Oct 05, 2011 11:40AM
This special edition of Natural Awakenings Magazine honors the best businesses and service providers on the Gulf Coast. This annual issue celebrates the best our area has to offer in natural and healthy living.
Since 1996, Natural Awakenings Magazine has provided cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth and green living to the Gulf Coast community. And for the past year and six months we have been pleased to bring the same content to the pet community with a magazine dedicated to animal lovers and their companions - Natural Awakenings Pet.
In May of 2008, Natural Awakenings Magazine wanted to honor the area’s best in the natural health arena – the businesses and individuals who went above and beyond to provide natural choices to our community. While pet categories have been a part of our awards, along with our expanded pet magazine we have expanded the coverage to honor as many of the individuals and businesses in the local pet community as possible.
To best identify the area’s best, each year we ask our esteemed readers to let us know the standouts for the year. The outpouring of votes each year since 2008 has been tremendous. In this edition you will find this year’s winners and honorable mentions for the Natural Awakenings Sarasota and Manatee editions.
Look for the “Nattie” awards in your favorite businesses throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties and know that the hard work of these individuals has not gone unnoticed in our area.
This issue is dedicated to these special animal supporters. Let it be your guide for the year to come. And if you missed your opportunity to vote this year be sure to look for the 2012 ballot in the March edition of Natural Awakenings Magazine - the Gulf Coast’s largest pet publication.
Enjoy this month’s theme - Green Living on a Blue Planet. Water is one of our most precious resources, let’s all work towards keeping our water cycle in balance.
Feel Good. Live Simply. Laugh More.