of submissions that are rated across categories that include customer service, music advocacy, store design, and promotions and are scored in accordance to determine the Top 100 list.

“This honor speaks to the great people and relationships within our Quinlan and Fabish community. We remain dedicated to providing the best possible service to Music Educators, Students, Families, and the Manufacturers we represent.”  shared George Quinlan Jr, President of Quinlan & Fabish. 

In addition to its honor as a Top 100 Dealer, Quinlan & Fabish will be in consideration to receive a “Best Of” Award recognizing stand-out achievement in the following categories:Store Turnaround, Customer Service, Store Design, Marketing and Sales Promotion, Online Engagement, Emerging Dealer/Rookie of the Year, and the Music Makes a Difference award.  The coveted Dealer of the Year award will go to one of the recipients in the aforementioned categories.

To learn more about Quinlan & Fabish, please visit or visit one of eight store locations throughout the Chicagoland and Michiana regions (

To learn more about NAMM and the Top 100 Dealer Awards, please visit


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About Quinlan & Fabish

In 1959, fellow music educators George Quinlan and Tom Fabish joined forces and launched Quinlan & Fabish. The goal was to assist and guide Chicago area school music programs and students. Nearly 60 years later, the Quinlan family remains dedicated to honoring their father’s guiding principles and legacy. Now with eight stores throughout three Midwest states, Quinlan & Fabish remains focused on making it easier for students to participate in Band and Orchestra through outstanding service and community partnerships. For more information about Quinlan & Fabish, visit, call (800) 63-Sousa, or follow them on Facebook (

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 approximately10,300 Member companies located in more than 87 countries. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties can visit, call 800-767-NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.