Shauna Norris

Angela Massaro-Fain Named a Finalist for Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2011 BusinessWoman of the Year Awards

Sarasota, Florida – July 11, 2011 – Angela Massaro-Fain, founder and president of Grapevine Communications, a leading full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency, has been named as a finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2011 BusinessWoman of the Year Awards. Out of a record pool of 360 nominations, an independent panel of judges chose 52 Bay Area women as finalists. An awards gala to announce the winners and celebrate the accomplishments of these successful businesswomen will be held Friday, August 19, 2011, at the Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg.

"We rely on an arm's-length, completely independent panel of judges comprised of local business leaders and past winners," said Bridgette Mill, Publisher of the Tampa Bay Business Journal. "In choosing finalists, the judges look for businesswomen who have gone above and beyond in all areas, from community involvement to business acumen and critical thinking, to achieve a special level of professional success."

This year marks the eighth year of the magazine's annual awards honoring the region's most influential businesswomen. Finalists were chosen in the following categories: Business Services, Education, Entrepreneur, Financial Services, Media, Nonprofit, Technology and Young Business. In addition to the awards gala, winners will be featured in a special section of the Tampa Bay Business Journal at the end of August.

"I'm honored to be one of eight finalists in the Business Services category," said Angela, "and one of only a few finalists from the Sarasota-Bradenton area. I'm looking forward to attending the awards ceremony and getting to know some of the successful women who are rising to the top of their professions and making a difference in our business community."

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