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Living On The Suncoast - December 2013
by Jeffrey Orenstein

a Owners Angela Massaro Fain and John Fain

Angela Massaro-Fain & John Fain Grapevine Communications Intl., Inc.
Business Leadership? Angela Massaro-Fain and John Fain practically define it on the Suncoast. That Angela was named 2013 Business Woman of the Year for our seven-county region by the Tampa Bay Business Journal was no surprise to those who know this business dynamo and her husband, John. In eleven short years, they have taken Grapevine from a Lakewood Ranch startup to being named to the TBBJ’s top 25 Advertising Agencies in SW Florida for ten consecutive years and to the Business Observer’s Top 500 Businesses in SW Florida for seven consecutive years. Along the way, this leading advertising, marketing, public relations and events management firm was named the Young Business of The Year and then Small Business of the Year by the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.

Angela and John partnered in 2002 to launch Grapevine in Lakewood Ranch after distinguished individual careers. Angela, with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, launched Grapevine in Montreal in 1988. A decade later, with huge corporations as clients, it was acquired by its customer Intertape Polymer Group (IPG). She then relocated the executive office to the Suncoast as head of IPG’s in-house advertising agency.

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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 ( at 941-351-0024 or visit the website at