In good times business people want to advertise. In bad times they have to.
For 16 years, Grapevine Communications has been the Suncoast’s go-to agency for local businesses of all stripes to attract more customers, get more exposure and build a brand that resonates.
There’s a huge misconception about hiring an ad agency: Cost. With Grapevine, you select and control the amount you want to spend for the breadth of services you receive. Every project is touched with the same high-quality, results-oriented white glove service by the creative hands and minds of Grapevine’s longstanding core of 17 on-site professional writers, designers, web developers, digital strategists, account executives, and public relations experts. “Whether someone spends $500 or $5 million, we give them the same top-notch service,” said Grapevine Owner and President Allison Imre. “We hold ourselves accountable for each job we do.”
From doctors, dentists and dermatologists to self-storage facilities, sunshade manufacturers and surrogacy specialists – and everything in between – Grapevine gets to know the ins and outs of their clients’ industries. They then build strategic multi-media plans to not only target their clients’ specific audiences but reach them with a message that makes an impact.
As the region’s only full-service advertising agency, Grapevine is in the business of grabbing attention, creating awareness, and delivering on a promise of outstanding results. If you’re looking for Creativity, Strategy, and Accountability in your advertising, marketing, public relations, and social & digital media, it’s time to Grow with Grapevine.
“We’re not just your neighbors in the community, we’re your partner in ensuring a brighter future for your business.”
Poised for the Future
Founded in 1972 in a small office located on St. Armand’s Circle, Kerkering Barberio has grown in the Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Tampa communities to become one of the leading Certified Public Accounting firms in Southwest Florida.
From its simple beginnings, Kerkering Barberio has expanded its services in tax and accounting services to a multifaceted business and financial organization. As one of the area’s largest full-service independent accounting firms, KB’s wide array of services include audit, estate and trust planning, financial services, individual and business tax consulting, healthcare consulting, nonprofit organization services, outsourced accounting, retirement planning and administration, and succession (exit) planning. In addition, the Kerkering Barberio international tax team attracts not only local clients but serves individuals and businesses all over the world.
Kerkering Barberio’ s mission is bringing together the best people, quality services, and innovative products to assist clients in achieving their personal, business and financial goals. As client needs change and grow, so does KB. Kerkering, Barberio & Co. is poised for the future.
Learn more about the Kerkering Barberio team at KBGRP.com.
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The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) is recognized as a world-class platform for thought-provoking films from some of the best-known and emerging independent voices. Although the Sarasota Film Festival is one of nearly 850 film festivals in North America, they continually rank in the top ten percent.
In February, the Sarasota Film Festival unveiled their new campaign artwork created by Tyler Mathis, a Motion Design student at Ringling College of Art and Design. The annual celebration of film returns to Downtown Sarasota March 31st – April 9th, and the theme is a multidimensional play on words: See & Be Seen, Sea & Be Seen, and See & Be Scene. “For that reason, we are excited to share an artwork triptych, each of which captures the different iterations. Which one is your Festival?”
This year’s Festival will welcome some celebrity star power, as well. Oscar-nominated actor Stanley Tucci, Golden Globe-nominated actress Rosanna Arquette, actress Diane Lane, documentarian Rory Kennedy and actress-filmmaker Aisha Tyler are set to attend this year’s festival.
For more information and tickets to the Sarasota Film Festival, please visit their website here!
The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce is a Proud Supporter of the 2017 Sarasota Film Festival!
Congratulations to Michael Kline, our Ambassador of the Quarter!
Michael is the 13th of 14 children born into poverty to an alcoholic father living in a junkyard. He lost his mother at age 7 and discovered powerful lessons about resources. His journey from junkyard to country club is proof that anyone can do anything. He became the turn-around president of a franchise company with 35 locations, then a six-time successful entrepreneur. He is a Certified Jack Canfield Success Trainer, a RIM Master, and Success Coach, working with clients here and around the world. He and his partners provide corporate training and coaching in the areas of leadership, communications and emotional intelligence. Having grown up in Orlando, Mike moved back to Florida just over a year ago with his husband Sal, after 21 years in New England.
Congratulations, Michael! We greatly appreciate the dedication that you give to The Chamber and to The Chamber Ambassadors’ program. Michael’s inviting personality and engagement through the Chamber Ambassadors with welcoming and on-boarding of new members makes him a great representative of The Chamber. Thank you, Michael, & keep up the excellent work!
For information on the Chamber Ambassadors program, please contact Megan Neal or Craig McGonigal.
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The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce partners with First Data Merchant services to bring you an Affinity Program that allows members to process at a discounted price. No Monthly services fee, minimums, reduce pricing on equipment.
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How to Take Advantage:
If you would like to take advantage of this Affinity Program, simply call or email, Nancy Walker at 941-545-0937 or firstname.lastname@example.org.