It’s indescribably beautiful!
It was a stunning prize notification to arrive in my email this morning. There’s even a press release!
Pharyngula has been selected for the 2020 Best of Morris Award in the Business Services category by the Morris Award Program.
Each year, the Morris Award Program identifies companies that we 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 Morris area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 Morris Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Morris Award Program and data provided by third parties.
Look at that! Finally appreciated by my local community…except there’s this little voice in my head wondering what “marketing” I’ve done, or how, as a “small business”, I have contributed to community service. What information did they gather? Aww, what the hell, it’s a Major Award! I should put it in my front window!
So I was going to claim my award, but there’s a little comment in my notice.
As an Award recipient, there is no membership requirement. We simply ask each award recipient to pay for the cost of their awards. The revenue generated by the Morris Award Program helps to pay for operational support, marketing and partnership programs in support of local businesses. Congratulations on your selection.
Oh. I can get a nice plaque for $150, or a crystal award for $200, or both for $229.
Gosh. My pride is slightly deflated.