Long Beach Award Program Honors the Achievement
I was just notified that Long Beach Award Program has selected me for the 2016 Best of Long Beach Award in the Life Coach category.
According to the press release they said I could reproduce, each year, the Long Beach Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Long Beach area a great place to live, work and play.
Based on that criteria, I’m not sure how I made the cut. Due to my accident, my day job and my forthcoming wedding, I’ve been pretty inactive this year. And, I’m in re-imagining mode. My business is in a cocoon … I’m hoping the new butterfly will emerge sometime in 2017.
They claim that “Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Long Beach Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Long Beach Award Program and data provided by third parties.” Perhaps that’s true.
More than likely, they are hoping I’ll fork out the $149 to $199 to pay for a nice plaque or crystal award to show off my award. Since I have no place to put them and all my previous awards are currently in storage, I see no reason to do that. Besides, that money would be better spent on my wedding in October!
All that said, it is still nice to be chosen for an award and I really do hope that I am the only Life Coach they chose. That would, at least, be meaningful.
From their press release:
About Long Beach Award Program
The Long Beach Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Long Beach area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Long Beach Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.