This morning I awoke to this happy announcement in my email inbox.
It’s announcing that Schulz Consulting won the “Best of Glastonbury 2008” award. Conveniently they include a link to the site where I can order my plaque (no pricing given) from the USLBA – aka – The US Local Business Association.
Call me skeptical, but I’m pretty sure that the USLBA’s primary business just possibly could be to sell plaques to people that they’ve announced are “winners”.
Here’s a totally unintelligible explanation of what they do from their web site:
USLBA connects businesses with the kind of knowledge, people and programs that make achieving their companies’ objectives more efficient and effective.
As a local business, your needs are distinct from those of the national business environment. Broad-brush marketing associations or trade organizations devoted to a single program category can not effectively provide the required resources. You need an association that, like you, focuses on meeting the challenges presented in local business marketing, day in and day out.
USLBA is the local business’s first line of defense in changing business marketing environments. Today, we’re even better at delivering benefits that make a difference to your business…today and tomorrow. From our information-packed web site to our awards program, to papers and industry surveys, to interaction with peers, no other organization delivers the same level of commitment to the information and networking needs of local business.
We know what you want; education, training and professional development in local business marketing. We know what you need; an organization that provides access to the kind of data, people and programs to end your search on a positive and cost-effective note.
Isn’t the Internet a wonderful thing?
I’m not buying one – so if you’d like to claim my award – here’s the link.