Beacock Music of Vancouver, Wash., received the 2013 Dealer of the Year award from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) at the Top 100 Dealer Awards held at Summer NAMM in Nashville on July 12.

The retail music shop, owned by Gayle Beacock and her brother Russell Beacock, was chosen from among hundreds of peers in music instrument and product retailing from around the world.

“When creating music makers in the community is your overall, shining goal, then that sets your course. Suddenly, it’s not work anymore,” said Beacock. “Everything you do contributes to that overall goal, and the good things you do toward that goal create more good things. For us, that’s really what drives us.”

Music instrument and product retailers were judged using a numeric rating by a panel of impartial expert judges selected by, but not otherwise affiliated with NAMM. Honors for best emerging dealer, for sales and marketing campaigns, online presentations, store exteriors and merchandising displays were awarded, as well as honors for supporting music in the community.

Visit Beacock Music’s website here, and go to NAMM.org for more information.