On June 30th, I saw a surprising press release explaining that “Lighthouse Analyst Relations has been selected for the 2013 Virginia Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the US Trade & Commerce Institute”. Why Virginia? Well, the ‘Old Dominion’ was home to the US headquarters of Lighthouse (which became part of Kea Company a year ago).
The other three winners announced are: IACSP, the oldest organization in the United States that has been focusing on terrorism and counterterrorism; Innovate!, a management consulting and transformation consulting services firm; and OptfinITy, the home of the SolutionCare IT support solution. All four firms are several years old and have built a nation-wide, or even international, client base.
It’s certainly not a major award, but its the only one we’re aware of any analyst relations firm winning. Even so, as Garth Brooks says: “Any award you get is usually for something you’ve done in the past. And I like to keep looking forward.”