You may receive this happy announcement:
I am pleased to announce that Whiteboard Partners LLC has been selected for the 2009 Best of Chino Hills Award in the Industrial & Labor Consulting Services category by the US Commerce Association.
After the initial wave of ‘Yeah, I’m all that’, you start asking yourself, who is bestowing this honor.
A quick trip to the Better Business Bureau reveals this:
Recent emails notifying businesses that they have won prestigious awards from a national association appear to be part of a widespread scheme designed to get companies to pay for “vanity” awards and plaques.
A Google search produces a much more entertaining result.