B's Music Shop receives 2018 Celebrated Service Award

Staff members of B's Music Shop work behind the counter as people walk into the store on Feb. 27.

Each year Celebration Cinema awards six Michigan businesses for their outstanding service. 

The movie theater chain recently named B’s Music Shop as the recipient of the 2018 Mount Pleasant Celebrated Service Award. 

Ten total Mount Pleasant businesses were nominated for the award, which goes to the business who is voted as having the best overall recognition, value and service within the community. 

Dog Central, Dube Dental, Hall of Heroes, Intricate Décor Tattooing, Ponder Coffee Company, RK Water Store, Salon Blu, Taco Boy and Yoga on Main – formerly Mount Pleasant Hot Yoga – were all nominated. 

The award was sponsored by MLive, Studio C, Beene Garter, ZingTrain and Mercantile Bank. 

Nominees were suggested by either Celebration Cinema employees or sponsoring businesses. 

“Every time I’ve gone (into B’s Music Shop), (the staff) have been caring and truly want to engage in a discussion about what they love — music,” said Armando Brigham, Mount Pleasant Celebration Cinema assistant manager, in an audio endorsement. “They are so passionate about their work that it sucks you in and you’re immediately fascinated by their awesome inventory and diverse selection.” 

It was the music shop’s first time being nominated for the award.  

“We are really excited!” Owner Brian Hansen said. “I have been wanting to win (the award) for eight years.” 

Staff, customers and the store’s 140 weekly music students helped the store receive votes by word of mouth and handing out promotional cards, Hansen said.  

“A lot of the store is simply talking to people more than maybe a restaurant would,” he said. “I was never told the final vote total, but we were winning the entire way.” 

A total of 60 nominees competed in the competition — 10 finalists from six different markets: Grand Rapids, Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, Kalamazoo and Portage, Mount Pleasant, Muskegon and Lansing and Okemos. 

Each recipient of the award will receive a cash prize of $5,000, a VIP party for the whole business, 10 passes every month of the year and a full year of promotion on their local Celebration Cinema screens, lobby, website and social media. 

The promotional video is most important to B’s music shop. Hansen said the shop’s education program will benefit from young kids seeing a commercial before a movie, which might spark an interest in learning to play an instrument.  

B’s Music Shop is located at 613 N. Mission St. and is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12-5 p.m. Sunday.