The awards luncheon, which draws more than 500 people and is sponsored by the Herald-Tribune Media Group, recognizes local member businesses and individuals in various categories. The awards ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at The Hyatt Regency. Finalists are judged on several areas including innovation of product or service, response to adversity, business growth and contributions to community.
The finalists include:
Small Business of the Year
Blalock Walters, P.A.
Critical Care and Veterinary Specialists of Sarasota
SouthTech Solutions, Inc.
Center for Building Hope (formerly Cancer Support Community)
Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, Inc.
Conservation Enterprises Unlimited
Digital Image Business Solutions
Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida
Omega 3 Innovations
Circus Sarasota, Inc.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Marilyn G. Stenten
Joe C. Hembree