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Natural Choice Awards Honor Local Businesses

May 02, 2012 06:14PM

Natural Choice Awards

For four years Natural Awakenings magazine has asked readers to choose their favorite local businesses and service providers in more than 30 categories. The awards were created by publisher Jason Cross to honor the men and women who lead the Gulf Coast in natural living. “Many of these companies and individuals go unrecognized in our community by traditional publications,” explains Dr. Cross. “They have often taken a more difficult route by offering natural and green alternatives, and should be awarded for excelling in their field. It wasn’t all that long ago that I was denied the right to advertise in a local physician’s guide because I practiced Chiropractic and not allopathic medicine.” While things have changed in the past few years, many areas still go unrecognized.

As a reader you can vote online or by using the ballot on page 66. Balloting will continue until May 31st for this magazine, and until June 30th for our pet magazine – Natural Awakenings Pet.

The top 5% vote getters in each category are invited to an invitation only awards event where they are honored and entertained at an exclusive local venue. This year’s venue is new, and an amazing setting with a natural feel suitable for our natural living honorees.

To vote online go to

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