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Marich Music Receives Top Award

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July 22, 2021

Marich Music Named to Top 100 NAMM Dealers

CORNING - The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has named Marich Music of Corning's Gaffer District as one of the organization's Top 100 Dealers.


Now in its eleventh year, the annual award honors retailers worldwide who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their stores, neighborhoods, and customers and share in a vision of creating a more musical world through their local communities, according to NAMM.


This year's awards were handed out during Summer NAMM in Nashville at the Music City Center on July 15.


Marich Music, founded in 1974 by Marilyn and Richard Puccio when they combined their first names, is located at 62 East Market Street. Today it is operated by their son-in-law, Ben Borkowski.


"To be recognized as one of the Top 100 music stores is a real honor. As a nominee for best community music store, it is truly a testament to the kind of strong and connected community we share," said Ben Borkowski. "There was a lot of hard work last year, but I couldn't have kept going without ongoing support from our local government, the Gaffer District, and our amazing customers. I am motivated to keep growing our services and customer experience to help keep our town full of music."


Marich sells everything needed for the musician, from band instruments and school band books to guitars, amps, and pro audio sound systems. In-house repair technicians can restore instruments to peak playing condition in an affordable and timely fashion. Marich also offers rentals and lessons. For more information, including hours, visit


About Corning's Gaffer District

Corning's Gaffer District is a historic downtown business community with restaurants, retail, museums, galleries, services and more. Explore the downtown and see why Corning was proudly named "Most Fun Small Town in America" by Rand McNally's Best of the Road and awarded the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Visit Historic Market Street - one of the American Planning Association's "Great Places in America" and celebrate GlassFest - named by the American Bus Association as one of the Top 100 events in North America. Come visit us and see why we're famous. We're more than just brick sidewalks and little white lights, we're America's Crystal City! For more information, please visit

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