Elderly Instruments to be Honored at Michigan's 20th MCSB Gala

March 22, 2024, Lansing, Michigan—From its humble beginnings in 1972 to becoming a cornerstone of the musical community, Elderly Instruments has always been more than just a music store. It's a place where history, passion, and a love for music converge. This year, Elderly Instruments is proud to be named among the 2024 awardees of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Award by Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB). This prestigious recognition will be celebrated at the 20th annual MCSB Gala on May 21, 2024, at the Breslin Center, East Lansing, Michigan, an event expected to draw over 800 attendees from Michigan's vibrant small business community.

Reflecting on the journey, Lillian Werbin, CEO of Elderly Instruments, shares:
"This award demonstrates our team's dedication to hard work and the rich legacy my father began over fifty years ago. Our commitment to quality and community has always been at the heart of everything we do."

Elderly Instruments stood out among over 500 nominations for its exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, growth in employees and sales, and a sustainable competitive advantage that highlights the company’s unique success. This distinction underscores Elderly Instruments’ enduring commitment to fostering a deep connection between musicians and their instruments while serving as a steward of musical heritage.


“As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary of MCSB, we’re reminded of the incredible resilience and innovation within Michigan's small business sector. This year's winners demonstrate the collective entrepreneurial spirit that drives our state's economy forward,” said Jennifer Deamud, MCSB Board Chair. “Congratulations to this year’s awardees. To all the winners, your dedication and leadership inspire us all, proving that success truly is best when shared.”

The 2024 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch have made a substantial collective economic impact, responsible for $414.3 million in total annual revenue during 2023, and they are projected to increase their revenue by 18% in 2024. Together they provide 1,577 full-time equivalent employees, 1,565 within the state of Michigan, and are projected to create over 339 new jobs in 2024.

For additional details and to secure your ticket for the gala, visit www.MichiganCelebrates.org.

Join us at this year's gala by securing your tickets at www.MichiganCelebrates.org/Tickets and be part of celebrating Michigan's small business success stories.

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Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB) is a collaboration of trusted statewide founding organizations who offer resources for small businesses. Since 2005, Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards gala has placed a spotlight on how small businesses positively impact our communities and state. The MCSB organization is focused on supporting, promoting and celebrating small businesses in Michigan. Kinexus Group is the Managing Partner of the Awards Gala.


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