Reader’s Choice Awards Best Florist Category Winner Beneva Flowers has received accolades in the August issue of Sarasota Herald Tribune. More than 20,000 readers voted by mail and Internet for the Reader’s Choice Awards, giving Beneva Flowers the #1 Florist in the “Best of the Best Florist in Sarasota, FL” category. “We’ve been in business for 19 years in Sarasota, and it’s great to be recognized for the work we do,” says Arthur Conforti, president of Beneva Flowers & Gifts Inc. The business also received kudos as the #1 Florist by Sarasota Magazine in the May issue for 7 consecutive years running. While Arthur Conforti is extremely proud and credits his staff for performing beyond expectations, he also credits Sarasota for being a community that supports and appreciates local companies that operate here with a quality product and in an ethical fashion.