MEDIA CONTACT
Shauna Norris
941-351-0024

Grapevine Communications continues to collect impressive accolades within the advertising industry and the community. At the recent ADDY Awards banquet, the full-service advertising and public relations agency was awarded with 6 ADDYs from the Advertising Federation of the Suncoast, including 1 gold, 4 silver and the prestigious Amy Award for "Best of Category" for brochures.

While the company continues to win awards within the advertising industry, Grapevine Communications is also getting plenty of recognition from other organizations. Recently Grapevine Communications was named among the top 25 Advertising Agencies in Southwest Florida by the Tampa Bay Business Journal for the 5th year in a row. Only one other agency in Sarasota/Manatee made the list.

Past awards include the prestigious "2006 Young Business of the Year" award by the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. Grapevine was named as a finalist in the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Sarasota County "2008 Hall of Fame Awards" in the Service Company of the Year category. In addition, the agency's president, Angela Massaro-Fain, was selected as a finalist in the Tampa Bay Business Journal's "2008 Business Woman of the Year Awards." And to top it off Grapevine made the 2008 list of the "Top 500 Companies on the Gulf Coast" as listed by the Gulf Coast Business Review.

"In addition to winning several awards this year, we have also added 21 new clients in the past 6 months alone, including 4 not-for-profit clients who really need the help in this soft economy," stated John Fain, Co-owner of Grapevine Communications. "We believe in giving back to the community, and we annually donate over $100,000.00 in agency time for pro-bono clients such as The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota, The Wellness Community of Southwest Florida, Asolo Repertory Theater, Children's Guardian Fund, We Care Manatee and First Step of Sarasota."

A partial list of Grapevine's clients includes Koval & Koval Dentistry, AQUA Plumbing & Air, Distinctive Surfaces of Florida, Florida Winefest & Auction, Band Law Group, Synchrony Yachts, Lerner Cohen Healthcare, Holcomb Facial Plastic Surgery, Eye Specialists, Humane Society of Manatee County, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Sarasota.

Grapevine Communications is a full-service, award-winning Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations firm based in Sarasota and serving clients nationwide. For more information contact Grapevine Communications.

Grapevine Communications provides full-service advertising, marketing and public relations services to clients nationwide. The firm is the most award-winning advertising agency in Sarasota, Florida, and the surrounding areas. For more information on Grapevine Communications, contact Shaunna Norris (SNorris@grapeinc.com) at 941-351-0024 or visit the website at www.grapeinc.com.

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