How’s Business? Glenwood Music navigating supply shortages due to COVID-19 pandemic

Glenwood Music owner Joe Rodgers stands at the counter of his south Glenwood business.
Chelsea Self / Post Independent

Glenwood Music is looking forward to honoring instrument rental contracts with local schools, but is currently trying to navigate months of backorders due to supply chain interruptions caused by COVID-19.

Joe Rodgers, who co-owns Glenwood Music with his wife, Annie Rodgers, said the schools shutting down in March of 2020 really hurt the store’s bottom line.

“So, if 2020 was the year of the shutdown, 2021 is the year of the backorder.” — Glenwood Music owner Joe Rodgers

“That’s our bread and butter—those band rental contracts,” Rodgers said.

“But we’re looking forward to the schools opening in September. We’re already getting strong numbers from the band directors about instrument requests and things like that. So we’re looking forward to that.”

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