would not like to receive an Oscar? I know I would. Still,
I’ll settle for these accomplishments.
Builders Association 2008 Safety Excellence Award (Best
This award was recognition of the success of a multiyear
effort, at Frank H. Stowell & Sons, Inc., to create
and implement a comprehensive safety training program
that resulted in a dramatic reduction in injuries and
lost days. That nobody is getting hurt is the best reward,
that the company saves a bundle on insurance each year
is the next best, and that I have an award to show for
it, that’s appreciated.
Society for Technical Communication Award of Excellence
2009 for Periodicals
Being recognized by one’s peers for consistently
producing a high quality standard of newsletters in
a vast marketplace like Chicago was a surprise. Still,
it confirms that the effort to always produce the best,
even for a small distribution periodical (see sample ),
can stand up against the “big boys”.