Musical Innovations Owner Receives Award

Tracy Leenman, owner of Musical Innovations in Greenville, South Carolina, has been named the winner of the 2016 Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award. The award was presented at the Greater Mauldin Chamber of Commerce's annual Holiday Banquet on Nov. 17, 2016, by Emily Kaleui DeRoberts, district manager of Duke Energy's S.C. Government and Community Relations team and Pat Pomeroy, executive director of the chamber.

In presenting the Duke Energy Award, DeRoberts noted Musical Innovations' longtime support for the Greenville County Schools' music programs; providing instruments for children in need, offering clinics with national-name clinicians, and working with directors on recruiting and visiting schools on a regular basis to provide supplies, repairs and other needs.

"We are very passionate about music education, and we are active in music advocacy at the local and national levels," Leenman said. "No other area school music dealer visit the schools as often or provides the level of services we are able to offer."

The Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award honors individuals or groups who make a difference in their communities or places of work by using their time, talents and compassion to positively impact the lives of others. Recipients of the award help foster a culture of citizenship and service that acts as a catalyst for others to become involved in civic and social activities. Leenman was nominated for the award by Elizabeth Burwell, owner of High Performance Gym.