Congratulations to Gordy’s Owensboro Music Center, the winner of the 2016 Xtreme Business Makeover by Keeforce.
As the winner, The Music Center will receive a business makeover prize package valued at nearly $70,000 in professional goods and services to take their business operations from ordinary to extraordinary.
“We were honored to be named a top three finalist, and honored to win. This has been a big year for us, so this is the cherry on top so to speak,” CEO Gordy Wilcher said, after receiving the large ceremonial check.
Earlier this year, the sales staff at the Owensboro Music Center was named “Top Sales Team” of the year for small independent music stores at NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) trade show in California. The Music Center has five employees, plus a teaching staff.
Wilcher says he’s looking forward to getting other, professional perspectives on ways to improve in many areas, especially in building a better web presence. “We hope to further our presence in the tri-state, and we think this Xtreme Business Makeover will help that, especially in updating our website.”
The Xtreme Business Makeover represents a partnership of 20 successful, regional companies dedicated to helping other businesses grow and prosper in the Owensboro area.
Applications were accepted during a six-week period in January and February from businesses in Daviess, Hancock and McLean Counties of Kentucky with three or more employees, who have been in operation for a minimum of 2 years as of January 7, 2016. A panel of independent judges from the region determined the top-3 finalists – Owensboro Music Center, Smith Hearing, and Wonder Whip – out of 20 applications.
The 2016 prize package includes valuable business products and services from the following 20 organizations; The Cromwell Group, Dialog Telecommunications, Ebelhar-Whitehead PLLC, EM Ford, First Security Bank, GO Business, Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, KeeFORCE, Greenwell-Chisholm, the Kentucky Mavericks, Lapekas HR, Media Works Advertising, Messenger – Inquirer, Money Concepts, Office Equipment Company, Owensboro Community & Technical College’s Workforce Solutions, Owensboro Convention Center, Red Pixel Studios, Thacker, Hodskins, Searcy & Knight, LLP, and WFIE 14 News.
Organizer David Morse got 19 commitments in the first 19 visits he made to local businesses.
Read more about KeeForce and the Xtreme Business Makeover here.
After being named the winner, Wilcher said the mission of The Music Center is to “create music makers.” The Music Center offers instruction for 10 musical instruments, as well as a fully stocked retail floor and sound system installation.