Venice, FL (PRWEB) May 27, 2014
For the fourth year in a row, Omega3 Innovations is in the running for the Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business Awards, this time as a finalist in the Healthcare/Wellness Organization category.
“We are honored to be finalists for the Small Business of the Year Awards again,” said Dr. Anne-Marie Chalmers, co-founder and president of the Venice-based biotech company. “This recognition puts us one step closer to achieving one of our company's goals -- transforming Sarasota County into the fish oil capital of the United States. Beginning with Sarasota, we aim to educate both young and old about the health benefits acquired from consuming fresh fish oil."
Now in its 24th year, the Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business Awards recognize member businesses of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce across eight categories. In 2010, the awards committee recognized Omega3 Innovations as a winner in the innovation category for creating a gluten-free cookie containing as much omega-3 fish oil as a salmon dinner. The two following years, the biotech company competed as a finalist in the Small Business of the Year award category.
“While we have competed to win the Frank G. Berlin, Sr. awards several times, we feel like we bring many new elements to the table this year,” said Chalmers. As a physician-directed biotech company, Omega3 Innovations has developed a complete line of fresh omega-3-based foods, including Omega Cure® liquid fish oil, the gluten-free Omega Cookie®, chocolate-covered Omega Heaven® cookies and Omega Passion® frozen chocolate truffles.
As Chalmers explains, “We’ve enjoyed more recognition for our innovative omega-3 products. For example, in November we received the international SupplySide Editor’s Choice Award for omega-3 innovation and market significance for our newest product, the Omega Heaven®. We won that award over large international corporations boasting annual revenues over $300 million - a big achievement for a small company like ours.”
In addition, Chalmers said the company has been steadily growing in number of employees, revenue, and product offerings.
Omega3 Innovations will compete against two other local companies in the Healthcare/Wellness category: HearCare Audiology Center and the NeuroChallenge Foundation. The awards ceremony will take place on June 13th at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota, FL.
About Omega3 Innovations:
Founded in 2006, Omega3 Innovations believe that omega-3 fish oil is an absolutely critical part of a healthy diet. That firm belief was their motivation to become the world’s only manufacturer to successfully create foods containing an effective daily dose of omega-3 fish oil. Based in Venice, Florida, all Omega3 Innovations products are free of gluten, trans fats, added sugars and preservatives. Omega3 Innovations produces omega-3 rich cookies, truffles and oils, and ships their products all across the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.omega3innovations.com.