Church Keyboard Center received two awards in the 2014 Roland Rodgers Relationship Awards Program that recognizes superior performance in areas like customer satisfaction, promotions, business development and merchandising. Church Keyboard Center was acknowledged for:
- Customer Satisfaction–including superior customer support, the use of CRM tools to improve service, and authoring “The Power Player’s Guide for Rodgers and Roland Organs” to support end users.
- Events & Promotions–for promotional activities that include a series of educational workshops, partnership events with the American Guild of Organists and product introductions.
Other 2014 awards recognized the following Rodgers dealerships:
- Robert Tall & Associates of San Francisco, California, for assembling a multi-talented team that has re-ignited Rodgers sales in the Bay Area.
- R. A. Daffer Church Organs of Jessup, Maryland, for outstanding advertising, postcard mailings, e-newsletters and web marketing.
- Rodgers Organs of St. Louis, Missouri, for continually excelling with professional, well-branded and merchandised showroom displays.
- Triune Music of Elmhurst, Illinois, for artist support activities in the past year that included sponsoring a choral festival with Philip Stopford from the UK, an organ and brass concert with the Chicago Gargoyle Brass Ensemble, a Lessons and Carols event with organ and strings at Holy Trinity Lutheran in Chicago, a recital by Anthony Rispo, and a CD recording by Charles Callahan.
- Cunningham Piano Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for being the most active Rodgers dealer with new business development activities and for encouraging other dealers to expand their market reach.
The 2014 Kakehashi Vision Award, the top award of the year, went to Tom Magee of Classic Organs of Indiana. The Kakehashi Award recognizes overall excellence and achievement by a Rodgers organ dealer. The award was especially significant because Classic Organs of Indianapolis is largely a one-man operation, covering a territory that includes most of Indiana as well as parts of central Kentucky. In the past year, Classic Organs ranked among Rodgers’ Top 10 sales performers while expanding promotional activities, especially in the area of identifying and encouraging young organists. These programs include concert opportunities, sharing of music libraries, master classes and even organs placed on loan to student musicians.