The other day my sense of self-worth ballooned when I received an email from the prestigious, august organization known as the Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA). It turns out that flyte had been recognized as a Best of Business in Computer Graphics for 2010 in Portland, Maine.
I was almost giddy when I read the email and found out flyte had been chosen based on “information taken from monthly surveys administered by the SBCA, a review of consumer rankings, and other consumer reports.”
As the email states, “Award winners are a valuable asset to their community and exemplify what makes small businesses great.” Too true, too true.
Imagine how excited I was when I found out that they would be happy to send me an award plaque for only $57.97, an elegant faceted award for only $117.97, or both for a promotional price of $157.97.
But wait, it gets better! As respected as the SBCA was, even they realized they may not be perfect. They were open to the possibility that they may have gotten my company name, city and even the award category incorrect. (I’m not sure how such an amazing organization could make a mistake, but their candor humbled me.)
They were so open, in fact, they allowed me to update any information that was incorrect. Well, of course, they got our company name and our location correct, but I did sense that there may have been a typo in the category, so I quickly fixed it. The SBCA site updated my plaque on the fly (see above.) These people are professionals.
I was just about to drop the $157.97 on the combo pack of plaque and faceted award when I realized that it would be more environmentally friendly to just take a screen capture and share it with our fans, followers and readers. Perhaps next year the SBCA will award flyte a Best of Business in “Environmental Studies.”
We’re going to try not to let this award go to our heads, but it’s going to be tough. Don’t hate us just because we’re Most Awesomest.
By the way, if you didn’t get flyte a present for Chrismakkah this year, feel free to cut us a check for $157.97. Just make it out to cash.