It Was an Honor Just Being Nominated

I’m going to admit to a not so common perspective.

I’m not into awards. 

My philosophy has always been that if people are hiring you and like your work, that is award enough.  And much more democratic, I think.

However, being awarded the Vision Award for Innovation really does mean a lot to me.  It represents being recognized for taking a risk and allowing myself to be put into the vulnerable position of being told that my ideas have no value.  I humbly thank all those who nominated me and Meetings:  Minnesota Hospitality Journal for the recognition.

In this day and age of innovation being used more as a term in branding, etc. I like to think that the Innovation Award is a way of saying innovation is nothing more or less than trying to make someone’s life easier, better or enable someone to reach inside themselves to pull something they didn’t know they had.  Everytime someone uses the Style Stations and discovers their own sense of style for their event, I know that our innovation allows others to innovate in their own way.

And there is no better award than that.


  • October 4, 2010 - 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations Geri! That’s great news and well deserved.

    • October 4, 2010 - 12:56 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Jason.

      I’ve always said that the Style Stations never would have happened if there weren’t such great vendors to showcase in Minnesota!

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