Meredith Dropkin

angela massaro fain bio picThis year’s BusinessWoman of the Year category winners are entrepreneurs, chief executives and philanthropists, and that’s just during the day.

Here are the category winners for Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2013 BusinessWoman of the Year Awards.

Business services:
Angela Massaro-Fain
Founder & president
Grapevine Communications Int’l Inc.
dba Grapevine Communications Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations

Grapevine Communications on the TBBJ’s “Top 25 Advertising Agencies” list in 2012 for the 9th consecutive year.

Massaro-Fain used the economic downturn as a learning experience and diversified the firm’s clients, resulting in an increase in revenue in 2012, according to submission materials.

While other companies were cutting back on community service, Grapevine’s budget for pro-bono work for local nonprofits increased by 77 percent between 2008 and 2010.

“From the powerful, encouraging words of my mother to the caring, committed approach to leadership of my former employer, I have learned that success in business and life goes beyond the financial bottom line,” said Massaro-Fain in submission materials. “True accomplishment comes from the lasting relationships we build, the pride we have in the services we provide, and the real impact we make when giving back to the community.”

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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