Blues Angel Music Named Small Business of the Year

PENSACOLA, FL, September 18, 2017: The Greater Pensacola, Florida Chamber of Commerce has named Blues Angel Music its 2016–2017 Small Business of the Year. The Chamber chooses the winner from the pool of Small Business of the Month recipients. Blues Angel Music was Small Business of the Month in September, 2016.

The Greater Pensacola Chamber awards Small Business of the Year to a business employing fewer than 50 people which excels in the areas of community involvement, economic growth, customer service and professional relationships. The award was presented during The Chamber’s 127th Annual Meeting at Skopelos at New World Landing in Downtown Pensacola on September 13th. The meeting featured former Auburn University head football coach Pat Dye as the keynote speaker.

Blues Angel Music was founded in 1997 by retired Navy Captain and Top Gun fighter pilot Jim DeStafney. Originally a one-man operation located in a small building on Navy Boulevard, Blues Angel Music has grown to fill a 15,000 square foot showroom and employs more than 25 people. The store offers a variety of new, used, and vintage instruments from guitars and basses to pianos and organs in addition to a broad selection of band and orchestral instruments, pro audio equipment and a school of music.

From the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce’s press release:

“It was an honor to have an accomplished coach and businessman like Pat Dye speak at this year’s Annual Meeting,” said Clay Ingram, Greater Pensacola Chamber President and CEO. “It was inspiring to hear Coach Dye speak to the principles of teamwork and leadership that are applicable not only in football, but in business and life, as well.”

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For more information about Blues Angel Music, contact Dan Fugate at