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Grapevine Communications Named a Finalist for the 2011 Manatee Small Business / Industry Excellence of the Year Award

Advertising Agency Also Announces the Addition of ETCO and Downs Glass to
Its Growing Client List

Sarasota, Florida – May 31, 2011 – Grapevine Communications, a leading full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency, is pleased to announce that it has been named a finalist for the 2011 Manatee Small Business / Industry Excellence of the Year Award. Every year the Manatee Chamber of Commerce presents this award to local companies that exhibit entrepreneurial spirit, outstanding creativity, a positive workforce environment, attentive customer service and a commitment to the community. The winners will be announced at a luncheon ceremony at Renaissance on 9th on Thursday, June 9, 2011.

"We're honored to have been nominated and be named as a finalist for this award," said Angela Massaro-Fain, Grapevine's founder and president. "Last year we added 10 new clients in Manatee County, and we're actively involved in some of Manatee's leading industry groups and non-profit organizations. We're committed to helping promote the businesses in this community and making it a better place for all of us to live and work."

Grapevine also continues to expand its client list with the recent addition of ETCO, a locally based automotive components provider that supplies parts to NASCAR, and Downs Glass, a provider of commercial and residential glasswork in Sarasota and Manatee counties since 1923.

ETCO chose Grapevine to rev up its brand identity in the ignition components industry. Grapevine will update the high-tech company's logo and corporate identity, with premium print brochures and catalogs planned for the future. Founded in Bradenton in 1978, ETCO was established in a modest 5,000 square-foot facility producing 500,000 components per year, and has now grown to a 60,000 square-foot facility producing 450,000,000 components a year.

Downs Glass chose Grapevine to redesign its website and create new marketing collateral. The long-time local company was honored by the city of Sarasota as the oldest family-owned business in Sarasota. Downs Glass is known for quality work and exceptional customer service on projects that range from heavy glass custom shower enclosures to entire business plazas.

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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