“Best of the Best” #1 Florist – Beneva Flowers & Gifts Beneva Flowers and Gifts is proud to be announced as the “Best Florist” in Sarasota Magazine’s Best of the Best 2005 Issue. They’ve been the recipient of this prestigious award for the past seven consecutive years. Readers of Sarasota Magazine salute their favorite restaurants, retailers, attractions and more annually by placing votes in the magazine’s Best of the Best Poll. Thousands of readers placed their votes for the Best of the Best in 2005. Entries were submitted both online and via US mail for over 80 separate categories. “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 was also named as the #1 Florist in the Sarasota Herald Tribune’s Reader’s Choice Awards “Best of the Best Florists in Sarasota” for 2005. 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. Offering a wide varierty of floral arrangements as well as gourmet items such as lobster dinners, Italian gourmet pasta baskets, and Lenox giftware, Beneva Flowers and Gifts is a one-stop shop for all of your floral and gift giving needs.