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Johnson, Mike (ed.) / Leblanc Bell : A newsletter for music retailers, educators, employees and friends of G. Leblanc Corporation
(May 6, 1996)

Namm review,   p. 21

Page 21

Industry salutes Leblanc
anniversary at yearly
convention in Anaheim
The National Association of Music
Merchants (NAMM) held its winter
convention in Anaheim, California, in
late January, drawing more than 55,000
visitors to more than 1000 exhibits,
shattering all previous records.
Leblanc seized the occasion to launch
the celebration of its 50th-anniversary
year, mounting a gold-themed conven-
tion exhibit and unveiling a new ad
campaign developed to commemorate
Leblanc's American founding.
Larry Linkin (right) presents NAMM's recognition to Vito and Leon Pascucc4
On the Saturday evening of the con-
vention, Leblanc hosted a six-course
French dinner for some 200 of its top
dealers and distributors at La Vie en
Rose restaurant, an event recognized
by Musical Merchandise Review for
"Best Hospitality" in its annual Best
& Worst of Show Awards. At the din-
ner, NAMM president Larry Linkin
made a surprise presentation of a
framed congratulatory document,
hand-lettered in ornate calligraphy. The
document, which is now displayed on
an easel in the lobby of Leblanc's
Kenosha headquarters, reads:
In recognition.
NAMM is proud to join the world-
wide music products industry in salut-
ing Vito Pascucci upon the 50th
anniversary of the G. Leblanc Corpo-
ration. Through his dedication and sac-
rifice, unwavering commitment to
excellence and personal integrity,
Leblanc has become a market leader
in the international music products
*industry, achieving
deserved recogni-
tion for fair busi-
ness practices and
quality. El
At left: Gleaming
instruments, fresh
flowers and a new
ad campaign took
center stage at
Leblanc's gold-
themed NAMM
exhibi designed by
company president
Leon Pascucci

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