Beveragette Ventures LLC’s GEM® Recognized at InterBev Beverage Innovation Awards

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GEM® Wins the Best Newcomer Award and is the finalist in three other award categories.

We are especially honored and humbled that InterBev and the American Beverage Association has chosen the GEM® brand as the Best Newcomer Brand or Beverage.

The finalists and winners for the 2010 InterBev Beverage Innovation Awards were announced at a special gala awards dinner at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on the evening of September 23, 2010.

More than 200 industry representatives watched as Beveragette Ventures LLC was handed the Best Newcomer Award for their GEM® line of ready-to-drink wellness beverages. The company was also a finalist in three other categories: Best New Functional Drink; Best Health, Wellness Nutrition or Hydration Initiative; and Best Marketing Campaign.

The 2010 awards program was the first of its kind, and over 100 entries were received for the 12 categories. The categories were created to reward and recognize innovation and excellence in the American beverage industry. A panel of industry experts met to select the finalists on September 21, two days before their selected winners were announced.

The American Beverage Association, the International Bottled Water Association and FoodBev Media’s Beverage Innovation magazine partnered together to create the InterBev Beverage Innovation Awards. FoodBev Media group editorial director Bill Bruce and Beverage Innovation managing editor Claire Phoenix hosted the prestigious awards gala dinner in Orlando.

FoodBev Media chairman Richard Hall also was in attendance, and he congratulated the industry for its innovation: “Partnering with ABA and IBWA to launch the InterBev Beverage Innovation Awards has been a successful venture, and the support of the beverage industry has been wonderful,” said Hall. “The award winners are true examples of the excellence and innovation in the beverage industry today and we congratulate them.” Mr. Hall was also on hand to introduce Susan Neely, ABA president and CEO, and IBWA president and CEO Joe Doss.

As she addressed the audience, Claire Phoenix summed up the feelings of many involved in the event, as she said: “We were delighted with the high caliber of entries in the Awards, and recognize that each and every one involves considerable investment and a determination to push through new ideas. This is a celebration of all that’s great in this industry, and you should all feel proud to be here.”

“Beveragette Ventures LLC is very proud to have been a finalist in these four prestigious categories amongst highly respected competitors,” said Shannon Reagan-Henry, Beveragette Ventures LLC’s CEO and Founder, upon hearing the news. “We are especially honored and humbled that InterBev and the American Beverage Association has chosen the GEM® brand as the Best Newcomer Brand or Beverage. It is refreshing to know that fine organizations such as these recognize GEM®’s quest to help women get their quality of life back...naturally!”

For the team at Beveragette Ventures LLC, it’s not just about the award, it’s what the award signifies: that industry leaders and organizations recognize the dedication and ingenuity it took to create GEM® beverages, the drinks we created with women in mind.

About Beveragette Ventures LLC
Beveragette Ventures LLC, is a leading developer of proprietary blended, wellness beverages, headquartered in Sammamish, WA. Established in 2008, the company was created by women for women, to provide healthy, natural and effective solutions to combat the lifestyle stresses of today's busy women. Working with exhaustive clinical research and partnering with the world's premier suppliers of the highest purity, optimal performing botanicals, herbs and dietary supplements, Beveragette Ventures LLC is recognized for its commitment to product safety, quality and product efficacy. For more information, go to http://www.drinkgem.com.

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