The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for its 2018 Frank G. Berlin Sr. Small Business Award finalists Monday afternoon. They are:
Health & Wellness organization — Canada Med Services/Discount Prescription Services; Elements Massage; Sarasota Sports Medicine.
Hospitality & Tourism organization — Sarasota-Manatee Originals; Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates Inc.; Tableseide Restaurant Group.
Nonprofit organization — Habitat for Humanity Sarasota Inc.; Meals on Wheels of Sarasota Inc.; Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center.
Products and Services Business — Gilbert Design Build; Sarasota Trophy & Awards Inc.; West Florida Insurance.
Professional Services Business — Music Compound; Tandem Construction; Three Six Oh PR.
Retail Business — CB’s Saltwater Outfitters & Boat Rentals; Island Pursuit; Rugs As Art Inc.
The winner of the top award, Small Business of the Year, will be chosen from among the finalists, which were chosen based on several criteria, including innovation of product or service, business growth and contributions to the community.
The winners will be announced June 15 at a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.
The 2018 Frank G. Berlin Sr. Small Business Awards event will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the hotel, at 1000 Boulevard of the Arts. Tickets are $55 for chamber members, $75 for nonmembers. Gold sponsorships are $775 and Silver sponsorships cost $525, the chamber said.