Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

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Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Business Buzz

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Beneva Flowers sets sales record

Beneva Flowers of Sarasota hit a sales record this Mother's Day weekend.

Arthur Conforti, the company's president, said the florist shop took in more than 4,000 orders, not counting the store flower arrangements.

"We used 35 delivery vans for all-day deliveries," said operations manager Sal Pagano, who ended up making deliveries himself.

Conforti said his designers worked as many as 18 hours in a day to ensure all deliveries make it on time.

Convention set for Sarasota

The International Trade and Finance Association will hold its international convention at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota starting Sunday and continuing through Wednesday.

IT&FA is an association of academics and professionals interested in all aspects of the global economy. It was founded in 1990 and now has members in 25 countries.

Some 70 members from 17 countries -- including China, India and Russia, as well as countries in Western Europe -- will present papers and discuss developments in the global economy. …

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