Shauna Norris

Grapevine Communications Continues Record of Achievement and Community Support

Announces 2014 Industry Accolades, Not-For-Profit Grants and Local Board Memberships

Sarasota, Florida – June 24, 2014 – Grapevine Communications – the area’s leading full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency – is thrilled to announce its recent industry accolades. The firm was recognized as the 2014 Small Business of the Year by the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, one of the “Top 25 Ad Agencies in Southwest Florida” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, and “Best Marketing/PR Agency” by readers of SRQ magazine. The agency is also pleased to share its 2014 non-for-profit partnerships and local board memberships.

This marks the eleventh consecutive year Grapevine has been named as one of the “Top 25 Ad Agencies in Southwest Florida” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. “We’re very proud to continue providing the services and results to maintain our place among the area’s very best and brightest agencies,” said Angela Massaro-Fain, Founder and President of Grapevine Communications. “We feel these acknowledgements stand as a testament to the remarkable talents, hard work, and personal care our team brings to every client, every day.”

Grapevine also continues its tradition of serving the community with local board memberships and by providing more than $133,000 in pro-bono services for non-profit organizations in 2013 alone. The company has already selected 13 organizations and provided more than $125,000 in grants for 2014. “We founded this company on the principles of providing tangible results for our clients and always giving back to the community whenever possible,” said Massaro-Fain. “By offering our time, resources and experience to the organizations and programs that make a difference, we are able to do just that.

2014 Board Memberships

Angela Massaro-Fain, Founder and President:

  • 2014 Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final
    • Marketing Co-chair
  • Junior Achievement Sarasota/Manatee
    • Chair of the Board
  • Lakewood Ranch Community Fund
    • Board of Directors
    • Planned Giving Committee
    • Sisterhood For Good Donor Advised Fund / Women's Giving Circle
  • North Port EDC
    • Board of Directors
  • Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Directors

John Fain, Executive Vice President/Co-owner:

  • 2014 Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final
    •   Marketing Co-chair
  • Asolo Repertory Theatre
    • Board of Directors/Executive Council
    • Chair of Corporate Committee
  • Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
    • Sarasota Tomorrow Next Oversight Council
  • We Care Manatee
    • Board of Directors
  • Y Foundation of Sarasota
    • Community Coalition for Children

Gabriele Vest, VP of Business Development:

  • Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
    • Communications Council
  • Gulf Coast Builders Exchange
    • Membership & Communications Committees
  • Salvation Army’s Glitz At The Ritz
    • Gala Committee
  • Sarasota County Technical Institute (SCTI)
    • School Advisory Council Member
  • Young Leaders Alliance of Lakewood Ranch
    • Board of Directors
    • Communication Chair

Grapevine’s 2014 Not-For-Profit Partnerships Include:

  • 2014 Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final, Sarasota-Bradenton
  • Asolo Repertory Theatre
  • Florida Railroad Museum
  • Habitat for Humanity – Manatee
  • Humane Society of Manatee
  • InStride Therapy
  • LWR Community Fund
  • Manatee County Medical Society
  • Pines of Sarasota Foundation
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome Foundation
  • Salvation Army of Sarasota
  • V Foundation
  • We Care Manatee
  • Y Foundation of Sarasota

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