What’s an election year season without some solid campaigns? But our voters, who once again awarded Grapevine Communications with this prize, admired the more selfless work on behalf of local nonprofits. C-Suite Communications took the first runner-up position this year, with Knight Marketing coming in at second runner-up and Brian Carlock Creative Solutions proved a solid vote-getter as third runner-up. —JO

Catherine Larose (on Grapevine Communications): Grapevine does a great job at building brand identities. The Seasons Memory Care logo touches the heart. The Boys and Girls Club Annual Report captures the organization’s mission in simple, clean design. They support all sorts of non-profits in the community, either by donating their time and talent or through financial support by attending fundraisers or making donations. Kathy Bender (on C-Suite): They live, breathe, work, eat and play here; they know and understand the Sarasota community and our passion for the arts. Their leadership fosters a culture of service, whether it’s serving on non-profit boards, pro bono work or setting aside a weekday for everyone to help with Habitat for Humanity new construction.