Sarasota Businesses Announce 8th Annual 'Sarasota's Favorite Mom' Contest

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Beneva Flowers and Gifts is teaming with SRQ Magazine and Milan's Jewelry to present the 8th annual "Sarasota's Favorite Mom" contest. Entry is now open, and winners will be announced May 9, 2015.

The search is on once again for the Suncoast area’s favorite mothers. Beneva Flowers and Gifts, creator and sponsor of the 8th annual “Sarasota’s Favorite Mom” contest, in conjunction with SRQ Magazine and Milan's Jewelry, is excited to host this annual Mother’s Day tradition.

This year’s grand prize winner will receive a beautiful custom-made pendant from Milan Jewelry, and a special Mother’s Day bouquet of flowers from Beneva. She will also be featured in SRQ Magazine. Other prizes include a spa gift basket from Spa Hollywood and dinner at Mattison’s City Grille. Nominations can be made from now until May 8, at: Winners will be decided by popular vote.

“Sarasota’s Favorite Mom” contest has been celebrating local moms since 2008. This year’s edition is bigger and better than ever, and has become a highly-anticipated event in the Sarasota area.

"The best feeling I have as a business owner is the opportunity to bring a sense of community through local efforts such as this," said Art Conforti, owner of Beneva Flowers. "The whole team at Beneva takes serious pride in seeing all of the contestants come together, and especially when we honor those deserving women who win. It's just an amazing feeling to be a part of it."

To enter your favorite mother, visit, where you can create a member profile and write a brief summary of why she deserves to win. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 8, and winners will be announced May 9, 2015.

Beneva Flowers and Gifts is a family-owned flower shop that has been serving the Sarasota area every day since 1986. It has grown to be recognized as an industry leader known for professional service and exceeding the expectations of its customers.

SRQ Magazine is a monthly publication that engages readers from many walks of life, seeking to influence their community with the information that surrounds them. Celebrating its 17th year anniversary in 2015, SRQ has garnered a readership of 78,000, which includes young professionals and families, baby boomers and active retirees, all of whom share a sense of engaging curiosity with local living.

Milan's Jewelry specializes in custom jewelry design, using both old world techniques and modern computer aided design. Milan Petrovic is an award-winning designer, master jeweler and goldsmith. Milan's Jewelry, located on Main Street in downtown Sarasota, provides expert jewelry & watch repair, along with superb customer service.

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